Anime News: Yahoo View

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The streaming service and competitor to Netflix, Hulu, announced yesterday that they stop free streaming their shows and move on to a paid subscription plan. Along with this, they will also be moving the this plan to a new service by Yahoo called Yahoo View. Based on what the article says, Yahoo View will have anime, Korean Dramas and movies along with 5 latest episodes from TV shows from channels ABC, NBC, and Fox eight days ahead the original broadcast.

The fee will be $7.99 with commercials a month and it will be $11.99 for a month without commercials.

Yahoo View will include a “beyond the episode” section where it will include a community-watch experience. Viewers will be able to view memes and GIFs from Tumblr and it will include a “block content” feature to avoid spoilers while watching episodes. Yahoo View is hoping to also be included in phone apps.

What do you guys think about this news? Are willing to try out Hulu and the Yahoo View? Comment below.

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42 thoughts on “Anime News: Yahoo View

  1. I was confused, but it sounds like Yahoo View will still have the Netflix stuff, they are just hosting it. It is still free, just a different site. It is still confusing though.
    Another note they did not say when this will go into place which is also confusing.

  2. Aw, this is a shame. I used Hulu a lot, but I don’t want to pay any monthly fees. Looks like it’s time to watch more anime from other sites. Hulu will be missed!

    • I wouldn’t even pay with ads. Hulu is going to make it worse for itself. I don’t use it much but I always thought that Hulu was well-known for it’s free service of streaming.

      • Definitely, removing that key aspect is really going to hurt the website. I expect that its views will probably drop by 50% or higher considering how many other sites are available for anime. (That are free!)

      • True. With this new deal, I think most people will turn away from this and try to stick with other options. I know that anime sites like Crunchyroll, Viz and many more are available for free users.

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