Lots of hulu+ invites going out starting now

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by ashVID, Jul 15, 2010.

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    not for me :mad:
     
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    gwynne

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    Check your email and have your credit card ready.
     
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    Still nothing...is this some tease?
     
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    Nah, I really did get an invite last night. (I don't care about Hulu all that much and I promise I don't need attention badly enough to make this up.) But maybe the OP of this thread shouldn't have used the word 'lots' in the subject line without more data?

    I made the 'credit card' crack because Hulu wants you to give them $10 right off the bat, before you ever get to try the app at all. I declined. Even Netflix gives you a free trial period.

    EDIT: Paste from my email:

     
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    Hulu wants $10 with the invite!?!?!??!

    Oh Hulu, can't you do anything right?
     
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    Umm you expected it to be free? Oh Zimmy, can you do anything right? ;)
     
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    I'm wondering, can you send the links to others? Or is it tied to your email address?
     
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    Nope, its tied to the account, you're sol
     
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    gwynne

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    Did I expect the preview period to be free? Yes.
     
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    Well you should've known better, these are businesses trying to make some scratch....:cool::p
     
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    Preview period is over. This is soft launch. 10s of thousands of invites went out last night.


    Ash
     
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    gwynne

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    My email from last night says preview. I guess I'll leave it at that.
     
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    Still called preview, there is still free content to mess around with that requires no registering.



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    Hope I get an invite...been a hulu fan for a while..
     
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    I would pay $10 but I heard that some of the content on the free site isn't on Hulu Plus which confuses me. I thought Hulu Plus was Hulu plus some more content. And they should lessen the ads. Or get rid of them all together.
     
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    The mobile hulu+ is missing some of the free content that is on hulu desktop. Not sure if it is a logistics issue or a contractual one. I think it's funny that people blame hulu for charging or showing ads, it's the content creators demanding it. MP3's were "free" for a while, are people really mad at Apple for charging $0.99+ for a song now?

    Also, it's an opt-in value added service, you certainly don't have to sign up.



    ash =o)
     
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    I understand the TV networks and other content providers demanding ads. What I don't understand is the whole system. The mobile Hulu+ free gallery barely has anything at all. The paid version I heard has less content than the free desktop version. The free gallery is essentially useless. On my iPad, I can watch all episodes of Rookie Blue, Jimmy Fallon, etc. for free (with ads). So far, the free service from ABC gives me more content than all of mobile Hulu+ free gallery. I don't understand what I get for the extra $9 a month. If Hulu+ made it easier to understand and maybe a free trial period...

    Basically, paid Hulu+ gives me less than the free site. Which makes no sense.
     
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    Yeah, crazy me for thinking that a preview period would be free.
    If they were going to charge all along, why the hold up?

    Come to think of it, why only $10? Just make it $20 or even $50?
    Have fun with it Hulu!
     
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    It just feels like we're getting to the point where we are being "subscribed" to death. I mean, gaming subscriptions, Netflix, cell phone data plan, iPad data plans, mobile internet (like MIFI or Overdrive) plans, recurring app charges...

    If they're going to make money off adds, end-users should get it free. If it's a paid service, it should come with the convenience of avoiding ads. Just my thoughts.
     
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    Absolutely! I'm kinda tired of it also.
     
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    still no hulu invite for me, really want to use it on my ipad
     

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