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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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Hulu CEO reportedly on the way out

Hulu CEO reportedly on the way out

Hulu might be going through some big changes within the next month, Variety reports. According to an uncovered internal memo, Hulu may find itself without a CEO at some point September, and the company may end up with less content to offer its viewers. If all of this is true, it could potentially change the streaming service as we know it.

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I’d Rather Have The Apple Television Than A Set-Top Box

I’d Rather Have The Apple Television Than A Set-Top Box

If you’ve been following the latest rumors surrounding Apple, you know that the company could be working on a new set-top box. That device, which would ostensibly compete against the TiVo and other set-top boxes, could very well be the replacement for its initial television idea.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: July 31, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: July 31, 2012

This morning it's time to get updates in software all around, with Sony's Jelly Bean and Hulu Plus for Apple TV just at the tip of the pie. Apple has forced a Google employee off of the jury in their Samsung court case. Over at FreedomPop, you've got the opportunity to turn your iPod touch into an iPhone with their free data sleeve for 4G.

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Apple TV Hulu Plus is here, but what caused the hold-up?

Apple TV Hulu Plus is here, but what caused the hold-up?

Hulu Plus may have arrived on the Apple TV today, popping up unexpectedly on the company's set-top box, but there's no word on what held up the release of an app that was supposedly functionally ready eight months ago. According to rumors back in November 2011, Hulu had already finalized its Hulu Plus software for the Apple TV and was merely waiting for the Cupertino company's own approval for release, something which Apple was oddly reticent to grant.

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Hulu Plus lands on Apple TV

Hulu Plus lands on Apple TV

Apple may be calling the Apple TV a hobby, but there’s no doubt that the minature streaming media box has garnered some attention from various content providers. Netflix has been available on the Apple TV for some time, but Hulu has been noticeably missing. It looks it won’t be missing any more, as multiple users have taken to Twitter to show off the new Hulu Plus app that has been pushed out to Apple TVs across the United States.

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Netflix ranked most popular but still disappoints

Netflix ranked most popular but still disappoints

It seems Netflix is suffering from the same kind of problem that most huge monopolistic companies face - even though a lot of people use it, most of them aren't very satisfied with it. Compared to other streaming video services, Netflix ranks low on the customer satisfaction scale even though it is clear that a growing population of Americans have a Netflix account.

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