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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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RE: Not worth it
By Morphine06 on 10/22/2010 9:58:35 AM , Rating: 2
I use netflix and hulu+ through my PS3. I must say that some of the content streams at a much higher visual quality on hulu.

Also, you can't watch back seasons of series on antenna.

It's worth the $10 to me, and it's even better at $5. However, if this price drop means more commercials, then it would push me over the breaking point since the current commercial rate is already at what I consider a maximum for a subscription service.

RE: Not worth it
By dreddly on 10/22/2010 11:14:26 AM , Rating: 2
I have netflix as well and use hulu on a tv next to my desktop. There was no way that a $10 jump to view a little more content was going entice me over.

$5 I would be on board with as I only use hulu to watch recent episodes, there is no added value to the plus service (other than I can use it on my ipad/iphone).

RE: Not worth it
By Richard875yh5 on 10/22/2010 1:30:48 PM , Rating: 2
They can start at a low price to get you on board, but it's just a matter of time when they have enough customers, they'll increase the price. Look at Cable, they started with no ads, but look at it today. Greed always sets in.

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