UPDATE: Last I tried it, Adblock doesn’t block Hulu ads. I don’t currently know of any free way to do it. The rest of this post was written at a time that it worked.
Did you wonder why Adblock Plus was blocking Hulu commercials and then stopped working? The default adblock plus list (easylist) seems to have some exceptions that break the Hulu commercial blocking. Go into your Adblock Plus preferences and disable any lightningcast or hulu exceptions that begin with @@. Then, these adblocks should work:
This is blocking commercials. We’ll see if it continues to work.
UPDATE: Hulu commercial blocking doesn’t work anymore using adblock. I’m guessing Hulu watches for methods to block their commercials and blocks the blockers. At best, you’ll get a 30 second static screen that complains about not reaching the commercial server. Hulu’s been pretty useless to me anyway, since they only carry 5 episodes at a time. I want to see an old season…not 5 measly new episodes where I don’t know the background.