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!

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  • AuntieMM

    I went to check out the Vampire Diaries and there wasn’t a full episode. I walked around a little bit and am not impressed. I’ll stick with Hulu.

    • shell

      Oh i looked as well if you search though for vampire diaries through google though a website will come up and a video download its called Graboid Video! It has the episode from vampire diaries I’m hoping tomorrow they will have it up tomorrow for tonights show

  • mew

    I sense sarcasm in the first few sentences. I decided to stop reading after that, because I actually appreciate AT&T’s plaincloth attempt to breach–I mean branch–out and do something useful with themselves. Something…. like hulu.. which is so jack-worthy that I watch shows on it even when I don’t even like the show! Mew me!!!! Pew ching.. fa fa. la ga… mama…na na

  • tylar

    Aren’t there EW.com editors that proof these web postings? Time and time again I see mistakes on this website, but I love it so I keep coming back. The correct website this article refers to is attentertainment.net or entertainment.att.net NOT the website that’s written in the article (i.e. att.entertainment.net.) The hyperlink works, but the website that’s spelled out is not correct.

  • Maddi

    Hulu is a great site but they need to start putting shows up earlier. They’re often not up until a week after the show has aired, by which point most people are already going to have seen it through other streaming sites.

  • ladyli1

    I just discovered a site called “Crackle” that offers all kinds of oddball stuff. And no I AM NO A SPAMMER… I just like the site.

    • ladyli1

      Oops, I meant “NOT A SPAMMER” Now you can really tell I’m NOT a spammer!

  • wg

    In order to see Vampire Diaries, you have to go to TheCW.com and download their player. It was pretty painless and then the ep played. But I was disappointed it wasn’t on Hulu (where I went to also catch up on this week’s Glee ep).

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