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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 12:18 pm    Post subject: Hulu Subscription Service Coming in May? Reply with quote

Hulu Subscription Service Coming in May?
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Posted by: Glenn

The LA Times is reporting that Hulu, the ever popular website for watching television shows, is preparing to launch a paid subscription service in late May. The service, dubbed Hulu Plus, would allow users to stream back episodes and perhaps older shows from their catalog for $9.95 a month. The five most recent episodes of current television shows would remain free for all users though.

"Under the proposal, Hulu would continue to provide for free the five most recent episodes of shows like Fox's "Glee," "ABC's "Lost" or NBC's "Saturday Night Live." But viewers who want to see additional episodes would pay $9.95 a month to access a more comprehensive selection, called Hulu Plus, these people said."

So, would this be something of interest to those of you using your Mac mini as a media center machine? I could see myself jumping in with an improvement in video quality and no advertisements. It would also have to play nice with the Hulu Desktop.



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So much for watching hulu anymore.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

theGimpiest wrote:
So much for watching hulu anymore.

It really doesn't sound like much is changing. They still need the free stuff and commercials to make money. You'll just have the option to subscribe for older episodes or whatever. Personally, I would only subscribe to something like this if it tied into an application for the iPad.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used to watch old episodes of programs no longer being aired whenever I was bored. Now I'll have to pay to watch them and they'll probably still have commercial interruptions. Forget it.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's always the torrents...
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's also netflix. Luckily, they keep expanding their online selection, but still not enough.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check your library too, ours has many recent series that you can check out. Thankfully I don't want that much broadcast TV that I care, but its nice to watch a series sans the commercials.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No interest in a subscription here. Maybe with one from Apple that includes music, but not for old TV shows from Hulu. Plus, we already have DirecTV and Netflix for streaming.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If they start charging to watch shows that were on TV the night before, or for watching anything at all, goodbye, Hulu! Back to taping stuff with my trusty ol' VCR.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2010 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

somefreak90 wrote:
Back to taping stuff with my trusty ol' VCR.

Do they still sell tapes for those things? Wink

That darn ABC app for the iPad is what is killer. I bet it's a matter of time before all the networks have something similar, as well as having something for the desktop. I know most of networks have a vested interest in Hulu, but I can't see them putting all their eggs in one basket. It doesn't really help them much with branding their own network or shows.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2010 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HAAAAAA goodbye hulu indeed money grubbing morons...

it's called are sponsers aren't paying us enough so we need more money...

lame this is why i use netflix
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 2:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guess the $100 million them made wasn't enough for them. Theres too much content available from other sources. No thanks!
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