AT&T customers to receive free Hulu content later this year

Later this year, AT&T customers will be able to access some Hulu content through the AT&T app as well as the web for free, thanks to a new partnership. Under the new partnership, AT&T customers will be able to view short clips and select short-form content from within the app, and the two companies are even exploring the possibility of bringing a Hulu app to TV's.

Tim Connolly, Hulu's senior vice president of partnerships and distribution said:

"At Hulu, we strive to create the best possible video experience for customers – offering them the ability to view their favorite content, when, where and how they want. We are excited to be working with AT&T to connect its customers with our premium content on every screen."

At this time there is no specifics on when customers will be able to take advantage of the offer, so stay tuned for additional information.

Source: AT&T

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71 Comments
  • wow. first time i feel like ATT is giving back something
  • How cute, you bought into that as if they were giving you something back... No no my friend. They are giving you an $8 subscription freely, in hopes that you pay by far more than that in overages for data, or get a bigger data plan package to view Hulu. The actual Hulu content is free, but not the means to view it.
  • It'll be interesting to see. A while ago AT&T started letting companies pay them for access to their services that don't count against users data plan. I forget what that was called but it is very anti-net neutrality. --- This message brought to you via the sarcasm keyboard available for download at the Google Play Store.
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  • It would've been fantastic for consumers Posted via the Android Central App
  • You don't understand what net neutrality means.
    Let me explain you by example. Suppose you want to start a new online ecommerce business and of course as a startup you have limited funds. Now Amazon gets in contract with internet providers to serve his website or app for free...what would be your strategy if any? Now think a bit further globally...and about countries where internet is not yet cheap...what consumer will do? Pay for internet so that he can do business with you or access Amazon for free?
    Do you still think net neutrality is a made up concept? Posted via the Samsung Galaxy Note® 4
  • Let the market place handle it. Sheesh. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Except that was stopped when TM tried to do it because of net neutrality.
  • No consumer should support this nonsense about "net neutrality." It's a made up concept that is not consumer friendly. Posted via the Android Central App
  • At the risk of feeding trolls... "No consumer should listen to Rebelfury76's argument. It's made up and not consumer friendly." See, I can do it too. It generally helps to have data to support your arguments. For example, look at the extortion Netflix was subject to with Comcast. I'd say that's a pretty good example of why net neutrality is not "made up".
  • Except Netflix is now backtracking on their previous net neutrality stance.
    http://reason.com/blog/2015/03/05/netflix-may-already-regret-its-support-f
  • Dude, WiFi. I swear sometimes you people are never happy. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Agreed. It's free. Why complain about something that is free Posted via my Samsung Mobile Insights Program injected Note 3 :D
  • Because the Internet.
  • Need to find out if it's free with u verse TV or free for all... Posted via the Android Central App
  • Exactly what I was thinking!
  • I know right! it's not like you're going to watch Hulu and drain all your DATA.
  • Stop being sensible! Posted from my Nexus 5 via Android Central App
  • What if it is only free if you are on att data network? Now read your above comment on net neutrality... May be this will make sense now. Posted via the Samsung Galaxy Note® 4
  • I highly doubt they'll make that move. I used to work there as a sales rep and I don't feel like that would be the direction they'd go. I could be wrong but I doubt it. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Wow, ok mr. reality...they are technically "giving something back" if your bill stays the same and now you have a free hulu subscribtion (for however long). And plus if I'm on wifi in my house, I can use chromecast and/or roku to have it on ma tayvay and not use that precious data. Overall it's a cool thing for ATT to do even though we all know they are the devil.
  • Exactly... Posted via the Android Central App
  • >rwalford79: Dude calm down. I have Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Crackle and a few others and I'll gladly take eight dollars a month off my subscriptions. I'm gonna get HBO Now when it comes out in a few months or right after GOT season 5 is over (crap deal with Apple) and it will help subsidize that cost now. Besides- I have 30gb of data on my family plan WITH rollover because of their (unheard of) double data offer they were having awhile back. I don't think I'll be going through that anytime soon. My home cable internet also comes with free wifi hot spots around town where I live and obviously AT&T has wifi around town as well. In addition to their 30gb a month for the price of 15 with rollover, this is all very unlike AT&T. Google employees are somehow infiltrating it and working at the top. Gotta be it. It's just all illogical. Next thing you know they'll be installing only removable bloatware, and mute the annoying sound on their phone boot animation. Then it will be the end of the world. Batman uses a Nexus and Hello Kitty likes TouchWiz.
  • I fell for the double data also... Posted via the Android Central App
  • Fell for it? Its a crazy good deal and got me off my unlimited plan. With family share data at 15GB a month mine doubled to 30 and a month worth rolls over. I have TRIED to use it all and cant. I stream daily at work, I stream on the way home from work and on the way to work daily. I just went to the next month on my plan and have 54GB to use this month. Its an amazing deal for in my opinion.
  • I have 30gb, too. My kids come close to using it all each month. What a crazy-good deal that was. Posted via Android Central App
  • It's a good thing I have unlimited data on my work phone. Also, wifi.
  • Very good point... This "deal" feels as a bit of a ripoff as it's only for short form content and not actual episodes of TV series ... such as a free streaming Hulu plus account would be Posted via the Android Central App
  • I believe the correct term for this is a reach around (I too have AT&T btw) Posted via the Android Central App
  • I agree. This is amazing. AC App via Nexus 5
  • Network neutrality for the win! /s EDIT: I wonder if they'll leave out grandfathered unlimited users. That'll be interesting.
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  • Hope so. Your unlimited plan is a scam, you're not getting a good deal. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I have U Verse internet, does that count. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I didn't think of this. I hope it's not just wireless customers.
  • It almost certainly will be. Hulu is a competitor to Uverse, and they likely wouldn't be shilling for each other. For the wireless carrier, Hulu is a great way to get people to use up their data. That being said, even if it's only partial content, free is nice and I'm sure people will appreciate it. Posted via the Android Central App powered by Droid Turbo
  • i hulu plus ad free?
  • no, stupid commercials even with a paid account
  • Very few commercials, though, and you get yesterday's stuff today, instead of six months to forever later. Posted via the Android Central App powered by Droid Turbo
  • ATT? What's the catch? Posted via the Android Central App
  • I like this! I've never used Hulu but now I have a reason to. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I wish this would extend to AT&T U-Verse customers :(
  • Or maybe T-Mobile should come up with the same for Netflix :D
  • And all you assholes do is bitch about them Posted via the Android Central App
  • Just commenting on the picture, "No Game No Life" good one! Here's hoping for a season 2...
  • Sweet, was thinking of changing carriers! Not anymore :D Posted via my Samsung Mobile Insights Program injected Note 3 :D
  • What do they mean, "bringing a Hulu app to TV's"? My Roku already has a Hulu app. Though I don't pay for Hulu Plus so I can't use it. I still don't like that you get served Ads even when you're paying for the subscription. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Is at@t is going to be charging for qhuh can't spell it
  • Yeah this is tight but I'm wondering how long the subscription will be free and if it will be applicable to set top box apps as well as mobile apps.
  • Great! Looking forward to saving the Hulu+ subscription fee I'm currently paying.
  • Still need it, this is limited content...all the good stuff isn't included.
  • Interesting.. since I stream all content with my Roku and Hulu has had a channel for years, I wonder if as an ATT customer if the channel authentication will work once ATT moves ahead with this.. A very interesting idea they have here I must say.
  • This better not only apply to new customers. Batman uses a Nexus and Hello Kitty likes TouchWiz.
  • The article implied quite the opposite. --- This message brought to you via the sarcasm keyboard available for download at the Google Play Store.
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  • It's a lot cheaper to just get Tmobile and pay yourself for any service you prefer... Netflix, Hulu... Etc Posted via Android Central App
  • Except for the numerous places where t-mobile doesn't work. My friend here in LA tried to be cheap with TMob, but too many dead spots. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Your friend is a loser who should have done some more research. --- This message brought to you via the sarcasm keyboard available for download at the Google Play Store.
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  • I tried Tmobile.. Bought their sim card and 1month of service... They haven't improved enough for me to switch.. Can't go more than 5 miles away from my house without no service... Yuck... Posted via the Android Central App from my HTC m8
  • Free Ads!
  • It says view short clips and select short form content though. Isn't that already free from Hulu desktop site without a subscription?
  • I was going to say the same thing. This doesn't sound like a HULU Plus account, to me. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Exactly, I'm not sure how everyone before us missed this wordage. But it does not say we all get a free Hulu plus account. Posted from Nexus 6
  • That's exactly what I was wondering. So, it's not regular Hulu and it's not Hulu Plus, so it's Hulu... Lite? Hulu... Minus? Hulu/0?
  • Looking into the details this really looks like a big nothing. It's NOT a true Hulu Plus subscription and will only be available thru some crappy AT&T app or thru their website for a PC. Pretty sure that means no using Chromecast or Amazon Fire with it. Plus Hulu buries you in commercials, thanks but uhhh I'll pass.
  • As much as I'd like to be a Hulu user I just cant seem to get into it. I even got a 12 month gift card for the service and think I maybe watched it for a month at most. The commercials are just to much. I seem to get the same one over and over again. It drives me insane.
  • Hulu is commercial free, right? Like Amazon and Netflix?
  • yes there are commercials, even on Hulu Plus. Doesn't really make it very attractive https://www.androidcentral.com/e?link=https2F%2Fclick.linksynergy.co...
  • Wait......this article says "will be able to view short clips and select short-form content from within the app. Short clips do not equal a free unlimited Hulu subscription. To me it says I can watch short clips from within the at&t app(whatever this means?). It doesn't say anything about the full $8 access for free?? Posted via the Android Central App
  • I love AT&T. No complaints at all. Posted via Android Central App
  • Did most of you read the article?
    This is basically going to be a bunch of crap for you to watch..
    Short clips and previews...
    You won't be watching yesterday's shows tomorrow. Everything I needed to know, I learned from kayaking a good creek.
  • Yeah this article is deceiving. If you read the source link it indicates: "AT&T customers will be able to browse Hulu programs and select the shows they want to watch through an AT&T app for mobile device viewing or an AT&T website for Internet viewing. Combined with a leading TV Everywhere catalog, AT&T customers subscribing to Hulu will have one of the best selections available of current and past season full episodes. AT&T and Hulu also are exploring the possibility of bringing a Hulu app to TV." Notice the part about "AT&T customers subscribing to Hulu will have one of the best selections available of current and past season full episodes. " so you will still need a subscription to access the full content.
  • This means nothing to me. I already pay for Hulu. What I want is AT&T to do a better job with network consistency and reliability. It's great when it's great but horrible when and where it is not (no middle ground). I live in a coastal tourist area. NO reason there should be so many dead zones. REALLY makes me want to try Google Fi.
  • Nothing that I would be interested in. I used to have an LG Vue Plus with a digital tv built in, then AT&T killed the service so they could use the spectrum elsewhere. Now I just load my own movies, watch YouTube, or Google play. Posted via the Android Central App