Hulu blocks its site on the HP TouchPad

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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  • Display 9.7" 1024 x 768 pixels
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  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S3, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 6300 mAh

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13 Comments

3. Krishaun27 unregistered

Thats some BS and......... FIRST!

4. bayhuy

Posts: 320; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

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

5. ibap

Posts: 870; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

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

6. FeloniousBoxer

Posts: 14; Member since: Jun 17, 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.

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

8. NeXoS

Posts: 292; Member since: May 03, 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!

9. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

A little late there....

10. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

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

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.

12. corps1089

Posts: 492; Member since: Jan 20, 2010

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

14. hulu, verizon, and apple suck unregistered

No more of my $ for hulu.

15. faisalbilal

Posts: 12; Member since: Mar 13, 2011

WhYY thats the only reason i brought the touchpad :(

16. sexyquark unregistered

There is a new workaround:http://claptop.com/2011/08/make-hulu-work-on-hp-touchpad/ Enjoy it while it last. :-)

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