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Hulu and AT&T may implement 'pause ads' within their streaming services in 2019

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According to Variety, Hulu and AT&T might implement "pause ads" within their video streaming platforms sometime in 2019. These ads will, as the name implies, appear whenever a user pauses a video stream; perhaps to grab a snack, take a walk around their room, or go to the restroom.
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What happens when you hit play? Does the ad end or do you have to wait until it finishes? Also, will this effect the current ad scheme?


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What happens when you hit play? Does the ad end or do you have to wait until it finishes? Also, will this effect the current ad scheme?


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Why I pay a little extra to get no ads on Hulu. Saves time too. As for "pause ads" there is a little button on the remote labeled "mute" which comes in handy which I use if I watch any of the sites that are only ad supported.
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Why I pay a little extra to get no ads on Hulu. Saves time too. As for "pause ads" there is a little button on the remote labeled "mute" which comes in handy which I use if I watch any of the sites that are only ad supported.
My wife signed up for Hulu at 99 cents a month. Once it goes back to the regular price... we're gone.


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My wife signed up for Hulu at 99 cents a month. Once it goes back to the regular price... we're gone.


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Gonna pop the extra $4 a month for no ads if it's available with that promo?
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Gonna pop the extra $4 a month for no ads if it's available with that promo?
I don't believe it is. Besides, my wife claims, unlike regular TV, the ads are short and there are only a couple of them per episode.


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I hope they have a delay before the ad pops up or I can exit the ad and go back to the still frame. I often hit pause so I can get a better look at something on the screen.
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I don't believe it is. Besides, my wife claims, unlike regular TV, the ads are short and there are only a couple of them per episode.
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That's usually the case for ad supported streaming. VUDU would often have only one ad and in some cases some big company would run one ad which was at the beginning. The last time I was watching VUDU's free offerings the ads were trailers for movies they rent or sell.


When I began watching episodes streaming probably over 10 years ago they seemed to only be able find a few advertisers will to place ads and it would often just be one 15 second ad per break.


Still even with Hulu you're usually getting an additional 10 minutes of ads for a 42 minute show adding up to 52 minutes of your time.
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That's usually the case for ad supported streaming. VUDU would often have only one ad and in some cases some big company would run one ad which was at the beginning. The last time I was watching VUDU's free offerings the ads were trailers for movies they rent or sell.


When I began watching episodes streaming probably over 10 years ago they seemed to only be able find a few advertisers will to place ads and it would often just be one 15 second ad per break.


Still even with Hulu you're usually getting an additional 10 minutes of ads for a 42 minute show adding up to 52 minutes of your time.


My wife claims it's a bit less then that. 90 second breaks for a total of 8 or 9 minutes. Personally I prefer not to watch any, which is why I have 4 DVR's. Hulu is best suited for cord cutters, but at 99 cents, WTF.



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I pay Hulu extra each, to not have commercials. The very first time I see a commercial on their site/app, I will cancel my subscription immediately. That's a promise.
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