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Hulu Plus is coming to RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook

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Hulu Plus is coming to RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook
It seems like Hulu's free streaming service should be available on all smartphones and tablets. After all, it only requires a browser with Flash, and a decent connection. But then Hulu wouldn't be able to sell their $7.99 service, which expands the available library, eliminates commercials, and enables viewing on your mobile device.

For at least a few days after its release, the BlackBerry PlayBook was able to stream Hulu's free service, before it was promptly blocked by Hulu. But a RIM spokesperson says that "We are in conversations with Hulu to bring the Hulu Plus subscription service to BlackBerry PlayBook users."

That would put the PlayBook among the few Hulu Plus-enabled mobile devices, like the iPhone, iPad, and eventually Android devices. More importantly, it would underscore RIM's marketing of the PlayBook as a powerful media machine.

Hulu recently dropped the price of their premium service from $9.99 to $7.99, matching the streaming-only rate of Netflix. And they've also added the entire Criterion Collection to their library, including The Tale of Zatoichi, The Lord of the Flies, and more.

source: PCMag

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