So, I’ve seriously been considering switching from traditional (HD cable) to a streaming video service like Hulu. Check it out! This thing is pretty cool. You can watch all (actually, most) of your favorite shows online without the hefty price of the cable bill. I spent a good portion of my day yesterday exploring this… Here are my findings.
It’s pretty cool, but it’s not ready for prime time yet! Maybe if you are an adult with no kids, you could pull it off. All of your favorite TV shows are likely to be there (and some of your favorite oldies).
Here are my current constraints:
1. No kid/small child shows: We NEED PBS, Disney Channel, and Noggin to survive the mornings around here.
2. Flash 9 – My Playstation 3 does not support Flash 9 yet, so the site doesn’t work as well as it should (trying to play on my main TV).
3. Soap Operas and Daytime TV – I need my soaps, Dr. Phil, The View, etc before I can make the leap.
4. Premium Channel Shows – Like Dexter on Showtime, etc.
The company has only been around for a little over a year, and they’ve got a HUGE amount of content. It’s only a matter of time, and I do believe that this is the way of the future. I hope that it hurries up so I can save that $100/month on my cable bill!
Anyone know of any competitive services? Anyone else moving this direction?