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  • Hulu Slashes Monthly Subscription Price to $7.99



    As video streaming and distribution services take aim at our mobile devices and tablet computers with exceptional focus on our insatiable appetite for video on the go, the people at Hulu are looking to make their Hulu Plus subscription service more affordable across an increasingly competitive landscape.

    Today, Hulu reduced the monthly subscription price of its video streaming service to $7.99 (down from $9.99 per month). Of course, if you recently signed up and paid the full $9.99, you will receive credit on your next bill. Although the price reduction is far from earth-shaking (and less than the initially rumored 50% discount), Hulu wants to give Netflix a greater challenge and the price cut is one logical way to do so.

    According to Hulu CO Jason Kilar CEO posting on the official Hulu Blog, Hulu Plus also launches today on Roku. "All PlayStation 3 owners with a PlayStation Network account, which is free, can download the Hulu Plus application." And, in the months to come, Hulu Plus will become available for Internet-connected Vizio, LG Electronics, and Panasonic Blu-ray players and HDTVs; TiVo Premiere DVRs; the Xbox 360; and Western Digitalís WD TV Live Hub Media Center and WD TV Live Plus Network Media Player. The blog also points out that "many more mobile phones, tablets, set-top boxes, and Internet-connected devices" will soon be Hulu-ready.

    Hulu presently has 30 million users and saw $240 million in revenue during the past year. But as PC World noted today, a recent survey indicated that only 4% of Hulu viewers subscribe to its Plus service. If you were on the fence before about a Hulu subscription, will $7.99 now seal the deal for you?

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    This article was originally published in forum thread: Hulu Slashes Monthly Subscription Price to $7.99 started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 53 Comments
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      I think NHL just released on PS3 also.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Time for an ATV app
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      Indeed. Then I will have Hulu in every room of my place. Well it can be currently if you count the iPad.
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      Quote Originally Posted by Cer0 View Post
      Indeed. Then I will have Hulu in every room of my place. Well it can be currently if you count the iPad.
      Is that a testament to the # of Hulu supporting devices you have or a jab at the number of rooms in your place?
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      Nah just saying right now I don't have Hulu+ in the bedroom where the AppleTV is currently. Got PS3s in the other rooms.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      lol. I only have 2 PS3s with hulu and a blu-ray player
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      And like 30 Apple devices that could stream Hulu.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Well true
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      Quote Originally Posted by Cer0 View Post
      And like 30 Apple devices that could stream Hulu.
      Ha! I was actually surprised when he told me the other day that he doesn't have the League Pass for the NBA app. I just naturally assumed he scripted iTunes to purchase one of everything lol.
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      He seems more of a hardware fanatic though.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      haha well I haven't needed it yet. Believe once a game is on that I want to see and I'm out, I will buy.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      I'm home usually at night so league pass with directv is fine for me
    1. EskimoRuler's Avatar
      EskimoRuler -
      I might try it now