Hulu weeks away from offering subscription service, support for iPad, Xbox 360. Will you pay?

It's no secret that Hulu has been readying a subscription service for the older shows it offers for online viewing, but Reuters reports that the site is now just a month or two away from launching. In addition, Hulu is readying support for additional devices, such as the iPad and Xbox 360.

It's no secret that Hulu has been readying a subscription service for the older shows it offers for online viewing, but Reuters reports that the site is now just a month or two away from launching. In addition, Hulu is readying support for additional devices, such as the iPad and Xbox 360.

The moves will put Hulu more in competition with Netflix for the streaming video market. Netflix supports both the Apple tablet and Microsoft's videogame console, but Hulu currently won't work with the iPad's browser, which everybody knows does not support Adobe Flash. New episodes of popular TV shows will still be free on Hulu, at least for the time being.

Whether the paid service will succeed ultimately comes down to how cheap the subscription is, and what kind of restrictions Hulu puts on it—for instance, what constitutes "older" content that would fall under the subscription plan. With people already paying for TV and probably videos through Netflix, Redbox, or Blockbuster, is there room in the old wallet for Hulu's content? How much would you pay for a Hulu subscription, if anything? Let us know your opinion by voting in the poll below.

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