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Hulu Plus $9.99 per month on iPhone, iPad, Samsung & Vizio

by June 29, 2010
Hulu Plus goes live

Hulu Plus goes live

For some time now everyone has been asking the question - how quickly will Hulu make it to the big (and little) screen? That question has been answered. The company today announced Hulu Plus, its $9.99/month plan to bring ad-supported movies and TV shows to your iPhone, iPad, Samsung or Vizio TV. Vizio will be adding Hulu Plus to its Vizio Internet Apps (VIA) platform, so those already running that software can simply perform an update to receive the new service. And more products are on their way soon. For example, Sony's PS3 will have it next month (July) and Microsoft's Xbox 360 will follow early next year. Sony's Bravia TVs will come online sometime later this year.

Hulu Plus is not designed to be a replacement for Hulu.com. Rather, the service is a new, ad-supported subscription product that is incremental and complementary to the existing Hulu service. For almost all of the current broadcast shows on Hulu, Hulu Plus offers the full season. Every single episode of the current season will be available, not just a handful of trailing episodes. Hulu contains an almost limitless amount of content, including such shows as Modern Family, Family Guy, Glee, The Office, 30 Rock, Grey’s Anatomy and Saturday Night Live.

Hulu on iPhoneHulu Plus subscribers will also now also have access to back seasons. For example, all nine seasons of The X-Files can be streamed, all three seasons of Arrested Development, ten seasons of Law and Order: SVU and all seven seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. This is all on top of hundreds of shows already on Hulu.com.

Starting today you can pull up Hulu Plus on your laptop, and via Wi-Fi or 3G on the Apple iPad. Plus, if you’re a Hulu Plus subscriber you can pick up any show where you left off on your iPhone 3GS or iPhone 4 or third-generation iPod Touch. The Hulu Plus app on the iPhone streams over 3G and Wi-Fi.

And now the great news: all Hulu Plus content will also now stream, by default, in native 720p high definition.

To sign up for Hulu Plus you can request an invitation here. Because the service is new, Hulu will be sending out invites in limited qualtities as they expand their services. To make sure you get an invite, follow Hulu on Twitter ( www.twitter.com/hulu) or “Like” Hulu on Facebook ( www.facebook.com/hulu). As soon as the service is fully ready to go, Hulu will remove the need for an invitation and start bringing in new subscribers per the demand.

 

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Ares posts on July 01, 2010 18:20
nickboros, post: 730266
I'm comparing Hulu to Netflix. For the same price you can stream without ads and get some movies in the mail as a bonus. I couldn't be happier with the Netflix streaming. When I go to the other peoples houses, with cable, it is almost painful to watch 7 or 8 minutes of a show and then 5 minutes of commercials and repeat this over and over. How can anyone get into a movie that way, or even a TV show. With Netflix you can watch exactly what you want, when you want and NOTHING ELSE. Am I the only one that thinks this is how it should be? I don't care if Netflix has to increase the price in the future to keep this structure, as long as it is ad-free.

Those 7 to 8 minutes come in handy for the following:

1) Getting a beer

2) Refilling snack bowl

3) Getting more beer

4) A break from the wife talking through the show

5) Did I mention getting a beer

6) Bathroom Break.

nickboros posts on July 01, 2010 17:39
chris357, post: 730045
as long as the adds dont completely interfere with what I'm watching who cares. We already have adds on TV and adds that cary over into the shows we watch.. so whats the difference. if its HD and a huge selection then cool

I'm comparing Hulu to Netflix. For the same price you can stream without ads and get some movies in the mail as a bonus. I couldn't be happier with the Netflix streaming. When I go to the other peoples houses, with cable, it is almost painful to watch 7 or 8 minutes of a show and then 5 minutes of commercials and repeat this over and over. How can anyone get into a movie that way, or even a TV show. With Netflix you can watch exactly what you want, when you want and NOTHING ELSE. Am I the only one that thinks this is how it should be? I don't care if Netflix has to increase the price in the future to keep this structure, as long as it is ad-free.
chris357 posts on July 01, 2010 09:36
as long as the adds dont completely interfere with what I'm watching who cares. We already have adds on TV and adds that cary over into the shows we watch.. so whats the difference. if its HD and a huge selection then cool
Clint DeBoer posts on July 01, 2010 08:19
nickboros, post: 729700
They want you to pay $9.99 per month and still have ads. If they think that this will work then they are crazy.
You're crazy if you think it won't. This is actually very good for TV. As people flock to streaming, because cable and satellite companies continue to inflate prices and offer less impressive services there HAS to be a way to fund it sufficiently. Ads are the reason this service won't cost us $39.95/month.
krzywica posts on June 30, 2010 12:03
Hi Ho, post: 729599
I don't mind paying for Hulu. What I don't understand is why it is going to take so long to come to Xbox. The PS3 gets it next month but we Xbox users have to wait until 2011? That makes no sense to me.

I could possibly replace Dish with Hulu and other streaming services and save a lot of money but only if it is just as easy to watch on my TV as Dish is…

Also, where is Android support? I already don't understand why, when I go to Hulu.com on my Evo I get a “This device is not supported” message when it could easily play through flash in the browser. Now they're putting Hulu on the iPhone, will they at least remove that restriction?

Yeah if Hulu offered all the shows I watched then maybe I would pay a fee for their service….they don't even come close.
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