Topic: Yahoo View & Hulu
Looks like all the free video content from Hulu is being offered now through "Yahoo View" because Hulu wants only now to be viewed as a subscription service.
I feel like there is a long line of questionable marketing decisions over at Hulu, but hey I'm no marketing expert.
In any case... there are a few limitations to searching the available content there, but one of the things they've added which was something Hulu removed long ago was a "browse all" option for their tabs. So you can now "browse all" anime, or movies, or whatever, which I remember seeing disappear off Hulu a long time ago. It is a little cumbersome to "browse all" because there is a lot of content, but I am frequently in that mood, because services that choose for me what I want and suggest to me that junk, never satisfy what I really want to watch. (Along with the recent loss of the queuing feature, it seems like just many of user-un-friendly decisions.)
Yahoo View looks like it has precisely all the free content off of Hulu, which is a lot. There is a lot of K-Drama too, and the same recent TV episode deals will be there from the major networks, which was one of the main reasons I used Hulu, so Yahoo View has a new buddy.
Of course, if you subscribe to some place like Netflix this means nothing much to you, but for those of us who free-view stuff, this is pretty cool. The interface is cleaner and loads faster than Hulu was doing, especially recently with all the touchscreen-enabled shenanigans and junk designed to tell me what I wanted to watch for me.
Some people have already suggested in their feedback page that Yahoo View re-instate the Hulu queue, so I might even get back my "playlist" function that I miss so much.
Of course, I realize this is all just Hulu's attempt not to totally lose all the ad revenue stream from us free-viewers, but I'm glad it's there. I don't mind ads if I get things for free (legally).