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Cable companies are faced with a decision as more and more TV viewers cut the cord in favor of streaming -- evolve or become extinct. Only one of those options is enticing, and so Cablevision has gone and inked a deal with Hulu to apparently resell its Hulu Plus subscription service to its Optimum customers. As such, Cablevision becomes the first cable or satellite or TV provider to distribute Hulu. We say "apparently" because the press release Cablevision put out is short on details. The alternative to reselling Hulu Plus would be to offer it as a free service to Optimum subscribers, either as part of the package or possible dangle it as an incentive to customers who call to cancel their service.... Read more...
The ability to stream movies and other content to your TV is relatively commonplace thanks to set top boxes such as the Roku 3, Apple TV, gaming consoles that support streaming, and built-in functionality that comes with many of today’s Blu-ray players and TVs. Even so, there’s always room for additional competition, right? Amazon believes there is, and recently launched its Fire TV to prove it. Amazon Fire TV provides access to a number of popular services including Netflix, Prime Instant Video, Hulu Plus, WatchESPN, Showtime Anytime, Pandora, tunein, YouTube, Vimeo, Crackle, and much more. You can also rent videos, view photos, stream music, and play games using the Fire TV. Recognizing... Read more...
The ability to stream movies and other content to your TV is relatively commonplace thanks to set top boxes such as the Roku 3, Apple TV, gaming consoles that support streaming, and built-in functionality that comes with many of today’s Blu-ray players and TVs. Even so, there’s always room for additional competition, right? Amazon believes there is, and recently launched its Fire TV to prove it. Amazon Fire TV provides access to a number of popular services including Netflix, Prime Instant Video, Hulu Plus, WatchESPN, Showtime Anytime, Pandora, tunein, YouTube, Vimeo, Crackle, and much more. You can also rent videos, view photos, stream music, and play games using the Fire TV. Recognizing... Read more...
Hulu may have made some of its fans sweat by waiting until nearly the last minute to confirm its Hulu Plus service will indeed be offered on Sony's upcoming PlayStation 4 console on day of release (which, if you weren't aware, is this Friday, November 15th). The Hulu Plus app will actually launch to PS4 a couple of days early on November 13th to accommodate those users who might be getting their hands on the next generation console ahead of the official launch. This may go down as one of the biggest console launches in history, and with that in mind, Hulu didn't just port its Hulu Plus app over to PS4. There are some features and tweaks designed specifically for Sony's next generation game console.... Read more...
Hulu Plus is available to watch almost anywhere, though up until today, Nintendo 3DS and 2DS owners have been exempt from the streaming party. Not anymore. Hulu Plus has joined the Nintendo 3DS family with a "unique app" that's been designed to blend the Hulu Plus and Nintendo user experience by taking full advantage of both screens. The clever implementation allows you to scroll through the various TV shows and movies on the bottom screen and then play them on the main display. You can also use the bottom touchscreen to pause, play, and seek. All of these options are available even when a show or movie is playing on the main display. Like on every other platform, Hulu Plus remembers where you... Read more...
There was already a lot to like about Google's Chromecast device (check out our review), a $35 dongle that you plug into your big screen TV's HDMI port for streaming fun, and now it's even better. That's because Google and Hulu have been working together to build a Hulu Plus app for Chromecast, and that app is now available to download from Google Play (Android) and iTunes (iOS), Hulu announced in a blog post. "For owners of a Chromecast device, the Hulu Plus app on your phone or tablet makes it easy to control Hulu Plus on your TV. Just fire up the Hulu Plus app on your mobile device, connect to Chromecast and start watching," Hulu said. "A simple tap on your mobile device screen allows you... Read more...
Hulu is giddy about a redesigned Apple TV app it just released, and Apple TV users should be just as excited. After all, it's been about a long time since Hulu touched the app, and this latest update purportedly offers an entirely new experience built "from the ground up" with an emphasis on making it easier to find favorite TV episodes and discover new shows. "When redesigning the experience, we looked for ways to grant you instant access to exactly what you want to watch. Once you decide on the show you want to watch, simply press the 'Play' button and the latest episode of the series will automatically start playing," Hulu explained in a blog post. The redesigned app adds content categories... Read more...
Online streaming video site Hulu is expected to announce that it has 2 million subscribers for its premium Hulu Plus service, The New York Times reports. Hulu Plus runs $8 per month and is available on a wide range of devices, most recently having been added as an app to the Xbox 360 console. That figure represents 500,000 more subscribers than what Hulu Plus had at the end of 2011. There's no single reason for Hulu's rapid growth, and instead a variety of factors deserve credit. Launching on the Xbox 360 no doubt helped push Hulu Plus to more people, but it's also worth mentioning that Hulu recently launched an original series called Battleground. Hulu's future, however, may depend on the company's... Read more...
Hulu Plus reached a new milestone at the end of 2011 with 1.5 million paying subscribers. This is pretty impressive when you consider this milestone was reached a little more than a year after the service's official launch. On the company's blog, Jason Kilar, the CEO of Hulu, noted that the number of Hulu Plus subscribers is continuing to grow extremely fast. Some of the attraction and growth of Hulu Plus can be attributed to the expanded content. In 2011, Hulu's content offering grew approximately 40% compared to the previous year. Hulu Plus’ content offering grew more than 105% in that same time. Hulu Plus currently offers current season content from five of the six largest U.S. broadcast... Read more...
Nintendo and Hulu are teaming up to bring the Hulu Plus service to the Wii and Nintendo 3DS. The Hulu Plus service, which is available for about $8 per month, offers access to all episodes of the current season of popular shows as well as access to a library of classic shows and movies. Nintendo is also planning to bring new features to the Nintendo 3DS system. A system update that is scheduled for the end of November will enable the 3DS to record up to 10 minutes of 3D video. Nintendo is also bringing new musical artists to Nintendo Video, a new animated 3D video from DreamWorks Animation, and new games to the Nintendo eShop. Hulu Plus Coming to Nintendo Systems as Nintendo 3DS Preps for 3D... Read more...
Hulu may well be on the auction block at this point, but that doesn't mean its current owners are slowing down on the innovation front. Just this week, the company has added four more Android smartphones to the list of Hulu Plus-enabled devices, bringing the total to 10 supported devices. And it doesn't look like they're slowing down anytime soon. Hulu Plus is now available on HTC Evo 4G, HTC ThunderBolt, HTC myTouch 4G and G2 — joining the Nexus One, Nexus S, HTC Inspire 4G, Motorola Droid II, Motorola Droid X, and the Motorola Atrix in Android Market. That's a total of ten supported phones over the course of just three weeks, and it makes sense to think that the rest of the modern-day... Read more...
Earlier this week, Hulu CEO Jason Kilar posted a blog entry on the joint venture's second quarter. Overall results were good, with Hulu Plus ramping significantly more quickly than anticipated. Kilar notes that Hulu Plus, the website's paid subscription service, "added more paying subscribers in June than we did in April and May combined." The site now expects to break the one million subscriber mark by the end of the summer as opposed to by the end of the year. These figures do not count anyone testing the one week free subscriber trial. According to Kilar, content owners currently earn approximately eight dollars per subscriber per month. He writes "A portion of the $8 payment to the content... Read more...
Many would argue that Apple simply has too much power. Of course, they probably earned that power, and the developer / consumer support is obviously there, but there's no question that companies take a little liberty when at the top. A few weeks ago, Apple changed their mind on subscription app rules, saying that an app could remain in the store without a link to an external site, or it could use Apple's in-app purchasing system if you feel like giving Apple a 30% cut of your earnings. Now, Hulu's getting prepared for the switchover, which occurs in just over a week. The company has subtly removed an external link on the Hulu Plus iOS app that previously led people to hunt for Hulu Plus subscription... Read more...
Hulu Plus continues to expand to additional Internet-connected devices. Now, the Hulu Plus subscription service is available on TiVo Premiere retail boxes. With this announcement, TiVo Premiere users will be able to access Hulu Plus content for a subscription fee of $7.99 per month. Until August 30, TiVo is offering a 6-month free trial of the new Hulu Plus offering to those who purchase a TiVo Premiere from a retailer or Tivo.com. For TiVo subscribers who already have a subscription to Hulu Plus, you'll be able to access your account right away for no additional charges. Hulu Plus Now Available on TiVo Premiere May 23rd, 2011 by Rob Wong Director, Product Management I love delivering good news.... Read more...
The title pretty much says it all here. Hulu has just made available an update (v2.3) for Hulu Plus on iOS, which brings new search results that are organized into tabs, amongst other things. There's also a new dedicated button on the Movies menu for our popular and growing Criterion movie collection. The company's also making "a number of changes" to boost performance, and that  included fixing an issue with the resume functionality, which was affecting a small number of users. That's about it -- so do your duty and give the update a look. Let us know if it was worth the trouble...... Read more...
Although no official announcement has been made, Joystiq is claiming that Microsoft and Hulu are preparing to launch the Hulu Plus streaming service on Xbox Live tomorrow. Based on a “legit-looking” scan of the June issue of the Official Xbox Magazine, Joystiq reports that Hulu Plus will launch on the Xbox 360 on April 29—tomorrow. In order to take advantage of the new streaming integration, you’ll need to be a subscriber to both Hulu Plus and Xbox Live Gold. The Hulu Plus service is expected to work with Microsoft’s Kinect, letting you control the Hulu Plus interface by hand and voice commands. Using Kinect, you’ll be able to navigate through menus to find... Read more...
And just like that, paying for cable or satellite starts to look even less attractive. Hulu, which launched a Hulu Plus subscription service months back to bring users more and more content quicker to the air date, started that 'Plus' service at $9.99 per month. Not too bad considering what you get, but some people still thought it too high. Now, it's costing even less. In an unusual move for a company like this, they're actually lowering the subscription price to $7.99 per month. Yeah, lowering! While Microsoft hiked the price of their Xbox LIVE service this year, Hulu Plus is going down. Any device that can access and play back Hulu Plus will have access to the newly priced service, and any... Read more...
And now, there's finally another reason to buy Sony's Dash. Previously, the Dash was a really niche device. It was a sophisticated bedside clock, and while the Chumby widgets provided a nice amount of information at a glance, the trouble is that few people stay by their bedside (awake) for very long. They're either hopping up and checking stats on their smartphone or heading to a real computer. But now, the Dash is your perfect bedside companion for dozing off to sleep. Hulu Plus is now supported on the device, and as long as you have a Hulu Plus subscription, you can now surf through shows and enjoy content right on your Dash. If you aren't a subscriber, you can sign-up for $9.99/month to take... Read more...
It's November 10th. Know what that means? It means that you're over Hump Day, and it also means that the Boxee Box is now shipping in North America. But the fun isn't stopping there. In an unusual move, Boxee has actually chosen the ship date of its Boxee Box launch to unveil a slew of new features that will definitely tempt you into buying one. The only question is this: why not announce these features months ago before you went and purchased a competing product? We aren't saying everyone has already sunk money into a streamer by now, but quite a few probably went out and selected a Roku or Apple TV in the past couple of months. Now, maybe they should have waited. The Boxee Box just gained a... Read more...
Hulu Plus has opened to all, according to a Thursday morning blog post on Hulu's website. Until now, anyone interested in Hulu's pay service had to have an invitation. In addition, Hulu announced the availability of Hulu Plus on Sony BRAVIA 2010 TVs. They added that the service will be expanding to other BRAVIA devices in the (near) future. Additionally, in the next week, all PS3 owners with a PlayStation Network account will be able to download and subscribe to Hulu Plus, coinciding with an updated PS3 app. Although it's now open to all, Hulu Plus is still in the preview stage. The service costs $9.99 a month, and reportedly has had minimal success with adding customers (which may explain the... Read more...
The Apple TV just started shipping to consumers this week, and there's no way to battle that like adding support for Hulu Plus. That's what has happened with the Roku line of media streamers today, as the company has landed a deal that will make Hulu Plus available on all Roku players. The Hulu Plus channel will be available via subscription to all Roku customers later this fall. This means that Roku now gives access to Hulu Plus, Amazon Video on Demand, MLB.tv, and many more. And yes, Netflix is included too. This nearly makes the Roku line of boxes ready to take over as the entertainment box of choice for many, and if there were ever a great time to drop cable and switch to something less expensive,... Read more...
In a recent interview, CBS Chief Executive Les Moonves said CBS is in talks to bring some of its TV shows to Hulu. According to Moonves, the talks are focused on Hulu Plus, a paid subscription service that launched in June and costs $9. CBS is the only major broadcaster who doesn't currently offer shows through Hulu. Initially, CBS stayed away from Hulu in an effort to ensure flexibility. With the introduction of a subscription option, CBS is now interested in exploring its options with Hulu. "Are we having discussions with the Hulu subscription service? Yes we are," Moonves said. "Our goal is to get paid for our content in as many different ways as we can without hurting the mother ship. The... Read more...
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