Hulu Plus subscription service on the way? Reports say iPad trial coming soon

If rumor volume has anything to say about it, Hulu Plus will be up and running as a subscription service for the iPad by the end of the month.

But, rumors about a paid-version of the online video catch-up service have flared before, mostly from leaks to the Los Angeles Times.

This time, however, it's the Wall Street Journal--which is owned by News Corp., one of Hulu's parents, along with NBC Universal and Disney--that's floating the rumor, saying it heard from people who've been briefed on the plan, that Hulu will test the waters with an invitation-only beta. The Journal says Hulu is still finalizing deals with content owners.

In keeping with past rumors, subscribers would pay about $10 for access to more premium content and also would be able to watch Hulu on the Adobe Flash-less iPad, which would be a major coup for Apple.

Of course, there's a caveat... the WSJ says its sources warn the trial could be pushed back a bit unless everything falls into place quickly.

So, another rumor that falls flat? Or does this balloon soar? Stay tuned.

For more:
- see this article

Related articles:
Rumor mill: Subscription Hulu is coming to iPad
Hulu player gets updated, improved; HTML5 still a no-go, sorry
Hulu developing subscription model app for Apple's iPad

Suggested Articles

Alan Wolk, co-founder and lead analyst at TV[R]EV, breaks down what Google needs to do to break into the connected TV market.

Another splashy streaming service debut may be sullied by distribution woes.

Sling TV is an elder statesman of the virtual MVPD community.