Within the last 24 hours, something happened to Hulu Plus. As you can see from the screenshot above, it no longer works on the Galaxy Nexus, yet did yesterday and every day before that since launch. It’s tough to tell what the Hulu team is doing or what their reason is for this sudden change, but we have reached out and will report back if we hear anything.
Cheers Richard and everyone else on Twitter!
Been disappointed at the lack of device support for Hulu Plus? You may want to check out the latest update then, because 9 new devices were added. The DROID Bionic, DROID3, Incredible 2, Revolution and DROIDX2 are just a few of the big players who are now on the team. See the full list at the market link while you enjoy enhanced playback – the only real bug fix included.
Orb Live introduced the latest version of their app this morning which just so happens to include Hulu support. And no, we aren’t talking Hulu+ paid support, we are talking the free streaming you get when you jump on their site via computer. To be clear though, the app isn’t necessarily pulling straight from Hulu to your phone, but is instead pulling a feed from your computer and then making it playable on your phone. Did that make sense?
So in order to get Hulu up and streaming on your phone, you will need to buy this new Orb Live app for $9.99, install some software on your PC or Mac, and then have at it. You can also pull any other media content that’s on your home computer (music, photos, videos, Pandora, etc.) – just make sure it has an internet connection at all times.
Market Link ($9.99)
To download the PC or Mac software, click here.
We just received a friendly tweet from a reader, tipping us that the Hulu Plus application was not showing that annoying red popup which usually states that their device is not supported. Having a Nexus S on CM7, which is always rejected by the Hulu Plus app, I have never been able to play Hulu Plus videos from the application. I immediately opened Hulu Plus, and sure enough, no red popup.
Anyone else that has been left in the cold by Hulu, we implore you to go check the app out, and let us know if you get the same results. If Hulu has decided to somehow turn off device checks, then maybe they are finally starting to see things our way. The open way.