hulu.com on Tivo

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  1. Aug 19, 2008 #1 of 132
    willp2

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    It would be great if they could strike a deal with hulu.com to allow access to their content much like youtube.com is now.

    hulu would provide a very useful, free on demand library of TV and movies that can only be accessed via a computer at the moment.

    Thanks
     
  2. Aug 19, 2008 #2 of 132
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  3. Aug 22, 2008 #3 of 132
    willp2

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    I was aware that this is not available for Tivo, hence the suggestion.

    Thanks for the comments.
     
  4. Sep 18, 2008 #4 of 132
    aus1ander

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    I agree TiVo needs to work on getting a contractual agreement with Hulu to allow streaming (with commercials) to S3/HD TiVos. This would totally rock.
     
  5. Sep 18, 2008 #5 of 132
    ZeoTiVo

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    I agree that Hulu on TiVo would rock.

    problem is the Idea of unskipable commercials on HULU (which I am fine with for free content) is not how TiVo works now and they have the two fold issue of time and money to incorporate that in to Hulu streaming
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    figure out how the PR works for having unskippable on HULU only and of course everyone declares it will soon be for everything despite the fallacy of such statements.




    or else TiVo figures out some other way to present ads for Hulu stuff that works
     
  6. Sep 19, 2008 #6 of 132
    Videodrome

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    Too bad they couldnt just make it part of a HULU on top of tivo. So its app which behaves the same way. So the commercials are still played. I would rather banner ads anyway, they are less annoying then forced commercials. 99% of the commercials dont apply to me, or just annoy me.
     
  7. Dec 22, 2008 #7 of 132
    robojerk

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    I sure hope Tivo is working on a deal with Hulu. The only thing I'm afraid of is that they might have a contract with Amazon, Netflix, youtube, etc that might prevent that from happening just at this time. Before Netflix arrived on the Tivo I wished I had streaming services like that available but just assumed Amazon had a contract blocking Tivo from adding other services that would compete with them.
     
  8. Jan 3, 2009 #8 of 132
    johnny99

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    Hulu is my #1 feature request for Tivo.
     
  9. Jan 4, 2009 #9 of 132
    deek_md

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    Orange...
    Maybe not my #1, but it's up there for sure.
    Until then, I will use my PS3 (coming in mail Monday!! :) ) to try to stream some stuff through the service referenced in 2nd post above.
     
  10. Jan 4, 2009 #10 of 132
    fivedvrs

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    hulu.com on Tivo could be quite interesting.
     
  11. Jan 7, 2009 #11 of 132
    justinrocks58

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    I think this would be great! I seen the ondemand stuff and i did not see much for download! Hula.com is a great site to see shows and it would be nice to see on tivo.
     
  12. Jan 9, 2009 #12 of 132
    johnny99

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    Lots of support for Hulu at this year's CES. Is Tivo missing the boat?
     
  13. Jan 21, 2009 #13 of 132
    lkupersmith

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    +1 for Hulu support
     
  14. Feb 4, 2009 #14 of 132
    McDrewn

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    I too would love nothing more then hulu on my TiVo, and it may or may not happen. So what I would love to hear as a loyal TiVo supscriber and promoter of over 5 years, is a responce from TiVo. "Yes we are looking into it" or "No, we have no plans to work with hulu at this time", ya know that kind of thing. Thanks.
     
  15. Feb 4, 2009 #15 of 132
    DAccardi

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    wait a minute, one of the greatest things about TiVO was skipping advertisements. One of the biggest complaints I see is how TiVo is putting ads everywhere now. And now there is talk of wanting a service with commercials that you must watch. I vote NO to Hulu. I enjoy my 30 second skip button very much.
     
  16. Feb 4, 2009 #16 of 132
    willp2

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    I don't think anyone is saying that you have to use Hulu if they add it. If the ads bother you to much, then don't watch it. You can always use Amazon or Netflix.

    For me at least (and I assume many others), I would gladly take the commercials as they are a small price to pay for access to a huge and growing library of "free" good content.

    So I really do get why you would not want to use something with commercials. That said, if they add it and you decide not to use it, then nothing has changed for you. Meanwhile for me and many others we have access to a valuable new service.

    Since there are many people who would find this useful, perhaps you could just vote no by not using it once its added?
     
  17. Feb 4, 2009 #17 of 132
    DAccardi

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    I meant in good fun. I have no problem with features being added as long as I have the choice. But I do find it a little amusing how now commercials will be embraced :)
     
  18. Feb 4, 2009 #18 of 132
    willp2

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    I agree with that for sure. It is odd, although in this case we're talking a trade of ads for access to specific content.

    I also do find it a bit maddening that we are paying a pretty steep monthly fee for what amounts to access to the guide data and still must put up with ads in the Tivo menus. I understand that Tivo’s got to make a buck, but seriously what is that about?
     
  19. Feb 27, 2009 #19 of 132
    magnus

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    Tivo really needs to make this happen.
     
  20. Feb 28, 2009 #20 of 132
    eric_n_dfw

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