Since most of you use Hulu and it's being rumored that the free streaming video site is soon going to launch a subscription service, I'm wondering if many of you would considering jumping ship and getting rid of your cable service? Not a ton of details have been revealed about the subscription service, but it will most likely offer content without ads, or more access to television shows and movies. If I could access all of my favorite shows that I'm watching now online, I'd be all for it, but that would mean every TV network would have to jump on board, and I don't see that happening anytime soon. What are your thoughts?
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Hulu isn't gonna know what hit them now that YouTube has launched a new television show section on its website, which includes categories like family, sports, comedy, romance, and even movies! What's great is that there's already a wide selection of shows, including classics like Alf, MacGyver, and 90210 — I know, ALF! Word has it that YouTube has signed agreements to distribute content from Sony, Lions Gate, CBS, MGM, and more, so hopefully the selection of shows keeps growing.
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I've appreciated Hulu since its inception, but didn't really know how far reaching it had become, but in February it made an impressive showing, gaining 10 million viewers and launching itself into the number four video site in the US.
When I miss a show and didn't DVR, I use Hulu, if it's on Hulu. If I'm not at home and have time to kill and a WiFi connection, like waiting for an airplane, I use Hulu.
It's generally the first place I think of when I do miss a show. I guess they're right: There are aliens who want to take over the world.
So tell me: Do you Hulu?