Instead of subscribing in iTunes, we've been watching Lost this season for free at ABC.com. Free is good, but you've got to click after every commercial . . . a bit of a hassle.
But then, this week, I stumbled on to hulu.com, an emerging video alternative to iTunes featuring NBC content and a limited set of complete movies, all for free, but with embedded commercials. Its super easy to use. If they can get the other networks on board, this will be happening!
Here's a few things I've noticed so far . . .
- Limited episodes of The Office, the Simpsons, Arrested Development and more
- Selected Saturday Night Live shorts
- Complete movies in including Veggie Tale's The Jonah Movie, The Usual Suspects, Ice Age, Master & Commander and more
Again, the content is limited at this point, but I expect they'll be adding more. But even now, there is plenty to play with.
Its clear that content is getting ubiquitous. . . .it feels like a whole new era to me. Having never had a TV pipeline into our home for intentional reasons, its a trip to me that its now more and more available on demand on line anytime. I have mixed feelings about it. One more opportunity for wasted time and mindless distraction.
Check out hulu.com and tell me what you think . . .