Hulu Plus Launches… Open to All With Subscriptions Costing Just $7.99 a Month


I’ve been subscribing to Hulu Plus during its closed preview period for the last few months. I first received an invitation and signed up only to let the subscription expire a few weeks later. I re-upped shortly there-after because I really loved the way the service let me access many of my favorite shows on the iPad. At the time the service ran $9.99 per month. It seemed reasonable for the amount of content I was getting although I did dislike having to watch commercials AND pay for the subscription.

Well Hulu Plus has just opened its gates to anyone who wants to sign up. Yes, the preview period is over! Better still, the service will cost just $7.99 a month. That’s a full $2 less than it was during the preview, although not the $5 a month that was rumored recently. The service is going one step further and is refunding those of us who had Hulu Plus during the preview period $2 for each month we paid for access during the preview.

To see what shows are available you can visit the Hulu Plus site here. To see which TVs, Blu-ray players, set-top boxes, mobile phones and tablets are supported visit here. But only look if you are open to the possibility of adding the monthly $7.99 to your budget because… once you look… odds are you’ll want to sign up.

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About the Author

Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.

3 Comments on "Hulu Plus Launches… Open to All With Subscriptions Costing Just $7.99 a Month"

  1. RT @geardiarysite: Hulu Plus Launches… Open to All With Subscriptions Costing Just $7.99 a Month

  2. Yep, completely agree, Dan! I was unsure of Hulu+ when I first signed up for the preview and committed to a $10 monthly charge, but within the first week my family was hooked – and since then our use of Hulu has outpaced Netflix about 10:1! It is definitely something we consider to be worth the $9.99 a month we were paying, so imaging my surprise when I got an email this morning saying they weer out of Preview, and had decided to drop the price … AND retroactively refund $2 per month!

  3. Yeah, the retroactive part really really impressed me. Honestly I would not have had an issue if they didn’t do that. The fact that they went and did that was more than a bit impressive. Something tells me I’ll be moving toward only having basic cable pretty quickly and… Even with Hulu and some iTunes purchases, still be ahead.

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