We've shared our moans and groans about the iPad not having Flash, but apparently Hulu and Apple aren't done talking yet. According to Wall Street Journal's All Things Digital, mainly sources are claiming, "The most likely scenario is one where access to Hulu on the iPad comes as part of a subscription package." Hmm.. paid subscription, eh? We'll have to think about that one...
We like the idea of getting services we love playing nice with devices of the future, but having to cough up cash to continue watching ads anyway - we're not too sure how comfortable we feel with that.
While this would ultimately benefit both iPad owners, Hulu's supported networks, and Hulu lovers alike, users are ultimately smart people who aren't willing to dill out cash left and right for the same service on a different device. This is how DRM got driven into the ground and we highly doubt it'll work well on services.
Lastly, the report ends with the bad news, stating Hulu would be unlikely to make it on the iPad before the device reaches consumers later next month. Bummer.
[Via Cult of Mac]