Shortly after Amazon announced its new Fire TV at the beginning of this month, with accurate voice search as one of its highlighted features, pundits quickly questioned its limited searching power. Fire TV’s voice search can only search Amazon content, plus content from one partner app made by Vevo. Amazon promised that more apps would soon join the party, which they have announced today as Hulu Plus, Crackle, and SHOWTIME ANYTIME.
These apps won’t enable unified voice search until this summer, but at least it’s a start or something to look forward to. Before long, I’d imagine this list will grow dramatically, assuming the Fire TV sees any sort of success.
How has your Fire TV experience been thus far? Walking Dead on it is certainly full of win. (more…)
Late last night, Chromecast cast added another mega-streaming service to their minuscule lineup that up until today, had not changed since launch. Hulu Plus is now officially Chromecast-supported on Android (iOS version coming soon). The update is already live through Google Play, so if you are a Hulu Plus subscriber, you’ll want to grab the newest build and begin casting. If you aren’t a subscriber, Hulu will give you a free trial to help you decide if $7.99 per month with “limited advertising” is worth it.
The cast button should show up automatically at the top of the application (on both phones and tablets) if you have Chromecasts setup in your house.
Via: Google Blog
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. (more…)
After the latest update to the Galaxy Nexus, readers are sending in countless emails to tell us that Hulu Plus is actually working on their devices. Do note, rooted users still have been left in the cold. Do we have any new 4.0.4 users here that have also noticed this new compatibility with Hulu Plus? If it’s now working for you, enjoy it.
Owners of the DROID RAZR or DROID RAZR MAXX who have been patiently waiting for Hulu+ support on their device, now have it. You can head on in to the Play Store and pick it up and watch all of your favorite shows or movies that are available. Unfortunately, Galaxy Nexus owners still have to wait for them to get their act together. Imagine a world where apps work for every Android device across the board. Wouldn’t that be sweet?
All I can say to this app is “Wow.” If you have grown sick of waiting for Hulu to release some sort of non-membership app or to add your device to their supported list, you may want to check out Flash Video Browser. Using this app, you can watch all the Hulu you could ever dream of, just like you do through a PC browser. No subscription required, just free web-only content that for whatever reason, has been blocked from mobile devices.
And here’s to hoping that this doesn’t get shut down in the next couple of days now that it has started to get some attention.
Market Link ($0.99)
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.