July 9, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka
Last week we highlighted that Hulu Plus would likely come to Android soon based on comments from CEO Jason Kilar. The service costs $9.99, but still includes ads, something that might draw the ire of some Android users.
It was originally believed that a subscription-based version of Hulu would replace the ad model, but Hulu Plus has already come to iOs and it still includes commercials in between segments. This contrasts with some expectations that people would pay for the right to skip commercials and see only their favorite shows. However, it seems that users are paying for the right to gain more content and watch on more devices.
Jason Kilar hinted that Hulu would consider removing ads based on user feedback, but it would probably come with increased subscription prices ranging from an extra $5 to $10. Ads are currently present because of user feedback according to PaidContet:
Kilar says the “overwhelming feedback’ from thousands of consumers during the product design stage was “that they would vastly prefer a lower priced subscription service that was made possible by modest amounts of advertising (which, as you know, is approximately half of what is found in traditional distribution).”
Would you sign-up for Hulu Plus to watch on Android if it has ads? Do you even care to watch without them?