Monday, August 8, 2016
Hulu Ends Free Streaming Service
Not--it's not a mistake, that "Start Your Free Trial" button on the home page of Los Angeles-based television streaming service Hulu marks the end of Hulu's free streaming, as the company moves 100 percent into the world of subscription video. Hulu--instead of offering up free, but commercial-laden TVs and movies--now requires users to either subscribe to a "limited commercial" service for $7.99 a month, or a "no commercial" service for $11.99 a month. Hulu had already been moving towards subscriptions--having severely limited the free titles available on the service--but had been offering up at least a taste of its broader menu of content to new users.