AT&T Entertainment: Just a Hulu retread? Totally.
Yesterday, AT&T launched its new entertainment website — which is super creatively named AT&T Entertainment — and it looks a lot like another similar website…Hulu! As of this morning, the site was pimping episodes of ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy, The CW’s Vampire Diaries, MTV’s The Real World: Cancun, NBC’s Heroes, and CBS’s The New Adventures of Old Christine. Funny thing is that when you click on several of these shows, they are fed to AT&T Entertainment via…Hulu. How weird is that? Seems like more of a portal site than anything.
AT&T Entertainment’s got movies, too. Many of them, like The Breakfast Club or A Modern Affair, are age-restricted, meaning you have to create an account to verify how old you are, but doing so is rather easy. However, some of the movie offerings are deceptive — once you click on them you’ll find they’re just clips or trailers with a push to purchase the movie on Amazon.com or through some other outlet. Kinda lame!
All in all…feels like a retread of sites we’ve seen recently. But like Hulu — and this site is like Hulu in so very many ways — it is nice to have lots of shows and movies and options all put together for easier access. Due to the simple fact that it’s much easier to type hulu.com than att.entertainment.net into my browser to watch the latest episode of Grey’s Anatomy, I’m sticking with Hulu. Plus, it’s just fun to say Hulu. Hulu, Hulu!
What about you all, PopWatchers? Have you checked out AT&T Entertainment yet? Are you convinced it’s better than Hulu? If so, why? There is some easy-with-mobile-devices aspect to this new AT&T site that I haven’t yet discovered. Is it an awesome feature that we all should be using? Sound off in the comment section!