Hulu Plus is Launched for $9,95 p/moAdded: Tuesday, July 6th, 2010
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The subscribers are offered more services for $9.95 per month, including some content in 720p HD, such as full runs of various popular TV series – Arrested Development, for example. The only drawback of the new service is that it remains ad-supported
Hulu Plus was rumored three months ago, but has been officially introduced only now. Subscribers are offered an access to extra content for about $10 a month. The content provided will also be made available on several different platforms, including Apple’s iPhone and iPad, online-connected TVs and Blu-ray players from Samsung, as well as Xbox 360s and PS3s from Sony. It will probably be made available also on devices running Android OS, set top boxes (such as Tivo or Roku), and Nintendo Wii.
The service advertizes itself as a possibility for subscribers to watch dozens of hit series at any time, jumping to any episode. The list includes all seasons of Desperate Housewives, X-Files, Ally McBeal, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, together with series of Family Guy to Glee, 30 Rock, The Office, Parks & Recreation, House and many many more.
This move is considered a part of an attempt to address the first concerns surfaced last year when News Corp. representative suggested it was time to start profiting from broadcast content in the Internet. He highlighted that Hulu service concurs with that, so it feels a necessity to develop a sound subscription business model to stay afloat. Hulu Plus represents a great solution to the problem, but with the only downside: although users are charged $9.95 per month for some extra content and features the service offers, they still have to face advertising-supported experience, which can’t make any subscriber happier than they were before.
The company emphasizes that Hulu Plus can’t be considered a replacement for Hulu.com, but rather a modern, revolutionary ad-supported product for subscribers, which is additional and complementary to the already existing service. While the basic Hulu.com provides current broadcast shows, Hulu Plus adds the offer of the full season for them. This is a talk about availability of each single episode of the current season, not only a package of trailers.
However, the competition is tough, as the rivals like Netflix charge less fee providing streaming to computers, game consoles and TVs. The only reason to pay extra for Hulu Plus is possessing Android phone, an iPhone or iPad, as you would be able to watch shows and films on them with Hulu Plus.
July 6th, 2010Posted by:
Tuesday, July 6th, 2010
|posted by (2010-07-06 20:23:57)|
|Not in Canada yet? Pitty.|
|posted by (2010-07-06 23:54:45)|
|IF IF they had every episode from every season of a certain show like Family Guy or Simpsons, shows that have been on many years, then I would possibly consider paying for it. But the commercials suck. It used to be like 3 commercials now its almost 4 minutes worth of commercials. But its still cheaper and better than paying for cable and a dvr.|
|Commercials are everywhere and un avoidable these days! i remember going to a cinema too see a movie and you would get a couple of previews and maybe two ads for local businesses but these days you get 20mins worth of tv ads. I dont even watch normal tv ads let alone want too see them in the cinema and everywhere else (i work in the advertising industry in mobile billboards so the last thing i wanna see when i watch a show is more ads)|
|Hulu is not viewable outside of the US.. they are losing a lot of money there.||
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