Hulu Plus Made Official - No Mention of Android?

Discussion in 'Android News' started by wuyanks, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. wuyanks

    wuyanks DF News Team
    Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2009
    Messages:
    2,389
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    101
    Ratings:
    +1
    [​IMG]

    Introducing Hulu Plus. More Wherever. More Whenever. Than Ever.

    Although linguists may not be too fond of the above slogan, it marks a monumental day in the advancement of mobile media. Today, Hulu has finally made official its subscription-based ad-supported service, dubbed Hulu Plus. We will first see Hulu Plus for the Iphone, Ipad, and Samsung Internet-connected TVs and Blu-Ray Players. Playstation 3 support is soon to follow. This is truly exciting news for the mobile world, where Hulu has been shut out of since its inception. Android enthusiasts do note, however, there is no mention of Android in the press release.

    Some of the tech blogs are stating that an Android app is "soon to follow," while others believe that Android support "is imminent". I'd have to argue that there is nothing whatsoever to support these notions. Considering corporate track records with incorporation of Android into their services, I won't believe it until I see it on Android with my own two eyes.

    The initial subscription to Hulu Plus will be a modest $10/month, which will give you access to "Season Tickets" of a variety of TV Shows, as well as all of Hulu's standard content.

    You can currently sign up for a Preview Invite here. Whether or not we see it on Android, signing up for a free preview is worth a shot.

    Here's an excerpt from the Press Release, explaining a bit more about the service:

    Another excerpt mentions that Hulu is hard at work porting Plus to "other platforms". Could this be referring to Android? Hmmm:

    A full copy of the Press Release can be found here.

    So, what are your thoughts here? Android will see this soon? Or will Apple's Iphone and Ipad have the luxury of watching Hulu, while Android is left in the dust? Let us know.

    source: Hulu.com
    Sign-up for Preview Invite Here

     
    #1 wuyanks, Jun 29, 2010
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2010
  2. badazz74

    badazz74 Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2010
    Messages:
    35
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Ratings:
    +0
    Who wants to pay for an ad-supported service, if it doesn't come to the droid it won't hurt my feelings.
     
  3. wuyanks

    wuyanks DF News Team
    Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2009
    Messages:
    2,389
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    101
    Ratings:
    +1
    Agreed, weird that it would have ads, and still cost you. But they are providing a supplemental service, by providing full series' of TV shows, not just a select few of each show.
     
  4. gothicfreek

    gothicfreek New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2010
    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Location:
    south fl.
    Ratings:
    +0
    yes it does

    if you sign up for the beta they give you a check box for android operating system so jump on the beta sign up before its too latedancedroid
     
  5. christim

    christim Super Moderator
    Rescue Squad

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2010
    Messages:
    5,100
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    153
    Location:
    New England
    Ratings:
    +2
    Anyone paying for cable TV is doing just that, paying for an ad supported service.

    I would pay for this if the shows were made available to subscribers at the same time the shows aired, depending on what the shows were.

    I don't think I'd watch it much on this droid but a tablet, TV sized one, or phone that could plug into a TV would make more sense. Even then I'd be using it at remote locations TV is already tapped into our computers here.

    I'm more interested in content being created/provided through alternative channels such as Pioneer One, The Guild, and Dr Horrible.

    Good scoop on the news!
     
  6. JhankG

    JhankG Silver Member

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2009
    Messages:
    3,090
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    101
    Location:
    Summerfield, NC
    Ratings:
    +0
    Does hulu have any real competitors?
     
  7. icculusX

    icculusX Premium Member
    Theme Developer Premium Member

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2010
    Messages:
    2,534
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    101
    Location:
    The Moon
    Ratings:
    +0
    10 bucks a month?! They are acting like verizon!
     
  8. christim

    christim Super Moderator
    Rescue Squad

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2010
    Messages:
    5,100
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    153
    Location:
    New England
    Ratings:
    +2
    Someone mentioned ovguide.com the other day. I visited it in my browser and just now tried it on my phone. It links you to various media sites, including Hulu.
     
  9. badazz74

    badazz74 Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2010
    Messages:
    35
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Ratings:
    +0
    That's why I pay for HBO, Showtime, skinamax, ect. That's why I also pay for sirius radio.

    However i do agree with your statement but I would not and will not pay for ad-supported hulu.dancedroid
     
  10. christim

    christim Super Moderator
    Rescue Squad

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2010
    Messages:
    5,100
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    153
    Location:
    New England
    Ratings:
    +2
    The main reason I'd pay for it, if it had same time releases as the TV stations is we got rid of cable tv over a year ago. We weren't watching it enough. It has a digital tuner. We get abc, cbs, nbc, fox and some other channels over the air, and even with sharper images than we got with cable. Those OTA channels plus Netflix, Hulu, Youtube, and the station's websites themselves make up for the lack of cable tv when your computer is plugged into the TV anyways.

    10 bucks a month for some of the non-network shows would be worth it. No idea if they'd have the shows I'd want though.
     
  11. nagmier

    nagmier Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2010
    Messages:
    176
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0
    There's also BB and Palm but that don't mean they are developing an app or even planning on allowing access... its just to gauge interest. Either way why in the heck would you pay and still be subjected to ads! I used to be a big hulu fan but then they went out of thier way to remove Froyo users access now no mention even though they mention Xbox360 in "Early 2011" so if its not mentioned we should think it will be at least past that!
     
  12. Gonzo

    Gonzo New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2010
    Messages:
    25
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +0
    Anyone else think 10 dollars a month is a little ridiculous? I could not justify paying that when i have netflix and hulu free on my computer already.
     
Search tags for this page

why are there no cbs shows on hulu plus