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Hulu to offer ad-free Hulu Plus, as well?

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 09 Jul 2010 2:18 User comments (4)

Hulu to offer ad-free Hulu Plus, as well? Hulu announced last week the launch of Hulu Plus, a premium version of the popular streaming site that will cost $10 per month.
Buyers of the subscription get expanded content, and the ability to play the shows on their HDTVs, Blu-ray players, Xbox 360 (with Gold subscription), PS3 and iPad and iPhone.

Hulu Plus gives users season passes for most current shows, which is a massive improvement from only being able to watch the trailing five episodes of a given show. You will also be able to watch back seasons of the shows.

The major complaint of the service, so far, is that there are still ads, just like in the free version.

Today, CEO Jason Kilar says the company is considering offering a more expensive version of the service, one that will completely ad-free.

Kilar also noted that there would be "many" models for the distribution service, but did not elaborate.

Any ad-free model would likely cost $15-20 per month.

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4 user comments

19.7.2010 7:28

Wow. That is all there is to say.

29.7.2010 10:06

Interesting... Not sure if I'd bite, but combining the cost of Netflix and the higher Hulu+, still beats the price of cable in my area by a long shot. Considering that they each have material that the other service doesn't, it's still a deal (if you want to replace your cable that is).

39.7.2010 11:50

I am also considering it as an option.

410.7.2010 0:22

It is all about the programming; most of the shows that are on cable are not on hulu at all...if they don't expand their selection of shows (as well as their selection of episodes for each show), then it will be very hard to justify. Now, if they make it so that it is like having some kind of super-DVR that gets every show from every channel, then I would happily pay $20 a month for it; I would pay $40 a month for it if it had good quality and live streaming of sports, racing, and other events that are meant to be watched live.

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