When Hulu for desktop PC and Mac OS X was launched, everybody was so thrilled because can now watch their favorite TV shows for FREE. Things just got more commercial and then came the preview of Hulu Plus, an improved video streaming service that charged almost US$10 for the trials. Disappointed? Read more if you are because this news might just change your mind.
Reports are in and you shouldn’t worry about the price of Hulu service that much. The company is improving their service as response to Netflix’s move (“Netflix PlayStation 3 Software Update (PS3 Update) Issued Today“) and Vudu’s most recent act (“VUDU Streaming Video Release Date on PlayStation 3 Consoles“)
Many of you who might have developed a bad taste for the 10-dollar charge will find the new Hulu Plus launch a better deal before this Black Friday 2010. Ads are all over the place that Hulu Plus will expand its reach to other devices – iPhone, iPad and Playstation 3, among a bunch of other devices that include Xbox 360, iPod Touch and HDTV’s.
In the official blog of Hulu, Jason Kilar, CEO of the company stated that Hulu Plus will also run on “Vizio, LG Electronics and Panasonic Blu-ray players and HDTVs; TiVo Premiere DVRs; and Western Digital’s WD TV Live Hub Media Center and WD TV Live Plus Network Media Player.”
Hulu Plus offers and deals are the following, as per blog post:
- One free week trials for all new subscribers. In addition, current subscribers who joined during the preview period will receive a credit for one week of Hulu Plus toward their next month’s subscription.
- Two free weeks of Hulu Plus for both current subscribers and friends they invite through our referral program. Subscribers can learn more by clicking on the “Referrals” tab on their Hulu profile page.
- 11 weeks ($20 worth) of free Hulu Plus with the purchase of a Sony BRAVIA connected TV or Blu-ray player through January 31, 2011. (See sony.com/huluplus.)
- One free month of Hulu Plus with the purchase of a Roku device through December 15, 2010. (See roku.com/hulu.)