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.
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.
A reader just sent us over an email he received from the Hulu team concerning why he couldn’t find the Hulu+ app on the Android Market from his rooted DROIDX running Gingerbread. The Hulu rep asked him numerous questions including, “Is your phone rooted? (Unfortunately, we are not able to support rooted phones)”. The only thing about that, is that it doesn’t state anywhere that the Hulu+ app doesn’t support rooted devices.
Hulu made a big chunk of the Android world happy a couple of weeks ago when they announced the availability of their Plus service, but as always seems to be the case these days, HTC Thunderbolt owners were left out in the cold. Until today, that is. In the latest update to everyone’s favorite TV-show streaming service, the Tbolt has been added as a newly support device. Yay! (Support for the EVO 4G, MyTouch and G2 were also included in this update.)
More info at Hulu’s site.
Cheers aperture and Michael!