T-Mobile in September launched Netflix on Us, a subscriber perk that grants complementary access to the popular streaming video service. It seems to be a hit with customers, so much so that one competitor is now rolling out a similar offering.
The Limited Commercials plan is the cheaper of Hulu's two offerings. The ad-supported option is normally priced at $7.99 per month (the No Commercials plan goes for $11.99 per month).
Hulu may not be as popular as Netflix but it certainly has a lot to offer for television buffs, especially cord cutters looking to reduce monthly spending on entertainment while still retaining access to top-tier content.
Sprint said it's also working on an upgrade option for Hulu's sports and news-centric live TV plan but didn't have any further details to share at this time.
It's plausible that Sprint would have launched the Hulu offer sooner but wanted to explore a merger with T-Mobile before doing so. The two carriers have been interested in uniting for years with negotiations advancing in recent weeks. A conflict over leadership of the merged entity, however, apparently derailed a potential deal and prompted Sprint parent company SoftBank to pull out of talks.