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Hulu Plus launches with new price  (Source: Hulu)
Price is $3 more monthly than rumors expected

Hulu has become one of the most poplar places online to stream video since it debut a few years ago. The cool part about Hulu is that not only can users get current programs that they may have missed on TV, but the site has lots of cool old shows from decades past to entertain viewers. When Hulu announced Hulu Plus, there were many fans of the service that were excited.

Originally, the price for Hulu Plus was pegged at $9.99 monthly. As competition for streaming content grew, the price for Hulu Plus was more and more out of line with other streaming offerings like Netflix. This lead Hulu to consider a price cut for the service. Rumors circulated that Hulu Plus service could get a price cut to $4.99 monthly

The new price of Hulu Plus has now been confirmed with a discount of $2 per month bringing the cost of the service to $7.99 monthly, $3 more monthly than we expected from the rumors. Hulu will refund the early adopters of the service that have been paying $9.99 monthly the difference between the price they agreed to and the new price. The refund will be applied to their bill in the next cycle

Hulu Plus is also offering all new subscribers a free week worth of access to get them hooked.

The full supported device list has also been offered. Devices that will support Hulu Plus include Roku boxes, multiple Blu-ray players from Samsung and Sony with support from LG, Panasonic, and Vizio gear coming soon. Multiple set top boxes from Western Digital, TiVo and others support the service. IPad, iPhone, and iPod touch users can access the service as well as Sony Dash users and PS3 fans. Xbox 360 support will be coming soon. All of the HD programming offered will be 720p resolution.

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Just Broadcast?
By Suntan on 11/17/2010 10:47:13 AM , Rating: 2
Does hulu plus have much content from stations other than the national broadcast stations?

Old content is fine, but you can most likely get those in disc form from Netflix. Broadcast content already gets streamed to your house for free every day. Hulu’s only appeal to me was the notion of getting current content from stations like syfy etc. But if hulu+ doesn’t offer that, it seems rather pointless for my money.


RE: Just Broadcast?
By smackababy on 11/17/2010 11:06:32 AM , Rating: 2
If Hulu+ did give current content, it would be an acceptable replacement for paid TV programming. And we all know the cable companies won't allow that to happen...

RE: Just Broadcast?
By Denigrate on 11/17/2010 11:25:40 AM , Rating: 2
As technology improves, the need for Cable companies is waning except as broadband providers. If Hulu could set themselves up as a single day delay provider of SyFy and other "basic" channel providers, I'd sign up. I get the SyFy shows I watch from Netflix now, just a season delayed.

RE: Just Broadcast?
By FITCamaro on 11/17/2010 1:03:31 PM , Rating: 2
Yeah that's what I'm looking for. A way to get shows from Sci-fi, TBS, Cartoon Network, Comedy Central, and the local stations. As well as sports.

Really sucks that the ESPN integration in the 360 is tied to internet providers. Essentially its useless for me. Of course I do have the option for Comcast where I live, I'd just hate to drop my current service as while Comcast is competitive in the download speeds, they can't touch the upload speeds I have.

RE: Just Broadcast?
By johnsonx on 11/17/2010 12:56:14 PM , Rating: 2
I watch several cable shows on Hulu. Caprica from SyFy, Burn Notice from USA. The episodes are delayed, but less than a week.

RE: Just Broadcast?
By monkeyman1140 on 11/19/2010 4:08:57 PM , Rating: 2
Too bad Caprica got cancelled. Syfy seems bent on wiping out its fanbase.

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