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 [...]

Netflix Tip – Get Alerted When New Titles are Released

if_netflix_then_rssIf you want to make certain you are aware of all of the new uploads on Netflix and don't want something more personal than InstantWatcher.com there is an option you can add to your home setup.  Think of it as a different type of home automation.  Using RSS and your favorite feedreader you can now [...]

Apple May Have Blown It When It Decided to Discontinue TV Show Rentals via iTunes

Apple iTunes - The Simpsons Rent / Buy ScreenshotAfter reading the news that Apple decided to "pull the plug" on TV show rentals in iTunes, it left me wondering if this was a brilliant or dumb move on Apple's part. You can say that Apple made a smart move financially by dropping the low margin 99¢ TV show rental offerings that, apparently, people [...]

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 [...]

Who Knew Adding a Share Button Would Get You Sued? Rovi Claims Hulu Is Infringing on Their Interactive TV Patents

Hulu Facebook SharingUnfortunately the details are scarce at this time, but it has just hit the wire that Rovi (formerly Macrovision and Gemstar-TV Guide International Inc.) has set its lawyers on Hulu for what appears to be its latest Facebook integration. If you remember earlier this month, Hulu introduced the ability to share and discover videos with friends on [...]

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 [...]

Nielsen Survey Reveals How People Prefer to Use Hulu vs. Netflix

Nielsen 2011 Hulu Netflix SurveyKudos to Nielsen. The company has conducted a survey which reveals how people actually use Hulu and Netflix. Not surprisingly, people like watching TV shows on Hulu (73%) and movies primarily via Netflix (53%), which makes sense since Hulu is made up of TV network content (well, at least a majority of it is) and Netflix [...]

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 [...]