High bandwidth internet connection availability really changed the game when it became available to most of the masses. A faster Internet connection allows the end user to explore media rich sites such as YouTube and RuneScape. Imagine being able to put this ability to connect with others at lightning speed to real work. Well, they already have. Companies such as NetFlix, Amazon and Blockbuster, not to mention the PlayStation 3 network offers movies on demand for a price.
Getting free streaming internet TV is available but up until recently most sites offering it had a very poor layout as well as poor quality streams or choppy connections that would sometimes interrupt while the person is watching. Hulu by far offers the best free streaming TV content the Internet has to offer thus far. I first learned of Hulu when it made its debut on the social site Myyearbook.com.
One of the most exciting and cool features is the extremely large library of full length limited commercial older sitcom shows. From Alf to Doogie Howser, Hulu has almost every season of every popular old school sitcom that I can think of within the past 20-30 years.
Not only does Hulu offer older off air program episodes, there are many major networks such as Fox and the DIY network to name a couple that offer up their programming. You can catch highlights of the latest Simpsons episode. Catch previews of the new House or whatever else is available on their easy to use website.
The picture quality of Hulu Hosted content is consistent and there are High Quality HD options available. The media player that Hulu uses to play the streaming video is error free and compatible with most Internet browsers. Navigation of the site can be broken down in many different ways including genre, type, length and popularity as an example.
Not only does Hulu offer TV programming but there are many new and popular blockbuster movies to watch as well. There are commercial interruptions during play but it is not nearly as intrusive compared to regular cable TV. It can become annoying although because there is not much of a variety of commercials that do play in the Hulu hosted video. It is quite possible that you could view the same commercial 2-3 times during a movie.
A little known fact is that Hulu also has available a neat assortment of developer tools for webmasters and bloggers. You can choose what videos or video categories you want to display on your site and the widgets Hulu provides are easily customizable to blend in with your existing layout.