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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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By Darkk on 10/24/2010 11:37:50 PM , Rating: 2
I was the lucky few who was able to get Hulu+ (after paying Sony $50 for a plus subscription on the PS3) I thought paying $10 a month would get rid of the commerical and access to more online content. Well, I was disappointed about the commericals still present. I was like why am I paying $10 for something I can watch for free anyway?

So I cancelled it for now. Hulu+ is coming to Roku and I may re-subscribe due to the fact Hulu supports closed captions. Something Netflix "claims" they can't provide it on Roku boxes. Bullcrap! Roku box can support it, just they don't want to offer it.

I am hard of hearing so it's important to me that closed captions are present in shows and movies. I mean I can hear the diaglouge ok but still nice to get the closed captions.


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