Westworld fans rejoice: Hulu cuts HBO price to $5 per month

Want to see season 2 of the series about the creepy android-populated theme park? Hulu wants you to tune in with its streaming video service.

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HBO's Westworld will enter its second season in April.

Season 2 of HBO's Westworld begins airing April 22. 

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If you want to catch the newest episodes of Westworld or just watch Game of Thrones through for the third time, Hulu has dropped its HBO subscription price from $15 per month to $5.

People who sign up for the promotion will pay $5 monthly for six months, after which the price goes back to $15, Hulu said on its website. Variety spotted the change Thursday.

It's not clear how long Hulu will offer the promotion. Hulu said only that it's a "limited-time offer."

Hulu is one of many streaming video services eager to step in as a replacement for traditional monthly cable TV subscription fees, and HBO is fueling the shift with its $15-a-month HBO Now program. Several services besides Hulu offer HBO Now, including Amazon Prime , Roku, Verizon and Google Fiber.

Another major cable TV powerhouse, Disney's ESPN, arrived on streaming video services on Thursday. The ESPN+ service, though, doesn't offer the live games you expect on the cable TV version of ESPN.

First published April 12, 12:43 p.m. PT.
Update, 2:37 p.m. PT: Adds Hulu comment.