Sprint Adds Free Hulu Streaming For Unlimited Freedom Plan Subscribers

As the fourth-place wireless carrier in the United States, Sprint is in need of a new strategy or ploy to stem its subscriber loss and become more competitive with the larger players in the market. To help on this front, Sprint has announced a new partnership with Hulu that will benefit users of its Unlimited Freedom wireless plans.

These customers will now be given free access to Hulu’s Limited Commercials plan starting November 17th. For those keeping score, this basic Hulu plan usually costs $7.99 per month and only allows for one stream at a time. However, you do get full access to Hulu's expansive streaming library, including Hulu Originals like The Handmaid's Tale.

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“We know people 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," said Tim Connolly, SVP and head of distribution and partnerships at Hulu. "This exciting partnership with Sprint gives TV fans nationwide a powerful, seamless entertainment experience that they can take with them, whenever and wherever they want.”

“How people watch their favorite shows, listen to the latest music, and play the most popular games is changing all the time,” added Sprint CMO Roger Solé. “We’re excited to provide Sprint customers the best in entertainment through our unique partnership with Hulu.”

Sprint's unlimited plan is currently priced at $60 per month (single line access) and provides Full HD streaming and "unlimited data" until you consume 23GB during a billing cycle. Once you cross that threshold, your data will be prioritized (i.e. slowed down) if you're connected to an overly congested tower.

Back in September, T-Mobile announced that it would be adding free Netflix with its "One" unlimited data plans. Subscribers were given Netflix's standard plan (usually $9.99/month), which allows for two concurrent HD streams at a time. Customers are also given the option to upgrade to 4K streaming for an extra $2 per month.

Sprint and T-Mobile have both been in the news recently, since it was announced that their not-so-secret engagement had been called off. The combined companies would be formed a stronger third-place wireless carrier within striking distance of the two biggest players in the market: Verizon and AT&T.