I got my Hulu preview invite!

bossxii

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Too bad it sucks :(
This... Got one a week or so back, crashes I can live with, the poor selection of shows I can't. Most of what I watch on Hulu isn't even available on Plus. Not to mention the poor formatting and quality, really had hoped for a better product.
 

thatoneguy82

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Yeah, I got mine a couple weeks ago. I was about ready to sign up and then I saw I had to pay to actually use the preview. Needless to say, I passed.
 

Mikey B

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I was not expecting the PREVIEW INVITE to be $9.99
What did you expect? I guess I don't get why you think it would be free.

I'm quite happy with the $10/month payment. I've had a couple crashes but otherwise have been incredibly impressed with the Hulu app on my iPhone. TV shows/movies load up super fast on 3G and the quality, IMO, is superb.

I've paid $9 a month to Netflix for years, coupled with the free version of Hulu, in lieu of giving ungodly gobs of money to soul-sucking Comcast, and I',m totally fine with another $10 for more content that I can watch on my laptop, TV, and now iPhone. When Netflix gets their act together and release an iPhone app, I'm going to be thrilled.

I have seen several complaints on Twitter and elsewhere about the stability of HuluPlus, but it's been great for me.
 

thatoneguy82

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What did you expect? I guess I don't get why you think it would be free.

I'm quite happy with the $10/month payment. I've had a couple crashes but otherwise have been incredibly impressed with the Hulu app on my iPhone. TV shows/movies load up super fast on 3G and the quality, IMO, is superb.

I've paid $9 a month to Netflix for years, coupled with the free version of Hulu, in lieu of giving ungodly gobs of money to soul-sucking Comcast, and I',m totally fine with another $10 for more content that I can watch on my laptop, TV, and now iPhone. When Netflix gets their act together and release an iPhone app, I'm going to be thrilled.

I have seen several complaints on Twitter and elsewhere about the stability of HuluPlus, but it's been great for me.
I don't mind paying. However, I was hoping that that since it was a preview there would some sort of trial period. I mean, I don't even get to see how the service is to try it out. I have to pay right now and it clearly stated that it will be charged immediately. I'd be more comfortable if they had some sort of trial period.

I know there's regular Hulu and that could be argued as the "trial" but this service is different since it can be used on the iPhone/iPad etc.
 

Peaugh

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Maybe I'm in the minority, but there are a lot of shows available on there to keep me happy for a good while. I'm a little disappointed that the aspect ratio on Journeyman is totally wrong, though.
 

MisterDisney

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I've been enjoying it, for the most part.. But if they can't at least add the same content that is available for free, I will probably not continue past the next month.
 

Mjmar

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I've had it for the past week, and I love it. The only downside is that sometimes the app crashes, but only rarely.
 

koilvr

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a $9.99 invite is retarded. Thats like going to baskin Robbin's and asking for a sample with the really small spoon and them charging you $5.00 bucks. A sample is a sample it should be free, even for 3 days at least. Damn u hulu plus.
 

Mikey B

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I was also surprised that they were charging to try the preview. I've participated in many beta tests and NEVER had to pay.
I think it has much to do with contractual obligations with the content providers. Not to mention that I don't believe Hulu has ever billed it as a beta service.

Besides, it's only $10/month for a decent amount of content. Small price to pay, IMO.
 

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