Yeah, I don't get the value proposition for Hulu Plus. There are some shows that, even with Hulu Plus, you can't watch on "connected devices" (IE: you have to watch them on a computer)
Many of us concluded Hulu+ wasn't worth much when it was released at least then we all got a free month to find out what we thought. There are several threads about it.IMHO Hulu+ really sucks. It's supposed to be one of the big selling points for upgrading to Tivo Premiere and Elite, the service not available on Series 3/HD. It's not worth it. Hulu+ requires a $7.99 a month subscription. I don't mind paying for content (a reasonable price). But Hulu+ is loaded with commercials. Lots of commercials. Interrupting shows or movies seemingly at random with no regard for content. Frequent interruptions. And the same commercials over and over. No way to skip or fast forward. And you have to pay for the privilege.
Hulu+ lets you watch shows and movies on devices other than your PC (like Tivo, Roku, tablets and smartphones). But you can watch Hulu for free on your PC. They hint there is some exclusive content available only to Plus subscribers but I haven't found it. And for free you get the same commercials and the same amount of interruptions as with Plus. Why the <bleep> should I pay to watch commercials I am not interested in, over and over?
I can do without all these extra services that keep bloating my Tivo. Netflix doesn't work very well and all these "extras" seem to do is slow down the system and cause performance issues. But even with good performance, Hulu+ is worse than useless. I read the TV networks are pulling their shows. Good. Hulu deserves to go under.
Then don't buy it. I don;t, and evidently neither do you. So what's the beef?IMHO Hulu+ really sucks.
From what I have been able to tell, other than network performance, there are no selling points for "upgrading" to a Premier.It's supposed to be one of the big selling points for upgrading to Tivo Premiere and Elite, the service not available on Series 3/HD.
How do they bloat the TiVo?I can do without all these extra services that keep bloating my Tivo.
No, not really. The engines that provide these services aren't operational until they are put into use. Until then they do nothing.Netflix doesn't work very well and all these "extras" seem to do is slow down the system and cause performance issues.
Well, in theory. But for as often as this will happen, you probably could just as easily watch it 'live' (w/o Tivo) and save $8. Just sayin' for those limited times, there are alternatives (such as BT as someone mentioned).If you have three shows that you want to record at the same time and one of them is shown on Hulu+, then you can still watch the third show later. The same is true if you forget to record a show. Hulu+ can act as a third tuner.
spot on! they really have no interest in Hulu succeeding, they just want it there to show that they "care" about the changes to how we want out media.The Networks don't want you to subscribe to Hulu+. They want you to watch commercial TV (with the commercials).
They did when I bought mine last year -- 6 months free. I plan to activate it at the last minute which is in a few months.Soapm said:Are they still offering a free period of Hulu for us premier owners? I would like to take it for a test run...
Some of them certainly don't mind . Hulu is a joint venture of NBC/Universal, Fox Entertainment Group and Disney-ABC Television Group.The Networks don't want you to subscribe to Hulu+. They want you to watch commercial TV (with the commercials).