It’s the time of year when family and loved ones gather around the fireplace for the holidays. What? You don’t have a fireplace? Well, how about the next best thing? Netflix Instant, and Amazon Instant once again are offering “Fireplace for Your Home” on their streaming services once again this year.
If you live in the United States and plan on using Netflix, Hulu or Pandora while traveling abroad, you may be shocked to find that your entertainment options will be entirely different. If Netflix detects you are using an Internet connection from Canada, the United Kingdom or any other country, it will change your selection of movies and shows.
If you don’t want to miss out on your American favorites while holed up in a hotel, you may want to try the Media Hint plugin for Firefox and Google Chrome. Just download and install the plugin and you’re done. There’s absolutely zero configuration needed. The plugin will automatically redirect your Internet connection through proxy servers within the United States once it’s installed in your web browser. Then you can enjoy all the American Netflix Instant content you like from almost anywhere in the world.
The ads on Hulu can be annoying, but with the Super Bowl right around the corner, it’s time to start considering commercials as another form of entertainment. Fortunately, Hulu has a special section just for watching this year’s Super Bowl commercials. Simply head on over to the AdZone link on Hulu’s Home page or go here. Then you have everything you need to critique which commercials are the biggest winners and losers before the big game. You can even use your Facebook account to vote for your favorite commercials.
If the selection of commercials from 2013 doesn’t fulfill your need for advertisements, you can also view Super Bowl commercials all the way back from 2008.
Hulu has added yet another exclusive series to it’s growing list of shows and movies. “Up To Speed” is now 4 episodes into its run on Hulu and though it’s a bit strange, it’s pretty interesting for the tourist in all of us.
Hulu Plus doesn’t seem as popular as other streaming services like Netflix or Amazon Prime. The reason seems to be the commercials. If you’ve never subscribed to Hulu Plus, you may not know that the commercials are still there even though you’re paying $8 a month. Many streamers are turned off by this.
I am a Hulu Plus subscriber, and I have been for over a year now. At first I was immensely annoyed by the commercials, but after a few weeks of using the service I realized it’s totally worth the price. Here are 5 reasons why.