Originally Posted by Mayjer
. ( Never heard of this Hulu )
Ah...so how does one become a prime member....does it cost?
I dont see this amazon application anyway
Amazon Prime is this kind of ridiculous scheme from Amazon to get people to pay $80 a year for free shipping even though you can get free shipping on the same items for any order over $25 and you still get charged shipping for items that aren't part of the free shipping category. People realized this was idiotic, so they tossed in a very limited number of free movies and tv shows for streaming. Many titles you still have to pay to rent. The only good thing about their streaming is that they put tv shows up much earlier than Netflix which is usually an entire season behind and is often missing random episodes.
Hulu is another tv and video streaming site. Hulu + is their paid service. Both are full of seemingly endless and repeated commercials. Many titles available on the free service are not available on the paid service which is bizarre and the paid service the only way you can access it from Apple mobile devices and various set top boxes and smart tvs. Like Amazon Prime, their tv shows are available much more quickly than they are on Netflix, but you have to watch all those commercials. Their best feature is that the paid service has nearly the entire Criterion Collection available for streaming without commercial interruption so, if you're a film buff, they'd probably be a more fulfilling subscription option than Netflix or Amazon Prime would be for you.
Mubi is another pay movie streaming service with a lot of foreign and independent films. And, of course, you can always overpay iTunes for rentals or purchases. The RedBox streaming app currently has a really, really limited selection of mostly straight to dvd/streaming titles that only a masochist would pay to watch but, hopefully, they'll be able to get some better content before the service goes wide. Crackle also has a small selection of popular but generally older movies and tv shows and they are free with commercials. The Internet Archive has a very interesting collection of old public domain movies, music, radio shows, etc. all for free. SnagFilms has a bunch of documentaries for free. If your primary is interest is current tv shows, a good and growing percentage of channels allow you stream the most recent few episodes for free on their sites generally with commercials but some without; PBS, ABC, NBC and TNT are among the channels that allow streaming without a subscription. And there are many, many other streaming sites of varying legality including YouTube which is now offering legal movie rentals mixed in with some of the less than legal uploads of films people make to the site.