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Why has Hulu posed little threat to Netflix? New report blames a predictable culprit

By on April 23, 2015 at 2:02 PM.

Why has Hulu posed little threat to Netflix? New report blames a predictable culprit

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 →

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Every new movie and TV series coming to Hulu in May

By on April 16, 2015 at 12:48 PM.

Every new movie and TV series coming to Hulu in May

Each and every month, we show you all of the new content set to premiere on Netflix the following month, as well as all of the shows and movies that are about to vanish from Netflix as licensing deals expire each month. Of course, Netflix is just one popular streaming platform, so now it’s time to focus on another popular streaming service: Hulu.

Hulu is home to thousands upon thousands of popular TV series and movies, and you can stream them all to any TV, PC or mobile device if you’re a Hulu Plus subscriber.

Hulu is adding dozens of new TV show seasons and movies to its lineup in May, and here’s a list of every single upcoming addition: More →

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Here’s every new movie and TV series coming to Hulu in April

By on March 24, 2015 at 9:05 AM.

Here’s every new movie and TV series coming to Hulu in April

Each and every month, we show you all of the new content set to premiere on Netflix the following month, as well as all of the shows and movies that are about to vanish from Netflix as licensing deals expire each month. Of course, Netflix is just one popular streaming platform, so now it’s time to focus on another popular streaming service: Hulu.

Hulu is home to thousands upon thousands of popular TV series and movies, and you can stream them all to any TV, PC or mobile device if you’re a Hulu Plus subscriber.

Hulu is adding dozens of new TV show seasons and movies to its lineup in April, and here’s a list of every single upcoming addition: More →

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Hulu Free Streaming On Android

Here’s how you can stream a bunch of Hulu shows without paying a dime

By on July 31, 2014 at 6:30 PM.

Here’s how you can stream a bunch of Hulu shows without paying a dime

Earlier this year, Hulu announced that it would be bringing free streaming to mobile devices at some point this summer, but a precise release date wasn’t revealed. This week, Hulu finally launched the update for Android phones and tablets which will allow mobile users to access select content from from Hulu Originals, Anime, Kids, Movies and Latino. Network shows from NBC, Fox, Comedy Central and others will be available as well. More →

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Hulu will open up free mobile streaming to everyone this summer

By on April 30, 2014 at 11:01 AM.

Hulu will open up free mobile streaming to everyone this summer

Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins announced on Wednesday that every Hulu user will be able to access their favorite TV shows from more devices starting this summer. The Verge reports that full episode mobile streaming, a feature which was previously only available to Hulu Plus subscribers, is one of Hulu’s next moves to compete with the unstoppable force that is Netflix. According to the report, a limited selection of shows will be offered to mobile viewers who don’t subscribe to the service, a major step up from the short clips which currently make up the bulk of the content. Hulu will also launch an updated iPhone app to accompany the change.

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Why Is Hulu So Bad

New report sheds light on why Hulu is an absolute mess

By on April 16, 2014 at 10:30 PM.

New report sheds light on why Hulu is an absolute mess

Is Hulu even trying to compete with Netflix anymore? There are days when you really have to wonder. While Netflix is offering up a barrage of critically acclaimed exclusive series such as House of Cards and Orange is the New Black, Hulu is offering up… well, pretty much nothing that people are getting excited about. More →

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Top-5 Super Bowl Commercials

Video: The top-5 TV commercials of Super Bowl XLVIII

By on February 3, 2014 at 4:56 PM.

Video: The top-5 TV commercials of Super Bowl XLVIII

U.S. broadcasters and brands have done a phenomenal job over the years of making TV commercials aired during the Super Bowl as much of a staple for TV viewers as the big game itself. Considering how hated TV ads are in just about any other context, this was no easy feat. Super Bowl XLVIII featured its fair share of gems and duds this year, as is the case every year, but Hulu has separated the cream of the crop from the rest and compiled the top-5 ads of this year’s Super Bowl. More →

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Netflix Vs Hulu

Netflix has nothing to fear from Hulu’s sad little content expansion

By on January 9, 2014 at 1:35 PM.

Netflix has nothing to fear from Hulu’s sad little content expansion

Netflix is cruising into a hugely ambitious 2014 regarding original content. The glossy political thriller “House of Cards” is getting a new season shot in HD and featuring top shelf cast members like Robin Wright and Kevin Spacey. The Wachowski siblings are prepping a mind-bendingly ambitious sci-fi series featuring an Icelandic party girl, an African bus driver and a transgender American blogger. Hollywood mid-brow super producers, the Weinstein brothers, are bringing in a Marco Polo project. A gritty drug drama called “Narcos” is expected to echo themes of “Traffic.” And the quirky blockbuster series of the summer of 2013, “Orange is the New Black,” will get a new season. More →

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Hulu’s new tricks to narrow the gap with Netflix seem like too little, too late

By on September 30, 2013 at 5:00 PM.

Hulu’s new tricks to narrow the gap with Netflix seem like too little, too late

Just days after expanding its roster of British shows dramatically, BGR sister site Variety reports that Hulu is considering an ad-free service that could be a bit more expensive than Hulu Plus. At the moment, Hulu offers a free service with three ads every 30 minutes and the $8 Hulu Plus service runs two ads every 30 minutes. Hulu seems to be in a hurry to revamp its service after Netflix has dominated U.S. media coverage of streaming services all year long. The problem here is that Hulu’s new moves seem reactive. An ad-free service would be nice — but Netflix already offers it. Getting a wide selection of BBC shows like “Doctor Who,” “Top Gear,” and others also sounds like a great idea — but Netflix has long had a supremely broad selection of British shows spanning several decades and genres like crime, drama, comedy, period pieces and documentaries. More →

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Tablet Video Consumption

Broadcasters staring down the barrel of a gun as tablet video consumption explodes

By on September 17, 2013 at 2:00 PM.

Broadcasters staring down the barrel of a gun as tablet video consumption explodes

The new video report from Ooyala gives us a glimpse of how rapidly the American consumer’s habits are changing. As broadcast television continues its slow disintegration, consumers are increasing their video consumption on smartphones and tablets with ferocious speed. Time spent on watching videos on tablets increased by a massive 59% during the first half of 2013. Interestingly, the peak period for staring at iPads is now Friday night. Broadcast behemoths like ABC, NBC and CBS abandoned Fridays years ago, opting to dump dying shows into Friday night time slots and focus their efforts on the first four days of the week. This has evidently started backfiring as consumers are turning Fridays into tablet video nights. This will no doubt erode Friday audiences of major channels even further, accelerating the downward spiral of big broadcasters. More →

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Hulu Netflix Rivalry Analysis

Hulu is trying to out-weird Netflix

By on August 2, 2013 at 3:15 PM.

Hulu is trying to out-weird Netflix

Perhaps goaded by the dazzling media blitz Netflix has managed to generate with its original shows, Hulu is now attempting to launch a string of its own buzz-worthy shows. Compared to its far larger rival, Hulu seems to be a lot more budget conscious with its original content. There is nothing as classy as Kevin Spacey or Robin Wright in the new roster. Instead, the Hulu shows are anchored by fading TV stars like Eva Longoria and Seth Myers. More →

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Hulu Original Series The Wrong Mans

Hulu follows in Netflix’s steps, will release its own original shows

By on August 1, 2013 at 10:00 PM.

Hulu follows in Netflix’s steps, will release its own original shows

Hulu isn’t letting Netflix reap all the rewards for producing original content. Bloomberg reports that Hulu is planning to release its own original series that will be available to Hulu Plus subscribers, starting this fall with a show called The Wrong Mans that Bloomberg describes as “a comedy about two office workers who become caught up in a deadly criminal conspiracy.” From there, the company plans to release “20 exclusive and original series this year” with the goal of releasing 40 original series over the next two years. Netflix has shown that online content providers can have success with their own original shows, as House of Cards, Arrested Development and Orange is the New Black have been hits with critics and audiences.

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