To be fair, Hulu Plus is not advertised as a commercial-free experience. The thing is, they don’t point out the fact that ads exist in the paid version, either. I think many other potential customers are in the same boat as I, assuming that the service was intended to be competitive with similar services.
I’d much rather pay a few extra dollars a month for commercial-free programming than pay $1 less than Netflix but have to sit through dozens of commercials every hour of viewing.
Hopefully they consider changing their business model to get profit from their customer base instead of advertisers. Maybe even test it out, give us a choice, the current price + commercials or a higher price with no commercials.. who knows, we’ll see.
I’ve kept my eye on Hulu since it was in its infancy, as I see a lot of potential here; nonetheless, you still will not get a cent out of me until/unless I can get a commercial-free service, otherwise I’ll just stick to the limitation of only watching on the computer, and using similar services for whatever I can’t get here.
In any case, it was fun getting another Hulu Plus trial considering it’s been a few years since my last one.