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TraceyS/FL
Aug 9, 2009, 05:58 PM
I'm trying out Boxee on the Mini for the kids. Much safer giving the 5yo the apple remote in there than out on the computer :rolleyes:

Anyway, i created an account on Hulu, and loaded stuff for them in my queue. Oh but first, i don't see ALL the episodes of a show. Like "Flipper - Original". When i click on it i get a blank screen. But other shows that have more than one season up i'll just get one screen of the last season on there, is this what it does with the limitations Hulu has on it?

Then, i'm logged in, but i keep going to my queue and it's also blank. Do i need to give it more than a few minutes to load? Is there a setting i have wrong?

I don't get this.....

I can tell though they are going to want Netflix out on the TV. My parents replaced their Apple TV with the WTV and will be at some point donating the ATV to me. Which is cool.... but i'm going to be bummed if i can't get the Hulu queue working somehow. Which doesn't help with Netflix (and I need the mini back here for school stuff).

ANYWAY, i tried poking around on the Boxee forums and didn't find anything related to this. Thanks if you have any input.



waw74
Aug 9, 2009, 06:44 PM
have you looked at hulu desktop (http://www.hulu.com/labs/hulu-desktop)?

the apple remote works with it.

TraceyS/FL
Aug 9, 2009, 07:41 PM
That works for back here (my 13yo just said to me, "I've fallen in love with Hulu") on the computer, but when i put the ATV out in the living room it won't. I"m trying to prove to them they don't NEED DirecTV (or better than $13 cable), and so it's a trial back here on the Mini right now.

And let me add, they don't NEED tv - in fact they don't watch a lot and will have a library of over 300 movies on the ATV to watch, they don't NEED any of it.

But i need a proof of concept, we went years without more than DVDs and they survived. They can do it again right? LOL!

I shall DL the Hulu Desktop later though - anything to help with the kid proofing! LOL!!