Monday, February 15, 2016

Gadget Notes - Hulu - What I Watching Tonight?

Date:  Feb 15, 2016

Netflix has stirred up a lot of noise lately.

1.  Netflix has enter the International market.  You thought it is good, but end up you get a lousy collection of movies/TV shows.  According to news paper reporting, you get only 10-15% of the US library.  That is because there are many movies and TV shows has copyright, and Netflix simply cannot bring it to outside of US.

2.  Netflix has vowed to stop non-US location to get their US movie library thru VPN.  So, they are going to crack it down so that you, who is located in Singapore subscribe to watch “Singapore-version” of Netflix.

My friends asked me what am I watching nowadays.

I told them, I am watching the latest US TV series thru using the Hulu App on

1. Apple TV

2. Amazon Fire TV.

3.  iPhone / iPad / iPad Pro

I love Hulu more than Netflix!

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I used to hate Hulu.

I hated it so much that I refuse to watch anything on Hulu.

Because last time, to watch their show, you are forced to see their advertisement. 

And oh boy, their advertisement are really long.

Just as you thought you have finished watching the advertisement, there are more advertisement in a show.  About 4-5 advertisement.

Recently, they have come up a “No Commercials” version.

Paying another US$4.00 more.  (US$11.99 per month instead of US$7.99 per month).

And after I have changed my subscription, I love Hulu.  

With Hulu, you don’t need to download from Torrent anymore.  It is the right way!

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Hulu is competitor to Netflix.

Hulu is joint venture or joint investment from some major TV powerhouse in US.  All these network work together on a single platform to give you the latest TV shows.

All shows are latest.  You can’t get these from Netflix sometimes.

As it is somethings exclusive on a certain Network, such as Fox, ABC, etc.

Let me show you what I am watching, then you know why I love Hulu so much.

[Caution!!] You need a VPN to watch Hulu.  If you subscribe to ViewQwest with Freedom VPN or other equivalent from other ISP, then, you are all set.  Subscribing to Hulu should be easy, once you are in Geo Lock unlock environment, you can access to the Hulu sign up page.  There, you simply key in your credit card (without even change the ZIP code, you can place your Singapore credit card there.

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The X Files.  Nice to catch up with Fox mulder and Scully.  They look very old, aging in the show.  But the conversation still fun!

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My sons are watching Master Chef Junior.  Season 4.

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This is the TV series for Tom Cruise’s movie.

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NBC only has one TV show I am following.  But they have a lot of cool old 70’s and 80’s TV series.

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Although is a bit slow the story line but I still enjoy watching the latest series of Heroes Reborn.

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Don’t miss the Saturday Night Live.  Have you seen the episode where they have Adam Driver, The Star Wars Kylo Ren going undercover.  So funny!

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Battlestar Galactica.  The original series.

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Don’t make me angry.  You won’t like me when I’m angry.  The Incredible Hulk.

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From Comedy Central, you have the South Park cartoon.

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ABC has the most show I am watching.

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Learn from the doctors.  

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Agents Carter.

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Who is the terrorist from Quantico?

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Agents of Shield.

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Some cartoons from Nickelodeon are not bad too!

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Kung Fu Panda.

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The Penguins of Madagascar.

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CW network.

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Legends of Tomorrow.

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The Flash

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The 100.

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Watching Ancient Aliens on The History Channel.

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Documentary.  National Geographic Channel.

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Animal Planet.

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Discovery Channel.

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Anime.  Some dup, some sub.

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Korean and Japanese shows.  In English subtitle.

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Look what I found.

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And Gatchman.

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That is how I spent my free time, when I am not teaching my sons, not playing with them either, not exercising, not sleeping, etc.

I already got hooked on Hulu.  I have not even check out the movie sections yet.  All these TV programs will eat up all my time.