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  • Free Hulu For iPad Not Likely?


    Shortly after the iPad's official introduction last month, many (myself included) couldn't help but envision the innumerable digital content providers that the tablet virtually beckoned to by mere virtue of its existence. One of the streaming video services at the forefront of such consideration, naturally, was Hulu, the second largest video streaming entity in existence.

    For several weeks here on ModMyi we've provided updates on the status of a possible Hulu relationship with the iPad. When morsels of news or speculation would manifest, we'd jump all over it. During our most recent inquiry into the possible Hulu-iPad marriage, there was widespread talk of Hulu possibly coming to the iPad free of charge.

    Seem to go to be true? It looks as though it is.

    This weekend we're hearing that its all but certain that Hulu will, indeed, reach the iPad - but with a yet-to-be-determined price tag. Obviously, its a huge disappointment to many, but like the major content providers that keep Hulu up and running (NBC, ABC, Fox, etc.), the streaming video service requires income. And if the present flash-based advertising model for Hulu will have to be scrapped in order to accommodate the anti-flash iPad, Hulu has got to take a profit somehow.

    So the mystery of whether or not Hulu will come to the iPad has been all but officially solved. The biggest mystery now is just how much Hulu will charge and how their iPad revenue model will work.

    Will you pay for Hulu on the iPad?
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Free Hulu For iPad Not Likely? started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 22 Comments
    1. GadgetX's Avatar
      GadgetX -
      Quote Originally Posted by darkrom View Post
      I just want to know if it is supposed to work on the iphone 3gs as well as the ipad, or will it be an ipad exclusive app?
      No one will know for sure until Hulu says something, but it really would not make any sense if they released it exclusively for the iPad. A Hulu app for the iPhone has been in the works for more than a year now, long before the announcement of the iPad, further reinforcing the idea that it will come to both devices.
    1. darkrom's Avatar
      darkrom -
      Thanks for the answer. That is what I was hoping but then again apple could use it to sell the ipad. I get the feeling the sales aren't gunna be so great.