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Hulu is adding Venmo as a payment option

December 06, 2018 / Ben Munson

Hulu announced on Thursday that it will be the first streaming TV service to allow subscribers to pay for service using mobile payment service Venmo.New subscribers can sign up for a Hulu account and then pay with Venmo by using a mobile web browser to sign up for Hulu and selecting Venmo as the payment option. After that, your Venmo balance or linked payment method will be used for monthly recurring subscription fees.For now, Venmo is only an option for new subscribers but Hulu said that existing Hulu subscribers will be able to switch their payment preferences to Venmo in the coming months.The Venmo partnership adds another payment option for current and potential Hulu subscribers. Currently, Hulu allows users to pay directly or through digital platforms including iTunes, Amazon and Roku. Hulu subscribers can also pay through Spotify’s platform and through Sprint.That array of payment options could be a contributing factor to Hulu’s accelerated growth rate in 2018. Hulu b...