If you are a travel nurse who hasn’t heard of Hulu.com yet, then you are missing out. You may have seen their commercial during the Super Bowl (one of the better ones this year) and wondered what it was all about. Hulu is a online video website that provides commercial-supported streaming video of TV shows and movies from NBC, Fox and a ton other networks and studios. It is a high quality site that is easy to navigate and watch a lot of your current favorite shows like ER and some of your old favorites like The Facts of Life and some of your even older favorites like The Dick Van Dyke Show. They even have news and talk shows. The movies could use a little work yet, but I think it will come around. Plus, it is totally free and legal so you don’t have to feel like you are doing something sneaky.
If you take your laptop, netbook or desktop PC with you on the road during your travel nursing assignment you are going to love Hulu. Depending on how much TV you watch you could probably just get by with Hulu if you wanted and forget about cable altogether. You do have to deal with limited commercials, but they are only 30 seconds long so definitely worth checking out on your next travel nursing job.