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Hulu Plus subscription prices drop to $8 from $10 per month

updated 05:35 am EST, Wed November 17, 2010

Lands on Roku devices today

The rumored Hulu Plus discount has landed with the Hulu website showing that a monthly subscription now costs $8 down from $10. Launched initially as an ad supported service, the subscription service was intended to help bolster the ongoing viability of the site. However, the test phase, which included only iOS devices and PS3 has not had the hoped for uptake resulting in the lower price.

Hulu has now added support for a wider range of devices and is now also supported on certain TVs from Samsung, and Sony. Vizio TVs, TiVo Premiere the XBOX 360 are due to have support for the service added soon. Currently, STBs such as the Google TV have been blocked at this stage, but a deal has been struck to bring it to the Roku STB today.

Users can sign up for a free one-week trial to the service, which includes content from major networks including ABC, Fox and NBC.

Subscribers who paid for Hulu Plus at the higher rate $10 monthly rate are being offered a refund for the difference.

by MacNN Staff



  1. doctor9

    Joined: Dec 1969


    United we stand, divided we fall

    All these players like Hulu, Boxee, Google TV, Roku, Sony as well as the networks are seeing their enterprises fail because they can't agree (ie - are too greedy) to unite. The only one who seems to be succeeding is Netflix which appears in multiple places with a pretty full offering.

    Get a clue, others!


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  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969



    The rumored Hulu Plus has landed with the Hulu website showing that a monthly subscription now costs $8 down from $10

    So, Hulu Plus was rumored but never announced? Then how can the cost be 'down from $10'? It was never $10 to begin with!

  1. MikeD

    Joined: Dec 1969


    The problem is not so much the pricing..

    Well, a little is.. BUT the big thing is that Hulu Plus will STILL show Ads... I want ZERO ads. At first, they had 1 ad, and now I'm noticing two ads!! No ads, then I'll think more about paying. If it's still giving me ads and for the most part, the same experience as the free computer experience, why should I pay?

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Re: The problem is...

    And the problem is that people think that content is 'free' and somehow 8 dollars should cover the costs of all the content you watch in a month.

    If you want no ads, you can just rent/buy the shows from the iTMS.

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