Charlotte Henry and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to talk about Disney’s new streaming bundle and “adding” a touchscreen to a MacBook.
Disney and Comcast made a deal in which the former immediately assumes full control of Hulu. Within five years Comcast will sell its stake.
The Verge writes:
[It’s a] move that will now give Disney (which already had gained a controlling interest in Hulu through its Fox purchase) even more control going forward….
Disney gaining even more control over Hulu could also mean a radical shift in what Hulu even is.
Now, Disney owns 66 percent of Hulu. The remaining stakeholder is Comcast which, as a result, now owns 33 percent. Comcast owns NBCUniversal, and it might only be a matter of time before Comcast pulls its Hulu content back to its own streaming service. Soon, it appears, each and every studio will have its very own exclusive subscription service.
Spotify Premium users can now access Hulu’s ad-supported tier at no extra cost. However, The Verge said that these users cannot add premium channels, such as Showtime or HBO, to their account alongside Hulu. The deal also excludes those who have a family plan on the music streaming service, but others can access Hulu via the ‘Your Services’ section of an account. This offer is time limited though – it will close on June 10th, 2019. Hulu recently lowered its pricing to $4.99 a month, following Netflix’s recent price hike.
To take advantage of this deal, new Spotify users can sign up now. Just be sure to activate Hulu on the “Your Services” page within account settings. If you already get Hulu through Spotify, you won’t have to do anything to start saving an extra $3 per month. On the other hand, if you subscribe to Hulu and don’t yet have a Spotify account, you’ll need to cancel your billing through Hulu, then set it up through Spotify to receive the discount.
The Hulu free plan price is going from US$7.99 to US$5.99/month. However, its Live TV plan is increasing to US$44.99. [Hulu Pause Ads Have Arrived] Hulu Free Plan Reduction The company announced the change last month as a response to Netflix’s price increase. The changes went into effect yesterday. Existing subscribers will see their bill…
Hulu Pause Ads have arrived, but they will be still images instead of a video ad. They will launch in the second quarter of 2019.
Roku announced a premium subscription that will mix free and premium content in a manner similar to what Apple is reportedly developing.
OK, Veronica Mars fans, I hope you’re sitting down because it’s official: A new season is in the works. This isn’t a reboot; it’s a new season with Kristen Bell starring and original show creator Rob Thomas involved. The show will air on Hulu, and there isn’t any word yet on how many episodes they’re making. The production won’t interfere with The Good Place, so don’t worry, that awesome show is still happening, too.
Kelly Guimont, John Martellaro and Jeff Gamet dive into Apple’s software fix for the MacBook Pro Core i9 throttling problem, plus Kelly may have figured out Apple’s strategy for drawing us in to its own original TV shows.
In this age of different devices and platforms, Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet talk about the lack of consistency in Apple’s interfaces compared to the days when “Apple” meant “Mac.” They also go over some listener feedback (read criticism) about their rant last week on Apple’s storage pricing for new MacBook Pro models. Lastly, they discuss whether not Walmart can make a go in the streaming video market, and how that might actually work.
Bryan Chaffin argues that a streaming service without original content is no competition for Netflix, Amazon, or any of the other services.
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At WWDC Apple showed how they could wow us by reigniting the Mac, and now it’s time to do the same for the Apple TV.
Hulu launched its live streaming service, called Hulu with Live TV, on Wednesday with 60 channels and a 50-hour cloud-based DVR system. Hulu Live will cost you US$39.99 a month unless you also want Showtime, which adds $8.99 to the price.