Hulu Class Action: Service is Throttled – You May Be Owed Money
If you have Hulu, then you’ll want to read this! Because, Hulu is in court for alleged streaming issues. And, they’re alleging that Hulu is not providing the promised high quality experience on all devices. In other words, they’re saying they are throttling service or slowing down streaming.
The Hulu class action lawsuit alleges that Hulu is throttling service for users who access content through web browsers. In other words, Hulu isn’t providing the same speed and quality to some subscribers.
Plaintiffs filed this class action lawsuit on April 16 in the Los Angeles Superior Court. And, it alleges that Hulu streaming wants to force users toward its app to collect more user data.
The Hulu Web Browser Class Action Lawsuit is Atkinson, et al. v. Fox-Hulu Holdings Inc., et al., Case No. 20STCV14790, in the Superior Court of the State of California for the County of Los Angeles.
In response to one inquiry, a Hulu representative wrote that the company was “aware of this issue,” and was actively working to “re-enable High Definition streaming on Hulu.com.” Nine months later, another customer commented that the problem persisted for them. That person wrote it was “a clear indication that Hulu is prioritizing HD to TV’s…While PC users are getting the short-end.” -Source, Popular Mechanics
As the case moves forward, the plaintiffs are seeking class action status that would cover all Hulu subscribers in the U.S.
Hulu is an American subscription video on demand service fully controlled and majority-owned by Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer & International, a business segment of The Walt Disney Company, with NBCUniversal, owned by Comcast, as an equity stakeholder. – Wikipedia