Think there are too many ads on Hulu Plus? You’re not alone: Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins is considering reducing the ad load…
Some of Hulu’s free web content is now also available to Android users who don’t pay for Hulu Plus.
Hulu is adding the capability to cast videos to game consoles to its mobile apps. This makes the company the third major publisher to take multiscreen beyond Chromecast.
The new content battleground might be on the other side of the Atlantic: U.K. television is increasingly being picked up for exclusive streaming deals — showing just much the media landscape has changed.
Amazon’s TV streamer will have apps for Netflix and Hulu Plus, and will possibly support DIAL, but don’t hold your breath for a YouTube app.
Hulu revamped its Hulu Plus UI on some connected devices last year, and viewers responded by sticking around a lot longer.
Hola, Elmo: Hulu added a number of new shows to its Hulu Plus kids section Thursday, including episodes of the Sesame Street…
Fox executive Mike Hopkins, who had been considered the frontrunner for the Hulu CEO position, was officially named to it Thursday. Hulu says its revenues will be close to $1 billion in 2013, but co-owners Disney and News Corp have argued over the future of the service.
Why Hulu Doesn’t Have an Ad-Free Service Like Netflix — Yet Hulu has long insisted that it is less like Netflix and…
Having trouble with the audio balance on your streaming shows? Bad news: there’s not much you can do about it.
Hulu’s got a new iPad app, which introduced a bunch of features meant to keep people watching even while they’re looking for new content.
When soap operas “One Life to Live” and “All My Children” moved online, it wasn’t clear how fans would watch them. It turns out that most viewers are binge-watching — so the soaps’ production company is cutting back on the number of new episodes each week.
More than four million people now pay to access Hulu Plus streams, and all of that streaming shows: The site registered more than one billion streams across its free and paid service in Q1.
Hulu’s Apple TV app has been given a major facelift to better highlight new content. The relaunch could set off a revamp of the service across various CE devices.
About two years after ABC pulled them off the air, “One Life to Live” and “All My Children” are coming back to life online. New weekday episodes will be available on Hulu and iTunes this spring.
SpongeBob SquarePants has a new home: Hulu just opened up a dedicated kids section on its website as well as within the Hulu Plus app on the PS3. That comes after Netflix launched its own kids section on the web and devices last year.
Hulu Plus subscribers will get access to a number of CBS shows starting January 2013 — but don’t expect this to include last night’s CSI:Miami episode: The deal only includes episodes from previous seasons, and most of that will also just be made available to paying subscribers.
The subscription version of Hulu is now available on Apple TV. Adding the channel was sort of an obvious move on Hulu’s part because of what Apple has done with its Airplay feature that lets users stream their Mac or iOS screen to their TV.
Hulu Plus, Hulu’s paid subscription service, has hit 2 million users and is helping put the company’s revenue on a faster pace than last year, said Hulu’s CEO Jason Kilar, speaking at the Ad Age Digital conference in New York.
Hulu just cut the subscription price of its Japanese video service by a third. The company is now charging the equivalent of $12 per month in Japan, as opposed to more than $18 before the price change. The move mimics a similar step in the U.S..
The Hulu Plus mobile app is now available for Android tablets, complete with an updated user interface. The software has a visual redesign offering easier navigation on large touchscreen devices. But not every Android tablet owner can use the software; only seven devices are supported.
Hulu Plus has “materially exceeded” expectations, passing 1.5 million paying subscribers and heading closer to the point where the premium v…
This is the last in a series of posts over this week that looks at the most significant developments of this year in the sectors that we cov…
Verizon is working on a streaming subscription service that could compete directly against online players like Netflix and Hulu Plus. The service would allow Verizon to deliver video to customers that don’t live within its current FiOS footprint, and could be another competitive blow to Netflix.
The new Xbox Live update launching tomorrow is the start of a rollout of lots of new content partners on the platform. But the big innovation will be allowing them to be navigated from a unified search mechanism powered by Microsoft’s Bing.
Video discovery startup Fanhattan rolled out a new iPhone app that will allow users to search and navigate TV shows and movies that are available on the device. The release follows Fanhattan’s launch of an app for the iPad, which was introduced earlier this year.
When Barnes & Noble (NYSE: BKS) announced the new Nook Tablet on Monday, it appeared to have an app-vantage over the Kindle Fire: Hulu Plus.…
When asked about CBS’s appetite for striking deals with new streaming providers that might not have the money to pay cash upfront to license its content, Moonves said that CBS had decided against joining an Apple TV service because it was based on an ad split.
Apple has long referred to Apple TV as a hobby, but that could soon change with the launch of a full-fledged HDTV. But if Apple hopes to succeed at getting content providers on board, it’s going to need to open up and allow third-party ad serving.
Gossip Girl is headed to Hulu Plus. On the heels of a past-season, library deal with Netflix (NSDQ: NFLX) that could be worth as much as $1…
Bollywood fans rejoice! IP set-top box maker Verismo Networks is seeking to meet that demand with a new subscription service called Mela that will give viewers outside South Asia the ability to watch a wide range of live and on-demand Bollywood content.
The latest news from Hulu underscores how important it is for the video startup to keep moving while it waits for its fate to be decided, sh…
Hulu CEO Jason Kilar thinks that Hulu Plus will bring in more than half of his company’s revenue within the next 12 months. Kilar made these predictions as part of his traditional quarterly report, which he also used to announce a content partnership with Univision.
Sezmi has hit the deadpool from a consumer perspective. The company will stop offering its combination over-the-air broadcast and streaming service to consumers, focusing on selling its hardware to operators instead. The decision comes after finding little customer adoption, despite raising some $71 million.
My first hands-on look at AT&T’s Galaxy S II shows a powerful smartphone with brilliant display and fast mobile broadband. Amazon’s tablet is expected to launch next week, although it runs on Google’s platform, you may not see Android. Hulu Plus fans gain a software upgrade.
When NBC first debuted its iPad app, we called it a “missed opportunity,” due to the lack of full-length episodes available. With the fall TV season soon to kick off, the broadcaster has corrected that error, making all content from NBC.com also available on the iPad.
Hulu Japan officially launched, kicking off the online video service’s entrance into its first international market. But unlike its ad-supported service in the U.S., the Japanese version comes with a few differences that could give a hint at what Hulu might look like in the future.
More than most cable providers, Comcast could offer a streaming offering with its XfinityTV.com website and iPad app. But it has no plans to extend its products to customers outside its cable footprint, in part because there’s no money in it, according to CEO Brian Roberts.
Hulu is catching up to its subscription service competitors by rolling out its Hulu Plus service to more devices. The newest Hulu Plus-enabled devices are the family of WD TV media players. The WD TV Live Hub media player also received access to ShoutCast today.
A Hulu Support staffer might have just pre-announced plans for Hulu to introduce a new subscription plan that would cost more than the current Hulu Plus plan. The tweets come as Hulu faces its broadcast partners putting up a pay wall against non-cable subscribers.
Rovi is taking Hulu to court over program guide patents that the streaming site is allegedly infringing against. The suit was filed the same week that Fox announced it is putting up a pay wall around broadcast TV content that used to be free online.
With an expanded content library and a new key asset acquired to play in the consumer electronics market, Amazon is becoming more aggressive in its pursuit of Netflix. And it couldn’t have happened at a better time, with Netflix approval at all-time lows.
For CEO Reed Hastings and his team, consumer behavior provided the sign that it was time for Netflix (NSDQ: NFLX) to shift from a hybrid str…
The possible combination of Apple and Hulu has got the world buzzing with excitement, as such a deal could combine one of the top consumer electronics manufacturers with everyone’s favorite broadcast TV destination online. But the deal seems unlikely, given the lack of a strategic fit.
The premium upgrade to the Fox/NBC video platform promises subscribers full back catalogs and current seasons of their favorite shows — across…
Hulu has once again rolled out its Facebook Connect capability, enabling users to easily share what they’re viewing on the online video site with their friends on Facebook. But after the botched initial launch, will users be willing to merge their accounts?
It’s always nice to have a new sales point or two when your company is on the block. Hulu CEO Jason Kilar is out today with some of the exam…
Hulu CEO Jason Kilar gave an update on the company’s progress as it enters the second half of the year. One key takeaway: The company is well ahead of its target of reaching one million paying Hulu Plus subscribers by the end of the year.
Hulu’s Facebook Connect integration apparently isn’t going as well as planned. The feature has been pulled offline after people reported having issues with the sign-in process earlier today, with some being exposed to other users’ account data in the process.
Hulu is getting a lot more social with new features based on Facebook Connect. Users will now be able to log into the service with their Facebook account, comment on specific moments in a show they are watching, interact with friends and discover new content.
Hulu Plus brings movies and television shows the small screen of Android smartphones, but only six models are compatible for now. Sony Ericsson is leveraging HDTV technology for it’s new Android phones while the iPhone appears to be chipping away at Android’s popularity in the U.S.
Hulu Plus subscribers with Google Android phones can now watch their favorite movies and television shows on the go. The bad news: Only six handsets support the software for now. The good news: If your phone is supported, the Hulu Plus app offers a great experience.
Fans of Amelie, Pulp Fiction and Clerks can soon watch these titles on Hulu Plus, thanks to a new licensing agreement between Miramax and Hulu. And there is good news for freeloaders as well: About 15 Miramax titles will be available ad-supported on Hulu.com.
Roku will soon add support for casual games, starting with Rovio’s ultra-popular Angry Birds franchise, which will be launched on a new generation of devices. Angry Birds and other casual games will be rolled out this summer, as Roku adds new products to support the launch.
It looks like TiVo is finally adding Hulu Plus to the list of online video services available through its DVRs. And based on promotional materials spotted in some Best Buy stores, TiVo is offering up six free months of the Hulu Plus service to new customers.
Sony has brought back its PlayStation Network after a month-long outage, which means that PS3 users will also be able to once again access Netflix and Hulu Plus on their game console. However, Netflix isn’t planing to give users any credit for the outage time.
Hulu Plus is drastically expanding availability, now opening up to millions of Xbox game console owners. Thanks to its rollout on Microsoft’s Xbox Live platform and access to its install base, Hulu Plus could see a big boost in adoption.
The secret to making cord cutting mass market is for over-the-top video to become a little more like pay TV, but without the high price. With these week’s news, it looks like we may be inching closer to that reality.
Netfix is the primary reason for people to watch online video on their TV set, be it through a connected device, or simply by connecting their computer to the TV. 70 percent of online video viewers watch Netflix this way, according to a new survey.
–T-Mobile, the fourth largest mobile operator in the U.S., will not be left behind in the CES 4G cavalcade. It may still be holding off fro…
Before today, users who wanted mobile access to Hulu’s subscription service needed an iPad or other iOS device to watch their favorite broadcast shows on the go. But the startup said today at CES that an Android mobile app would be released in the coming months.
2010 was a year of shifts and experiments as the power of streaming content began to truly change the business of entertainment. And 2011’s undoubtedly only going to be more crazy in that regard. But what’s going to be the source of those changes?
Hulu has been fairly successful in bringing high-quality, broadcast content available online. But with its IPO plans shelved, it looks like Hulu might never be able to shake itself free of its content partners — who just happen to also be its shareholders.
Getting a new TiVo Premiere DVR through a lease from your cable company? Then don’t be surprised if it offers you less than the same device sold in stores: Hulu and Netflix aren’t allowed to offer their subscription services on DVRs distributed by cable companies.
Hulu Plus is becoming available on more and more connected devices these days, and features a pretty slick user interface. But given that a lot of Hulu content isn’t available on Hulu Plus, does it make sense as a service for those dropping their cable?
Hulu Plus is making a run at Netflix, with a price cut announced today and broad distribution across a number of devices — including many that Netflix is already on. But at the Web 2.0 Summit, Netflix’s CEO downlplayed the competitive threat posed by Hulu’s subscription service.
Hulu Plus is now available in the Roku channel store. New users can check the service out for a week, after which it will cost $7.99 per month. That money gets you plenty of TV shows, with commercials. Check out a first look at the service.
Online video startup Hulu cut the price of its Plus service to $7.99 a month, shaving $2 off the cost of monthly subscription. The service also announced a number of new devices that it will become available on, as well as a number of new promotions
Hulu is making its subscription service available in the Roku Channel Store as part of a software update on the streaming set-top box. In a tweet, Roku confirmed that the Hulu Plus channel can now be downloaded, and gave instructions on how to access the service.
Less than five months after a limited beta launch, Hulu’s premium subscription package Hulu Plus is no longer invite only. The joint venture…
Want Hulu Plus, but tired of waiting for your invitation? Well, the wait’s over: The paid service is now open to anyone interested. In addition, more shows have been added to the catalog, as well as another connected device to bring Hulu Plus to televisions.
Hulu might slash the price of Hulu Plus in half, from $9.95 a month to $4.95 a month. The possibility of a price cut could indicate the subscription service, which is still in beta, might not have generated the consumer interest that Hulu had hoped for.
There’s no perfect solution yet to watching all the content you want on your TV, but for me, the PS3 has become invaluable. When you look at all the features gaming consoles offer on top of basic set-top services, it makes the extra money worthwhile.
Make no mistake: Time Warner is building a pay wall for its cable assets online. Its Google TV and TV Everywhere initiatives are defensive measures designed to keep customers subscribed to pay TV. But if its strategy is to restrict access to content, it will lose.
Hulu Plus is gaining two more ways to connect with potential subscribers: TiVo (NSDQ: TIVO) and Roku are adding access to Hulu Plus through…
Today, Roku is officially confirming that a Hulu Plus channel will be available on the set-top box later this fall. In addition, TiVo has announced that they too will be teaming with Hulu to provide Hulu Plus access to TiVo Premiere subscribers.
Roku users will soon be able to access Hulu Plus on their devices, if recent changes to the Roku.com web site are any indicator. The site already features a partner page for Hulu, boasting that Hulu PLus is easy to set up on Roku’s boxes.
Hulu has had recent discussions with CBS (NYSE: CBS) about bringing CBS content to the new Hulu Plus subscription service, and CBS CEO Les M…
During today’s press event, Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced that the iTunes store has sold 450 million TV episodes. How will its newly announced 99 cent rental program change the marketplace, especially with Hulu Plus around? It depends what’s on offer.
No, we don’t have subscription numbers but we do have a little more insight into the differences between Hulu Plus and basic Hulu. Research…
The Sony PlayStation3 didn’t offer any real advantages over other gaming devices or set-top boxes until it got dibs on Hulu Plus, making the PS3 the first console able to stream Hulu to the TV. But what’s the user experience actually like?
Not only is Netflix aware of the competitive threat Hulu poses, but it is committed to fighting back by offering its own mix of exclusive and non-exclusive TV content. As a result, expect even more deals that let Netflix stream full seasons of TV shows online.
Playstation users wanting to give Hulu Plus a try have to pay for a Playstation Plus subscription as well as a Hulu Plus membership — but they still won’t be able to access as much content as users of the web version, thanks to licensing issues.
As I was finishing up my review of Hulu Plus, Om Malik raised the idea that Hulu might be considering one of the options I planned to sugges…
Is Hulu Plus worth $10 a month? It all depends on the programming you like to watch, how much of it you want to access and how often. I’ve b…
Hulu’s subscription service has finally arrived in an invite-only beta, and a number of news sites have gotten early access to the service, which means the early reviews are in. The response has generally been positive, but is it positive enough for people to pay?
Some see Hulu Plus as a potential Netflix killer, or even a cable TV killer — but the business that Hulu Plus is most likely to affect, at least in the near term, is the market for full-season collections of TV show DVDs.
Hulu Plus on the iPad is nice – if you get it to work. We noticed some serious latency issues that turned watching TV show episodes through the app a test of our patience. However, once you get it to work, you’re rewarded with great-looking video.
The TV-on-the-web service, Hulu, is now offering a free iPhone & iPad app for Hulu Plus, its recently launched subscription service (currently in private beta). Though the service itself is in private beta, the iPhone/iPad app is available right now for download.
While Netflix might have a head start when it comes to cross-platform development and building a subscriber base, comparing the shows that will be available on Hulu Plus upon launch shows that the new subscription service has a huge advantage.
Netflix has dominated the consumer electronics market with its $9-a-month streaming subscription service, but it could get some competition, as Hulu’s subscription TV service will be available across many of the same CE platforms that have helped drive adoption of Netflix’s Watch Instantly service.
Hulu has officially announced its long-awaited premium subscription service, giving users access to more shows and a wider range of content that they’ll be able to watch on multiple consumer electronics devices, such as the iPhone, iPad and Samsung Internet-connected TVs and Blu-ray players.
Hulu’s paid subscription service has been in the works for months, and the site is reportedly ready to roll it out to a limited number of users next week. Part of the $9.95 offering could be an iPad app as well as support for game consoles.