I received an invitation to join Hulu the other day. Hulu is the new service by NBC which provides premium programming including TV shows, movies and clips. There is content from NBC, E! Entertainment, FUEL TV, SciFi Network and USA Networks. Also, there are some shows from other networks. For instance, House is on FOX, but is produced in association with NBC Universal.
I will post some screenshots below. The interface is very intuitive and there are some neat features, such as the ability to share videos and vote. However, I expected to be able to watch the most recent episodes. I clicked on House to watch the episode I missed on Tuesday, but it was not there. Consequently, CBS had last night’s CSI:NY episode on Innertube this morning.
One feature I find enjoyable is being able to view shows that are no longer on the air. I have saved some shows, such as Hill Street Blues, WKRP in Cincinnati, Adam-12, Miami Vice and The A-Team to my playlist for future viewing. If you are flipping through the channels on TV and can’t find anything you want to watch, this would be a good alternative. If you don’t like watching video on a computer screen, see if your computer has the capability to connect to your TV. The video card in my computer has a video out and S-Video connectors. I bought a cable that connects to the S-Video connector and audio out from the sound card to my TV. The video is not broadcast quality, but it is a good alternative if you forget to set your DVR or do not have one.