Amazon will soon give customers one more reason to join its special membership program: access to even better TV content than what’s already available to Prime subscribers. The company is apparently working on adding various other online on-demand networks to Prime in a move that’s likely meant to help it better position itself against rivals including Netflix and Hulu but also Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, and others. More →
I have been a Hulu subscriber for years but it’s only been in the last year or so that I’ve started enthusiastically recommending it to my friends. The reason for this is because Hulu is getting a lot more quality content, including original shows such as Casual and Difficult People, as well as acclaimed premium series such as FX’s Fargo. Add in the fact that Hulu just swiped a bunch of hit movies from Netflix and you have a service that’s very compelling in its own right and isn’t just an also-ran to Netflix anymore.
So with Hulu getting so much better, that must mean it’s time for the corporate bigwigs at Fox and Time Warner to ruin it. More →
Streaming services are wildly popular right now, taking advantage of our insatiable need for entertainment. Music, movies and TV shows are available from a variety of companies, further encouraging cord-cutters to ditch their cable subscriptions. Sites like Netflix, HBO Go, Hulu, Amazon and others offers access to countless hours of content, though there’s one major roadblock for many users: all these streaming services are blocked in areas of the world outside the U.S. Geo-blocking, however, can be circumvented through the use of VPN services that allow you to appear as though you’re actually in the U.S. on a computer that is actually outside of America.
One company that seems to stand out from the various VPN providers available to users is Getflix, a service that will give you access to Netflix and other U.S.-based streaming sites you might want to access while traveling (or if you’re a foreign customer). More →
Remember that rumor that said Hulu may soon charge extra for a feature that Netflix users get for free? Well, it turns out it was true. The company confirmed it’s going to match Netflix’s video-streaming experience for the right price. More →
Netflix offers you fast access to a garden variety of movies and TV shows that you can instantly watch from the comfort of your home, but its catalog of titles continuously expands and contracts. The company adds plenty of new content each month but also has to cancel movies and TV shows as some licensing deals expire. Such will be the case in October when Netflix will remove a bunch of interesting titles from its library, so you should hurry up and see them in September.
However, it’s all not bad news, as the movies Netflix is removing will be available on a competing platform that you might already be using as well. More →
Ever since Hulu added a premium subscription tier, users have questioned why they still have to sit through advertisements even after choosing to pay $7.99 a month. According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, Hulu has heard the criticism, which is why the company is exploring a brand new tier without any ads. More →
Highlighting the importance of exclusive content in a media market that’s become increasingly centered on streaming subscriptions, The Hollywood Reporter relays that Hulu will be forking over an astounding $192 million to Viacom for the exclusive streaming rights to South Park. Under terms of the deal, Hulu’s exclusive rights to the show will last for three more years.
Hulu typically offers users a one-week free trial to test its premium TV and movie streaming service before they have to start coughing up $7.99 each month. Without a premium subscription, only a very limited number of episodes are available for each show. For two days only, however, new subscribers can score a special extended free trial that offers access to the entire Hulu library for a full two months. More →
“When will I be able to watch Seinfeld on one of my favorite streaming services?”
It’s a question that many of us have asked over the past several years, but this week, it appears we finally have an answer. During a Hulu press conference on Wednesday, Jerry Seinfeld himself took the stage to reveal that all nine seasons of the celebrated sitcom will debut on the streaming service in June. More →
There’s a lot to like about Hulu but it’s never posed any kind of threat to Netflix, despite its clear ambitions for doing so. If you want some perspective, consider that the last time Hulu announced its subscriber numbers, it had 6 million in total. Netflix, meanwhile, added a stunning 4.9 million subscribers over the last quarter alone and now boasts a subscriber base of more than 62 million worldwide. More →