In the coming weeks, Hulu will be locked to subscription holders only, ending the days where folks could enjoy tons of free TV shows, with a few advertisements here and there. As for the cost of a subscription, Hulu charges $7.99/month with commercials and a $10.99/month plan that is commercial free. (more…)
According to the Wall Street Journal, in an effort to make its monthly subscription service Red more appealing to potential customers, YouTube is meeting with Hollywood studios to land streaming rights to hit TV shows and movies, in addition to possibly creating its own content (like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon) for online viewing. (more…)
Starting today, after updating the official Hulu Plus app in Google Play, Android users are being treated to free content, courtesy of Hulu. For some odd reason, Hulu has granted Android users to sample free content, just as you would on their website from anywhere you are, as long as you have a data connection.
Undoubtedly an attempt to get you signed up for their monthly service, which runs $7.99, Hulu is allowing access to the latest and past episodes of a few good shows, including America’s Got Talent, and more.
Here is a excerpt from the company’s announcement. (more…)
Shortly after Amazon announced its new Fire TV at the beginning of this month, with accurate voice search as one of its highlighted features, pundits quickly questioned its limited searching power. Fire TV’s voice search can only search Amazon content, plus content from one partner app made by Vevo. Amazon promised that more apps would soon join the party, which they have announced today as Hulu Plus, Crackle, and SHOWTIME ANYTIME.
These apps won’t enable unified voice search until this summer, but at least it’s a start or something to look forward to. Before long, I’d imagine this list will grow dramatically, assuming the Fire TV sees any sort of success.
How has your Fire TV experience been thus far? Walking Dead on it is certainly full of win. (more…)
Late last night, Chromecast cast added another mega-streaming service to their minuscule lineup that up until today, had not changed since launch. Hulu Plus is now officially Chromecast-supported on Android (iOS version coming soon). The update is already live through Google Play, so if you are a Hulu Plus subscriber, you’ll want to grab the newest build and begin casting. If you aren’t a subscriber, Hulu will give you a free trial to help you decide if $7.99 per month with “limited advertising” is worth it.
The cast button should show up automatically at the top of the application (on both phones and tablets) if you have Chromecasts setup in your house.
Via: Google Blog