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Hulu Plus Begins Rollout on Select LG Devices

July 5th, 2011 by Jonathan Au Product Manager

Today, we are happy to announce that the Hulu Plus subscription service is available on select LG LCD TVs. The team here is particularly excited about this launch because we have added support for the innovative LG Magic Motion remote. Now you can control the Hulu Plus application with a simple point-and-click. We are going to be launching Hulu Plus on other LG devices in the coming weeks, so be sure to check out our devices page to stay up to date.

Enjoy!

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TV Just Got A Whole Lot More Social

July 1st, 2011 by Betina Chan-Martin Product Manager

(For updates on the latest news around the Hulu Facebook Connect integration, please go here: http://blog.hulu.com/2011/07/01/hulu-facebook-connect-update)

Do you remember when?

I knew Dwight’s stint as manager of the Scranton office would end with hilarious results. But did I see that coming? Not in a million years. But of course, the moment he strutted out with his holster (and gun!), it was clear that Dwight’s dream would come to an end with explosive results. And when the gun went off—luckily damaging only Andy’s hearing—I immediately jumped on Facebook to see what my friends had to say. Of course, this exact moment was the talk of Hulu in the morning.

TV has always been a social experience. We gather with friends and family to watch our favorite shows, sporting events, movies, and news. When we get to work, we meet around the water cooler and chat about Tracy Jordan’s latest stunt in the previous night’s 30 Rock. We text each other during the results of The Voice, and we blog about the latest politician skewered in Jon Stewart’s opening monologue.

Today, we are making the Hulu experience even more social with Facebook on Hulu.

Interact. We are excited to announce a new feature that is the first-of-its-kind and one that we think will become a staple at Hulu going forward. One of the most exciting features we are launching today is the ability to comment on a specific moment in time while watching any video on Hulu, and with one click, instantly share those remarks — and the relevant video moment from the program — on Facebook for all your friends to see. When you comment on a Hulu video, that exact moment will appear on Facebook so your friends can jump in and react right away. And since friends can respond to your comments, you can have those water cooler conversations online at any time. We’ve been using this feature in test mode here at Hulu HQ for a bit…and we are officially addicted. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

Personalize. Now you can easily log on to Hulu—or create a new account—using your Facebook account. From there, you’ll be able to interact with all of your Facebook friends. You’ll log into a homepage tailored to you, where you can see your friends’ favorite shows, and start conversations with anybody who follows the same shows you do.

Discover. I discovered some of my favorite shows (like Coupling—the UK version, of course) because a friend recommended them. With Facebook on Hulu, you can introduce your friends to shows you’re rooting for, and discover new favorites with the help of your friends, too.

Connect. To link your Hulu and Facebook accounts, use the “Connect” button on your next visit to Hulu. Or visit http://www.hulu.com.

The entire social experience on Hulu is being supported by our partners at Coors Light and Microsoft’s decision engine Bing. Bing is also providing a free 1-month Hulu Plus subscription to users who make the decision to “go social” by signing up for Facebook on Hulu.

We’re very excited about the above efforts which we believe make TV fundamentally more social. Let us know what you think!

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A Volatile Chris Brown Storms Off ‘GMA’

March 22nd, 2011 by Rebecca Harper Editor

While R&B star Chris Brown came to ABC’s “Good Morning America” this morning, ready to move on from his past — he pled guilty to assaulting his then-girlfriend Rihanna two years ago; the restraining order was just “relaxed,” as his interviewer Robin Roberts put it — it was clear that the world hasn’t quite forgiven all his sins. The 22-year-old was on GMA to promote his new album, “F.A.M.E.” (Forgiving All My Enemies), but Roberts kicked off the interview (below) by asking Brown about the easement on the restraining order, claiming it was in response to the Tweets flooding in.

Although Brown managed to keep his cool during this segment, things took a surprising turn after his first scheduled musical performance. According to insiders, once the song finished, he “stormed into his dressing room and started screaming and tearing the room apart.” By the time security arrived, a window in Brown’s dressing room was smashed, and Brown stormed out of the building — with no shirt on.

Following the incident, Brown reportedly posted the following on Twitter: “I’m so over people bringing this past s**t up!!! Yet we praise Charlie Sheen and other celebs for there [sic] bulls**t.” The post was later removed from Twitter, replaced with a message for his Team Breezy fans: “… This album is for you and only you!!! I’m tired of everyone else!! …”

Brown is still scheduled to perform in the elimination round of “Dancing with the Stars” next week — for now — but it’s more than likely DWTS host Tom Bergeron will skip the probing questions for the live show. Still, Brown’s behavior today left us wondering: has Brown truly moved on from the past? And are we ready to, as well?

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Give the Gift of Hulu Plus

December 16th, 2010 by Gavin Hewitt

If you’ve been struggling to find the perfect gift for your TV-loving friends and family this season, a Hulu Plus subscription may be just the answer. Give them a month of Hulu Plus, a year’s subscription, or anything in between, and they can catch up on many of this season’s most popular shows, including Glee, Modern Family, The Office, and much more, anytime, all in HD, from their TV, mobile device, or computer. These gift subscriptions can be sent instantly via email (a bonus for you last-minute shoppers) or printed and tucked into a card if you prefer.

Hulu Plus Gift Card

A subscription to Hulu Plus also makes a great gift for birthdays and other occasions. To give a subscription, please visit hulu.com/plus/gifting. To learn more about Hulu Plus for yourself, check out hulu.com/plus.

Gavin Hewitt ()
Group Program Manager, Hulu

Live Streams: 2010 Election Coverage

November 1st, 2010 by Rebecca Harper Editor

As Americans head to the polls for midterm elections Tuesday, tune into Hulu for real-time results streaming from our Live Streams Lounge. This year, you can choose your coverage, too, with live streams provided by Fox News Strategy Room and ABC New Now.

The Fox News stream, hosted by Jon Scott, will feature results and reports from Fox News correspondents across the country, as well as a live in-studio panel discussion. Update: This stream kicks off at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and runs for approximately three hours.

In addition, at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT, ABC News Now’s John Berman and Claire Shipman will kick off a night of election night coverage, including the latest results and analysis. As polls close, ABC’s David Muir and Facebook’s Randi Zuckerberg will have live reaction from the campus community at Arizona State University. This stream is expected to run until

As always, you can grab the embed code for either network’s coverage directly from the Live Streams Lounge, add a reminder to your calendar, or sign up for an alert that will be emailed to you when the stream begins.

Don’t forget to vote!
Rebecca Harper ()
Editor, Hulu

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