Hulu’s No Ads on Hulu Plus: No Ads, No Ratings, No Ads
Posted On July 13, 2021
Hulu Plus launched in 2015 with a free trial, and has since become a valuable subscription service.
The service offers hundreds of channels and millions of hours of video, but users are limited to viewing a limited number of ads.
Hulu’s ad-free model, however, is different from its competitors.
Hulu says it is “totally committed to offering ads on Hulu” and has implemented a new ad-tracking feature called Ad-free that will allow users to view ads and opt out of them.
Hulu, which charges $8.99 a month, has announced that it will make a subscription of $14.99 available to existing Hulu Plus users, who can also opt-out of ads for a one-time fee.
Hulu and its parent company, NBCUniversal, have long touted Hulu Plus as a valuable service for people who are not interested in paying for premium channels.
However, its advertising model has been criticized by users, particularly by users who said it did not provide enough choice.
Hulu will offer the ad-only option for $9.99 for existing Hulu subscribers, and it is still the only service that allows users to watch commercials without being charged.
Hulu Plus has been downloaded more than 2.5 million times, and Hulu has reported a $1.5 billion operating profit.
Hulu has recently begun to focus on other business models, including video advertising and subscription-based video services.
Hulu is still a company that makes money from advertising and will continue to do so, but its advertising business is also changing, as advertisers are shifting their focus from paid subscriptions to more consumer-oriented products like subscriptions to Hulu.
Hulu declined to comment on the Ad-Free program.
Hulu said that it has increased its ad revenue from the ad tracking feature to $3.2 billion.
Hulu previously said that Hulu Plus will continue its free trial and its ad-supported model, though Hulu did not mention when the free trial would end.
Hulu plans to charge $5 a month for Hulu Plus subscriptions for users who want to continue watching ads.