If you are fond of watching videos, movies or TV shows, chances are that you will need to use the streaming videos services from time to time. It is true that, streaming video service have become a very important part of our entertainment experience. It helps to fill the gap between sitting in front of a television when our favorite videos/movies come on and getting a DVR.
So far, there are more and more streaming video services for choices, which include Netflix, Amazon Prime, Redbox Instant, Hulu Plus and a lot more. For many movie and TV shows fans, the granddaddy of streaming video Netflix is a solid choice. Whereas, Hulu Plus is also a great online service that gives users access to unlimited instant streaming of TV shows, movies, trailers and exclusive content. With a pretty minimal user interface, the viewing experience on Hulu Plus is much easier compared with many other services. Remarkably, there is not annoying advertisements displayed in the interface. In addition, Hulu Plus works well with a large number of devices, making TV viewing more convenient, which, on the other hand, is something that many free web-browser-only website fails to provide.
According to the latest report, Hulu Plus has won about five million subscribers as the end of November. Generally speaking, about 50% of the subscribers are streaming exclusively on devices. Meanwhile, Hulu Plus is accessible on over 400 million Internet connected devices in the U.S., including the brand new Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Chromecast, Nintendo 3DS and Windows Phone 8.
Definitely, 2013 is a big year for Hulu Plus. As Hulu Plus CEO Mike Hopkins said in the report, Hulu will top $1 billion in revenue and 5 million paying customers for its Hulu Plus service, which compares to $695 million and 3 million subscribers in 2012, and 4 million subscribers back in April. They are really impressive numbers, showing that Hulu Plus is now heading in the right direction, especially when consider the fact that, it was first launched out of beta in 2008. What an amazing progress it has made over the course of just five years!
To be frank, the greatest advantage (or the trump card, we may say) of Hulu Plus is that, it provides many current TV shows that lots of competitors do not have. Hulu CEO Hopkins noted that, they have got more than 2,900 TV series with seven of the current top ten TV shows ready for streaming at any time. It is said that, The Wrong Mans, Behind the Mask and The Awesome performed “extremely well” and are among the top 10 shows viewed.