Hulu

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 4 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    Not available
  • Total Downloads:
    8,133
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 23, 2008
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1
  • Platform:
    Webware

Editors' Review

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Hulu is a Web-based video-streaming service with its roots in a collaboration between NBC Universal and Fox Entertainment Group. The companies brewed up the service with the idea that a free and legal site with a straightforward interface might help deter consumers from online piracy. Users can visit Hulu in order to watch full-length movies and TV shows right in their browser. Rather than generating revenue from a subscription-type pay plan, the site works much like mainstream TV, with ads and sponsorships providing the necessary financial support.

Unlike sites such as YouTube, everything on Hulu comes directly from the content providers, and not from users. Because the videos are provided directly by the content owners, most of them come with a fair amount of licensing restrictions, namely most of the content is set to expire after a set amount of time. Also, many programs are offered on a "rolling" schedule, with only a certain number of episodes available at any given time, and new episodes airing on a set schedule that follows the television broadcast by several hours or days. The restrictions are in place in order to encourage users to watch programming while it's on TV, as well as boost DVD sales--both key considerations for the content providers when it comes to licensing.

At press time, Hulu offered a wide variety of content from NBC and Fox (unsurprisingly), and it had just started to add a lot of popular ABC programming as well as programming from Disney. The selection of TV shows is much more impressive than that for movies, and plenty of series from the '80s and '90s are available in their entirety, which is great for those wanting to relive the programming of those decades. Hulu is very user-friendly and straightforward, with a few useful tools for queuing and organizing content. However, the service is currently considering a pay model, so best to check it out soon if you want to enjoy the free content while it lasts. We're definitely rooting for the ad-based service to continue, at least in some form.

 
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User Reviews
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4 stars

"The experiance was fantastic, easy, fast & simple."

December 05, 2010  |  By M1C8a3L

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

that my programs didn't go off. they kept there safe status on

Cons

that I do not know all of what it can or can't do.

Summary

like it for its simplisity and ease of use. I do wish u had a site like that for downloads that is as safe. You would be compitition for itune if it was less $ for each show.

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5 stars

"Best video site"

April 10, 2010  |  By rasheed12824

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

- FREE
- premium content
- high quality (480p)

Cons

- limited content

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5 stars

"well maked product"

October 31, 2008  |  By fridushka

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

this product is perfect

Cons

that dont allow to see videos exept of usa

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4 stars

"Great free site minimum commercials"

October 22, 2008  |  By zsuprise

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Pros

Its free and has alot of shows and movies more than you can fin on netflix online or blockbuster online

Cons

it has commercials

Summary

Hulu is a great site as an alternative to the reruns on tv these days there are commercials but the commercials are alot less than regular tv nd you know in advance how long the commercial will be.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Hulu
Publisher web site http://www.hulu.com/
Release Date June 23, 2008
Date Added June 23, 2008
Version
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Social Networking Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Webware
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size Not Available
File Name Not available
Popularity
Total Downloads 8,133
Downloads Last Week 1
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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