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reply to morbo
Re: Waiting for an app that allows watching Hulu
said by morbo:Why? Because if Hulu is part of the future of helping people cut the cords, you don't think it comes with out a price and control do you? .. and you shouldn't think that it should.
There should be a simple app that will allow Hulu watching via browser spoofing anytime now.
In other news, why doesn't Hulu try to capitalize on their success by working to increase eyeballs watching online? Instead of alienating users, bring 'em in because the old model is dying.
This IS the future of TV. Sure, YouTube and others out there offer a wider variety of appliances that access content from them, but um, sure.. I want to be able to watch the "my baby brother bit my finger" video on any device I want.. while that's good and dandy and all.. that's not what pays the bills.
The internet isn't going to necessarily be wide open when it comes to video. The content that Hulu is offering is going to still be controlled.. maybe they don't want to be in every device. And, since the internet has so many options and is FIERCE on competition with all the choices available, let Hulu die..
Like any new or rather new service on the web, it's largely great at first when they're looking for an audience.. but, once they have it, the REAL plans start to kick in. GeoCities was incredible at first for many people - of course, it was free! Then when they got a crowd, they put up ads, caps, restrictions, etc. But, the company made money hand over fist. They sold off to yahoo and the creators cashed in. THIS is the name of the game... and THIS is the future of what TV will be when it gains an audience on the web.
People may hate cable, satellite, and now even the phone based services, but at least they exist in reality and are stable as companies.. like I said, what you're seeing now, with Hulu and some others, IS the reality of "TV on the net" as time moves forward.. its WAY too easy to get in, get rich, and get out..
The old model isn't dying.. not by a long shot.