About Hulu - Online Television


Player Widget

The Hulu Player Widget lets you watch Hulu videos directly from the widget. It also makes it easy to view your queue and track featured, recently added and most popular videos on Hulu from your desktop, personal home page and social networking sites.

From the widget, you can add items to your queue, post them to your blog or favorite social networking sites, or email them to your friends. Change your default view from the Preferences menu: choose between your queue or Hulu’s featured, most popular or recently added videos.

Want to find more? Use the widget's search feature to find videos on or other video sites: just enter your search terms into the search menu.



Hulu was founded in March 2007 by NBC Universal and News Corp and is operated independently by a dedicated management team with offices in Los Angeles, New York, and Beijing. Hulu closed a $100 million investment from private equity firm Providence Equity Partners in October 2007.


Hulu's mission is to help people find and enjoy the world's premium video content when, where and how they want it.


Hulu is an online video service that offers hit TV shows, movies and clips at and other online destination sites — all for free, anytime in the U.S. For more details on Hulu's service, check out the Hulu product tour.

Content: Hulu brings together a large selection of videos from more than 50 content providers, including FOX, NBC Universal, MGM, Sony Pictures Television, Warner Bros. and more. Users can watch current primetime TV such as The Simpsons and The Office the morning after they air, classics like Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Married…with Children, movies like The Usual Suspects and The Big Lebowski, and clips from Saturday Night Live and other popular TV shows and movies.
User Experience
Hulu is focused on quality and convenience and strives to create the best possible online video experience.

* Hulu gives users the ability to customize their viewing experience online.
* Hulu allows users to watch favorites or discover new shows anytime — at home or on the road.
* Hulu's search feature helps users find any premium video online even if it is not directly available on

Hulu is easy to use and share. Simply go to, and click on a video to watch right away.

* Hulu does not require a download of any software. Users only need a Flash 9.0 enabled computer and an Internet connection to enjoy.
* Hulu offers the freedom to share full-length episodes or clips via e-mail or embed on other Web sites, blogs and social networking pages.
* Hulu's clipping feature allows users to select a portion of the video they would like to share.

Hulu is free and legal through an advertising supported model.

  • Videos are available for unlimited streaming; watch favorite shows and clips over and over, for free
    • Videos contain fewer ads than on TV. Advertisements appear during normal commercial breaks
    • Hulu acquires the rights to distribute its videos, making them available to users legally

Distribution: Hulu allows users to enjoy great videos on or at other popular Web sites across the Web. Hulu videos are available on AOL, Comcast, MSN, MySpace, and Yahoo! in the U.S. as well as a growing network of personal blogs, fan sites, and other Web sites where users choose to embed the Hulu video player.

Advertising: Hulu gives advertisers an opportunity to associate their brands with premium online video content, connect with highly engaged consumers and extend their reach beyond to Hulu's distribution network. Additionally, Hulu offers and is committed to the continued development of innovative, new advertising experiences.

Viewing Experience

Hulu is designed with a singular focus on providing an exceptional, online video viewing experience. You can customize the experience to fit your viewing preferences. Watch videos in full screen. If you’re multi-tasking, pop out the video player from the web page and place it anywhere on your computer screen, and you can even re-size the pop-out window if necessary. You can even dim the lights and mute the rest of the browser window to minimize distractions while you’re watching the video.

Video quality is very important to us. We adjust the video bitrate between 480Kbps and 700Kbps depending on your bandwidth. Leveraging the H.264 capability of the new Flash Player 9, we also now offer a portion of our content in a higher resolution 1,000Kbps stream. Videos available in this format will display with a 480p Hi Res button on the lower right-hand side of the player. If you have sufficient bandwidth and Flash Player 9, click the button to view this high resolution stream.





Multiple Accounts?

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