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Hulu Free Streaming is Coming to an End

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Hulu is working on phasing out its free streaming service which has been available since the company’s inception.

Should have known this one was coming right? For those of us who watched to our heart’s content, get your wallet ready if you’re still planning to log into Hulu every night for the latest episode of New Girl.

According to WSJ, free Hulu viewers have declined and more viewers will opt for their subscription service, Hulu Plus, which gives you access to entire seasons of select shows including Hulu Originals like “Casual”. Hulu currently has two subscription options where the standard subscription is $7.99 per month with limited commercial breaks or you can hand over a few extra bucks at $11.99 per month for commercial free streaming, your call. In a recent announcement of their plans to end free viewing (which will take place over the course of the next few weeks), Hulu Senior Vice President and Head of Experience Ben Smith said,

“Our limited free offering simply isn’t aligned with our focus on creating the best experience possible and delivering the best content we can to Hulu subscribers...”

Hulu Live TV

Source: The Verge

That's not to say you can't still watch select shows and episode free of charge (not ad-free sadly), because Hulu has teamed up with Yahoo to transfer their free shows over to something called Yahoo View

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Source: Yahoo View

According to Fast Company, this new service will mimic the exact free streaming service that Hulu provided and through Yahoo View, we'll still be able to access all of Hulu's non-subscription based content from ABC, NBC and Fox. 

If you can recall our last post, another major change in the works for Hulu is their live streaming which will happen next year. This means, with your subscription, you can begin watching select TV episodes just 24 hours after they hit the air. Not to mention, they have partnered with Fox, ABC, ESPN, FX and Disney Channel as a part of this live streaming package.

Despite having to pay for majority of popular streaming services, the cost is still drastically lower than it’s traditional cable TV counterpart. For the quality of shows, movies and even the originals from top streaming services like Amazon, Hulu, Netflix, HBO Go etc, you really can’t go wrong.

If you’re considering which streaming service to subscribe to, see which one of these top streaming services: Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime would best suit you or just try one of these 7 sites to legally download and stream movies if you’re trying to cut cost anywhere possible.

DealsPlus A quick thanks to DealsPlus user branie for sending this news our way!

 

Bonus: What's Coming and Going on Hulu for August 2016

Hulu New Arrivals

Available August 1

  • You’re The Worst: Complete Season 2 (FX)
  • A.R.C.H.I.E (2016) (*Showtime)
  • A Good Woman (2004)
  • The Accused (1998)
  • Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996)
  • The Best Man (1999) (*Showtime)
  • Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
  • Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey (1991)
  • Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)
  • Black Hawk Down (2001) (*Showtime)
  • Body (2015) (*Showtime)
  • The Care Bears Movie (1985)
  • Chasing Amy (1997)
  • Clerks (1994)
  • Cloverfield (2008)
  • Coffee and Cigarettes (2003)
  • Death Do Us Part (2014) (*Showtime)
  • Disturbing Behavior (1998)
  • Dr. Strange (2016)
  • Enough (2002)
  • Erotic Getaway (1995) (*Showtime)
  • Foot Fist Way (2006)
  • Frank and Jesse (1995) (*Showtime)
  • The Hills Have Eyes (2006) (*Showtime)
  • How She Move (2007)
  • Hulk Vs. (2009)
  • Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)
  • Joe the King (1999)
  • Kalifornia (1993)
  • Kicking and Screaming (2005)
  • Larry Gaye: Renegade Flight Attendant (2015)
  • Lars and the Real Girl (2007)
  • Legally Blonde (2001)
  • Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde (2003)
  • Lenny Cooke (2013) (*Showtime)
  • The Limey (1999)
  • Little Odessa (1994)
  • Marathon Man (1976)
  • Permanent Midnight (1998) (*Showtime)
  • Phat Beach (1996) (*Showtime)
  • Planet Hulk (2010)
  • Pope of Greenwich Village (1984)
  • The Puffy Chair (2005)
  • Robocop (1987)
  • Robocop 2 (1990)
  • Robocop 3 (1993)
  • Runaway Bride (1999)
  • Rush (2013)
  • Shattered (2007)
  • The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
  • Sister (2012) (*Showtime)
  • Six Shooter (2004)
  • Species (1995)
  • Species 2 (1998)
  • Species 3 (2004)
  • Split Decisions (1988) (*Showtime)
  • Stake Land (2010) (*Showtime)
  • Tales From the Darkside (1990)
  • The Invincible Iron Man (2007)
  • Thor: Tales of Asgard (2011)
  • Trees Lounge (1996) (*Showtime)
  • Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married? (*Showtime)
  • Ultimate Avengers (2006)
  • Ultimate Avengers 2 (2006)
  • The Usual Suspects (1995)
  • The Virgin Suicides (1999) (*Showtime)
  • Wicker Park (2004)
  • Wonder Boys (2000) (*Showtime)

Available August 2

  • Running Wild with Bear Grylls: Season 3 Premiere (NBC)
  • Avalon High (2010)
  • Cloud 9 (2014)
  • Dadnapped (2009)
  • Gotta Kick it Up! (2002)
  • Life is Ruff (2005)
  • Twitches (2005)

Available August 3

  • Bachelor in Paradise: Season 3 Premiere (ABC)
  • Adam Devine’s House Party: Complete Season 3 (Comedy Central)
  • W: Series Premiere (Viki)

Available August 4

  • Steven Universe: Complete Season 2 (Cartoon Network)

Available August 7

  • Basketball Wives LA: Season 5 Premiere (VH1)

Available August 8

  • T.I &Tiny: Season 5B Premiere (VH1)

Available August 9

  • Ancient Aliens: Complete Seasons 7-9 (History)
  • Beyond Scared Straight: Complete Season 4 (A&E)
  • Dance Moms: Complete Season 5 (Lifetime)
  • Intervention: Complete Season 14 (A&E)
  • Jane Wants a Boyfriend (2015) (*Showtime)
  • Street Dance Family (2016) (*Showtime)

Available August 10

  • Bachelor in Paradise: After Paradise: Season 3 Premiere (ABC)
  • Shaun the Sheep (2015)

Available August 11

  • American Ultra (2015)
  • Michael Ian Black: Noted Expert (2016)
  • Available August 12
  • Casino Royale (2006) (*Showtime)
  • Dancing in Jaffa (2013)
  • Ghost Rider (2007)
  • Godfrey: Regular Black (2014) (*Showtime)
  • Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation (2015)
  • Mr. Accident (2000) (*Showtime)
  • Proxy (2013)
  • Rocky Balboa (2006) (*Showtime)
  • Things You Can Tell Just By Looking at Her (2000) (*Showtime)

Available August 13

  • The Wine Show: Complete Season 1/US Premiere (ITV)
  • The Gift (2015) (*Showtime)

Available August 15

  • Bastard Executioner: Series Premiere (FX)

Available August 16

  • Save the Date (2012)

Available August 18

  • Black Jesus: Complete Season 2 (Adult Swim)

Available August 20

  • King Georges (2015)
  • Strange Wilderness (2008)

Available August 23

  • Casual: Season 2 Finale (Hulu Original)

Available August 24

  • Bella and Bulldogs: Complete Season 2 (Nickelodeon)
  • Better Late Than Never: Season 1 Premiere (NBC)
  • Catfish: Season 5B Premiere (MTV)

Available August 26

  • Young & Beautiful (2013)

Available August 31

  • Despertar Contigo: Series Premiere (Univision)
  • The Investigation: Series Premiere (MTV)

 

Hulu Departures

August 8

  • Houdini and Doyle

August 20

  • Bar Rescue

August 31

  • Foot Fist Way

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