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Hulu Plus hits Wii U

Hulu Plus hits Wii U

Hulu Plus has launched for the Wii U, bringing another streaming media option to the new Nintendo console. The new update - joining Netflix, which was released on launch day - uses the Wii U's GamePad for a second-screen experience, putting secondary content such as actor biographies, series guides, and other details onto the smaller display, while allowing you to continue watching the main action on your TV.

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Hulu introduces new Video Games Hub

Hulu introduces new Video Games Hub

Hulu is already great for catching up on your favorite TV shows and even watching a movie or two, but starting today, it's also good for checking out the latest video game trailers. Hulu has introduced its new Video Games Hub, a new page dedicated to showing off the latest trailers for all of the incoming games. You can also get release information for upcoming games too, so Hulu's got you covered when it comes to new titles on console, PC, and handheld.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 8, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 8, 2012

Welcome to Thursday evening everyone - just one more work day to go and we'll have arrived at the weekend once again. This afternoon we received more information about that massive Twitter password reset that occurred earlier in the day, while we learned that a number of Windows Phone 8 handsets will be available to order at both Verizon and AT&T tomorrow, including the HTC Windows Phone 8X. Verizon is expecting to complete its roll out of 4G LTE by mid-2013, while we learned that Grand Theft Auto V will feature Rockstar's biggest in-game world yet.

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Hulu launches Hulu Kids for paid subscribers

Hulu launches Hulu Kids for paid subscribers

If you happen to have kids and also rely on streaming content through various platforms, then chances are that Hulu probably isn't on the top of your list considering that Netflix has their own kids section for convenience. However, Hulu launched Hulu Kids today and it's available for Hulu Plus subscribers.

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Sandvine report shows Netflix dominating during North American peak hours

Sandvine report shows Netflix dominating during North American peak hours

We obviously do a lot of different things on the Internet each and every, but when the peak hours between 9PM and 12AM arrive, it's all about Netflix baby. A new report from Sandvine shows that in North America, Netflix is responsible for 33% of the downstream traffic on fixed networks between those hours. That's good enough, but Sandvine's report also says that 65% of all downstream traffic during those hours is coming from video and audio streaming sites, meaning Netflix is responsible for half of that.

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Hulu welcomes aboard CBS shows starting in January

Hulu welcomes aboard CBS shows starting in January

As it stands, Hulu already has a huge selection of TV shows to choose from and watch, but it certainly doesn't have every single TV show under the sun. That's to blame on the fact that CBS didn't have a license agreement with Hulu, meaning that no CBS shows were available on online streaming service. However, that's about to change thanks to a new agreement between the two companies.

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Hulu Plus app coming to Windows 8

Hulu Plus app coming to Windows 8

Hulu announced today that they're bringing Hulu Plus to Windows 8 on October 26th -- the day when Windows 8 will release to the public, which means you'll be able to enjoy the service seamlessly on your new Windows 8 machine right from day one. Hulu Plus offers a better selection of shows compared to its free service, and most shows also play in high definition as well.

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Hulu investor Providence sells its stake for $200 million

Hulu investor Providence sells its stake for $200 million

The private equity firm Providence, one of Hulu's early investors, has sold its stake for $200 million. The company invested $100 million in Hulu in 2007 with a 10% stake, gaining an independent position in the company board. Providence acted on its option to exercise its shares at double the investment amount.

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Hulu adds Nickelodeon shows, renews Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert

Hulu adds Nickelodeon shows, renews Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert

Hulu lovers, rejoice: the online video service has widened its current standing with Viacom, and as a result, will now offer a range of Nickelodeon TV shows. If that's not good enough for you, the new expansion will also include another two years of Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, both of whom are responsible for a large percentage of Hulu's visitors. Viacom and Hulu reached their first deal back in 2011.

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Users watching more online videos on TVs than computers

Users watching more online videos on TVs than computers

With the rapid growth in media-streaming set-top boxes for televisions, it's said that more people are using their TVs to watch online videos instead of their computers. Market research firm NPD Group reported that televisions are now the “primary screen for viewing paid and free video streamed from the Web.”

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Hulu Plus, HBO GO, and Max GO get closed captions on mobile

Hulu Plus, HBO GO, and Max GO get closed captions on mobile

A few of those popular video streaming apps we all use on our mobile devices have just received a nice little update today. If Netflix isn't cutting it and you've resorted to Hulu Plus, HBO GO, or Max GO then we have good news. They've all been updated this week for Android (and iOS) with support for full closed captions.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: August 20, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: August 20, 2012

A new week has begun, and as such we have a new round of news to recap in the Evening Wrap-up. Today it was revealed that Apple has become the most valuable public company in history which, while pretty monumental, wasn't entirely unexpected. The jury for the Apple vs. Samsung patent suit is set to begin deliberation tomorrow, but before they do, Apple and Samsung's CEOs will be conversing over the phone, despite the fact that settlement talks between the two companies apparently didn't go anywhere.

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