Hulu Plus Officially Launches at $7.99

Today Hulu Plus is out of preview, something that I have been using since July. I have been very happy with the service both on my PS3 and my iPod Touch. Now I like it even more.

Origionally priced at $9.99 a month - which is what all Preview users have been paying - now costs you $2 less. Not only that, they are taking good care of us early adopters:

Since we're now offering Hulu Plus at a lower price than during the preview, your subscription fee has been lowered to $7.99/month, and on your next billing cycle, we'll also automatically credit your account with $2 for each month you've been a subscriber. In addition, we're now offering a 1-week free trial for all new subscribers, so we'll be issuing you an additional $2 credit since the free trial wasn't in place during the preview.

They also have a nice referral plan in place now, so if you sign up here you get 2 weeks free trial and I get 2 weeks free, that is not a bad deal at all.

They have expanded the amount of content that is available on Hulu Plus (meaning on devices like the PS3 and iPod Touch) and even added a couple more devices since they started the Preview program (4th generation iPod Touch, for example).

As a (very) early adopter to Hulu Plus, I encountered a lot of bugs along the way. Mostly due to video playback on the PS3. Commercials were playing when they were not supposed to, and as a result the actual TV show/movie would not actually continue. Many times the commercial would try and play over and over in a continuous loop. This was frustrating!

For my troubles I received 2 months credit on my account, like I said above, they really take care of people. Not only that, but @hulu_support are a top notch bunch of people running their Twitter account.

I notice a $10 credit on my account, marked November 17 (today). And my next bill won't actually be until December 29 when it will come to all of $5.98.

For once the early adopter does not get screwed over. Nice job Hulu!

Comments (1)

Phael [TypeKey Profile Page]:

Considering uncapped SSL usenet is $8/mo that's not a great deal.

usenet: watch tv episodes on any hardware you frackin well please

hulu: drm flash crippleware


yeah, tough choice


most usenet providers also have a referral program

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