Sorry Google, Hulu is No Longer for Sale

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pastorbob

Personally I tried both Hulu Plus and Netflix for a few months and Netflix won out. It is true that Hulu Plus has a wider selection of new episodes but I can record any new shows I will miss with Windows Media Center and watch them later. This gives me the option to FF past the annoying commercials. Didn't have that choice with Hulu. Furthermore the new shows have limited run times on Hulu so if I don't get aroung to watching fast enough they go away. Netflix is commercial free and I can watch a lot of older shows not available on Hulu.

When it's all said and done both services have their strengths and weaknesses. It's a matter of personal preference.

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Holly Golightly

That is fine by me... More people use YouTube than they use Hulu anyways. Still, would have loved to see Hulu get shut down by the competition.

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gruvsf

thanks, troll, er, Holly Golightly. It's clear that you either don't have a job or you work for Netflix for their PR department.

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Holly Golightly

Umm, this is America. Right to free speech dumb ass. I am neither of those catagories you mentioned. Heck, I am starting to think you are in the first catagory. How about you keep your comments to yourself, because I am always going to have my opinions... Jackass.

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Zecharoo

You definitely have the right to say dumb things. 

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Holly Golightly

Says the man with the dumbest name.

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Zecharoo

You're polluting the site Holly. I'd really prefer a Maximum PC experience without maximum Holly thank you. 

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Holly Golightly

Take it up like a man. If you do not like it, there are other sites that I may not be on.

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jgottberg

Would you please find another hobby? You post on just about every article one this site and it's always half-baked conjecture. I'm not going to bother to ask why you would want Hulu shutdown as I'm sure the response would be incomprehensible.

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Holly Golightly

Yes, my responses are always too good for you to comprehend now, isn't it? Hulu is not on YOUR side. They are on your cable provider's side. That is why they force cable tv show timings before every video you watch. Ever thought about that? Gosh, all I want is an Ad-Free experience!

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raint567

Then give 1 million dollars to the company, so they can afford the content.  Money doesnt grow on trees, and those ad's pay for the new episodes.  Thats why I switch from Netfliix to HULU.  All the shows my Girlfriend and I watch Hulu always has the new episodes the next day.  Yes I do have dish, but I don;t watch it becuase there are too many commercials and I have to watch the show at the time it is on (no DVR).  Just sucks that the contract ends on January just a few months left.

Yes Hulu charges $8 a month, so does Netflix and yet Hulu has newer episodes and shows.  Thats becuase it can aford it with the money from the ads and subscription.  But hey Hulu works for some people and not for others. You dont want ADS, then use Netflix they don't have advertisement.

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Holly Golightly

Yes, Netflix > Hulu no doubt. Pay money AND watch commercials? You are out of your damn mind! It is like cable tv of the 1990s. It pathetic. We have to move forward, not backwards. What Hulu is doing is clinging on to the past. Did you know you need to log in your Cable/Satellite TV accounts to Hulu to watch some of the premiere video content? The play double the commercials they used to, and they show tv show times of certain channels. I do not believe in supporting the enemy. You are either for a digital future, or an analog box past. I am going all the way for the future. Netflix, YouTube, Crystal TV, and Amazon Video Prime is the way to go.

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raint567

MMM Ill take a look of that, but as long as my shows work well with minor commercials am good (better than the tv experience).  I just watch some anime.  What I like about hulu is that they have the new episodes for; naruto, blue exorcist, and now I been watching the new show Terra Nova. 

To tell you the truth my GF and I are a bit dissapointed right now.  They took off some episodes of desperate housewives season 7 and are playing a few of season 8.  And also am a bit mad that the new episode of psych can only be play by web not my 360 =(.  I wish hulu would also bring the new season of Dexter.

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Holly Golightly

The problem is, for now there will not be any reliable sites to watch the newest content of your favorite shows. Yes, Hulu is close, but they are starting to change for the worst. Sadly enough, even first party websites like Cartoon Network and AdultSwim now require cable accounts to watch their episodes as well. What the TV industry is undergoing (sadly) is marketing myopia. People are willing to pay for TV, but do not like the cable experience. They should open their eyes and observe how people are paying for Hulu and Netflix at much more affordable prices, with less or even no commercials at all. This is a market the cable industries can compete with directly by simply opening up their platform. Watch cable tv anywhere you feel like. Less commercials or pratically none. A better viewing experience is what people are willing to pay for. Since Hulu is owned by Disney, of course they are going to side with the big cable providers. We will never be able to watch our favorite shows the same day they are released on TV. Cable is not going down without a fight. So this is why I have such a strong opinion against them.

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