Hulu Blocking Android Devices

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  1. Natolx

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    The recent article on the Beta Flash 10.1 says that Hulu is blocking it. Is there a possibility of fooling Hulu into thinking the request is coming from a desktop webbrowser by messing with the browser somehow?
     
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    Most of the browsers let you choose what type of client you want it to report.....
     
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    I read that they are "blocking" ALL smartphone devices because Hulu doesn't own the mobile distribution rights for the content they have. It's not just Android, just so you get the facts straight. The future may present us with an application from Hulu providing access to their content, but that's just speculation.
     
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    I imagine once hulu is available on smartphones, it will be subscription based an/or a paid app.
     
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    Why should anyone find this surprising?
     
  6. Natolx

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    Well, since you can use Hulu through tethering with a laptop I assume it has something to do with the phone "reporting" that it is a mobile device/smartphone rather than the fact that it is over a mobile network. Is there a possibility of manipulating it so it reports as a desktop?
     
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    I'm sure there will be a hack around this. Especially since Hulu would be such a popular use for Flash on smartphones. I have no doubt someone will come up with a work around for this very quickly.
     
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    Then I personally would care less. Not at all, in fact.

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  9. Natolx

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    Yeah nothing speeds up a workaround like people who know what they're doing wanting it for their own use!
     
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    ... I already knew that, that's why I'm asking about a hack to trick Hulu into thinking its not a smart phone...
     
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    you can make your phone show up as a desktop computer
    try dolphin browser...
    and if you want Flash content, Skyfire
     
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