Hulu Plus

Hulu Plus

Hulu has been around for much longer than most people realize, but only started gaining in popularity thanks to Seth MacFarlane and his witty television commercials advertising the company.  Originally it primarily allowed you to watch older television shows and movies, with only a handful of newer things.  It was also completely free to watch any of them.  Now you can still watch most of your old favorites but the service specializes in allowing you to catch up on recent series and episodes you may have missed. It is currently available online as well as on the Xbox and PlayStation 3.

Hulu Plus Pricing

Many of the newer items from the more popular networks, like NBC and ABC, require you to join Hulu Plus, which is a paid service.  The fees aren’t very high, but are slightly higher than what Netflix charges each month for streaming service.  Of course, you can’t watch new episodes of shows from the night before on Netflix like you can on Hulu Plus.  It’s also much cheaper than what cable costs per year, at about $100 annually.  This makes it more of an option for those who want the benefits of cable without having to pay the high prices that most cable companies charge. [box type=”info”]

Watch Movies Online

One thing that differs greatly between Netflix and Hulu Plus is that some of the programs that are available on Hulu Plus are not available to watch on gaming devices like the Xbox, and can only be watched online.  This may not be a problem for people who prefer to watch things on their laptops or who have laptops that can be connected to their televisions, but some others may find it inconvenient.  Right now HuluPlus has exclusive contracts with several different major networks, and as long as they keep bringing in the customers they will most likely be getting more.

Television programming has long been a staple of entertainment and many around the globe are fashionable to tailor schedules around favored television showing and airings of particular shows and scheduling. A long practice of those who love afternoon soaps have taped there shows for years so they can enjoy the shows at an available time that is within their scheduled activities. Some may tape and entire weeks show and enjoy their Saturdays catching up not heir stories. The internet has enabled viewers to now turn to their favorite stories and shows and watch them free on the internet.

Internet television programming sites such as the popular HULU are available and sponsored by broadcasting companies to effectively increase their viewing and rating potentials. Not to interfere with regular scheduling subscribers can watch their television shows in real time and Hulu operations will not admonish loyal subscribers and air popular shows after their original air dates on television. Hulu on the internet was first accessible on computers but now with several gaming and internet compatible televisions it is possible to watch internet television, on the TV.

Hulu programming is practically advertising free and only a few interruptions may appear while one is watching their favorite shows. It is possible to subscribe for upgraded services that enable one to watch shows without interruptions. It is free to register to Hula’s website and begin watching television shows and movies instantly. A good internet connection is required to watch shows in the available format with out constant buffering. Dial up connections are quite slower and with out the higher bandwidth capabilities it is comparative that it will not be as applicable a format.

Hulu Shows and Movies

Hulu host several shows and movies that are shown in series on television programming channels. The networks will offer a series to watch in order to the viewing programming after it as aired on broadcasts. If a season is at the half waypoint, the last 5 showings or sections of the series will be available for viewing on Hulu. In addition, a popular series may have previous seasons available on Hulu for a limited time. Other popular series and news shows can be featured and movie trailers and special web clips can be viewed.

Popular shows and reality TV has many glued to the sets and missing valuable time, they could be working outside or doing chores. With Hulu it is possible to watch your favorite shows anytime. You can program Hulu with favored programs and the site will contact you by e-mail when the shows are available and save them to your viewing queue. Popular shows such as House, Fringe, Bones and even Saturday Night Live can  be viewed on Hulu. Popular shows such as these will also offer special web clips only available to Hulu members and you can see behind the scene clips and interviews with the actors that are not available on television.

Hulu hosts a popular network of shows and searching Hulu’s database will navigate through available options and if your request is not available at that time you can save in your queue or Hulu can navigate you to the site that will host the show in which you are inquiring. Several popular shows such as Celeb TV and E News will also include several special picks and web exclusives highlighting their more popular features of the week.
Special clips, interviews and trailers are not available all the time and run for only few days. Including Latino shows and an easy to navigate search capability, you can watch anything on Hulu.

When signing in to Hulu you will be available to program the site for viewing preferences and to view explicit violence and R rated movies or adult shows it is necessary to prove that you are of age. Hulu will verify that you are of age and can block family members if programmed from watching shows and movies that are inappropriate. This enables parents to monitor what their children can watch with a Hulu account that has parental control, which inhibits young children and adolescents from watching shows that a parent would not deem allowable.

The several television shows available on Hulu can keep one entertained for days and weeks if they have been missing regular scheduled broadcasting events. Also when a new season is about to start for several different shows, Hulu will make the last season available so one can be up to speed when the new season starts. Wonderful shows like Psych and The Daily Show are very popular and now it is possible with Hulu to never miss an episode due to scheduling conflicts.

Movies that Appear on Hulu

Hulu has created one of the hottest and first spots on the internet to watch TV and movies easily from your computer. When our schedules and busy day-to-day lives interrupt even the simplest pleasures as watching our favorite show and movies at home, Hulu made the groundbreaking leap by offering favorites to be easily viewed at any time. Fitting into any ones schedule you can watch from the comfort of home, while traveling in your car or even sneak a quick peek while at work. Their commercial free viewing schedules offers a lot of diversity and one can watch their favorite movies, shows, trailers and even some special web clips when becoming a member for free at Hulu.

The movies featured on Hulu’s website are as diverse as those viewing are. You can find old time favorites, movies from years past and some new features and in several different genres. Catch sneak peaks of new movies and special trailers and behind the scenes footage while shuffling through the hundreds of movies offered.  You can load movies to your queue and be contacted when your shows are available. Several movies offered are also specially formatted and available via mobile web, which enables you to watch the movie on your smart phone.

Hulu Drama and Suspense

Drama, suspense and comedies are a few of the genres available on Hulu. The great line up available on Hulu offers some special finds such as Revenge of the Bridesmaids. A funny tale of two best friends who return to their hometown after being on their own for a few years. The girls soon meet up with another friend who is in despair. Her fiancé and the love of her life has dumped her and was stolen by an ex friend of their group. Bent on revenge the girls quickly put together a plan to ruin the wedding and get their friends lover back. Dressing as bridesmaids to gain entrance to the wedding, the girls will surprise the audience and keep you laughing with their vengeful adventures.

Donnie Brasco is another great movie featured on Hulu at this time. Made in the late 1990’s the star of this film Johnny Depp plays an FBI Agent that is given access into a mob family of Lefty played by Al Paccino. Donnie Brasco is the undercover identity of Johnny Depps character and poses as a diamond broker to gain the respect and friendship of the hit mobster. Once he is in, Johnny Depp’s characters involvement with the mob and the conflicts of his job will have him riding a rollercoaster of feelings in which could cost him his job and family. The drama is a favorite hit and as the story unfolds, the audience will fall for the characters as they struggle between right and wrong.

Newer movies available such as the twisted and deceitful hit Come Undone released in 2010 offers a heated affair of deception. The main character Anna has everything she could already desire, a great job and loving family but as she meets a handsome waiter, it may all begin to unravel. Their torrid affair will heat up the screen as the lies and deceptions unfolds and the two characters find that they may be in much deeper than they are prepared to handle. Some life changing choices may be necessary for the two to keep their passionate affair alive but are they ready to make the leap?

Classic Movies on Hulu

Several classics available on Hulu will keep you glued to your seat such the horror thriller, Vacancy that with the mysterious feel of an Alfred Hitchcock film is suspenseful and dangerously thrilling. Alternatively, perhaps one is more in the mood for a healthy love triangle such as the movie The Quiet American as two men are chasing the same beautiful Asian woman. A mobster classic with some thrilling action such as The Gangs of New York, which takes place in the 1800,’s and follows as one dangerous son seeks revenge of the killer of his father’s murderer, Bill the Butcher.

Movies featured on Hulu will run for a variation of timed formats and are available to view once you have registered to have an account. Movies with R ratings will require that you sign in to verify your age and that you can legally view, rated movies. Not all movies are available to receive on your television unless you subscribe to Hulu Plus or have a game console such as an Xbox or Wii.

Shows on Hulu

Parks and Recreation Renewed

Parks and Recreation that airs on NBC was renewed on the 111th of May of 2012 for a 5th season that will contain twenty two installments. This new season is going to air its first episode on the 20th of September in the Thursday night slot at 9:30 – 8:30C. So far the 5th season is not confirmed to be its last season or not.

The Last Episode of the forth Season

The last episode of the 4th season of Parks and Recreation was entitled “Win, Lose, or Draw”. This episode was going to be the series finale in case the show did not get renewed and this is why Mike Schur, the showrunner decided to approach the episode and treat it as the series finale.

On that episode, we saw the revival of the relationship between Tom and Ann. This revival came as a result of the prophetic dream of Tom that he and Ann would be paired once again. The sad thing is that they did re unite under the influence of alcohol and at anytime, the audience was expecting to see Ann snapping and going sober and chide him for thinking that he ever had a chance to be with her.

On the other hand, we saw April freaking out because she has deleted some important files and of course, she did what he would always do which is hiding and calling Andy for help. He tried his best using his strategy that he uses while repairing his xBox, but it failed. So they were faced with two options, they can skip town and run away or they can do the logical thing and call Donna and ask for help in fixing it all, they picked calling Dona and she was able to fix everything in the matter of seconds. They did take that choice but they thought things through if they were to choose the other option by naming towns they will live in and the jobs they will do.

Behind the Scenes News from the 5th Season

As for news from behind the scenes of the 5th season of Parks and Recreations, it seems that Leslip Knope is going to be around some important and powerful players from Washington when the show airs its first episode. This is revealed in one of the behind the scenes videos that featured the star talking about filming episodes with Olympia Snowe, Barbara Boxer and Senators John McCain.

She stated that she has shot an episode with Senator McCain who is one of her best friends as they have worked before together.

Commenting on these scenes, Adam Scott stated that they got to shot many scenes with them and that they were very funny and hilarious.

Season five Spoilers

As for the events of the fifth season, they are going to be revolved around Leslie’s new job as a City Counselor and about how the Park’s Department has to deal with her not being with them anymore.

Some of the spoilers include Ron falling in love with a single mom called Diana and April is going to return to Pawnee in the 5th season.

December 9, 2011

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Netflix is a company that has been around going on fifteen years.  It became very popular, very quickly when it first came out because of their low prices and lack of due dates for their products.  It came out just as DVD sales were becoming more affordable, and when video and DVD rental stores were still reporting steady sales, but they were starting to decline from where they were in the past.  There are several different features that this company provided, including the ability to rent multiple DVDs simultaneously as well without worrying about late fees.

Netflix Video Streaming

They also made online video streaming much more of a reality and much more accessible for anyone with Internet access.  As technology increased the company expanded their streaming services to the Xbox, Wii, as well as created applications for the iPod and iPad.  The website also allows you to customize your queue, and request DVDs in whatever order you wish to receive them.  You can change the order as often as you like, and can even put DVDs on there before they are even released.  You may have a wait on some of the more popular items, but as soon as they become available, and if they are the next one on your list, it will automatically be sent out to you.

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Netflix Pricing Policy

There is no extra postage necessary for the service either; every DVD you get comes in a prepaid envelope.  The company changed their pricing policies at the beginning of September of 2011, raising the price for the combination of streaming and DVD rental, which angered many of their long-term patrons.  More people have now elected for the streaming-only service, which allows for unlimited streaming on computers as well as on the Xbox and Wii simultaneously under one account.  With watching television online becoming more of a viable option for people, it doesn’t look like Netflix will be going anywhere anytime soon.

Television viewing has reached an all-new plateau with Netflix. Originally, Netflix was introduced to be able to rent movies through the mail with out late fees and overdue charges and to be able to keep the movies or shows as long as one would want. Once you were done viewing your movies you would simply pop them in your mailbox and wait for the next items on your list to arrive. Netfilx has no created online capabilities in which you can watch the same titles available easily from you computer or television.

Netflix does require that one subscribe to their services. Different applications of subscriptions can vary depending upon ones preferences. It is available that you can subscribe to the service of one rental at a time to several and include streaming video live to your computer or television. Other subscriptions are available for simply streaming with out DVD rental. Several television shows available on Netflix are capable of being streamed or received as a DVD rental. If the items in request are newer or in higher demand it may only be possible to receive rentals and view them on DVD.

Netflix DVDs

Several television shows and series are available on Netflix and can be viewed as an entire series. The shows offered will vary and most often, the series available are the previous seasons that have already aired. This can make it easy for one to find shows they like and watch entire seasons at once with out commercial interruptions. Several shows are available and will cover several genres. Netfilx will add new shows and highlight them under their new arrival categories to make it easy to find the shows you want to watch.

The genres offered on Netflx will have something for everyone from children shows to adult features and subcategories covering comedies, drama and action series viewing programs. Netflix will also offer some of their shows available for a limited time as streaming video when they have only been available on DVD. If you have a subscription in which you only allow streaming video and you find the show or series you really want to watch only available on DVD then it is possible to quickly upgrade your account to order the DVD. The account upgrade will run for an entire month and can be changed or cancelled easily at any time from your computer.

You account and activity can be easily viewed on your computer and you can add DVD’s to your queue. Once they have been added to your queue, the items will ship to you with in the next business day. If you want to watch a full season of a television show on DVD, the DVD rentals will be mailed to for details, which can be one or several at a time. It is then possible to view your shows easily when the time is available and not have to worry about late fees or getting to the video store and wasting gas.

TV Online with Netflix

The television shows available and the seasonal series shows are available much longer than other television internet based venues. One can search for shows that may not appear in the new arrival or other sub categories to find its availability. Once you have the show you are searching, you simply place it in your DVD queue or watch instantly on your computer or television. You can watch netflix on your television if it is connected to the internet through television wifi attachments or several various gaming consoles.

The search engine is easily broke into categories and finding your favorite television shows is quite easy. Children especially like being able to use Netflix to catch up on their favorite shows such as Icarly or Wizards of  Waverly Place while others may be wanting to watch Psych, Sons of Anarchy or several other television shows. Once you select a show there will be brief descriptions available and will give you the option to start anywhere in the series from the first episode to the last.

Full Seasons of TV Online

If one is wanting to watch a full season of any show and starts as episode one but is only able to watch perhaps to the middle of episode three, Netflix will save your spot and you will be able to pick up viewing were you left off easily. You can reverse and fast forward through streaming video just easily as a DVD with the use of your remote or game console controller. Netflix offers specials and free terms to new customers and one can view and try Netflix with no commitment or fees.

Movies that appear on Netflix

Netflix is a popular online site that offers movies and shows to easily be watched on your computer or television. The site is interactive and enables subscribers to view movie trailers and descriptions, review recently watched picks and create a personal account that will cater to the entire family. You can review and rate shows and movies while Netflix will offer these options and suggest available movies or shows that are utilized per your preferences. Children’s movies and several genres and subject content are available and offer a great selection for everyone in the family.

Several movies are available on Netflix and can be ordered as DVD’s are streamed directly to wifi capable televisions, through gaming consoles and viewed on ones computer, laptop or tablet. The genres available will range from documentary, independent, action, foreign, romance, comedy and horror. The movies will be rated and the availability of movies will rotate. While some are available for instant viewing, others may only be available on DVD. One can easily add movies to their queue and rent movies on DVD that are delivered through the mail and Netflix offers no late fees or specified return dates. Once you have viewed your movie you will place the DVD in the supplied envelope for return and shipping is free.

Movies on Netflix

Movies available can be classic hits, old time favorites and movies that were available on regular television programming channels. Such movies as The Dark Ages which aired on the History Channel can be viewed instantly and covers the history of the dark ages exploring conflict and chaos of the continent in this time period reporting on such historical factors of civil unrest, the bubonic plague and other areas that made the dark ages so irreversible horrific.

Life on Mars created by Josh Applebaum and Andre Nemec is a movie that is based in present -day New York. Starring Jason O’Mara and Michael Imperioli the story unfolds as a New York City cop is hit by a car and is suddenly transported back in time. The time is 1973 and the twist of the film will keep one guessing if the star was really transported back through time because of the terrible accident or if it is only part of his imagination. While one is kept guessing as the events that unfold keeps the suspense high and viewers wondering how this tough New York cop is going to find his way back to the future of the present. Not rated this movie can also be watched with streaming video instantly.

The new hit movie Trespass is available on streaming video and can be added to your instant queue. Starring Nicholas Cage and Nicole Kidman the married couple finds themselves being held hostage for ransom but twisted thugs who have invaded their home. The twists and plot of this thriller will keep you and your family held in suspense as you watch the drama and horror unfold and while the couple tries to escape their captors with their lives. Rated R this flick displays how one can be pushed to their limits and in the fight of their lives.

Fred 2 now available is sure to keep your children laughing and mimicking that crazy squeaky voice of Fred as his new adventures keep him jumping. In Fred 2, Night of the Living Fred, Fred’s music teacher mysteriously disappears. Soon the replacement is under suspicion of being a vampire and possibly, he had something to do with their beloved teacher’s disappearance. As Fred tries to unravel the mystery, the capers and troubles he finds will delight children. This movie is available and can be added to your instant queue to watch now or later.

DVD’s and their availability will change and you can add movies available on DVD to your queue to be shipped to you directly. Often movies will interchange from DVD to instant streaming video and some will only be available on DVD. Streaming video is great to watch several flicks such as such classics as Carrie while waiting for DVD arrivals. Subscription prices will vary and can be determined upon the preferences of viewers. One can subscribe to one or two DVD rental as well as streaming video or the variation of all three.


December 9, 2011

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