Hulu is ending their free video streaming service, and opting to go with a subscription only based setup. But fear not, friends of free streaming, Yahoo is picking up the slack and will be offering the same services on their new Yahoo View service. Yahoo picking up the streaming service likely as a result of their recent acquisition by Verizon, another company looking to stay relevant.
Hulu had been one of the go-to places for people to watch TV close to the time that it released live, and now that they have moved from a free model to subscription only, they must be looking to compete. And who are they competing with? Notably, they are competing with Netflix and HBO, two juggernauts of streaming.
There are also talks that Hulu is looking to get in on the live action game, and their biggest competitors here are Sling TV and Playstation Vue. With lots of talk of ads moving into more and more streaming services, viewers can only hope it doesn’t get too prevalent. Advertisement money is necessary to keep the content we love so dearly alive, so it is a necessary evil.
The free arm of Hulu’s services will be winding down and ending in the next few weeks, so be sure to get your fill of free TV until then. What are your thoughts on this move? Like? Dislike? Think Hulu is just the wrong pronunciation of hula? Leave your thoughts below!