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Ariella
Ariella
5/13/2019 10:53:12 AM
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Re: Hulu subscribers
@Donebrowne I guess that depends on how much the ads bother you. I think there is also some more selection ability with the paid service, though I don't use Spotify myself and can't be sure.

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DonBrowne
DonBrowne
5/13/2019 9:54:22 AM
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Re: Hulu subscribers
While I've yet to become a paid subscriber to any service, it does seem that Hulu might be on to something as they "bundled its video service at no extra charge with Spotify's premium music offering." While that's a savings for the pocketbook of subscribers, I'm not convinced that even Spotify's premium is worth the cost, as it only deletes the very few ads that free subscribers have to hear on the music service.

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Ariella
Ariella
5/12/2019 6:49:53 PM
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Re: Hulu subscribers
@mhhf1ve Yes, that makes sense, though I wonder how many people will keep up multiple subscriptions. Perhaps it will be viewed somewhat like newspapers. Back in the day when they were a regular thing, some people subscribed to multiple papers to keep on top of all the types of news they want to know.

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Ariella
Ariella
5/12/2019 6:49:50 PM
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Re: Hulu subscribers
@mhhf1ve Yes, that makes sense, though I wonder how many people will keep up multiple subscriptions. Perhaps it will be viewed somewhat like newspapers. Back in the day when they were a regular thing, some people subscribed to multiple papers to keep on top of all the types of news they want to know.

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
5/10/2019 11:27:09 PM
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Re: Hulu subscribers
I think eventually each streaming service will have a niche audience-- like Disney will appeal to kids and family friendly content. HBO will target more mature audiences... Amazon will target demographics with the most spending power... etc etc

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Ariella
Ariella
5/10/2019 5:54:04 PM
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Re: Hulu subscribers
@afwriter @mhhf1ve do you think the average person will settle for just one or the other, or will they pay for multiple services b/c of FOMO.

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
5/9/2019 8:51:03 PM
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Re: Hulu subscribers
I think you're correct. Hulu will have a slight advantage in the new content available, but it will still have to keep up with generating content that users will want to pay for separately from HBO or whatever cable packages are vying against it.

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afwriter
afwriter
5/8/2019 1:09:52 AM
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Re: Hulu subscribers
I may be wrong but with all the mergers I think Hulu may be a majority Disney property now. They are definitely not on Netflix's level for original content but they do have the benefit of having new shows the day after they premier which Netflix can't do.

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
5/8/2019 12:35:21 AM
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Re: Hulu subscribers
Hulu and Netflix have similar business models, but I wonder if Hulu can really compete without more content -- both original series and licensed shows. Netflix will lose Disney content soon, so that will be an indication of how things might go for Hulu.

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afwriter
afwriter
5/7/2019 6:17:34 PM
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Re: Hulu subscribers
I'm sure it helped, but I also think that Hulu is sneaky good and getting better. Their original content is pretty good and I am a huge fan of the originals they are doing with Blumhouse. I would expect to see growth from Hulu even with Disney's streaming service being announced.

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