Hulu launches commercial subscription service for its Netflix-like streaming service
Netflix, Hulu, and other video services are now selling ads to pay for content, and it’s not just on the cheap.
The big question is how many people are paying for it.
According to a report from VentureBeat, a new service from Netflix and Hulu called NURTEC has been making a ton of money for the big three video-streaming companies.NURTESEC charges $10 for unlimited, ad-free access to Netflix, HBO, and Hulu, but the streaming service is only available in certain countries.
If you want the service in Canada, for instance, you need to pay $6.99.
The service also doesn’t offer access to Hulu Plus, which Netflix does, but it’s available in a limited number of countries.
In addition, Hulu has been charging $10 to $25 per month for its subscription plan, which includes unlimited streaming of premium shows and movies and access to the Netflix streaming service.
Hulu’s $10/month plan is also available in the United States and Canada, and the service is available in all major regions except Australia.
Netflix has a $7.99/month subscription service that also includes access to movies and shows from Amazon and other partners.
In the United Kingdom, however, the service only includes Netflix, and users need to shell out a small fee to access the service, as well.
Netflix’s $9.99 Netflix Plus service includes access, but is available only in the U.K. and only in select countries.
Hulu, meanwhile, offers the service at a lower cost.
The company’s $7/month Hulu Plus is available to U.S. customers, and its $6/month HBO Plus is also in the UK and the U and Canada.
The latter costs $6, and is available on iOS and Android.
Hulu has long been known for its ad-supported streaming service, which allows users to watch premium content through its mobile app.
Netflix, however — which owns the streaming rights to a large swath of American TV — has been experimenting with more ad-friendly pricing for its streaming service in the hopes of winning over new customers.
In an effort to appeal to new subscribers, Hulu said it would begin charging for ads on its new NURETEC service starting July 4.
That means subscribers who sign up for Hulu’s streaming service will now be required to pay an additional $10 per month if they want to watch Netflix, according to VentureBeat.
Netflix will also start charging $7 for ad-shelved content and $7 per month to access other premium channels.
While NUREC’s $8/month service is not available in most countries, it is available worldwide, and that’s good news for Hulu, which has struggled to attract new subscribers to its service.
Netflix hasn’t disclosed subscriber numbers for NURTSEC, but a new report from The Information claims Hulu is pulling in more than 50 million monthly streaming subscribers.
Hulu did not immediately respond to a request for comment on NURTC’s new pricing.