Free TV streaming through HULU is coming to a close, as the the streaming service looks to eliminate unpaid streaming from its platform in the coming days.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, HULU will notify customers this week to alert them of the change, and offer a free trial of their now paid-only subscription services.
During its nine years of existence, the company has offered provided paid packages, along with limited ads and another that was totally free of advertisements.
“For the past couple years, we’ve been focused on building a subscription service that provides the deepest, most personalized content experience possible to our viewers. As we have continued to enhance that offering with new originals, exclusive acquisitions, and movies, the free service became very limited and no longer aligned with the Hulu experience or content strategy,” Ben Smith, Hulu’s Senior VP told THR.
Furthermore, HULU plans to begin offering livestreaming in 2017.