Hulu Plus App Launched for Nintendo Wii

nintendo-hulu-plusNintendo has added a Hulu Plus downloadable app to the roster of Wii apps, allowing subscribers to shop at Wii for Hulu Plus networking.  A version of the app will be available on Nintendo 3DS.  Netflix also offers a Wii app that was released in 2011.  BBC's lauded iPlayer has been available as an add-on [...]

No Streaming-only Service from Comcast on the Horizon

Samsung Comcast Smart TV App CES 2011Comcast's CEO told analysts earlier this week that the company has no plans to offer a streaming-only service to non-subscribers which could theoretically run on the Boxee Box or Roku. The CEO makes clear that previous efforts like Fancast.com "proved unprofitable." It's worth pointing out, though, that a free service like Fancast is different than an IPTV service that folks [...]

App Discovery Not a High Priority for Connected TV Owners

LG Smart TV Demo CES 2011Research firm, Strategy Analytics, is out with a new Digital Home Observatory report which finds that Connected TV and Smart TV owners rarely seek out new apps to use other than the ones they are already familiar with on their PC, tablet, games console or smartphone devices. If they do venture out, however, they're usually [...]

WD TV Live Plus & WD TV Live Hub Gain Hulu Plus Access

WD TV Live Plus HD Media PlayerStarting today WD TV Live Plus ($129.99) and WD TV Live Hub ($199.99 w/ 1TB of network storage) owners will now be able to access Hulu Plus (at $7.99/mo) alongside Netflix, Blockbuster, Cinema Now, Pandora, YouTube, Facebook, and other services with the company's latest firmware update. Like other devices of this kind, however, free access [...]

Hulu Plus May Go Ad-free for a Price

Hulu Support Ad-free TweetGood catch by our friends at GigaOm. @hulu_support just tweeted that they are considering an ad-free version of Hulu Plus. Currently, Hulu Plus costs $7.99/mo, but its larger archive of movies and TV shows is sprinkled with ads. No word, of course, when the option may become available, but it begs the question: How much [...]

YouTube is King of Online Video; Netflix Leads in Paid Viewership?

Citi Online Video Watching Survery 2011AllThingsD has posted a graph produced by Citi Investment Research and Analysis which shows that YouTube is the king of online video when it comes to the number of eyeballs it gets on a daily basis (also just recently confirmed by comScore). Surprisingly, Facebook came in second to YouTube in the Citi survey — thanks to users [...]

Clicker Analyzes How Amazon’s Prime Instant Video Library Stacks Up Against the Competition

Clicker Amazon Prime Netflix Hulu Plus Comparison ChartYesterday Amazon officially announced that its Prime membership holders were now going to be able to stream 5,000 movies and TV shows at no additional charge — a definite perk to a $79/yr service which formally only gave members free 2-day shipping or 1-day shipping for $3.99 on all orders. Now that the cat is [...]

Criterion Collection Added to Hulu Plus’ Movie Catalog

Hulu Plus Criterion Collection GraphicFilm aficionados will be pleased to learn that the entire Criterion Collection of classic and contemporary international films will be making their way to Hulu Plus for all to view in HD at no additional charge. So far Hulu has 150 Criteron Collection titles available, with more trickling in every day. The entire Criterion Collection [...]