Premium content — especially from the current TV season — is not only expensive to make and license, but we also want to compensate our content partners fairly for the valuable and unique entertainment they provide.
A Hulu subscription offers what no other streaming content service on the market today can: current season episodes of popular shows like Empire, South Park, and Modern Family, and full series runs (all episodes from every season) of popular library shows. We have found that by including a modest commercial load, we can keep the price for Hulu subscribers under eight bucks, while still providing users with access to stellar shows on the devices of their choice. While not all shows on Hulu have commercial breaks, such as SHOWTIME® content, it's expected that shows exclusive to Hulu will include commercials. To see a full list please go to Hulu Content page.
We're continually working to tailor the ad and commercial experience to your interests in an effort to make the advertising you see on Hulu more relevant and useful to you.