5 Lunchtime Links: Hulu steps up in live streaming game

FILE - This Saturday, June 27, 2015, file photo, shows the Hulu logo on a window at the Milk Studios space in New York. Hulu will offer a live-streaming service in 2017 that will offer a mix of cable and broadcast programming as well as news, sports and events. That pits the streaming service against similar offerings from Sling TV and PlayStation Vue as more and more Americans shift to watching TV online. (AP Photo/Dan Goodman, File)

This Saturday, June 27, 2015, file photo, shows the Hulu logo on a window at the Milk Studios space in New York. Hulu will offer a live-streaming service in 2017 that will offer a mix of cable and broadcast programming as well as news, sports and events. That pits the streaming service against similar offerings from Sling TV and PlayStation Vue as more and more Americans shift to watching TV online. (AP Photo/Dan Goodman, File)

1. Hulu announces plans for live streaming package similar to cable.

Hulu might not be just a site on which to watch old episodes of shows you missed. The company has announced plans to offer live programming package options, similar to cable, in 2017, Verge reports. Fox, ABC, ESPN, FX, and the Disney Channel have all been named as networks involved in the plan.

2. Taylor Kitsch hails ride “to Dillon” in Lyft’s Prop 1 ad.

When it comes to the Prop 1 debate, “Friday Night Lights” Taylor Kitsch is playing for team Lyft. “You see ride-sharing is a lot like me. It’s beautiful,” Kitsch says in his spot asking fans to join him in voting in support of Prop 1. He then hops in a Lyft ride and directs the driver “To Dillon.”

3. “Frozen” fans want a gay Elsa.

“Frozen” fans have banded together under the hashtag #GiveElsaAGirlfriend in demanding Disney reveal the character as the first LGBT princess, A.V. Club reports. The theory that Elsa is gay is fueled by the fact that she’s the first Disney princess without a love interest.

4. That’s a lot of condoms.

New York City has gifted Puerto Rico a million free condoms to help twart the spread of the Zika virus, New York Magazine reports. Currently the island has 700 confirmed cases of the virus, a number that is expected to continue to rise.

5. May the fourth be with you.

Celebrate the non-official “Star Wars” day by watching this video of Austin Police Department Chief Art “Darth”Acevedo talk about the lightsaber he keeps in his office. “Is this awesome or what?”

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