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Echo_City



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:20 am Reply with quote
Most all of these shows, and more, are already on Hulu. Just get them to stream to 360, preferably without Plus.

Why reinvent the wheel?
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enurtsol



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:31 am Reply with quote
Echo_City wrote:
Most all of these shows, and more, are already on Hulu. Just get them to stream to 360, preferably without Plus.


Hulu Plus already on Xbox Live, but not free Hulu.
Also Manga Entertainment, BTW.

http://www.xbox.com/​en-​US/​live/​partners
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Echo_City



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:21 am Reply with quote
enurtsol wrote:
Echo_City wrote:
Most all of these shows, and more, are already on Hulu. Just get them to stream to 360, preferably without Plus.


Hulu Plus already on Xbox Live, but not free Hulu.
Also Manga Entertainment, BTW.

http://www.xbox.com/​en-​US/​live/​partners
Have you watched any Funimation anime on your xbox via hulu? They, or at least the ones that I sampled. still say that they're not available on mobile devices or TV. While the 360 is not what I would call a "mobile device", this is the same disclaimer that Hulu had posted back when I had Hulu Plus, and then their shows did not stream to the Xbox. I would have paid to watch anime streaming on something besides my PC, but Hulu couldn't deliver then. Can they now?

One of the shows that Hulu has, but says can't be seen on TV or Mobile is, interestingly enough, one of the shows listed for Crackle: Le Chevalier D'Eon.
http://www.hulu.com/​watch/​131923/​le-​chevalier-​deon-​in-​the-​beginning-​was-​the-​word

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enurtsol



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:31 am Reply with quote
Echo_City wrote:
enurtsol wrote:
Echo_City wrote:
Most all of these shows, and more, are already on Hulu. Just get them to stream to 360, preferably without Plus.


Hulu Plus already on Xbox Live, but not free Hulu.
Also Manga Entertainment, BTW.

http://www.xbox.com/​en-​US/​live/​partners

Have you watched any Funimation anime on your xbox via hulu?


Nope don't subscribe to Hulu Plus unfortunately.
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agila61



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:39 am Reply with quote
Since Hulu Plus requires a subscription to watch shows on Roku and Android with ads, and Crackle has free streams to those devices with ads ... Crackle on the devices and free Hulu on the computer is appealing. Then subscriptions can be saved for ad-free streaming.
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Echo_City



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:42 am Reply with quote
Checking back that Hulu still hasn't achieved uniform availability of all of its shows across all of its "supported platforms", I can see why Funimation would want to partner up with someone who can actually get their content out onto the most popular console for free. The show selection is a bit odd, but I suppose it is more of a start than Hulu.

Just clicking around, the only show on Hulu I've found that seems to be 360 enabled (with Hulu+, of course) is Xam'd. That's something not really worth watching, and wasn't it distributed for free on PSN originally?

I wonder when Funimation will get its own streaming service mobile and console-enabled. Netflix is great and all, but the lack of extras (and Funimation's online-only content) and the extreme and unknown time delays to get anime added to Netflix is harsh.
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potatochobit



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:04 am Reply with quote
I've been watching crackle lately on my roku2

they have an unexpected selection like Queens blade and Slam dunk
so its not all older titles
of course, there is nothing you couldnt watch on a computer but if you are going for a TV experience it is not a bad option
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