Hulu’s Free Streaming Option Is Shutting Down Soon

Joel Lee 09-08-2016

Hulu isn’t a bad service but it has long been overshadowed by both Netflix and Amazon Prime Video Netflix vs. Hulu vs. Amazon Prime: Which Should You Choose? It has been years since we've compared heavy-hitting streaming services, Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime. And with changes in pricing, content, quality, and interface, we thought it was time to revisit the topic. Read More , only offering two things above and beyond its competitors: one, immediate access to live seasons of TV, and two, a free streaming option.


And now one of those two advantages is being gutted.

In short, Hulu wants to be more like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video — licensing exclusive deals, incorporating into its library, and developing new and original content 16 Unmissable TV Shows You Should Watch on Hulu Right Now Netflix, Amazon are the current kings of online streaming. However, it would be a mistake to dismiss Hulu out of hand, as it hosts a number of truly unmissable TV shows. Shows like these... Read More .


By 2017, Hulu even hopes to launch a streaming service that lets you watch live TV. Pricing details aren’t available for that yet.

But if you’re a free user of Hulu, the world isn’t over yet! Most of its free content will be shifting to Yahoo View, a new ad-supported platform that will air the latest five episodes of various shows from ABC, NBC, and Fox (but with an eight-day delay after airing).


Yahoo View is already live, but expect to see more shows added to its library over the next few weeks as Hulu phases out its free option.

How do you feel about this change to Hulu? Will you be switching to Yahoo View? Or will you be subscribing to Hulu instead? Let us know your thoughts below!

Related topics: Freebies, Hulu, Media Streaming, Yahoo View.

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  1. Fred
    October 22, 2017 at 2:54 am

    I do not like this move by Hulu. They should have left it
    the way it was.

  2. Fred
    October 22, 2017 at 2:52 am

    I do not like this new move by Hulu. They should have kept
    it the was.

  3. Ricky
    September 8, 2017 at 12:37 am

    Never coming back on this website ever again.

  4. Ricky
    September 8, 2017 at 12:36 am

    I disagree with all non sense you wrote about sense8. . that season had all lesbian and gay crap in it and nothing else , season 1 was still ok but season 2 sucked like texas rangers..Come on , you wasted my time dude, you got a shit taste , that season is not even a inch near stranger things..I fast forwarded whole season. That indian crap in it was so irritating and those gays...I wish I could shoot them..eiwish I could make you get arrested for posting crap and waste people's time..sense8 is 3.4/10