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Hulu's edge

A lot can be said for internet giant, Youtube; boasting hundreds of thousands of videos with new ones being added each day, Youtube could very well be considered the greatest and even the best streaming video website in the world. However, with the emergence of Hulu in the market in 2007, many might reconsider making “great” assertions about Youtube.


Hulu provides high quality videos, the majority of them stemming from television stations such as NBC, ABC, and many more. In addition to this, Hulu also has a progressively expanding movie library as well – this is a feat Youtube has yet to master. However, aside from these two unique features, Hulu offers something far greater, their lab feature. On Hulu’s “lab” tab at the top of the screen, users may view experimental programs Hulu is developing and provide feedback for their R&D team. One unique feature is the caption search bar. This allows users to actually type a favorite quote or word from a tv show and Hulu’s search engine will scan their video library and recover the quote from that particular show!

What gives Hulu a competitive advantage is substance without the redundancy. Youtube, for example, has tons of movies; so many in fact, that one can waste hours just searching for the video they want to watch. Hulu provides popular shows from some of the biggest television companies in the country and movies – and that’s all. They can still provide a service that satisfies a perpetual constituency without hindering their video experience.

Hulu has seized all available marketing opportunities which allows them to compete with giants like Youtube. If they continue to make videos that are in demand so readily available, they could soon pose a threat to Youtube.

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5 Reasons to say Hello to Hulu

Think about how big youtube is… okay so it’s one of the defining vehicles of entertainment on the internet. One thing youtube lacks, however, is full episodes of high video quality of the latest hottest television. It doesn’t take much to imagine television diversifying in a major way towards the internet. Hulu is a big first step in the right direction.  Hulu isn’t huge… yet, here’s why it will be…

  1. Hulu is free
  2. Hulu is convenient, watch on your own time
  3. Hulu saves time by cutting out long commercials
  4. Hulu has the hottest, newest, unreleased TV shows available
  5. Hulu is viral, it includes clips, commercials, and movies

So here’s the deal, ultimately Hulu saves you money. In the rapidly advancing technology of our day the internet is becoming more and more a determined part of our lives and culture: more so than TV. TV is here to stay, but it is going online where the rest of the world is waiting. Why pay for internet and cable/satellite when you can have 2 for the price of 1.


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TV Shows Whenever! | Hulu

TV shows have now (legally) joined the internet!

Today, Hulu was opened to the public. This new site offers MANY popular TV shows.

This project has the support of NBC Universal , Sony, MGM, FOX and over 50 other media companies.

The shows are accompanied by small commercials and they are doing something I thought was quite creative, they allow the viewer to select which of two commercials they want to watch. Nobody likes commercials but at least you get to pick your poison?

Here is a taste of some of the shows they have:

  • The Simpsons
  • Family Guy
  • The Office
  • Monk
  • Psych
  • Firefly
  • The A-Team (yes, Dr. T!)
  • Prisonbreak
  • House
  • Arrested Development
  • Heroes
  • 24
  • Terminato: Sarah Conner Chronicles
  • Saturday Night Live
  • Super Bowl Ads
  • I Dream of Jeanie

Here is an alphabetical list of the dozens of shows they have.

Its movie list wasn’t as impressive but included:

  • Ice Age
  • Master and Commander
  • The Simpson’s Movie
  • The Usual Suspects
  • Man on the Moon
  • Juno
  • October Sky
  • Live Free or Die Hard
  • X2: X-Men United
  • Speed

Here is an alphabetical list of all their movies


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