Netflix has embraced the fact that something like 10 million people watch Netflix without paying for it by sharing passwords by rolling out new individual profiles on accounts. Previously, the streaming service had kind-of-sort-of allowed subscribers' friends to freeload.
"Breaking Bad" fans who subscribe to Netflix in the U.S. aren't quite as lucky as their compatriots in the U.K., but they'll still get the opportunity to binge on the hit show's full catalog before its final episodes air. Netflix said that the first eight episodes of the final season of "Breaking Bad" will be available to stream in the U.S. as of August 2th. The last eight episodes of the show, which follows a high-school chemistry teacher turned meth drug-lord, are set to begin airing August 11 on cable network AMC.
Over the next six months, Hulu is set to roll out a slate so dense it's dizzying. "It's a bit of a roller coaster ride, but everybody ... at both those companies is very genuine and we really want to do this," says Andy Forssell of Fox and Disney's renewed commitment to Hulu.