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Old 01-22-19, 05:01 AM
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Some fucker tried to hack my Hulu account tonight. Got an email notice that someone logged in on an Android device from Nabulus. Anyways, I logged into my account, removed the fuckers device and a bunch of others I haven’t used in ages and then changed my password. Also changed my bank log in password as well.

very concerning that their security may be compromised.
Could just be someone using a password generating program that guesses tens of thousands of password combo's to steal peoples hulu,netflix etc. Basically any password that uses a name or something simple like Pizzza123 can be hacked if your email address is known.
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Old 01-22-19, 02:19 PM
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Some fucker tried to hack my Hulu account tonight. Got an email notice that someone logged in on an Android device from Nabulus. Anyways, I logged into my account, removed the fuckers device and a bunch of others I haven’t used in ages and then changed my password. Also changed my bank log in password as well.

very concerning that their security may be compromised.
Do you use the same email and password for multiple sites? If so another one of your accounts may have been compromised and they are just logging in to multiple websites to see what accounts they can get access to. You should search your email on haveibeenpwned.com to see if you have other accounts compromised.
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Looks like beating Netflix to the punch on Fyre Festival documentaries was just the first strike. Hey, if aggressively going after Netflix means I pay less for Hulu, I'm all for it.

Hulu to drop the price of its basic plan
By Jill Disis, CNN Business
Updated 1:09 PM ET, Wed January 23, 2019
New York (CNN Business) Hulu has dropped the price of its cheapest package by $2 — just a week after competitor Netflix raised prices for its services.

Hulu's basic plan, which includes ads, will cost $6 per month starting February 26, the company announced Wednesday.
The streamer also said that it will raise the price of its Live TV plan to $45 per month, a $5 increase. The price of its on-demand plan without ads will remain the same at $12.

Wednesday's news comes in the wake of Netflix's(NFLX) decision to raise prices in the United States. All three of that company's plans will increase in price by $1-$2, which means the most basic version of Netflix will cost $9. Unlike Hulu, Netflix does not have ads on any of its plans, nor does it offer a service with live TV.Hulu has spent the last year focusing on domestic subscription growth. The company announced earlier this year that it added eight million new subscribers in 2018, bringing its total to 25 million. It also grew advertising revenue to nearly $1.5 billion last year, the most in the service's history.
The company's gains in the United States last year were actually larger than Netflix's — the latter streamer added about 5.7 million paid domestic subscribers, according to it most recent earnings report.

Still, Hulu is nowhere close to passing Netflix, which says it has roughly 58 million paid subscribers stateside. Unlike Hulu, Netflix has global reach — and with that, about 139 million paid subscribers overall.Netflix stock, though, has struggled since the company last reported quarterly results. Shares were down another 1% mid-Wednesday.

Hulu is owned in part by Disney (DIS), which will increase its stake to 60% after its deal for most of 21st Century Fox closes. Comcast (CMCSA) owns 30%, and AT&T's (T) WarnerMedia owns the remaining 10%. WarnerMedia is also the parent company of CNN.
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Old 01-24-19, 08:20 AM
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Shame the only service I get from them (Commercial-free) isn't budging.
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Old 01-24-19, 09:12 AM
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I was thinking of switching to Live TV, actually, but not with that price hike. Ugh.

I find I use Hulu more than any other offering (Netflix, Amazon, etc.) but I'm OK with the commercials for the most part. Sometimes, on my LG TV, the commercials don't even load when they're supposed to, so it's like I'm getting the commercial-free option for no extra charge
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Old 01-24-19, 09:39 AM
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They offered me the commercial plan for 2 years at $5.99 last year, so I've been doing that. The commercials are minimal so I don't mind too much. I use it the least so $6/mo isn't bad to have as a supplement.
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The 2018 documentary "Whitney" about the life and death of Whitney Houston is now on Hulu. It came out in theatres last summer in limited release. I saw it back then and it's a damn good film. If you enjoyed her work, it's a really good watch.



Whitney Houston broke more music industry records than any other female singer in history. With over 200 million album sales worldwide, she was the only artist to chart seven consecutive U.S. No. 1 singles. She also starred in several blockbuster movies before her brilliant career gave way to erratic behavior, scandals and death at age 48. The documentary feature Whitney is an intimate, unflinching portrait of Houston and her family that probes beyond familiar tabloid headlines and sheds new light on the spellbinding trajectory of Houston’s life. Using never-before-seen archival footage, exclusive demo recordings, rare performances, audio archives and original interviews with the people who knew her best, Oscar®-winning filmmaker Kevin Macdonald unravels the mystery behind “The Voice,” who thrilled millions even as she struggled to make peace with her own troubled past.
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Old 02-13-19, 07:15 PM
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I watched “Whitney” on Netflix in Canada. Highly recommended for anyone who was a fan of her and her music. I’m just disappointed that they could not get the participation of her “friend” Robyn Crawford but then maybe her family will not have participated. Bobby Brown denial for the cause of her death is pathetic.
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Old 02-14-19, 06:25 AM
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They offered me the commercial plan for 2 years at $5.99 last year, so I've been doing that. The commercials are minimal so I don't mind too much. I use it the least so $6/mo isn't bad to have as a supplement.
Yep, me too...I'm guessing a lot of us have been paying $6 per month for a while now.
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Old 02-14-19, 02:21 PM
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Yep, me too...I'm guessing a lot of us have been paying $6 per month for a while now.
And starting Feb28 the regular price will be $5.99. I wonder if those of us who have the promotional $5.99 which was $2 off $7.99 will keep our discount and be paying $3.99. Although I doubt it.
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Yep, me too...I'm guessing a lot of us have been paying $6 per month for a while now.
Reminder that if you have a Sprint Unlimited plan, it comes with a free subscription to Hulu Limited Commercials. They sure keep that quiet though.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/...ulu/863818001/
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Old 02-14-19, 07:33 PM
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Old 02-18-19, 09:14 AM
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Is it my imagination or do the commercial breaks lesson the longer you watch?
I often see the little dot where there’s supposed to be a commercial and after watching a show for a couple hours it blows right through those breaks.
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Old 02-18-19, 09:54 AM
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Is it my imagination or do the commercial breaks lesson the longer you watch?
I often see the little dot where there’s supposed to be a commercial and after watching a show for a couple hours it blows right through those breaks.
I noticed that too. I was watching the Gifted and around the third or so episode in a row there were no commercials in the second half of the show. But then the next show had commercials galore again so I'm not sure if it's a feature or a glitch. Also, the little countdown circle changed from showing how many ads were left to how long was left for the ads.

It's not like they were deduping the ads either, I still saw the same ads over and over and over.
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Is it my imagination or do the commercial breaks lesson the longer you watch?
I often see the little dot where there’s supposed to be a commercial and after watching a show for a couple hours it blows right through those breaks.
I watched a TV show last week (hour long) and there were NO ads at all...so, yes, this does seem to be a thing.
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I don't know. I guess some of you think it's too expensive, but I just pay the extra $4-5 to get the Hulu content commercial free.
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Old 02-19-19, 08:13 AM
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I'm on the 99c plan so that's like what, 1000% more if I wanted to upgrade?
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Old 02-20-19, 12:20 PM
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I cant access Hulu from work, but i had a problem last night and was curious if anyone knew the answer. I currently have the no commercial plan for $11.99 a month.. I have 3 screen names under my account. One for me and one for each of my kids. I did not know you could only have 2 streams at one time which presented a problem because we were all attempting to watch our own thing last night. I never have this problem with Netflix so do they have another plan that will allow 3 or more streams? I think Netflix allows 4.
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Old 02-20-19, 01:59 PM
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Yeah, there's an add-on called "Unlimited Screens": https://help.hulu.com/en-us/manage-y...scription-plan

But 1. It appears to only be for Hulu Live TV, and 2. it's an absurdly priced $14.99 -- it'd be cheaper to just add another subscription.

Make one of the kids take a subscriptions with Ads. Or if you're on Sprint, you can use your free subscription.

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I cant access Hulu from work, but i had a problem last night and was curious if anyone knew the answer. I currently have the no commercial plan for $11.99 a month.. I have 3 screen names under my account. One for me and one for each of my kids. I did not know you could only have 2 streams at one time which presented a problem because we were all attempting to watch our own thing last night. I never have this problem with Netflix so do they have another plan that will allow 3 or more streams? I think Netflix allows 4.
Do you have Hulu w/ Live TV? Sounds like you can add the Unlimited Screens add-on (if you have Live)
https://help.hulu.com/en-us/unlimited-screens
ONE MONTH FREE, THEN
$14.99/month

I always thought it was 2 streams, but sounds like only 1 if you don't have Live TV.
https://help.hulu.com/en-us/streams

(You probably can't get to these at work either.)
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I don't know. I guess some of you think it's too expensive, but I just pay the extra $4-5 to get the Hulu content commercial free.
Same here. I upgraded from the basic plan last week to commercial-free and the extra $5 is well worth it, IMO.
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Disney in Active Talks With AT&T to Acquire WarnerMedia’s 10% Hulu Stake
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I think it's bound to happen, it'll be their TV-MA Disney+ by the end of the year
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I think it's bound to happen, it'll be their TV-MA Disney+ by the end of the year
Bingo.
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Spotify Premium now includes Hulu for no extra cost

https://www.theverge.com/2019/3/12/1...u-bundle-price

Spotify Premium now includes a free subscription to Hulu’s ad-supported plan. This perk goes into effect today, and it is available to new and existing users of Spotify’s Premium streaming service in the US. Following Netflix’s recent price hike, Hulu lowered the cost of its ad-supported plan down to $5.99 a month, and now, Spotify users will get savings on top of savings.

To take advantage of this deal, new Spotify users can sign up now. Just be sure to activate Hulu on the “Your Services” page within account settings. If you already get Hulu through Spotify, you won’t have to do anything to start saving an extra $3 per month. On the other hand, if you subscribe to Hulu and don’t yet have a Spotify account, you’ll need to cancel your billing through Hulu, then set it up through Spotify to receive the discount.
I'm putting this in the Hulu thread because I see it as a Hulu deal.
Since I don't pay for any Hulu add-ons, and am already a Spotify Premium subscriber, this swtich was a no-brainer. The switch took about 30 seconds for me, and now Hulu is (technically) free.
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