Ad-free Hulu plan being offered


#81

I know it’s a small number and I don’t think it’s anything I want to watch, but an ad-free plan should not contain ads, ever, period. It’s the principle of the thing. Besides, if they’re willing to sign contracts that include ads even in the “ad-free” tier, there is nothing stopping them from doing it again in future.

Edit: actually, Grimm is one of the main reasons I would subscribe. so, yeah.


#82

Makes sense. I was just outlining that the higher-subscription tier isn’t obnoxiously ad-filled. I watched Grimm and Agents of Shield last season, and that meant I saw a total of 30 seconds of ads each week (15 second ad at the beginning for those two) while watching a bunch of Fox, NBC and ABC shows ad-free.

I can see the beginning ad being annoying when binging, but watching new episodes once a week like normal tv with just one ad was better than watching either the official on-demand version (which stuffs more ads) or not having to hit FF through ads when watching it via DVR.


#83

I can totally see that, but I haven’t watched TV with ads in many years, (basically since Netflix discs) so it’s pretty obtrusive to me to have any at this point.


#84

I’m using the “limited ads” plan at the moment, on the free trial month. It’s all right, if not ideal. 3-4 minutes of ads per episode is less than regular TV and I just use the time to play around on my tablet.

But…it’s really annoying that every time I switch to the Hulu app on my FireTV or log into the website, it asks me which profile to use and then pauses for a while to “collect new stuff”. I only have one profile, why the heck does it need me to choose that every time? Is there a way to skip whatever that is?


#85

I too am on the free month, but for the commercial-free plan because fuck commercials. It does this every time for me as well.