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  • AT&T Announces Partnership With Hulu, Will Offer Free Content to AT&T Customers


    On Wednesday, AT&T announced a partnership with entertainment-streaming service Hulu. Beginning at the end of 2015, AT&T customers will be given the option to have free access to Hulu Plus content that can be used on their mobile devices.

    Hulu Plus gives users on-demand access to all kinds of digital T.V. content and movies right from the convenience of an Internet connection.

    Quote Originally Posted by AT&T
    AT&T customers will be able to browse Hulu programs and select the shows they want to watch through an AT&T app for mobile device viewing or an AT&T website for Internet viewing. Combined with a leading TV Everywhere catalog, AT&T customers subscribing to Hulu will have one of the best selections available of current and past season full episodes. AT&T and Hulu also are exploring the possibility of bringing a Hulu app to TV.
    The catch is that AT&T users will have to use a specialized application to view the content. It will require logging in with an AT&T account to prove that you're an AT&T customer, and once you get through that first line of defense, you can start browsing the Hulu catalogs. If you don't want to use a specialized application, AT&T says it will be accessible from the Web too.

    Now I know what you're thinking: But hold the phone – you mean AT&T actually wants you to use more data on their network despite always whining and complaining about customers congesting their network with unusual amounts of data usage on unlimited data plans and then throttling them? – The answer is undeniably yes.

    The reason being is that AT&T is forcing its customers to tiered data plans that can make the company more money when customers accidentally reach overages. So it all makes sense now.

    Nonetheless, if you're responsible with your data, this Hulu Plus digital content will be cool to have. You should be able to access it while on Wi-Fi networks too, which will help keep you from eating away at your capped data plans.

    Sources: AT&T
    This article was originally published in forum thread: AT&T Announces Partnership With Hulu, Will Offer Free Content to AT&T Customers started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 30 Comments
    1. bigboyz's Avatar
      bigboyz -
      Nice, I like free :] I use wifi 99.9% of the time. If I am not within a wifi hotspot, I probably don't need the service offered.
    1. Anon9mouz's Avatar
      Anon9mouz -
      Damn well I guess I won't be paying for Hulu much longer[emoji3]
    1. Silverado1987's Avatar
      Silverado1987 -
      I still have unlimited. I'm gonna hotspot the **** out of Hulu
    1. Kupe's Avatar
      Kupe -
      I'm guessing that the app:

      1) Won't offer AirPlay
      2) Won't run on jailbroken devices.

      What, me cynical?
    1. therandy's Avatar
      therandy -
      w00t
    1. miketurbo123's Avatar
      miketurbo123 -
      Is this only for AT&T wireless customers? What if you only have AT&T home internet service?
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by miketurbo123 View Post
      Is this only for AT&T wireless customers? What if you only have AT&T home internet service?
      The press release says "AT&T Customers" and in the fine print it mentions "all subsidiaries," so I think BOTH forms of AT&T customers get access.
    1. Eonhpi's Avatar
      Eonhpi -
      Hulu sucks thanks tho
    1. Rickyfl84's Avatar
      Rickyfl84 -
      Well personally I don't see the appeal. I like to watch my on demand content on the TV not a tablet or smartphone screen. I know plenty of people do, so good for them. I just think it would have made more sense to offer the service on the actual Hulu app to their broadband or Internet service customers so you can connect using any streaming hardware where Hulu is available. But then again, wishful thinking on my part... It's AT&T after all.
    1. sheltons.iphone's Avatar
      sheltons.iphone -
      One more instance where "free" isn't really free.
    1. cpho's Avatar
      cpho -
      Hulu + commercials = no thanks.
    1. hogcia's Avatar
      hogcia -
      Hulu on att with there expensive data plans? No thanks. Just switched over to T Mobile after 11 years with att, and I couldn't be happier! Saving $90 on my monthly bill plus I have true unlimited LTE. Att bend me over long enough with there fake "unlimited" data which they would throttled after 5gb. Have great coverage in NY.
    1. 1pop23's Avatar
      1pop23 -
      Now if only my family and I didn't use all 40gb each month
    1. WHUDS's Avatar
      WHUDS -
      I love all the AT&T haters, glad your not with AT&T. I have 30gig plan and 4 phones sharing it at 210 a month ( includes taxes) . I read "high Prices" right.... 4 phones at about 53 each month at least 7 gigs apiece NO THROTTLING, unlimited text unlimited talk and roll over data. Best coverage, in fact Verizon lies about coverage, I go to Puerto Rico a lot and AT&T covers 95% consistently the island, Verizon San Juan mostly and rest of the island mostly no service. I've been with AT&T for over 12 years.
    1. jco's Avatar
      jco -
      Quote Originally Posted by Kupe View Post
      I'm guessing that the app:

      1) Won't offer AirPlay
      2) Won't run on jailbroken devices.

      What, me cynical?
      Moviebox airplay's. [emoji1]
    1. Brandon.amos's Avatar
      Brandon.amos -
      I'm interested in how this will go down. I wouldn't mind access to Hulu.
    1. SpiderManAPV's Avatar
      SpiderManAPV -
      This actually kinda sounds like it violates net neutrality to me. Free access to a streaming service, but only one specific one and only with certain plans?
    1. Perceptum's Avatar
      Perceptum -
      Quote Originally Posted by SpiderManAPV View Post
      This actually kinda sounds like it violates net neutrality to me. Free access to a streaming service, but only one specific one and only with certain plans?
      Not even close to violating. It has nothing to do about paying for priority access.
    1. SpiderManAPV's Avatar
      SpiderManAPV -
      Quote Originally Posted by Perceptum View Post
      Not even close to violating. It has nothing to do about paying for priority access.
      But wasn’t T-mobile under scrutiny for allowing free access to music streaming? And that even allowed any music streaming, but just a certain one.
    1. Kupe's Avatar
      Kupe -
      Longtime ATT Wireless customer, but I'm not going to watch Hulu- "free" or not.

      I tried the HULU 30-day free trial and quit after a week. Hulu is full of non-fast-forwardable and non-skippable commercials. I haven't watched a commercial since we got our first DVR over ten years ago. Not going to start again now.