They say nothing in life is free, and that includes Hulu Plus’ new ad-free option. One of the biggest knocks against Hulu compared to Netflix is that the former forces subscribers to sit through ads even though they are paying for the service. Hulu has announced a new commercial-free option, but there’s a catch.
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Apple may be hard at work on a large slate of original content to beef up its place in the home entertainment biz and attempt to wipe out Netflix. According to unnamed sources, Apple is in “preliminary conversations” to establish production partnerships with Hollywood execs
If you have the internet but not a web-connected TV or streaming device, you’re about to be in the minority. According to a new report from The NPD Group, fully 50 percent of U.S. homes connected to the internet also own a device connecting their TV to the web.
With its adult-oriented series such as Orange is the New Black and House of Cards, Netflix has millions of grown-ups subscribing to access its original content. But what about those viewers’ teens and tweens?
Japan is the second-largest home entertainment retail market in the world, and Netflix is about to plunge into it. As it readies for its September 2 Japanese launch, Netflix has signed a key partnership with SoftBank Corp., a regional telecom and internet company.
Every few months, a report pops up in these streaming-obsessed times to remind us that good old fashioned movie discs are still around and still popular. A recent such report from Nielsen states that the majority of Americans are still interested in buying or renting movies and TV shows on disc.
If you were holding your breath waiting for Apple to launch its streaming service to rival Netflix and revolutionize TV, you might still be waiting a while. Bloomberg is reporting that Apple has delayed the launch of its streaming TV service to at least next year.
Some stereotypes just hold true, it seems. According to industry research, Grandma is much more likely to watch her video entertainment through an old-fashioned cable connection than her hip young grandson.