The No. 4 USA wireless carrier is also working on plans to offer Hulu's $39.99 live TV streaming service to customers next year, potentially at a discounted price, said Allan Samson, senior vice president of marketing at Sprint, in an interview. Announced today, Sprint will offer folks on a new or existing unlimited plan free access to Hulu, giving you all the Handmaid's Tale, Empire, and Bob's Burgers you can handle. For a limited time, the carrier is also throwing in an extra line for free.
Sprint Unlimited Freedom customers will soon gain access to Hulu's "limited commercials" (aka ad-supported) plan for free. The service also offers a variety of original content like the now popular The Handmaid's Tale.
Users can sign up for the deal on Friday by going to sprint.com/hulu from their Sprint phone and following the outlined steps.
The Hulu plan normally costs $7.99 per month, so it's the basic tier which includes a limited amount of commercials while streaming content. And now, Sprint has Hulu.
We know people will love watching TV on their mobile devices, so we're making it easier than ever for Sprint customers to enjoy their favorite shows and movies on Hulu.
The partnership also enables Hulu, whose service is mainly geared toward younger audiences, to reach Sprint's broader customer base of families as well as share in subscriber revenue, the companies said.
The agreement with Hulu gives Sprint an additional perk to offer subscribers as it plots a future as a standalone company. Getting in a dig at T-Mobile and its partnership with Netflix, Sprint says, "Other wireless carriers might say they have entertainment covered". Among the four national wireless carriers, Verizon held out the longest on offering unlimited plans. Those switching now to Sprint can score unlimited talk, text and data for $25 a month per line.