After nearly a decade of streaming TV shows and other videos on-demand to watchers willing to sit through advertisements, Hulu is killing the free version of its service.
Going forward, you ll need to pony up $8 per month to continue using Hulu—and you ll still need to sit through ads with a subscription unless you upgrade to a $12 per month No Commercials plan.
The free videos aren t disappearing entirely, though.
Yahoo inked a deal with Hulu to show a smaller selection of content on a new, ad-supported Yahoo View website, which is already live.
Yahoo View includes several viewing limitations, however.
Only the five most recent episodes of shows from ABC, NBC, and FOX will be available, and those will only appear on Yahoo s site eight days after the original air date.