RunningBest wrote:Hulu vs Hulu+Hulu
I am new user to Roku. In my set up I opted for Hulu Plus, thinking it would have the same channel offerings as Hulu. I am frustrated because "Hulu Plus" does not have all the channels as Hulu.
(or Hulu Standard/Free) has a catalog of shows that are available for free viewing on a computer, in a Web browser
or using the Hulu Desktop application (from Hulu Labs).Hulu+
(or Hulu Plus) has a different catalog of shows
that are available for viewing on a computer, in a Web browser or using the Hulu Desktop application (from Hulu Labs), or on devices
such as Roku, tablets (iPad, etc), smart phones (iPhone, Droid, etc).
A Hulu+ subscription ($8/month) adds
the the Hulu+ catalog to your viewing capabilities. It does not
get you the ability to view Hulu Standard/Free content outside a Web browser/Hulu Desktop method.
$7.99 for what?!
Is there a way to just get Hulu on Roku or will I be a hostage of "Hulu Plus" forever.
The $7.99 is for a separate catalog
of shows. These shows have the additional advantage of being able to be viewed on a device (Roku, etc). It is not
for the ability to view Hulu Standard/Free content on a non-computer device.
You didn't ask why, but here's an answer anyway. The people that own the shows don't allow some content to be viewed on a device/outside a browser/Desktop app. Hulu doesn't control this. And, of course, neither does Roku.
Oh, and like you, I really really really want to be able to watch standard content on a device, rather than on a computer. But, then, I want several things I don't get.