Today Hulu notched a sizable win for streaming services. Smack in the middle of Sundance, the company announced that it’s become the exclusive home for all future documentary releases from IFC, Sundance Selects, and IFC Midnight, once those flicks wrap up their cineplex runs.
Are you a fervent acolyte of the on-demand video streaming revolution and yet still yearn for some of the old-school television charm? OttoPlay is an add-on for Netflix (and YouTube and Hulu) that brings back the old channel surfing feel, letting you skip across “channels.” It may be more rewarding than normal…
Every year the Syfy channel plays a Twilight Zone marathon over New Year’s. But this year they’re starting the festivities early. The first episode airs at 7pm this Wednesday, December 30th. We’ve compiled a schedule so you can catch your favorites, along with links to Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon for all you cordcutters.
Streaming video services now comprise 70% of Americans’ Internet use at night—which means that hardly anyone is using BitTorrent anymore. RIP, piracy. Arise, Sir Netflix.
Are you ready for October 21, 2015? That’s the date that Marty McFly arrives in the future — at least according to the second Back to the Future movie. But if you’re planning on watching the trilogy to celebrate, you’ll only have one streaming option: Amazon Prime.
This was well overdue: Hulu is finally joining Netflix and Amazon to offer streaming without ads. But in order to get it, you’ll have to pay $4 extra.
Over the weekend, Netflix announced the service would be losing tons of big ticket blockbusters next month. Within hours, Hulu announced it would be scooping up those very movies. The streaming wars continue.
The WSJ says that Hulu’s plotting a no-ads version of its premium service that’ll cost $12-$14 per month. Pricey! But ads are terrible. We hate them. What’s to be done?
Back in April, we got the wonderful (terrible for corporate productivity) news that Hulu had bought up every single episode of Seinfeld. Well, binge-watchers, your time is nigh: hulu.com/seinfeld is now live.
The a la carte TV options are expanding. If you’re a Hulu subscriber paying $8 per month, you can add Showtime for another $9 now, which is cheaper than Showtime’s recently announced $11 standalone option.
Regardless of which end of whatever pond you’re on, region blocked content is annoying. Whether you’re an ex-pat looking to watch reruns of The Wonder Years, or you’re hankering for a dose of Dr. Who, here’s the best (and easiest) way to get that content.
A new report by the media measurement organization Nielsen reveals that more than two-in-five American households now subscribe to an online video streaming service such as Netflix or Amazon Prime.
The internet, and all the social media apps tethered to it, are amazing examples of our freedom of speech. You can pretty much post what you want, when you want, and that's amazing. But on Instagram, that can lead to a lot of digital detritus filled with blurry landscapes, questionable selfies, and endless pictures…
The Sony hack is now more confusing that ever. The FBI says that North Korea is involved, yet the country denies involvement and is asking for a joint investigation into the matter. The whole situation has devolved into a game of "he said/she said," and there's only one person who can help set it all straight—Dr.…
YouTube pretty much won the video war years ago, but there are still plenty of people vying for some of the action. Remember Viddy? Former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar thinks that his new startup video site Vessel offers a unique subscription-based model ($3/month) that can pull YouTube stars over to a new platform. Long…
Android TV is exciting. It's beautiful. The idea makes sense. And you should probably steer clear till Google gets its shit together. Until it does, the $100 Nexus Player just isn't a good buy.
Redbox Instant, Verizon's Netflix-battling streaming movie service and the companion to the automated DVD rental kiosk in your grocery store's entryway, is shutting down on October 7th at 11:59PM. Better get your binge-watching out of your system now.
Saturday morning American broadcast TV was once animation's home field. Filling a cereal bowl with artificially colored sugar pebbles and staring at the tube was every kid's weekend plan. Not any more: For the first time in 50-plus years, you won't find a block of animation on broadcast this morning. It's the end of…
We spend a lot of time talking about all the great films that are always a quick click away on our particular streaming platform of choice—and rightfully so. Hulu, Netflix, and Amazon Prime do an admirable job of curating a rotating cast of blockbusters, art house sweethearts and critic-praising cinema. But to be…