I have cable only because a roommate works at a particular cable company, and gets it for free. I don’t actually use it, personally, because it’s horribly designed and, frankly, difficult to use.
I do, however, pay for Netflix and Amazon Prime, both of which I enjoy thoroughly and will continue to pay for. I have not used Hulu, but I agree. This is a bad idea. Sort of like how HBO can’t fathom they would profit at all from letting people sign up for just HBO Go.
I would hop on that shit in an instant for $10/month and I’m poor. The fact that if you’re an HBO subscriber you can get the extra fun things is great. But why not open it up to the public who otherwise doesn’t want cable/full subscription?
I dislike every cable service I’ve used and would rather pay for a different option. If this does pan out to be what it sounds like, I guess I will continue to not use Hulu, regardless of the fact that I can currently prove I have cable.
Now I haven’t done a lot of research into this but apparently Hulu is going or thinking about making cable mandatory for you to use their service. Back in November, I cut the cable bill for a combination of Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, and Hulu Plus. So far, this has been great. Watching what I want, when I want for a decent price point is where we should be when it comes to our entertainment. If they make having a cable bill a requirement, they are fucking up hard. This move will not make me want to sign back up for cable.
Want to fight piracy? Don’t fuck your customers who are willing paying you for your service. This is probably the closest to à la carte cable TV we are going to get.
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