Hulu Plus released, price slashed to $8 per month

By Emil
Nov 17, 2010
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  1. Hulu, the second largest Web video service in the US behind Google's YouTube, has announced the official debut of its subscription service Hulu Plus, and has slashed its the price from $9.99 per month to $7.99 per month. Users who subscribed to the preview service, which was available in June, will receive a credit for the price difference automatically applied to their next billing cycle.

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  2. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,105   +18

    "Most users are will continue to use the free advertisement version since Hulu Plus doesn't offer that much more. "

    That pretty much sums up Hulu Plus.
  3. Darkshadoe

    Darkshadoe TechSpot Maniac Posts: 529   +97

    The only way they are going to get this to work is to get rid of the commercials and get movies that aren't 30 years old. The it may be worth 8 bucks. The longer hey drag their feet about doing this, the more it will hurt them in the long run.
  4. I just recently cut the cable off and joined Netflix and I couldn't be any happier! I really would like to get Hulu Pluso...provided they increase the shows that they carry, and also post more FULL episodes. Pretty much anytime I've thought of a show I'd like to watch either they didn't have it, or just had clips of the show. I absolutely despise show clips. Who would really want to just sit there and try to piece together an episode. Put the whole thing up or nothing at all dangit. Youtube used to have full episodes of shows I'd watch. Eventually you'd have to search through pages of people garbage uploads of show clips,,,then the full episodes were pulled down all together.
  5. windmill007

    windmill007 Newcomer, in training Posts: 311

    Wouldn't that be so cool in the future when you can actually watch whatever you want for one flat monthly rate. The day some company can give us that they will make gobs of cash! Oh and get rid of commercials. If I'm paying I don't wanna see them!
  6. Renrew

    Renrew TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 237   +17

    Lots of luck on that, that was the promise of cable, just look at it now.

    Slashed prices to $ 2.00 should be the headline. A meager $ 2.00 discount for Hulu is a joke.
  7. Xero07

    Xero07 Newcomer, in training Posts: 93

    Netflix seams to be the better option right now. You can watch full series on netflix while only the most recent on Hulu. I'm pretty sure netflix has a better library for streaming movies as well though im not familiar with hulu's. not to mention you can get the mail service with netflix.
  8. Tanstar

    Tanstar TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 196   +18

    If they don't have commercials then you couldn't afford the service. A lot of TV shows cost nearly as much as a movie to produce each episode. Those commercials bring in billions of dollars in revenue, above and beyond cable and satellite charges.
  9. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,392   +16

    Still useless, same Hulu Plus, little extra content over Hulu, still commercials but now it's $2 dollars less...I'll stick with Netflix and free Hulu.
  10. taea00

    taea00 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 102

    I've been looking into Hulu Plus, they actually have a week free, and imo the only people that should pick up Hulu Plus are those that want the brand new tv series and aren't able to pull directly from the broadcaster's website.

    Most of these shows are streamed for free, without commercials from the same owners of Hulu. Some of my favorite shows, Bones, Leverage, Burn Notice, I can all watch for free from their respective broadcaster's websites, so why would I pay anything for them and still be forced to watch the commercials?

    As I said I can only see this service good for people that want a new show instantly and don't have access to the broadcaster's website, very small population I'd guess.
  11. Well then some actor will have to take a pay cut just like many of us ))
     


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