Free Hulu Content Coming to Mobile Devices (Finally)
We've long noted that because they're owned by the cable and broadcast industry (Viacom, Disney, Comcast/NBC) Hulu is specifically designed to not be disruptive or too interesting
, given that could cannibalize traditional cable TV revenues. As such, in many ways Hulu is simply a glorified ad for legacy TV, plagued by a fractured catalog and rife with restrictions like the inability to watch free TV offerings on mobile devices (you could watch clips, but not much actual content). For what it's worth, Hulu now says they're changing that last bit -- a blog post
noting that mobile devices will now be able to watch some Hulu content for free starting this summer.
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Re: Is Comcast Participating?
said by jmn1207:But don't they own Hulu?
Will we be required to sign in with a participating Pay TV provider to see most of the content? If so, I doubt Comcast is in the list of nearly 100 providers.
I hope I'm wrong, but I seriously doubt it.
said by Mr Guy :How about Tvland. I know there are quite a few of such sites. Can anyone recommend some more good ones? I know I can Google "online tv" but I would like to know which ones are best. said by n2jtx:
The only problem for me is there is nothing in their catalog that I am even remotely interested in. I am tired of modern TV and, through Netflix, have gone back to the classic shows of the 70's (Emergency!, Quincy, MacMillan & Wife, Columbo, Rockford Files, etc.). Most nights I do not even bother turning on the TV and just watch Neflix on the iPad.
Sounds like Antenna Tv and Me-TV are right up your alley and can be seen via OTA.
Also I would like to say that Hulu does provide quite a few good shows for free. They are showing the current Cosmo series which is great if you have an interest in science. Also I like the history documentaries which are free on Hulu.
Also YouTube has lots of great free tv shows and movies and documentaries.
With all this great free stuff on the streaming internet--and all free and many without commercials--I don't even bother with broadcast tv. Most of the new shows they offer are indeed garbage and you have to sit through offensive commercials just to watch them.