Hulu Plus Previews going out!

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by JasonHiccup, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. JasonHiccup macrumors member

    Jun 17, 2009
    Just received the email for mine! Anyone else?
  2. samcraig macrumors P6

    Jun 22, 2009
    yup - and I already signed up
  3. James.123 macrumors regular

    Jul 2, 2009
    why does it cost money for a preview account?
  4. samcraig macrumors P6

    Jun 22, 2009
    because you have full access to everything? The "preview" is just a way of controlling initial bandwidth as they test their servers before allowing EVERYONE to sign up.

    I don't consider it an issue.
  5. JasonHiccup thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 17, 2009
    Agreed. Although- i am disappointed that you still receive adverisements.
  6. geoelectric macrumors 6502


    May 19, 2008
    Yeah. OTOH, they're realistically the only game in town if you want this sort of thing, and it's not such a high cost (the fee or the ads) that it destroys my interest.

    I've been on the preview a while now. App works OK--has some bugs re: queue management and subscriptions, but as a viewer works fine. I got decent video over 3G, though the non-HD stuff did strike me as unusually pixelated. I think there might be some significant quality loss in however they're transcoding it.

    I'm on the fence about continuing. I'm trying to watch less TV, and I'm unclear on whether the expiration practices will leave Hulu as a workable library of seasons or not. It might still be worth having as a Netflix supplement though. The combo of the two really gives a rich set of content to iOS devices. If only CBS would play the game with someone...
  7. dranakin macrumors 6502

    Mar 6, 2005
    Netflix is far superior, even if you're only comparing the streaming libraries.
  8. ksmith80209 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 15, 2007
    Has anyone figured out if video out works with Hulu Plus? I can't get it to work...
  9. tevans333 macrumors member

    Apr 13, 2010
    I just read that they are in talks with Hulu, we can only hope it goes well

    I agree with the exception of current season material. That is where Hulu Shines.

    Worked out of the box for me on I4
  10. Bandolier macrumors 6502a

    Aug 2, 2010
    This came out after iPhone 4 came out and there isn't even fast app switching.
  11. ShadowXOR macrumors regular

    Jun 3, 2008
    I'll get this when it hits the big time but I'm sure as hell not paying them $10 a month to be a beta tester.

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