Wednesday, March 03, 2010

The Daily Show and Colbert Report no longer on Hulu [Update]

As some of you may have heard, it's been announced that The Daily Show and The Colbert Report will no longer be available on Hulu beginning March 10.  It seems Comedy Central and Hulu couldn't work out a deal to keep the show streaming on Hulu, which is a real shame.  Hopefully they work out a new deal soon so I can continue using Hulu Desktop for the only 2 non-OTA shows I watch consistently.  Episodes will continue to be available on Comedy Central's website, but Hulu Desktop makes things so much easier because I can use my remote with my HTPC without having to bring out the keyboard.

[Update]  Both shows can still be streamed via Comedy Central's website using Boxee.  Granted, Comedy Central's site seems to use a lot more commercials, but if you're looking for a way to watch those shows using a remote and an HTPC, give Boxee a try.  Of course, Hulu blocks Boxee from streaming shows from Hulu's servers, which means you'll have to use both Boxee and Hulu Desktop if you still need to watch shows available only on Hulu.  Wow, it's a good thing this crap isn't frustrating at all, right?  At least it's better than paying $40/month for cable when you only watch 2 or 3 shows on the extra cable channels though.

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