However, although Hulu Plus is doing fine, it appears that that the free Hulu service has been experiencing a decline in viewed hours, including a 58% drop from March to August 2012. Industry analysts seem be at a loss as to why, but frankly, since Hulu is limited to being viewed on a PC, and Hulu Plus is offered on lots of devices, Hulu Plus is a much more flexible viewing option for consumers than Hulu.
Sorry, About.com, think you're wrong.
Hulu's become a nightmare.
Hulu streamers get the message real quick that there's first class (Hulu Plus) and then there's the cheap seats at the back of the bus where we've been shoved to.
And if you're not Hulu Plus, you have to wait a week to watch Fox shows. And you have to wait a week to watch the CW.
And, in the case of the CW, you can go to their own website and watch their programs the day after.
So why go to Hulu?
I stream at the networks now because Hulu has ticked me off.
There's also the fact that I find "The Cleveland Show" racist. (A bunch of White people voicing stereotypes of Black people. Read Ava and C.I.'s take-down of that nonsense.)
And yet everytime I log on, it tells me my favorite show is "The Cleveland Show."
I have never streamed that show. (I saw the first five episodes the year it started -- saw them on TV, not on Hulu.) And I find it a little offensive that I'm somehow profiled as a Cleveland watcher. Because I'm Black? I have no idea.
But the Hulu experience has gotten worse and worse.
I stopped using it around the time they stopped letting you leave comments. The comments were my favorite part. I'd stream an episode and scroll through the comments all these people who watched the episodes had left. I'd laugh or get angry or catch something I missed. The comments are gone now and that's another reason not to use Hulu.
Going out with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"