Jun 23 AT 12:13 PM Alberto Vildosola 21 Comments

Official Hulu app lands on the Android Market, and it’s everything you hoped it would be

Completely out of left field, this morning Hulu released an official app for Android. The app is free to download but requires a Hulu Plus subscription to view most of the content. And the app will initially be available only for the following devices:

  • Nexus One
  • Nexus S
  • HTC Inspire 4G
  • Motorola Droid II
  • Motorola Droid X
  • Motorola Atrix

If you don’t have one of these devices, hang in there. Hulu said they “expect to add to the number of Android smartphones and will be making additional device announcements throughout the year.”

The app itself is everything you could ever want from a Hulu app. The company didn’t cut any corners for its Android app, and it shows. It comes with all the following features:

  • Watch all TV episodes available from Hulu
  • Watch full series runs or back seasons of classic shows like The X-Files, Arrested Development, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Law and Order
  • Search and browse for shows and videos and manage your queue directly from your supported Android device
  • Watch movies from Miramax and the Criterion Collection, including Pulp Fiction, The English Patient, Breathless, Modern Times and hundreds more
  • Resume play from where you left off on other Hulu Plus devices, including your computer and select mobile phones, tablets, internet-connected TVs and Blu-ray players
  • Watch over WiFi, 3G and 4G

That last feature might be the most important of all. It’s good to see Hulu didn’t choose to make its app WiFi-only. Although I’m sure some carriers aren’t going to like that very much. For those of you on a tiered data plan, you might want to think twice before watching a full season of Arrested Development using your carrier’s wireless network.

If you have one of the devices I mentioned above and use Hulu on a daily basis, you can download the Hulu app right here. Then, come back and tell us everything about it. Do you like it or not? Is it worth 8 bucks a month? How’s the streaming quality? And most importantly, would you move to an unlimited wireless network (Sprint) to be able to consume as much data as you want?

 


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Via: GigaOM

Source: Hulu Blog

Alberto is a college student living somewhere between Miami, Sarasota and the World Wide Web. Although a former iPhone owner, Alberto is now a proud Android enthusiast. You can follow Alberto on Twitter and Google+ for his thoughts unworthy of an article.

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  • http://Website Mike

    How come there are never any apps for the MyTouch 4g is it a forgotten phone? G2 gets Netflix and MyTouchh doesnt.

    • http://Website @neidlinger

      The MyTouch4G does have netflix support. I use it all the time.

      Although I’m rooted and rocking Cyanogen(mod).

      anyway won’t be long till some XDA hacker makes Hulu+ work on my phone.

      • http://Website Mike

        Just sayin that you shouldn’t have to root your phone to use these apps………

        • http://Website @neidlinger

          i agree 110%.

          But sometimes if there are apps you want that require root access you need to weight the pros of cons of each.

          But then again i’ve never own an Android and left it stock for more that 45mins.

          Heck my MyTouch4G was rooted before i walked out of the store.

  • http://Website David

    i like how all the phones on the list is about 6+ months old.
    what about newer devices =/

  • http://Website Ken

    Actually I hoped it would properly use the SDK and be available on *all* Android devices. These Netflix/Hulu stuff about only supporting certain devices (as opposed to API levels) has absolutely no technical reason. It’s purely a “which devices can we ‘trust’” DRM issue.

  • http://Website Vance

    Tablet support?
    Sincerely,
    ASUS Transformer

    • HipHopIsLyfe37

      Agreed. I also have a Transformer and I’m actually posting from it right now :-)

  • RonWeez

    Noooo…. I just sold my Nexus s for a Sensation and I been waitingfor hulu

  • http://Website pixeladdikt

    still can’t see it – dammit – it’s a canada thing – starting to get pissed @ all these apps/services we can’t have up here – no reason

  • http://www.jdotreach.com Joshua Reach

    I’m not impressed with Hulu at all. They should have released it initially for more devices (where’s the tablets!?). I know they’re coming out with more this year…but when?

    And the real question is; is Hulu even worth paying for? I recently finished a trial of it, and half the shows are “Web Only”. I have no problem paying for Hulu, but charge half the price of you’re going to give me half the shows.

    • http://Website Dave

      I agree. I’ve waited forever for this and when hulu plus hit the market I was all over it. Not having T.V. it was going to be my connection with the entertainment world. Little did I know almost every show I watched on hulu was not available on hulu plus! Thank God I had a 90 day free trial and remembered to cancel two days before my trial was up. Not to mention that they wont make their service available to any Droid I’ve owned over the last year and a half. Booooo! You lost me hulu.

  • BiGMERF

    What is on the mind of of these fools.. do they know that on tablets these apps would be awesome.. I sold my nexus s for my sensation and yes I have to go the xda route for netflix. But I would much rather have either one of these services on my xoom. Guess its another reason why my wife and her ipad2 can laugh at me. Netflix,hulu, mlbtv, etc. Shame on you guys

  • http://Website Laurenp

    Baby steps to newer devices. But a great addition to the android market!

  • http://Website drone3

    Does the release of the android variant have anything to do with hulu going up for sale?

  • http://www.giquegear.com GiqueGuy

    Who-lu?

    Not impressed with such a paltry release. If you’re gonna play in the Android pool, better step it up!

  • HipHopIsLyfe37

    Tablets need more app support! And this isn’t just for Hulu, this goes for Netflix too, and every other developer. I wanna play some good games and stuff on my tablet. I will buy your freaking apps!

  • Uncemister

    Your right it’s exactly what I excepted it to be. Not free in the long run. Fail. Srsly if y’all want tv shows that badly google it on our google phones.

  • http://androidfc.com AndroidFC

    There is a new way to use Hulu Plus on any android hacked device. Check this post here: http://bit.ly/k4kfVD

  • http://Website craig

    Wheres the tablet love?

  • Elena Wyatt

    I can’t seem to download the free version of Hulu! It only gives me the free 1 week trial! What happened to FREE?

  1. MikeGuest 4 years ago

    How come there are never any apps for the MyTouch 4g is it a forgotten phone? G2 gets Netflix and MyTouchh doesnt.

    • @neidlingerGuest 4 years ago

      The MyTouch4G does have netflix support. I use it all the time.

      Although I’m rooted and rocking Cyanogen(mod).

      anyway won’t be long till some XDA hacker makes Hulu+ work on my phone.

      • MikeGuest 4 years ago

        Just sayin that you shouldn’t have to root your phone to use these apps………

        • @neidlingerGuest 4 years ago

          i agree 110%.

          But sometimes if there are apps you want that require root access you need to weight the pros of cons of each.

          But then again i’ve never own an Android and left it stock for more that 45mins.

          Heck my MyTouch4G was rooted before i walked out of the store.

  2. DavidGuest 4 years ago

    i like how all the phones on the list is about 6+ months old.
    what about newer devices =/

  3. KenGuest 4 years ago

    Actually I hoped it would properly use the SDK and be available on *all* Android devices. These Netflix/Hulu stuff about only supporting certain devices (as opposed to API levels) has absolutely no technical reason. It’s purely a “which devices can we ‘trust’” DRM issue.

  4. VanceGuest 4 years ago

    Tablet support?
    Sincerely,
    ASUS Transformer

  5. Noooo…. I just sold my Nexus s for a Sensation and I been waitingfor hulu

  6. pixeladdiktGuest 4 years ago

    still can’t see it – dammit – it’s a canada thing – starting to get pissed @ all these apps/services we can’t have up here – no reason

  7. Joshua ReachGuest 4 years ago

    I’m not impressed with Hulu at all. They should have released it initially for more devices (where’s the tablets!?). I know they’re coming out with more this year…but when?

    And the real question is; is Hulu even worth paying for? I recently finished a trial of it, and half the shows are “Web Only”. I have no problem paying for Hulu, but charge half the price of you’re going to give me half the shows.

    • DaveGuest 4 years ago

      I agree. I’ve waited forever for this and when hulu plus hit the market I was all over it. Not having T.V. it was going to be my connection with the entertainment world. Little did I know almost every show I watched on hulu was not available on hulu plus! Thank God I had a 90 day free trial and remembered to cancel two days before my trial was up. Not to mention that they wont make their service available to any Droid I’ve owned over the last year and a half. Booooo! You lost me hulu.

  8. What is on the mind of of these fools.. do they know that on tablets these apps would be awesome.. I sold my nexus s for my sensation and yes I have to go the xda route for netflix. But I would much rather have either one of these services on my xoom. Guess its another reason why my wife and her ipad2 can laugh at me. Netflix,hulu, mlbtv, etc. Shame on you guys

  9. LaurenpGuest 4 years ago

    Baby steps to newer devices. But a great addition to the android market!

  10. drone3Guest 4 years ago

    Does the release of the android variant have anything to do with hulu going up for sale?

  11. GiqueGuyGuest 4 years ago

    Who-lu?

    Not impressed with such a paltry release. If you’re gonna play in the Android pool, better step it up!

  12. Tablets need more app support! And this isn’t just for Hulu, this goes for Netflix too, and every other developer. I wanna play some good games and stuff on my tablet. I will buy your freaking apps!

  13. Your right it’s exactly what I excepted it to be. Not free in the long run. Fail. Srsly if y’all want tv shows that badly google it on our google phones.

  14. AndroidFCGuest 4 years ago

    There is a new way to use Hulu Plus on any android hacked device. Check this post here: http://bit.ly/k4kfVD

  15. craigGuest 4 years ago

    Wheres the tablet love?

  16. Elena WyattGuest 2 years ago

    I can’t seem to download the free version of Hulu! It only gives me the free 1 week trial! What happened to FREE?