Hulu Plus Is Way Worse Then I Expected

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by TXCraig, Oct 1, 2010.

  1. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 2, 2007
    Houston, TX
    Ok, I have seen more then my share of debates on if it is worth it to pay Hulu 10 bucks a month for expanded contect and expanded platforms (iPad and iPhone) and I don't want to get caught up on that. There is something way worse I discovered yesterday that I want everyone to know. Here is what I noticed:

    I go to Hulu on my Mac and logged in and had access to my "watch queue" so any shows that I am interesed in watching go into the queue. So when I am on my mac is 52 items in my watch queue.

    Now I go to my iPad, log into Hulu with the same account, go to my queue and... ONE item shows up. For example, I can watch this week's Hell' Kitchen (yes, yes, I know) on my mac but I can't on my iPad or Iphone... I had no idea Hulu was doing this but it seems now they have content you can watch via the web on a PC and only a small subset of the content can be watched on a iPad or iPhone.... EVEN IF YOU ARE PAYING!?!?!?!

    This makes no since to me, Hulu seems to LOVE being able to control what platform their content can be seen and its got to stop.

    Has anyone else noticed this?
  2. macrumors 601


    Jan 23, 2002
    East Coast
    Is this a bug with Hulu Plus' queue system? Or is it something they are intentionally doing?

    Can you check to see if the remaining 51 items on your Hulu Regular queue are even in Hulu Plus' library?

  3. macrumors newbie

    Oct 1, 2010
    I used to like Hulu in the early years but now you might as well pull out the old TV antenna, set it up next to your computer and you will get about the same results...
  4. macrumors 65816


    Mar 24, 2008
    Certain shows have restrictions set on them by the rights owners that keep them from being available on portable devices.
  5. macrumors G4

    Oct 14, 2005
    Yes, and it's the reason I canceled my service.

    Sucks. lol
  6. macrumors 6502

    Dec 27, 2008
    You can use and stream from main hulu site. They'll never know you are on a portable device
  7. macrumors 6502a

    May 5, 2005
    Montreal, Quebec
    PlayOn requires Windows though. Which I do have but on a netbook which apparently wouldn't meet the required specs.

    And yes, I was very excited about Hulu Plus and did use it to catch up on Glee before the new season. But the lack of content is disappointing and I don't know that I'll keep on subscribing...especially since the better shows available tend to already be on Netflix.
  8. macrumors 6502a

    Apr 2, 2010
    PlayOn is awesome. Besides Hulu and the others, stream your own Movies and Music to the TV and the iPad -- I can get Crackle. And I love me some Crackle.

    And I did subscribe to Hulu plus until I just recently cancelled. For me, some shows I was able to watch are not on Netflix but other shows on Netflix aren't on Hulu plus. So it all works out. And I didn't feel like paying for both so went with the better option.

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