A Hulu Plus Review
Hulu is the Cable TV Alternative you’ve been looking for
Hulu is an online video service that provides on-demand streaming video of television shows, movies and documentaries. As a result, the service is considered a popular Cable TV Alternative, since much of its content comes courtesy of cable and broadcast networks. The service was founded in 2007 as a joint venture of NBCUniversal, Disney-ABC Television Group and Fox Entertainment Group, with Providence Equity Partners holding an equity investment and minority stake.
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The online video service features a wide variety of television shows, movies, webisodes and other media content. Users can find current and back episodes of their favorite television shows such as Jersey Shore, The Office, Family Guy and others. Hulu also features original video productions and classic television shows. Additional content can be found through their premium service – Hulu Plus.
A research firm called One Touch studied Hulu from August 12 to 17 in 2010, and then put together a handy chart showing what you get for your ten bucks a month from ABC, FOX, NBC –
How do I watch Hulu?
No software downloads are required to watch Hulu from the desktop or laptop. All that’s needed is a web browser that supports the latest version of Flash and an Internet connection. Those who want to watch streaming video from their gaming consoles, mobile phones, smart TVs or other Internet-capable devices can do so using the premium Hulu Plus app. Supported Devices include: Apple TV, Xbox, PlayStation 3, Roku, Wii, iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Nook Tablet, Nintendo 3Ds, and on dozens of name brand Blue-Ray Players. (Check out Amazon’s Hulu Supported Devices List)
Registration is not required to watch most of the content available on Hulu, but premium features as well as customization is only possible for registered users. Interested users can sign up directly on the Hulu website. After filling out the sign-up form, new users are given the opportunity to upgrade to Hulu’s premium services. The online video service also offers an instant sign-up process using your existing Facebook account.
How Much Does Hulu Cost?
A standard Hulu subscription is FREE. Hulu’s premium service, known as Hulu Plus, is an ad-supported content subscription service that adds value to existing accounts by offering exclusive access to current and back season shows from NBC, MTV, FOX and other networks. This service is available for a monthly fee of $7.99. Being an ad-supported service, advertisements remain throughout the course of each streamed television show or movie.
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Hulu’s content comes from over 350 major entertainment companies and networks, including NBCUniversal, FOX, Lionsgate, MGM and more. The company acquires the rights to distribute this content, making it available legally to viewers.
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