TV Streaming Head-to-Head: Netflix vs Hulu vs Amazon Prime

One of the more annoying things about Netflix, Hulu Plus, and Amazon's television streaming libraries is the vast difference between the selection available. It would be almost impossible to get a thorough idea of who has the better library without searching for hundreds of TV shows on each service and comparing them… » 3/04/14 4:43pm 3/04/14 4:43pm

DirecTV Is Supposedly Buying Hulu

If it seems like Hulu's been up for sale for a few years now that's because it totally has been. Seriously, back in August 2011 we tried to figure out which Hulu bidder we should be rooting for. And then in September 2011, Dish Network was rumored to buy it. Well? Nothing happened. Now nearly two years later, DirecTV… » 6/13/13 10:12pm 6/13/13 10:12pm

How to Embrace Anime and Never Look Back

The rise of the Internet has come hand-in-hand with anime's explosive growth in popularity and reach. A genre that just a couple decades ago was only available stateside through informal networks trading VHS tapes—the original fan-subbers—has gone mainstream, winning Oscars, breaking box office records, and fostering … » 5/04/13 11:00am 5/04/13 11:00am

The Criterion Collection Is Giving You All Their Movies Free on Hulu…

Criterion Collection, a company that collects and restores classic and otherwise culturally relevant films, is bestowing us with a wonderful little post-Valentines or mid-February or extremely-post-Groundhog's Day gift: their entire catalogue of movies on Hulu will be 100 percent free this weekend. » 2/14/13 4:20pm 2/14/13 4:20pm

Why No Streaming Service Will Ever Be Perfect

Hulu Plus. Amazon Prime. Netflix. Redbox. In an ideal world, any one of these would someday become an all-encompassing streaming service. One subscription, one price, one ticket out of the cable's iron grasp. That's never been the case, of course. But as exclusive content deals keep piling up, it's increasingly clear… » 2/11/13 11:31am 2/11/13 11:31am

Why the Hell Does Hulu Show Spoiler Commercials for the TV Show You're…

Hulu, for all its good intentions and fairly solid stream quality, kind of sucks. It doesn't have enough TV shows, it doesn't have enough episodes, you still have to watch commercials even when you pay for Hulu Plus but worst of all, sometimes those commercials you're forced to sit through are about future episodes of… » 2/01/13 9:00pm 2/01/13 9:00pm