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Hulu: As Much Fun as a Hula Hoop?

Posted by grizzlymedia on October 16, 2008

Have you discovered Hulu yet? Don’t have a television or cable or satellite access? Or maybe when those crazy television execs choose to broadcast your favorite program or movie isn’t when you have time to watch it. We do have to go to school and study and stuff, you know. Well, no problemo! Hulu allows you to watch your favorite television shows from the comfort of your computer screen, whenever and wherever you want. You can check out your favorite channel, most popular programs, collections, the HD gallery (Hulu will tell you the system requirements), or check out their special features, like “Huluween” or Election ’08. Don’t see your favorite show in any of these lists? Just type the title into the search box and look for it there. They probably have it. And the good news is–it’s all free, free, free! There’s a huge selection of content from over 100 providers such as FOX, NBC Universal, MGM, Sony Pictures Television, Warner Brothers. No slackers here! You can select from over 900 current primetime hits. We’re not talking about lame stuff from the sixties here, people! Here’s the deal, according to the Hulu website:

Hulu is focused on quality and convenience and strives to create the best possible online video experience.

  • Hulu gives users the ability to customize their viewing experience online.
  • Hulu allows users to watch favorites or discover new shows anytime — at home or on the road.
  • Hulu’s search feature helps users find any premium video online even if it is not directly available on Hulu.com.

Hulu is easy to use and share. Simply go to www.hulu.com, and click on a video to watch right away.

  • Hulu does not require a download of any software. Users only need a Flash 9.0 enabled computer and an Internet connection to enjoy.
  • Hulu offers the freedom to share full-length episodes or clips via e-mail or embed on other Web sites, blogs and social networking pages.
  • Hulu’s clipping feature allows users to select a portion of the video they would like to share.

Hulu is free and legal through an advertising supported model.

  • Videos are available for unlimited streaming; watch favorite shows and clips over and over, for free
  • Videos contain fewer ads than on TV. Advertisements appear during normal commercial breaks
  • Hulu acquires the rights to distribute its videos, making them available to users legally.

Have I steered you wrong about a Web 2.0 tool yet? I think not! So scoot on over to Hulu today and start wasting some time!

2 Responses to “Hulu: As Much Fun as a Hula Hoop?”

  1. I finally decided to write a comment on your blog. I just wanted to say good job. I really enjoy reading your posts.

  2. grizzlymedia said

    Thanks, Jeff! I really appreciate the props!

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