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Old 09-08-23, 08:49 AM
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Re: Hulu -- News and Notable New additions

I have the Hulu no-ad, Live TV, Disney+ no-ad, ESPN+ with ads plan and it's going up to 89.99.
Old 09-08-23, 11:36 AM
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Re: Hulu -- News and Notable New additions

Originally Posted by Noonan
I have the Hulu no-ad, Live TV, Disney+ no-ad, ESPN+ with ads plan and it's going up to 89.99.

The plans with Live TV seem to be the ones getting the highest increase - it's like $7 - $8 more I think.
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Re: Hulu -- News and Notable New additions

Originally Posted by Meathead
I got a similar email but wonder how it actually affects me. I have the Disney bundle thru Verizon and just pay $5 for the ad-free Hulu upgrade. Nothing from Verizon on price changes.
Same. I would assume this bundle will go away soon. Although if it doesn't, I may never switch my Verizon plan.
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Re: Hulu -- News and Notable New additions

Originally Posted by Meathead
I got a similar email but wonder how it actually affects me. I have the Disney bundle thru Verizon and just pay $5 for the ad-free Hulu upgrade. Nothing from Verizon on price changes.
Can you advise how you got the ad-free upgrade with the Verizon package? I have the same thing through Verizon but tried every way possible to upgrade Hulu to the no-ad version and could never get it done. I was even told by a Verizon rep one time that there was no way to upgrade it to the ad-free and still keep the included Verizon bundle.

I would watch Hulu more often if I could dump the ads.
Old 09-09-23, 11:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Spiderbite
Can you advise how you got the ad-free upgrade with the Verizon package? I have the same thing through Verizon but tried every way possible to upgrade Hulu to the no-ad version and could never get it done. I was even told by a Verizon rep one time that there was no way to upgrade it to the ad-free and still keep the included Verizon bundle.

I would watch Hulu more often if I could dump the ads.
@Verizon rep... as I am about to quote Verizon's own site.

Sure... I would just make sure you will be able to re-enroll in the Disney bundle before following the steps. Plans have changed recently.

https://www.verizon.com/support/disney-bundle-faqs/

Can I upgrade Hulu (With Ads) in my Disney Bundle to Hulu (No Ads)?

If you had the Disney Bundle through Hulu or have already subscribed to Hulu (with Ads) and used the same email address you use for Hulu for the Disney Bundle, you can sign up for Hulu services & perks at any time through hulu.com/account or via Hulu Customer Service. Your Hulu bill will be credited for the Disney Bundle or Hulu subscription, depending on the service to which you previously subscribed.

If you purchased the Disney Bundle through Disney or have already taken the Disney Bundle included in your plan, follow these steps to add Hulu (With Ads) to your bundle:
  • Cancel the Disney Bundle:
    1. Go to Services & perks in My Verizon
    2. Scroll to Manage My Services & perks
    3. Click Cancel Manage in the Disney+ tile

      Note: If you have the Disney Bundle included in your plan you will be able to re-enroll in the bundle at a later step in this process. If you have the Disney+ Premium (No Ads) promotion you will not be able to re-enroll and receive the rest of your 6-months free.
  • Sign up for Hulu (With Ads):
    1. Visit Hulu's sign-up page
    2. Select sign up now
    3. Create your account and purchase your subscription (use the same email address you are using for your Disney Bundle through Verizon)
  • Re-enroll in the Disney Bundle included in your plan:
    1. Go to Services & perks in My Verizon
    2. Click View all Services
    3. Click Disney Bundle
    4. Choose Get it now and follow the prompts.
    5. Sign in to your account and activate the Hulu subscription.
That's what I did from the get go without activating the bundle first. I pay $5 a month for the Hulu ad-free upgrade.
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Old 09-09-23, 01:14 PM
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Re: Hulu -- News and Notable New additions

Originally Posted by Meathead
I got a similar email but wonder how it actually affects me. I have the Disney bundle thru Verizon and just pay $5 for the ad-free Hulu upgrade. Nothing from Verizon on price changes.
Originally Posted by Deftones
Same. I would assume this bundle will go away soon. Although if it doesn't, I may never switch my Verizon plan.
It seems as if I've experienced an increase in offers from Verizon lately, encouraging me to add lines or to "upgrade" to their new set of plans being offered--which obviously don't include this bundle, or at a cost if they do. That seems to be their strategy currently and I'm not taking the bait.
Old 09-09-23, 09:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Cardsfan111
It seems as if I've experienced an increase in offers from Verizon lately, encouraging me to add lines or to "upgrade" to their new set of plans being offered--which obviously don't include this bundle, or at a cost if they do. That seems to be their strategy currently and I'm not taking the bait.
What will happen is they just keep raising the cost of these legacy plans until it doesn't make any sense to keep them anymore.
Old 09-10-23, 04:45 AM
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Re: Hulu -- News and Notable New additions

Originally Posted by Cardsfan111
It seems as if I've experienced an increase in offers from Verizon lately, encouraging me to add lines or to "upgrade" to their new set of plans being offered--which obviously don't include this bundle, or at a cost if they do. That seems to be their strategy currently and I'm not taking the bait.
Yes... I'm holding on to my current plan (last year's 5G Get More) as long as I can. Not only do I get the Disney Bundle included but also Apple Music and Arcade.

Originally Posted by Deftones
What will happen is they just keep raising the cost of these legacy plans until it doesn't make any sense to keep them anymore.
They did that last month with one of my lines on the last year's entry 5G Start. It was going to go up $3. I switched only that line to this year's offering and instead it went down $3 for the same plan features.
Old 09-23-23, 02:08 PM
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Re: Hulu -- News and Notable New additions

Time to panic watch Ally McBeal and Hill Street Blues Licenses for some older FOX shows are expiring and won't be renewed. If I had to guess, the viewership for these shows are probably pretty low to non-existent. I mean who is really streaming any of these?

https://deadline.com/2023/09/ally-mc...es-1235554287/


20th TV shows leaving Sept. 30:

The Bob Newhart Show
Dollhouse
Napoleon Dynamite
Don’t Trust the B—- in APT 23
Second Chance
Shots Fired
Touch
Ally McBeal
Arrested Development
Sirens
The Cleveland Show
Hill Street Blues
Damien
Son of Zorn
The Practice
Speechless
Out There
Legends
Breakout Kings
Better Off Ted



Fox shows, most of them departing Sept. 25

I Can See Your Voice (Seasons 1-2)
Alter Ego (Season 1)
Cherries Wild (Season 1)
Beat Shazam (Seasons 4-5)
Masterchef Junior (Seasons 1-8)
Masked Dancer (Season 1)
Crime Scene Kitchen (Seasons 1-2)
Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours To Hell And Back (Seasons 1-3)
Cosmos Possible Worlds (Season 1)
Lego Masters (Seasons 1-2)
Masterchef (Seasons 1-12)
The Masked Singer (Seasons 1-8)
Name That Tune (Seasons 1-2)
Next Level Chef (Season 1)


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Old 09-23-23, 02:56 PM
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I just binged Sirens, great albeit short lived series. ... which they should bring back and pair with Animal Control (same creator)
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Old 09-23-23, 03:02 PM
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I did a binge of Ally last year, still great.
Old 09-25-23, 12:40 PM
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Hulu Live on Apple TV - For one (ish) glorious week we finally had a dedicated Go to Guide button after you press Up on the remote. Sadly it was short lived. As of a coupe days ago it's back to having to click on the lightning bolt first, the press Guide in the options with Jump to Live.
Old 09-26-23, 12:38 PM
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Moonlighting remastered in HD coming October 10th

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Old 09-26-23, 02:04 PM
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Re: Hulu -- News and Notable New additions

Can anyone explain why Hulu doesn't offer an ad-free, pay annually subscription plan? Every other streaming service does (that I'm aware of).

Just renewed and completely taken by surprise. Hulu's ad breaks are by far the longest as well.

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Re: Hulu -- News and Notable New additions

Maybe not enough interest?
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Re: Hulu -- News and Notable New additions

Originally Posted by Dan1boy
Can anyone explain why Hulu doesn't offer an ad-free, pay annually subscription plan? Every other streaming service does (that I'm aware of).

Just renewed and completely taken by surprise. Hulu's ad breaks are by far the longest as well.

And very loud.
Old 10-12-23, 02:07 PM
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https://tvline.com/news/la-law-strea...es-1235059774/

LA Law is coming to Hulu November 3rd and will be remastered in HD, but will be in 16:9

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Thatís great. Wish St Elsewhere would get cleaned up
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My ad-free Hulu upgrade (Verizon included Disney Bundle) only went up a dollar to $6.
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Old 10-15-23, 11:22 AM
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Just a tiny rant: Last weekend I was able to watch Austin City Limits Festival on Hulu. This weekend you needed to subscribe to Hulu Live to watch it. Ohwell, at least I caught some last weekend.
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Disney Expects to Pay Comcast $8.6 Billion to Buy Out Hulu Stake
https://variety.com/2023/digital/new...st-1235776557/
Disney is on the cusp of becoming the 100% owner of Hulu.

The media conglomerate announced that it expects to pay $8.61 billion to Comcast to acquire the cable operator’s 33% stake in Hulu following Comcast’s Nov. 1 exercise of its right under the put/call arrangement between the two companies. Disney owned the other 66% stake in Hulu.
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Finally let the consolidation begin.
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Originally Posted by Meathead
My ad-free Hulu upgrade (Verizon included Disney Bundle) only went up a dollar to $6.
Mine too. Just a single $1 more a month. I can deal with that, considering that there's no additional cost for Disney + or ESPN + in Verizon's bundle.
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What are the steps to upgrade to ad free Hulu with the Verizon Disney bundle?
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Old 11-08-23, 09:12 AM
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Re: Hulu -- News and Notable New additions

Originally Posted by Meathead
@Verizon rep... as I am about to quote Verizon's own site.

Sure... I would just make sure you will be able to re-enroll in the Disney bundle before following the steps. Plans have changed recently.

https://www.verizon.com/support/disney-bundle-faqs/

Can I upgrade Hulu (With Ads) in my Disney Bundle to Hulu (No Ads)?

If you had the Disney Bundle through Hulu or have already subscribed to Hulu (with Ads) and used the same email address you use for Hulu for the Disney Bundle, you can sign up for Hulu services & perks at any time through hulu.com/account or via Hulu Customer Service. Your Hulu bill will be credited for the Disney Bundle or Hulu subscription, depending on the service to which you previously subscribed.

If you purchased the Disney Bundle through Disney or have already taken the Disney Bundle included in your plan, follow these steps to add Hulu (With Ads) to your bundle:
  • Cancel the Disney Bundle:
    1. Go to Services & perks in My Verizon
    2. Scroll to Manage My Services & perks
    3. Click Cancel Manage in the Disney+ tile

      Note: If you have the Disney Bundle included in your plan you will be able to re-enroll in the bundle at a later step in this process. If you have the Disney+ Premium (No Ads) promotion you will not be able to re-enroll and receive the rest of your 6-months free.
  • Sign up for Hulu (With Ads):
    1. Visit Hulu's sign-up page
    2. Select sign up now
    3. Create your account and purchase your subscription (use the same email address you are using for your Disney Bundle through Verizon)
  • Re-enroll in the Disney Bundle included in your plan:
    1. Go to Services & perks in My Verizon
    2. Click View all Services
    3. Click Disney Bundle
    4. Choose Get it now and follow the prompts.
    5. Sign in to your account and activate the Hulu subscription.




That's what I did from the get go without activating the bundle first. I pay $5 a month for the Hulu ad-free upgrade.
Originally Posted by bluetoast
What are the steps to upgrade to ad free Hulu with the Verizon Disney bundle?
This is what Meathead posted previously for me but I have not attempted it yet.

I was wondering it if it worth going through the trouble or should I wait to see what Disney decides to do with Hulu?
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