So you'd think it would make sense today. It doesn't.
I don't think the people writing about it know Hulu.
First off, there was already a deal with the CW and Hulu. Nasdaq is only one reporting that has no idea about that. Since CBS owns half of the CW (Warner Bros. owns the other half), does that mean it will be like CW's deal?
CW's deal gives Hulu the right to show the latest episode one week after it airs.
Is that what it will be with CBS? The way it reads, no. But again, I'm not sure people writing about this stream Hulu because there seems to be a lot of confusion.
Hulu Plus is $7.99 a month.
I don't have it.
Streaming Netflix is $7.99 a month. I have that. I wouldn't pay for Netflix stream alone. I have a four disc thing in addition to streaming. That makes it worth keeping for me. (I pay additional for the disc program.) If I dropped to just streaming? I would drop Netflix. They don't have enough good content. Unlike Hulu, however, they don't require you to watch commercials. (Hulu for free requires you to as does the Hulu Plus you pay $7.99 for.)
Guess what else is $7.99 a month?
No, it's $79 a month!
"Washington Post" reports you can now pay monthly -- $7.99 a month. For 12 months. Which will cost you more than the lump sum. It will also allow you to see if it's worth having for even two months.
I haven't checked out Amazon Prime. I'll probably do that sometime in December if not sooner.
The news of the CBS deal with Hulu Plus and Amazon Prime's new pricing should really nudge/shove Netflix into getting more content. Let's hope.
I'm avoiding the election tonight. I don't want to stay up all night. So I'm not watching live TV. (I've got DVDs and two friends over. We're taking a break so I can blog.) I'll deal with whatever happens tomorrow.
And I thought I'd focus on something other than the election for those who are as sick of it as most Americans are.
Going out with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"