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Hulu Plus finally comes to select Android tablets

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Hulu Plus finally comes to select Android tablets
Owners of (some) Android tablets rejoice; Hulu Plus has finally arrived. The popular television show streaming service is rolling out to seven Android tablets initially, although Hulu indicates that “This is just the beginning of our Android tablet rollout.”

For now the service is restricted to Asus Transformer Prime, Asus Eee Pad Transformer, Motorola Xoom, Motorola XYBoard 10.1, Toshiba Thrive, Acer Iconia, and LG G-Slate. Presumably other popular tablets, like the Samsung Galaxy Tab, will see an update soon. Of course there’s always the possibility of a hack showing up as well.

It’s been a long time coming for Android tablet owners – not only have iPad owners been enjoying Hulu Plus for some time, but more popular (and lower cost) tablets like the Kindle Fire have also been rocking Hulu Plus for several months. Hulu wants to point out, however, that this isn’t a simple port of previous tablet apps. They took advantage of the extra time to develop an improved tablet-centric UI. Taking cues from Ice Cream Sandwich, Hulu allows you to swipe through your TV choices, and makes use of large images to impart the “magazine in motion” layout that Android 4.0 users have grown accustomed to.

If you’re a Hulu Plus subscriber and a lucky owner of one of the seven tablets mentioned above, you can head on over to the Play Store to download some TV goodness right now. For everyone else, Hulu supplied the following promotional video, presumably to make waiting even more unbearable.

source: Hulu via Engadget, Play Store link

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posted on 29 Mar 2012, 15:16 1

1. DigitalMD (Posts: 226; Member since: 17 Feb 2010)

Gone in 60 seconds after Amazon and Google launch their video streaming.

posted on 29 Mar 2012, 15:22

2. joseg81 (Posts: 199; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)

i miss hulu on my android :( please bring it back

posted on 29 Mar 2012, 15:30

3. pooked (Posts: 56; Member since: 27 Jan 2012)

I just wish the shows didnt have so many damn commercials, its the only reason i still have netflix sub, sometimes those 3 commercials are a deal break for me. Im paying a premium for streaming service and still need commercials? Such a bummer, and btw im rocking the Galaxy Nexus with the unlocked Hulu Plus app for months now, same difference if you ask me.

posted on 29 Mar 2012, 22:20

4. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

got it on my sister's Prime. VERY nice app. you might could get me to believe that the time and attention they could've used to create better device support was used towards creating this better version of the app for tablets.

posted on 29 Mar 2012, 23:23 1

5. BattleBrat (Posts: 1476; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

I am getting SO TIRED of HULU, I've been a subscriber for months now, and the only device that I have that can use HULU on the go is my iTouch, WTF?? Netflix has an app for everything, heck my 1st gen iTouch, and my Droid 1 BOTH have netflix, and it works good on them, and NO ADS! HULU needs to get their act together.

Amazon is releasing streaming video similar to netflix? I'M THERE!

posted on 30 Mar 2012, 11:36

7. roscuthiii (Posts: 2241; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)

I thought Amazon already had a video streaming service - Amazon Prime?
Something like $80/year which is slightly cheaper than Netflix's $8/month.
Although I suppose the selection as it is now is a little more limited than Netflix's, but also comes with some form of free expedited shipping when you purchase from Amazon.

posted on 30 Mar 2012, 09:20

6. Alantef (Posts: 288; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)

lol what about the nexus??? i had to download a apk. but it doesnt seem to work right :(

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