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Enjoy free Hulu Plus access on your Xbox 360 for this weekend only

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For this weekend only, Xbox 360 owners will be able to access Hulu Plus for free through until Sunday, August 4th. If you're not familiar with the brand, the service enables you to watch TV and movies on consoles. If you're on your Xbox this weekend, you'll be able to enjoy unlimited instant streaming of top TV shows and movies on Xbox Live through Hulu Plus.

It's been a superb week for Xbox owners regarding entertainment. As well as the above, Microsoft has also unveiled a new free trial offer for the service. Signing up today will see you receive two months of Hulu Plus for free.

Source: Xbox News

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Enjoy free Hulu Plus access on your Xbox 360 for this weekend only

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with these deals you ussually need to enter your credit card and then cancel in time, just too much hassle

How is that a hassle for 2 free months? You just log in and click "cancel subscription". You don't even need to call them.

I hear you.. But for me it is worth it and a great deal as well. We are behind on several shows and missed recording dozens of episodes. We have already watched 6-8 and should get them all in in the two free months however even if I don't cancel right away its only $8.00 a mo Bro, one MickyD meal... That's a deal considering they look to have just about every good TV show there is.

I've never spent $8 at McDonalds, and like McDonalds, Hulu isn't a service I need/want enough to pay for. Might check it out this weekend though.

Have you eaten at MickyD's lately? I remember when I was irritated to bust a fiver but here lately I can easily go over $7 if I upsize. Anyway my point is that if you consume movie and TV media Netflix and Hulu are very good deals imho at only $8 a month which is the cost of a fast food meal for many people. I can spend north of $30 for a meal out with my kids/wife one time or spend time with them catching up with TV shows all month for less than a third of that. Much better value I think.

Wow... The burger alone is over $5 in Australia. You wouldn't get much change from $10 for a large meal (we don't have super-size). I prefer Hungry Jacks / Burger King though because they have the Aussie Burger (whopper with egg, beetroot, bacon)

That's why I have switched over my comparisons to Subway or Chipotle. Both serve what I like and their prices help me in sub 10$ decisions. However, even then I still don't have Hulu Plus or cable. I live off xbmc & paid internet ;)

multiple ways of going around it if you don't want to provide your CC info:
1) use paypal. Hulu Plus does accept paypal. afterwards go to PayPal and take out the recurrent payment authorization in setting - my money (or something).
2) use a prepaid card. it does need to have some balance as i believe hulu will try to place a $1 temporary auth on it.
3) use a virtual credit card number. many banks and credit card companies offer this feature for free. afterwards void the virtual card number.
set up a reminder 2 months later to cancel it.

WPC has alot of international users. These kind of news should also mention what regions it is valid.

You have to be, all US services do IP region checks. People do US VPN in other countries but that is not simple for everyone and many don't prefer going via proxy for their other internet needs.

That's why you use a DNS service rather than a VPN or Proxy, that way your local access stays local and you're re-routed for service like Netflix, Hulu and BBC. It's as simple as putting different DNS entries in your home router and all your devices on the network get access.

It offers quite of bit of current season content. Whereas you might have to wait a bit for a shows recent episodes to appear on Netflix. Personally, I use both in tandem as one tends to have content the other doesn't

I hate that not all their shows can be seen on Xbox. Last time I tried it out, I had to use their website to view border wars. Why!?? I'm paying you, let me view all your content through Xbox. Has that changed now??

To me HULU has more current TV shows with more seasons while Netflix seems to have more current movies. Between the both of them they have what we need.

If you wanna watch TV shows from Fox, ABC, NBC & CW the next day after it airs, HULU+ is the way to go. Whilst Netflix offers TV shows that's usually over one Season old.

My thing is Netflix is better at almost Current Movies & HULU+ is better with Current TV Shows. Although Netflix is changing tha game with new Original Series like 'Orange is the New Black' & 'House of Cards'.

they are filtering content out for free users.   sign up for trial and content shows up.  poor form hulu....

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This is ridiculous, the Xbox News post provides absolutely no direction as to how this works out. I downloaded the app and it prompts for either a trial signup or Login, neither of which applies if you're not a Hulu Plus member but want to take advantage of this "free" weekend deal.