A Sneaky Way to Watch Hulu Now

The good folks over at BuzzFeed have pointed out a backdoor way to watch the new Hulu video service — even if you don’t have a beta invite.

Just change the number at the end of this URL to any value between 1 and 1801:


For instance:

http://www.hulu.com/embed/1500 brings up an SNL sketch featuring Alec Baldwin as Tony Bennett (always funny).

http://www.hulu.com/embed/700 is an episode of The Mary Tyler Moore Show (dig that theme song).

and http://www.hulu.com/embed/1209 is an episode of Arrested Development.

Whether this is a glitch, lazy programming or intentional is irrelevant at this point, and I’m not going to be the one to call NBC or FOX for comment. So plug in a number and see what comes up!

Update: Could just be my Internet connection, but are the videos stopping part way through for anyone else?