The free Hulu you know, with the last five episodes of most sponsored shows available for streaming, with ads, will still exist. But Hulu looks to be pushing Hulu Plus, a $10 per month archive access plan, as early as late May.
That’s according to the Los Angeles Times, which cites “people with knowledge of the plans” as saying that Hulu will offer access to the older episodes of many shows for $9.95 per month. No word on whether that access will also launch with support for streaming on certain devices, though there’s already an Android phone purported to have a Hulu app, and an iPad app on the way, one that will presumably make use of that $9.95/month subscription plan.
Are you buying? If it’s the whole current season of my shows (or even more), $10/month lets me throw out my TiVo. I’m sold.