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Will you subscribe at half the price?  (Source: Hulu)
Rumor suggests that $9.99 price was more than most beta users were willing to pay

Networks and movie rental firms see the writing on the wall; many consumers are starting to demand streaming content rather than having to watch via conventional TV or cable service. Netflix has a very robust streaming service and the company now considers itself a streaming firm that also mails DVDs.

Hulu announced this summer that it would be bringing a subscription service to users that would allow them to access more shows and movies and watch that content on devices like web connected TVs, the iPad, and the iPhone. When Hulu first talked the service up the price for a membership was pegged at $9.99 per month. Hulu has been testing the service with some lucky users for a few months now. 

According to 
AllThingsD sources are now saying that Hulu is considering a significant reduction in the price of its streaming service. That price reduction rumor, if true, would seem to suggest that beta users are not as interested in the service at nearly $10 per month as Hulu expected. The sources cited by AllThingsD claim that Hulu is looking at a new price of $4.95 per month.

If that rumor turns out to be true, the price should make the service much more appealing to users considering that for about the same $10 the subscription Hulu service was going to cost, Netflix users can get streaming and DVDs in the mail.

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So what exactly is Hulu Plus
By FITCamaro on 10/22/2010 9:47:40 AM , Rating: 1
Yes I know in general.

But is this service going to provide new shows like a day after they come out? Or just older shows? How long will people have to wait to get the latest episodes of their favorite shows.

Once my contract with DirecTV is up, I'm getting rid of it. If OTA HD + Netflix + Hulu Plus is a viable alternative to cable/satellite at that time, I'm going to ditch them. I'll probably just keep a basic cable subscription for ESPN. Of course who knows what'll be available by then for sports. Hopefully the NFL and NCAA will get something going to where we can watch games online thats not tied to specific internet companies.

RE: So what exactly is Hulu Plus
By PAPutzback on 10/22/2010 9:57:37 AM , Rating: 2
I am on basic cable with OTA and Netflix and I am McLovin the 75 bucks a month bill. One HD box DVR from Comcast will put you over 100 bucks.

I have 4 tuners recording the OTA networks and I can't keep up with all there is to watch. With 3 XBOX 360s I can watch that in any room of the house. If it wasn't for Disney, TOON, NICK and ESPN I would dump cable all together and just up my bandwidth.

But if Hulu Plus goes down to 5 I might take a look at it once it gets on the 360 which isn't supposed to happen till next year last I heard. But ESPN 3 will be on the 360 when the fall update comes along.

RE: So what exactly is Hulu Plus
By FITCamaro on 10/22/10, Rating: 0
RE: So what exactly is Hulu Plus
By mcnabney on 10/22/10, Rating: 0
RE: So what exactly is Hulu Plus
By wordsworm on 10/22/2010 11:01:39 AM , Rating: 1
Hey, if your day consisted of flipping through channels 12 hours a day looking for proof that god intended man to overheat the planet, you'd probably be pretty upset, too.

I'm 'lucky' if I can find more than a few hours per week to throw on the Discovery Channel.

As an add on, anyone know if Hulu is offering streaming services outside the US? If I could get Internet TV (commercial free) with a decent selection of shows, I'd be quite willing to fork over $10-15/month. Animal planet, Discovery, TLC, and the few other documentary rich channels would be quite welcome.

RE: So what exactly is Hulu Plus
By FITCamaro on 10/22/2010 2:51:00 PM , Rating: 1

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