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Hulu blocks its site on the HP TouchPad

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Hulu blocks its site on the HP TouchPad
The HP TouchPad might have gotten ditched by HP in less than two months, but with $100 firesales wiping out TouchPad inventory in hours, not even days, popular movie and TV show streaming service Hulu quickly blocked access to its website from the tablet as usage seems to have surged. Prior to that, the TouchPad was quietly able to go under Hulu’s radar, so users could play back videos.

That leaves the iPad and... Vizio 8 owners the sole tablet audience of the streaming service. For everything else, though, including Flash videos, the HP TouchPad would still work fine. Has any one of you, though, specifically ordered HP’s tablet to watch shows on Hulu? Feel free to leave your remarks in the comments section below.

source: @Adam Shear via ThisIsMyNext

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posted on 25 Aug 2011, 04:20

3. Krishaun27 (unregistered)

Thats some BS and.........


posted on 25 Aug 2011, 04:56 1

4. bayhuy (Posts: 320; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)

Who cares about Hulu...and ...SECOND!

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 06:43 1

5. ibap (Posts: 780; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)

So this is how you deal with capacity issues? Ban specific devices?

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 07:30 1

6. FeloniousBoxer (Posts: 14; Member since: 17 Jun 2011)

I don't understand why you would block your site from a piece of hardware. Are they penalizing people for not buying iPads???? That seems insane. So I'll need an iPad to watch Hulu and an Android tablet to visit a site that uses lots of Flash videos, and my HP Touchpad to interact with my flipping Palm Pre???

What a pain in the ass. I am pretty sick of proprietary BS. Seriously, they can't even come to a complete agreement on charging cables.

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 09:05 3

7. techaman (unregistered)

thats bs am canceling my huluplus f them, if i pay for it i should be able to use it.on anything

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 12:23

8. NeXoS (Posts: 292; Member since: 03 May 2011)

Has anyone been able to buy the HP Touchpad recently? I found out about this fire sale yesterday and can't find anyone with anything in stock?

This would make some great xmas presents for the family!

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 12:45 1

9. Fanboys Suck (Posts: 609; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)

A little late there....

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 14:02

10. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)

ya it is definitely too late... i got one on craigs for cheap cheap but in store u won't find one...

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 16:32

11. daveywavey (unregistered)

I checked the morning after they announced on every site I could think of and they were sold out. I suspect it took no more than an hour.

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 17:42

12. corps1089 (Posts: 492; Member since: 20 Jan 2010)

BestBuy in HolyOak, MA is set to get 32 of them, but I am not making the drive to pick one up...

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 20:39

14. hulu, verizon, and apple suck (unregistered)

No more of my $ for hulu.

posted on 26 Aug 2011, 02:07 2

15. faisalbilal (Posts: 12; Member since: 13 Mar 2011)

WhYY thats the only reason i brought the touchpad :(

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 00:56

16. sexyquark (unregistered)

There is a new workaround:

Enjoy it while it last. :-)

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