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Hulu Plus for Android Updated, Brings 1080p Playback for HTC One, Galaxy S4, and DROID DNA


For those of you that own either a Galaxy S4, DROID DNA or HTC One, the official Hulu Plus app was updated today for your device specifically. After the update, while watching your movies and shows, look for the new “hq” button, allowing for full 1080p streaming right to your device.

While this will undoubtedly raise your data usage, if you are on a tiered plan, I would highly recommend being on WiFi during use.

What’s New:

Now offering even higher resolution playback for the following devices:

  • Samsung Galaxy S4
  • HTC One
  • HTC Droid DNA

During playback, look out for the “hq” option. You’ll feel like you have bionic retina implants minus the deductible and waiting for its invention.

Also includes fixes for some playback issues for certain LG phones and other devices.

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Cheers David and WinDroidGuy!

  • richteratmosphere

    HD streaming on my Nexus 10 for Hulu Plus started working this evening. A little glitchy, but I’m glad that this has been enabled.

  • thank has share

  • drag

    Too bad about the Nexus 10. 2560×1600 kind of screams for 1080P or higher.

  • S4

    Not compatible with Galaxy S4 and Nexus 7 !?

  • A good information.

  • Kyle Cordiano

    I’ll stick with Netflix.

  • T4rd

    I tried Hulu+ for a week with their free trial and wasn’t impressed. I have a 20 Mb/s (which I test constantly to ensure I’m getting what I pay for) connection and could only watch SD content on both my smart TV and PC without it skipping. It said HD only required 2 Mb/s, which I should have left over even while playing Netflix in HD (which I always do with no issues), but it still lagged like crazy. Plus too many ads for a paid service.

    • EC8CH

      ads with paid services can go die with basic cable.

      • T4rd


        • EC8CH

          nothing makes me more eager to cut the cord than flipping through my basic cable that I pay for and seeing nothing but commercials.

          • Ray

            I dropped my local cable company 2 years ago, when I invested a small amount of money towards a Roku box. Best decision I had ever made.

            I used to pay $148.00/mo for cable service which was 75% commercials, 10% international channels, 10% reruns, and 5% what I actually cared about.

            Now, I just pay $16 a month for Netflix and Roku combined.

      • Ray

        Couldn’t of said any better.

    • michael arazan

      Half the shows I tried to watch on HULU when I missed them on TV directed me to other websites to watch, that weren’t NBC affiliated, CBS FX CW, and more aren’t even carried by hulu.

      I just wish my DVR could recognize when shows get bumped or pushed back a half hour or more. I DVR everything cause i despise commercials.

  • EC8CH

    On a related note… when the hell is Amazon gonna release a video app for Android?

    Concerned Prime customers want to know.

    • T4rd

      Iknowrite?! They probably don’t want to in order to give their Kindle tabs (and upcoming phone) an advantage over other Android devices. I guess they don’t see iOS as much of a competitor.

      • EC8CH

        And yet all of their other services have android apps except for video (at least that I’m aware of).

    • techpro1993

      Works on Asus Transformer Infinity browser now. It was broken for a few weeks. The only thing annoying is it does not turn off screen saver automatically.

  • Verizon

    This would be great news, if Hulu didn’t suck.

  • DJyoSNOW

    This is great news, if I used hulu

  • possomcrast

    1080p master race! 😉