The menu area is well thought out. You can view media by three different ways. You can browse your media either as a list, as thumbnails or as a list with a preview on the right.
Barnes & Noble changed bookselling by creating the book superstore; Amazon transformed it. Blockbuster Video changed how we view movies; netflix cookies transformed it. Yahoo! ushered in the era of search, Google transformed it. Best Buy changed the retail environment, Apple transformed it.
When I moved back to St. Louis, a lot of the places that rented videos as a side business had removed them. They just couldn’t compete with the two giants: Blockbuster and Hollywood Video.
It’s time to take stock of your environmental pantry. What and who are you surrounded by? What are you feeding your mind as you work at creating something new for yourself? If part of what we know comes from reading and engaging in activities what are you reading? Would it make sense to feed your mind some works of success? How about engaging in something you’ve never done using experts in that field as role models?
Content consumers do not pay for Hulu, but instead ads provide the needed income. However Hulu has implemented ads in a very noninvasive way. For movies you are giving to choices at the start of the film: 1) you may choose to watch the trailer of upcoming film after which your movie will start and will be free of commercials or 2) you may choose to skip the trailer and start your movie immediately but with regular commercial interruptions. For TV shows you are not given the same choice but regular commercials will be shown as they would on regular broadcast television. There is one difference in both cases of commercial interruptions. The commercial breaks are much shorter than those on normal broadcast television. Usually the commercial breaks are limited to a minute or less.
Live below your means. If you’re a two earner income family, get into the habit of living entirely on one contributors income. I know, it sounds a bit outrageous to pull this off, but you’ll be surprised when you realize that the majority of your purchases are “wants” and not “needs”.
The movie theater isn’t your living room. If you feel the need to comment, predict plot points or do anything other than to react appropriately to what’s on the screen, please keep your arses firmly planted in your couch at home and stream Netflix. Then you can be as annoying as you want.