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Hulu Without Ads, But At What Cost?

Hulu has recently dropped a few clues to consumers that it is considering an ad-free version of its video streaming service. The company is specifically looking for a more expensive tier without dealing with the ads from either the free version, nor the $8 mobile plan.

While I am certainly intrigued, I think it’s safe to assume that the company would tack on an extra percentage (to increase, revenue of course)- rather than covering the price of the ads themselves. I mean, they are a business at the end of the day.

Apple Might Acquire Hulu Soon

With an impressive sale of iPads, iPhones and other iDevices, Apple has generated a huge stack of money around $72.6 billion. With such a huge amount of money, the only thing which comes in mind of people is, “What are they going to do with all this money???”

They cannot just sit back and relax on this money, the only thing that a good company would do is INVEST. They might invest it on a new idea or product, or they might buy a company. Word is that they might acquire the Online Video Streaming Website ‘HULU’ and add Online Video Services to Apple customers. With just a price tag of $2 billion on Hulu, it is not such a risk for Apple

Hulu Plus Arrives To 4 More Android Devices

Have you been waiting for Hulu Plus to arrive on more Android devices than the six currently supported? If you can’t get enough of your favorite television shows, the answer is probably ‘yes’ and we have good news for you!

The new devices to get Hulu lovin’ are the Sprint Evo 4G, T-Mobile G2, T-Mobile myTouch 4G, and the Verizon Thunderbolt. While it’s cool that Hulu is targeting the major cell phones, I still feel a bit bad for those who have a lesser known Android device.

Netflix Radically Changes Price Plans; Charges Hefty Fee

It looks like Netflix watched the success of Hulu Plus, and thought to themselves, “Hey boys, I think we can be making a lot more money, here!” The company has radically changed its pricing structure for its Netflix customers, and may cause many to leave.

While customers previously had the option of choosing an $8 streaming plan, they could also pay $2 to rent out one additional DVD at a time.

Google Pay-Per-View Video App Almost Ready!

Android phone and tablet users will soon get their very own app that will let them watch videos on demand. The new Google Video service will compete with current companies Netflix and Hulu in the entertainment industry.

While Hulu will still be the #1 choice for streaming the latest television shows, and Netflix will be good for those occasional independent films, Google Videos are expected to fill the entertainment gap for the average consumer.

Are Google And Microsoft About To Bid For Hulu?

The L.A. Times reports that Google and Microsoft have both been entertaining the idea of purchasing the online video service, which is jointly owned by NBC Universal, Fox, and Disney-owned ABC.

However, it is said that the presentations to the potential suitors are a first step as Hulu’s owners weigh whether to sell the site after having received an overture from Yahoo.

Hulu Plus Comes To Android!

If you are Android fan, but have been bummed out lately due to the lack of video content (A.K.A Hulu Plus), you’ll be glad to hear this. Hulu Plus is now available on six Android devices (to start) and will hopefully expand to all Android devices in the future.

The supported devices include the Nexus One, Nexus S, HTC Inspire 4G, Motorola Droid II, Motorola Droid X, and the Motorola Atrix. Since I do not subscribe to the the $8 monthly service, I cannot tell you whether it will work on other Android devices, such as my HTC G2.

Hulu Going For Sale?

According to anonymous reports and various sources, the television and movie streaming service, Hulu, has received an unexpected offer to acquire the company. According to the Wall Street Journal, Hulu is weighing offers on whether or not to sell the company.

However, working as an Assistant Editor at Hulu during its launch phase, I know that the company was funded entirely by both Fox and NBC in what was originally joint venture startup.

Netflix Sued By National Association Of The Deaf

Netflix has been sued by the National Association of the Deaf for failing to offer closed-captioning on “enough” of its streaming content. In a lawsuit that was filed last Thursday, the NAD claims that Netflix is in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act by not providing captions for most of its “Watch Instantly” streamed movies and TV shows.

The NAD claims that they are standing up for the 36 million Americans who are deaf or hard of hearing, and that the deaf community has already sent letters, blogs, and petitions urging the site to provide equal access to its content.

Hulu Gives In To Apple’s Demands

Hulu recently modified its login screen for its Hulu Plus platform for Apple’s iOS. If you don’t see much of a difference in the modification, you’re right. Hulu simply took off the URL that linked back to their site to non-users who may be interested in signing up for Hulu Plus.

In essence, Apple doesn’t want people linking back to other sites, and from my guess, buying or using another product or service. By doing this, Apple is able to keep users in their own little bubbles-especially Mac users who are not too savvy and aren’t comfortable using Google (it’s okay, not everyone is).