Hulu is my favorite video sites on the Internet. Why? Because I can watch almost all of my favorite shows for free, with far less advertising than television. The problem with the site is, if I want to watch it on my Vista Media Center PC, I have to go out of the 10-foot experience, and use my keyboard and mouse… which I’d really rather not do. On top of that, I can’t use it at all on my Xbox 360, because no one has built a decent browser add-on for WMC yet.
So the other day I sent Hulu an e-mail inquiring about a public API so that I could build my own Hulu add-in for Windows Media Center. This is the response that I got, verbatim:
Thanks much for the message! We love to here [sic] from our users. Rest assured we certainly have plans in the works to support a living room experience. We will definitely keep users in the loop as those progress. Hopefully it won’t be too long before you will be able to lean back (with remote) and enjoy Hulu.
Hulu Distribution Team
While that doesn’t solve my immediate problem, it is good to hear that the Hulu team is forward-thinking enough to include Vista in their distribution plans. When I hear any more about this, I’ll be sure to let you know. In the meantime, does anyone else out there use Hulu? What do you think about it?