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Old 09-03-15, 12:56 AM
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Re: Hulu announces ad-free $11.99 tier

Originally Posted by GatorDeb
I'm on a yearly gift card, wonder if you can upgrade for $4 a month...
Yes, but it will cut the expiration date by roughly 3 months. I just did it and my expiration date moved up from May 2016 to February.
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Hmmm decisions decisions...... I only use it to watch Grey's Anatomy and The Biggest Loser but they're finally getting some good content, there's something coming up about someone who directs acrobats. And there's a really cool series that I'll try for sure called Quantico coming up.
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Re: Hulu announces ad-free $11.99 tier

Why do a small number of TV shows still have ads?
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Re: Hulu announces ad-free $11.99 tier

Originally Posted by kgrogers1979
Why do a small number of TV shows still have ads?
Contract dispute of some kind.
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Re: Hulu announces ad-free $11.99 tier

Damn 12 bucks...If it was 10, might be willing, but 12 bucks a month is kind of pushing it just to skip about 3-4 mins a show.
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Re: Hulu announces ad-free $11.99 tier

I don't mind the commercials. I do wish there was a little more variety than the two or three I see played over and over again.
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Re: Hulu announces ad-free $11.99 tier

Originally Posted by jacob_b
Damn 12 bucks...If it was 10, might be willing, but 12 bucks a month is kind of pushing it just to skip about 3-4 mins a show.
The shows don't pay for themselves. They're expensive and the money to cover it needs to either come from the ads or subscribers covering the lost ad revenue. The extra $4 to cover that isn't unreasonable IMO.

I know most people complain, bitch and moan about commercials, but without them most shows wouldn't exist.
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I'm loving ad-free Hulu. I would've paid $15-$16 to get rid of commercials, so $11.99 is a bargain.
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Re: Hulu announces ad-free $11.99 tier

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The shows don't pay for themselves. They're expensive and the money to cover it needs to either come from the ads or subscribers covering the lost ad revenue. The extra $4 to cover that isn't unreasonable IMO.

I know most people complain, bitch and moan about commercials, but without them most shows wouldn't exist.
I can see the new episodes (even On Demand usually has commercials) but like Netflix, the season before or older shows doesn't need it. Netflix has been doing it for years, before they REALLY took off. Hulu is adding some good stuff, but $4 is a huge rip for this. For that price, might as well buy a DVR and record stuff just to fast forward the commercials.
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Re: Hulu announces ad-free $11.99 tier

Originally Posted by jacob_b
I can see the new episodes (even On Demand usually has commercials) but like Netflix, the season before or older shows doesn't need it. Netflix has been doing it for years, before they REALLY took off. Hulu is adding some good stuff, but $4 is a huge rip for this. For that price, might as well buy a DVR and record stuff just to fast forward the commercials.
Big difference though, this is currently airing season content on Hulu. That's why the rights are more costly.

By the time Netflix gets it, usually on a season delay and on home video already, the rights are much cheaper.
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Re: Hulu announces ad-free $11.99 tier

Originally Posted by jacob_b
I can see the new episodes (even On Demand usually has commercials) but like Netflix, the season before or older shows doesn't need it. Netflix has been doing it for years, before they REALLY took off. Hulu is adding some good stuff, but $4 is a huge rip for this. For that price, might as well buy a DVR and record stuff just to fast forward the commercials.
DVR is certainly not cheaper considering you would need a cable subscription to go along with it. Yes, I know you can use DVR with over-the-air TV, but Hulu does have a few cable shows too, so you have to include cable if you're going to do a fair comparison. Even at $12 for Hulu and $8 for Netflix, that's only $20 a month, which is far far far far cheaper than a cable subscription.
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Re: Hulu announces ad-free $11.99 tier

That's why I say ads should play for the new episodes as it makes sense. But stuff that's on Netflix or years ago should not have ads.

And I have cable anyways. I'm a sports guy and need to watch sports. You need cable for that. So cable isn't the deal breaker. It's watching shows that I can't watch when it is on. So to pay $12 for Hulu when that can get a DVR box, makes no sense. And chances are, the majority (more than 50%) have Hulu and cable.
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Re: Hulu announces ad-free $11.99 tier

Looks like I'll be subscribing to Hulu just for the Criterion stuff.
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Re: Hulu announces ad-free $11.99 tier

Originally Posted by Why So Blu?
Looks like I'll be subscribing to Hulu just for the Criterion stuff.
In case you didn't know, the Criterion movies are commercial free.
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Re: Hulu announces ad-free $11.99 tier

Originally Posted by LorenzoL
In case you didn't know, the Criterion movies are commercial free.
I did not. Shit, I'm saving money left and right!
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Re: Hulu announces ad-free $11.99 tier

I'm pretty sure all movies on Hulu are commercial free. I could be wrong, but I don't remember ever seeing an ad break during a movie.
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Started watching an episode of The Bridge and 5 minutes in I get 2 commercials. Fuck that shit. That's a major buzz kill when I'm all into a show. Looks like I'll be going the 11.99 route now.
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Re: Hulu announces ad-free $11.99 tier

Originally Posted by TheBigDave
I'm pretty sure all movies on Hulu are commercial free. I could be wrong, but I don't remember ever seeing an ad break during a movie.
Movies are commercial free on Hulu Plus anyways, you are right.
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Re: Hulu announces ad-free $11.99 tier

It seems like Hulu has increased the number of commercials for those who aren't paying for the ad-free tier. I'm definitely making the switch next time I fire it up.
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Re: Hulu announces ad-free $11.99 tier

I absolutely hate ads of any kind. I still don't see myself subscribing anytime soon...although it is more tempting.

Netflix, Amazon, VUDU and thousands of DVD's are just fine with me. Just my opinion though.

And I'm just fine waiting for a year or two for seasons of shows.
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Re: Hulu announces ad-free $11.99 tier

Originally Posted by Alan Smithee
Does the paying extra also get rid of the network logos on the screen during shows?
It seems to be inconsistent. Some do, some don't. I've found one show even has my local affiliate bug, but oddly, not the one they have on their broadcast.

I'm trying this out for the trail period, but it remains to be seen whether it's worth $12/mo.

Another value add is that I can (probably) cast Showtime to Chromecast now via the Hulu app. And get rid of the dreadful Apple TV that I only bought because of it's exclusives with HBO Now/Showtime. But I have to wait for my Apple subscription to expire before I can re-sub & try this one out.
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Re: Hulu Plus -- News and Notable New additions

http://deadline.com/2015/09/the-gold...lu-1201547434/

Sony signed a streaming deal with Hulu for The Goldbergs. Past seasons in addition to the current season are now available
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Coming to Hulu: These are the movies, TV shows that will be available in October

October 1
Chicago P.D.: Season 3 Premiere (NBC)
Alaska: The Last Frontier: Complete Season 4 (Discovery)
Cake Boss: Next Great Baker: Complete Seasons 2 - 4 (TLC)
Deadly Women: Complete Season 8 (ID)
Fast N' Loud: Complete Season 6 (Discovery)
Gator Boys: Complete Season 6 (Animal Planet)
Hoarding: Buried Alive: Complete Season 8 (TLC)
How Do They Do It?: Complete Seasons 7 & 8 (Science)
Leah Remini: It's All Relative: Complete Season 1 (TLC)
Long Island Medium: Complete Season 7 (TLC)
My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding: Complete Season 3 (TLC)
My Five Wives: Complete Season 1 (TLC)
My Strange Addiction: Complete Season 5 (TLC)
MythBusters: Complete Season 16 (Discovery)
Say Yes to the Dress: Complete Season 12 (TLC)
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta: Complete Seasons 5 & 7 (TLC)
Say Yes to the Dress: Randy Knows Best: Complete Season 3 (TLC)
Street Outlaws: Complete Season 3 (Discovery)
Tanked: Complete Seasons 7 & 8 (Animal Planet)
Toddlers & Tiaras: Complete Seasons 7 & 8 (TLC)
Who Do You Think You Are?: Complete Season 5 (TLC)
Yukon Men: Complete Season 4 (Discovery)
3 Geezers! (2013)
666: The Beast (2015)
A Touch of Unseen (2014)
Addicted (2014)
All Is Lost (2013)
Altergeist (2014)
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)
Avenged (2013)
Bandits (2001) (*Showtime)
Ben Stiller's Comedy Roundtable #2 (2013)
Billy Mize & The Bakersfield Sound (2014)
Blair Witch Project, The (1999)
Blood Simple (1985)
Blue Chips (1994)
Cantinflas (2014)
Carrie (2013)
Casa Amor: Exclusive for Ladies (2015)
Cat's Meow, The (2001) (*Showtime)
Cesar Chavez (2014)
Come Out and Play (2013)
Craig Ferguson: Does This Need To Be Said? (2011)
Dear White People (2014)
Defiance (2008)
Demons (2015)
Devil's Rejects, The (2005) (*Showtime)
Donovan's Echo (2011) (*Showtime)
Doomsday Book (2012)
Dragonheart (1996) (*Showtime)
Dukale's Dream (2015)
Expendables 3, The (2014)
Fightville (2011)
Fish Tank (2009) (*Showtime)
Flashdance (1983)
Frankenstein vs. The Mummy (2015)
G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013)
Girl Most Likely (2013)
GLOW (2015)
Hannah And Her Sisters (1986)
Hard Ride to Hell (2010)
Harsh Times (2005) (*Showtime)
Hercules (2014)
Hooked Up (2013)
Hugo (2011)
Hunger Games, The: Catching Fire (2013)
I Am I (2013)
I, Frankenstein (2014)
In A World… (2013)
Infernal (2015)
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2013)
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (2013)
Jenny McCarthy's Dirty, Sexy, Funny (2014)
Jim Breuer: And Laughter for All (2013)
Jim Breuer: Comic Frenzy (2015)
Jim Jefferies: Fully Functional (2012)
Jim Norton: American Degenerate (2013)
Jim Norton: Contextually Inadequate (2015)
Joe (2014)
Justin Beiber: Never Say Never (2011)
Katy Perry: Prismatic World Tour (2014)
Kids for Cash (2013)
La Repetition (2001)
Labor Day (2013)
Last Play at Shea (2010)
Lewis Black: Old Yeller - Live at the Borgata (2014)
Liar's Autobiography, A: The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman (2011)
Lisa Lampanelli: Back to the Drawing Board (2015)
Little Jerusalem (2005)
Love or Whatever (2012)
Lunarcy! (2012)
Men, Women & Children (2014)
Miles To Go (2012)
Monkey Shines: An Experiment In Fear (1988)
Most Wanted Man, A (2014)
Much Ado About Nothing (2013)
Nebraska (2013)
Noah (2014)
Pain & Gain (2013)
Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2013)
Patton Oswalt: Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time (2014)
P!nk: The Truth About Love Tour (2013)
Please Be Normal (2014)
Poltergeist of Borley Forest (2013)
Primal Fear (1996)
Private Parts (1997)
Psycho Beach Party (2000)
Pulp Fiction (1994) (*Showtime)
Rabbit Hole (2010)
Rise of the Footsoldier (2007) (*Showtime)
Riviera (2005)
Robocop (2014)
Run, Hide, Die (2012)
Russell Brand: Messiah Complex (2014)
Serendipity (2001) (*Showtime)
Shelter (2015)
Skeleton Twins, The (2014)
Skipped Parts (2000) (*Showtime)
Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013)
Swimming Upstream (2003) (*Showtime)
Tales from the Hood (1995) (*Showtime)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
The Breakup Girl (2015)
The Butterfly Tattoo (2009)
The Cutting Room (2015)
The House at the End of Time (2013)
The Inkwell (1994) (*Showtime)
The Innkeepers (2011)
The Last Keepers (2013)
The Program (2015) (*Showtime)
The Quitter (2014)
The Ravine of Goodbye (2013)
The Story of Luke (2012)
They Came Together (2014)
Tom Papa: Freaked Out (2013)
Tony: London Serial Killer (2009) (*Showtime)
Transformers: Age Of Extinction (2014)
Vanish (2015)
Weapons (2007) (*Showtime)
Who Bombed Judi Bari? (2012)
William Shatner's Get a Life (2012)
Wolf Of Wall Street, The (2013)
World War Z (2013)
You're Next (2013)
Young Hunters: The Beast of Bevendean (2015)

October 2
Bones: Season 11 Premiere (FOX)
Sleepy Hollow: Season 3 Premiere (FOX)
Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014) (*Showtime)
I Am Giant: Victor Cruz (2015) (*Showtime)

October 4
Saturday Night Live: Season 41 Premiere (NBC)
The Good Wife: Complete Season 6 (CBS)
The Affair: Season 2 Premiere, Episodes 201 & 202 (*Showtime)
Homeland: Season 5 Premiere (*Showtime)

October 5
The Lovers (2015) (*Showtime)

October 6
American Horror Story: Freak Show: Complete Season 4 (FX)
The Eric Andre Show: Complete Season 3 (Adult Swim)

October 7
Casual: Series Premiere (Hulu Original)
The Flash: Season 2 Premiere (CW)
iZombie: Season 2 Premiere (CW)

October 8
Arrow: Season 4 Premiere (CW)
Supernatural: Season 11 Premiere (CW)

October 9
The Vampire Diaries: Season 7 Premiere (CW)
The Originals: Season 3 Premiere (CW)

October 10
Undateable: Season 3 Premiere (NBC)
Reign: Season 3 Premiere (CW)
Prophet's Prey (2015) (*Showtime)

October 12
America's Funniest Home Videos: Season 26 Premiere (ABC)
Doc McStuffins: Complete Season 2 (Disney Junior)

October 13
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Series Premiere (CW)
Jane the Virgin: Season 2 Premiere (CW)

October 14
Chicago Fire: Season 4 Premiere (NBC)
The Jim Gaffigan Show: Season 1 Finale (TV Land)

October 17
Truth Be Told: Series Premiere (NBC)
Camp X-Ray (2014) (*Showtime)

October 18
Basketball Wives LA: Season 4 Finale (VH1)

October 23
Hunger Games, The: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)
Compared to What: The Improbable Journey of Barney Frank (2014) (*Showtime)

October 25
American Dream / American Knightmare (2015) (*Showtime)

October 28
Wicked City: Series Premiere (ABC)

October 30
Why Horror? (2014) (*Showtime)

October 31
Grimm: Season 4 Premiere (NBC)
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Re: Hulu Plus -- News and Notable New additions

It sucks that some of the Comedy Central shows aren't having their new seasons air on Hulu anymore. I really want to watch the new seasons of Review and Drunk History but I'm not paying $20-25 apiece to watch them on amazon.
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Re: Hulu Plus -- News and Notable New additions

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It sucks that some of the Comedy Central shows aren't having their new seasons air on Hulu anymore. I really want to watch the new seasons of Review and Drunk History but I'm not paying $20-25 apiece to watch them on amazon.
If you have a Roku, get the Comedy Central channel. They have every episode of Review and the current season of Drunk History. It requires sign-in with a TV provider.

https://channelstore.roku.com/detail...comedy-central

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