Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ: YHOO) has gone out of their way to grab attention as of late. Despite a big sell, the company has introduced several new features, which they hope will excite new users. The company’s latest move takes on the television industry and will undoubtedly accommodate Verizon perfectly. The new feature, Yahoo View, gives user the ability to watch the latest television episodes and experiencing them even further.
The feature allows users to go beyond each episode by watching clips, viewing recaps, and exploring discussions on Tumblr. Yahoo View is simply an add-on to Yahoo’s current distribution partnership with Hulu and will provide users with access to thousands of television shoes, anime and Korean dramas. Yahoo View is now available in the United States with mobile applications coming sometime in the near future.
It was also announced today that Hulu would be dropped their free streaming options. Hulu’s vice president, Ben Smith, acknowledged the change and justified it by insisting significant upgrade to the site’s paid models have made the free service obsolete. Still, Yahoo View users will be able to watch the last five episodes of television shoes from Fox, NBC, and ABC eight days after their original airdate.
Just last week, Time Warner acquired a 10% stake in Hulu and could potentially add shows from channels, such as Cartoon Network, TNT, and TBS, to the streaming platform. At this point in time, Hulu is far behind its competitors, Netflix and Amazon. While Amazon has 73.2 million and Netflix has 126.9 million users, Hulu only boasts around 67 million users. To learn more about Yahoo view, be sure to check out the platforms official website here.