Where is Hulu Plus? It's been 5 months.

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by MediaLivingRoom, Feb 23, 2011.

  1. jseeley

    jseeley New Member

    Mar 29, 2011


    Just checked mine.. no Hulu+ yet

    but at least I know it's actually coming... :up:
  2. caryrae73

    caryrae73 New Member

    Dec 1, 2008
    Stillwater, MN
    I just tried and did get the 6 months free trial, my TiVo was activated last week May 19th.
  3. emerson42

    emerson42 New Member

    Jan 18, 2009
    I activated in April and it says I get it too.
  4. orangeboy

    orangeboy yes, I AM orangeboy!

    Apr 19, 2004
    East Moline, IL
    Not much different than cable/satellite "introductory offers", with free HBO and low price for new customers. Unless I'm wrong, an existing cable/sat customer isn't eligible for those offers either.
  5. shorties

    shorties New Member

    Mar 2, 2010


    Honestly that doesnt bother me, what bothers me is it took them 8 months to implement a system the exact same system that had been running on the PS3 before they even announced the TiVo support. And it bothers me that the universal search is missing, individual UIs is fine with me. I hope they at least add an easy way to jump into hulu plus from the iPad app, otherwise it's as big of a hurdle to jump into hulu plus on the TiVo as it is on my xbox, and that's just means I won't use it, and probably won't keep my hulu subscription.

    And it REALLY irritates me that they waited for most of the regular season shows to finish before releasing this, hulu is only aventageous over Netflix because it gets new releases, but now it's essentially unnessisary until september when the fall season starts.
  6. magnus

    magnus Tivo User

    Nov 12, 2004
    I wondered what would be next. :D
  7. magnus

    magnus Tivo User

    Nov 12, 2004
    And do you know if there is an API that Hulu has that will support that? I would think that Tivo would have added search (like Netflix and Amazon) if Hulu had the capability for a 3rd party to do that.
  8. shwru980r

    shwru980r Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2008
    $8 per month to stream content that I could have recorded on the Tivo at no extra charge. No thanks.
  9. daveak

    daveak Series 3 Novice

    Mar 23, 2009
    And you get commercials with Hulu+
  10. davezatz

    davezatz Funkadelic

    Apr 18, 2002
    Fairfax, VA
    I subscribe for the mobile access. It comes in handy at the gym, and surprisingly streams more reliably than Netflix when my bandwidth has been limited. TV-based access is a bonus when I hear about something on SNL and I'm thinking about watching Firefly.They also recently added select titles from the Criterion Collection - I assume there will be some we'll enjoy. But yet another subscription fee along with commercial interruption is off-putting for many, I agree.
  11. daveak

    daveak Series 3 Novice

    Mar 23, 2009
    You will not be disappointed. You need to commit to watching for at least 4 eps, some take a few shows to really appreciate it. And no commercials if you watch via NetFlix. ;)
  12. mikeyts

    mikeyts Stream Warrior

    Jul 10, 2004
    San Diego,...
    From that Engadget article:
  13. MediaLivingRoom

    MediaLivingRoom New Member

    Dec 10, 2002
    Just shy of 8 months.
  14. Fofer

    Fofer Bo55man69

    Oct 29, 2000
    ...to come out with something half-baked.
  15. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    Jan 31, 2002
    How is Hulu+ half baked? It's just like Hulu+ on some other devices. It's works fine on the premiere.
    Although I still don't understand why it wasn't out several months ago.
  16. shorties

    shorties New Member

    Mar 2, 2010
    Its half baked because the point of the premiere is supposed to be the unified search, the idea that you want to watch a show, you search for it, and TiVo will show you all the places that you can get it from. Now TiVo says they are working on bringing unified search to Hulu eventually, but like the engadget article states I'm sure it's coming, just after the HD ui and 2nd core. :( seriously I would have been cool if TiVo hadn't included the search if Hulu had come out within a few months of them announcing it, but the only reasonable explanation for the 8 month wait seemed to be that they had to be designing the infrastructure that allows for universal search. Now that it seems they weren't I'm starting to think that they somehow made a licensing agreement with hulu to release it much later (after microsoft for the 360) so that it would cost them less. I mean seriously it was announced at the beginning of the fall season, and was released on one of the last weeks of the season. Hulu is really pointless for a lot of people over the summer because many use it to catch the shows they missed, not catch up on shows they haven't seen (heck hulu plus only has one season of a lot of currently airing shows) Netflix is a better option for catching up on shows they haven't seen because it has much more extensive back catalogues.
  17. gtrogue

    gtrogue Mentally Hilarious

    Jun 18, 2001
    I meant in the way that they control the app. Netflix controls all it's apps. AFAIK, all devices now use a modified browser and HTML5 UI, that's why all the latest apps all look the same. Netflix on the PS3, Wii, Boxee, & Roku are all the same. The exceptions are Microsoft (XBOX), Apple, and Tivo.
  18. larrs

    larrs Movie Fan-Addict

    May 2, 2005
    I just browsed through the offerings on the web site. Am I missing something?

    If not, it gets a big <YAWN> from me for $8/mo. If I already have Netflix (most of those older shows are there as well, plus more movies) and can record current shows on my Tivo, why do I need Hulu Plus?

    Again, am I missing something?
  19. nrc

    nrc Cracker Soul

    Nov 17, 1999
    Living in a...
    If so, then I'm missing it, too. Paying for content with unskippable commercials seems ridiculous to me. Of course with the content not showing up in TiVo search I'll never know what I'm missing.
  20. socrplyr

    socrplyr Active Member

    Jul 19, 2006
    That is generally what you paid for with cable until DVRs came along. I know there were VCRs, but people didn't use them like that so much.

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