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Free Hulu channel on roku?

Postby darylikt » Wed Jul 20, 2011 5:46 pm

I see Hulu plus listed in the channels Roku is able to receive, but never just Hulu. Is a subscription required to use Hulu with Roku?
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Re: Free Hulu channel on roku?

Postby kc8pql » Wed Jul 20, 2011 5:49 pm

Hulu is computer only. Hulu + only is available to devices.
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Re: Free Hulu channel on roku?

Postby mikebdoss » Wed Jul 20, 2011 5:50 pm

darylikt wrote:I see Hulu plus listed in the channels Roku is able to receive, but never just Hulu. Is a subscription required to use Hulu with Roku?


"Regular" Hulu isn't available on any of the TV set-top boxes, Roku included. It's a licensing issue on the Roku side - they're only able to stream the "Plus" content.
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Re: Free Hulu channel on roku?

Postby stratcat96 » Wed Jul 20, 2011 5:51 pm

unfortunately no streaming box or mobile device is going to get you hulu.com, as Hulu+ is the only way to receive the hulu content. And yes it does require a subscription. Hulu+ does offer full seasons and usually 24hr turn around from show airing to when its available to view. Hulu.com sometimes ranges from a week to 30 days.. Go to hulu.com/plus to investigate what the service is about, what shows are offered, and whether the service can fit your needs
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Re: Free Hulu channel on roku?

Postby TheEndless » Wed Jul 20, 2011 6:00 pm

mikebdoss wrote:It's a licensing issue on the Roku side

The licensing issue is actually on the Hulu side. They're not allowed to stream the non-Plus content to any devices other than a computer.
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Re: Free Hulu channel on roku?

Postby leakman7 » Wed Jul 20, 2011 6:26 pm

That's Hulu's loss. I subscribed for a couple of weeks, but dropped them after discovering most of the content I wanted was on regular Hulu. The subscription is just not worth it for me.

It's kind of splitting hairs. The Roku is a computer, though a highly specialized one.
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Re: Free Hulu channel on roku?

Postby mikebdoss » Wed Jul 20, 2011 6:37 pm

TheEndless wrote:
mikebdoss wrote:It's a licensing issue on the Roku side

The licensing issue is actually on the Hulu side. They're not allowed to stream the non-Plus content to any devices other than a computer.


Absolutely. I misspoke.
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