Hulu Plus Preview Invite - $9.99???

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  1. rwilliams macrumors 68040

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    I searched for the answer to this question, but found none, so my apologies if the answer is buried in another thread.....

    So I got my Hulu Plus preview invite in my inbox, and clicked on the link to sign up and start testing out the service. That's when I noticed that they wanted you to enter your credit card information and informed you that you would be charged $9.99 starting immediately. What the hell? I thought that this was supposed to be a preview of the service, with preview meaning a free test run of Hulu. Has anyone else signed up using their invite and paid the $9.99 monthly fee?
     
  2. Trouser Cough macrumors member

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    I wish I could sign up, but I haven't gotten my invite yet. I'd gladly pay the $10 (as soon as they'll let me) since I don't have cable.
     
  3. samcraig macrumors P6

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    You can already preview the "free" stuff via the app. I don't see an issue - they are signing up people now selectively - probably to make sure there's proper load balancing.
     
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  5. rwilliams thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Well that makes sense. It just seems a bit misleading to call it a "Preview Invite" and then ask you to pay up.
     
  6. Syk macrumors 6502a

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    Wait are u saying the hulu app allows you to see free content?

    Reading some reviews on the app store looks like it's not highly rated. Mostly because it's not free. I wouldn't mind paying but it seems you still have to see Ads. Not sure about that
     
  7. JediZenMaster Suspended

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    I got my invite also and i thought it was going to be free during the preview time.
     
  8. ewiley28 macrumors newbie

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    How long did you wait to get the invite?? It's been like two weeks for me and still nothing...
     
  9. macfan881 macrumors 68020

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    Using the App on the PS3 is not bad using the free stuff they just show a 5 second app in the beginning and thats all I've seen so far.
     
  10. Syk macrumors 6502a

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    I went a head and signed up for the invite yesterday. I downloaded the hulu+ app to my iP4 and looked a few of the free things and was surprised by the quality over 3g

    Now just have to wait for my invite although you'd think a preview would be free..
     

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