Why would anyone pay for Hulu Plus? I don’t necessarily mean that in a disparaging way–because, while Netflix may have more films, they lag in the amount of television series available for viewing–but it’s less a question of content, than commercials.
You see, if you were to get Hulu Plus–which is supposedly somehow better than regular Hulu–you’d still get commercials. As I understand it, there are less of them, but a commercial is a commercial, which leads me to ask: When you subscribe to Hulu Plus, what are you paying for? Admittedly it’s cheap, only $7.99 a month, but what are you paying for, especially since you can watch Hulu for free, also with commercials (which I can understand because, in the case of Hulu, you aren’t paying for anything at all).
I suspect that it’s expensive enough for Hulu to acquire content that they need the commercials to make up the difference, but it’s a pretty awful way to differentiate themselves from the competition, and the primary reason why, when my Hulu Plus trial expired, I didn’t renew.