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Hulu Plus Begins Android Roll Out

June 22nd, 2011 by Rob Wong VP of Product

We’ve always said our mission is to provide the world’s premium content to people when, how and where they want it. And we know that a lot of people want that content on their Android smartphones. We’ve been working hard to make that a reality, and today, we have begun our early rollout of the Hulu Plus application on Android smartphones.

With the first phase of the Android rollout, Hulu Plus is available on six phones, including the Nexus One, Nexus S, HTC Inspire 4G, Motorola Droid II, Motorola Droid X, and the Motorola Atrix. We expect to add to the number of Android smartphones and will be making additional device announcements throughout the year.

The free Hulu Plus app is available for download from Android Market, and once installed, Hulu Plus subscribers will be able to enjoy the service on the go. As always, Hulu Plus offers new subscribers one free week to try the service.

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  • Krunal says:

    Because Android phones and tablets each have a different set of specifications that we need to take into account

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  • betty orr says:

    Sorry…cannot sign up for hulu plus until you support the android galaxy tablet. Oh well, perhaps someday….

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  • Hi Ellen,

    Thanks for your post! I’m sorry for the trouble with Hulu Plus on your new tablet. I’d love to help, but we may be better equipped to do so at ( http://www.hulu.com/support ). That way we can take a look at your account and get you the appropriate troubleshooting steps. Thanks for your patience, and I’m sure we’ll get to the bottom of this!

    Best,
    Shae
    Hulu Support

  • ELLEN says:

    i sold my kindle fire because i heard the new ice cream dragon tablet pc was better. worst thing i ever did. it won’t play hulu or hulu plus. it always says its buffering. i get a bunch of other neat stuff on it like netflix but i miss hulu plus cause netflix doesn’t carry some of hulu plus’s shows. how can i get hulu plus to work on my machine.? the app is on the machine but it says it won’t support it. how stupid can they get. i plan on getting another kindel as soon as i can, i don’t really like this new dragon tablet pc.

    thanks
    ellen

  • Hi,

    Sorry for the trouble! We’d be happy to help troubleshoot to get you up and running on your tablet. Just head to ( http://www.hulu.com/support ) and let us know what’s going on. I look forward to hearing from you.

    Best,
    Shae
    Hulu Support

  • discouraged says:

    So far this has been a disappointment. I downloaded the Hulu app(more than once) but have not been able to watch any thing on my 4.0 tablet. I just get message that says ” we are sorry but you can’t watch this on your device’ or you “need a Flash player” Interesting because I already have a Flash player installed

  • Kelly says:

    How come Netflix works on my Samsung Galaxy but Hulu will not?

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  • Hi Lisa,

    I’m sorry for any confusion. To view content on your Asus tablet, you’ll need Hulu Plus, which is why you’re seeing that sign-up offer. Our free Hulu.com site is limited to personal computers only. I hope this clears things up!

    Thanks,
    Michael B.
    Hulu Support

  • Lisa says:

    Hi, I just got a new ASUS TF300T tablet with Android 4.1. When i go to Hulu.com, it redirects me to Hulu Plus free offer. My PC doesn’t do this. How can I just go to http://www.Hulu.com without it redirecting me to the free trial screen? I just want to watch http://www.hulu.com.

    Thanks,
    Lisa

  • Hi Seth,

    We’re working hard to bring Hulu Plus to a wide variety of Android devices as soon as possible. Hang in there!

    Thanks,
    Russ
    Hulu Support

  • seth says:

    Hello I have tha HTC VIVID threw AT&T I have a huluplus account and would like to have the app on my phone, but the website says my phone is not supported when can I expect to have this app?!

  • cut the cord says:

    I love the PS3 app! I don’t have cable, and I don’t have netflix. My new HTC ONE needs some love.

  • Hi Ben,

    Thanks for posting. I’m very sorry, but we don’t currently support the HTC One S. Because Android phones each have a different set of specifications that we need to take into account, we’re only able to support a select number of them at this time. While I don’t have a time frame to share right now, we’ll be adding new Android devices regularly.

    Thanks,
    Matthew
    Hulu Support

  • Ben says:

    Hulu plus is not working on my HTC One S from t mobile. Something about playback not working. When will Hulu plus be working on the HTC one S ???

  • Hi Kristin,

    Thanks for writing in. I’m sorry we’re not supported on Samsung phones. While we don’t have a time frame to share right now, we are actively working with Samsung to find a solution.

    Again, I’m sorry for the frustration. We’re working hard to bring Hulu Plus to a wide variety of Android devices as soon as possible, and we thank you for your patience. If there’s anything else I can address for you, please let me know.

    Thanks,
    Hulu Support

  • lo-tech says:

    Last time I checked the Galaxy S4 was the best selling android… why are they last on the list?

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  • Joyce says:

    Whether Hulu brings their app to android or not, I will never pay for Hulu Plus when I can watch the downgraded Hulu for free on my computer. So they can continue to be “special”-

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  • Anonymous says:

    Please make it available on samsung galaxy s 4g

  • India says:

    So why is it that I have a Droid razr and yet I cannot use hulu plus on my phone? However, I see that Driod Maxx users are able to use it? That makes no sense since my phone came out BEFORE Driod Maxx! And it didn’t come out that long before! Seriously I wish you would just tell the truth instead of candy coating it, its obvious no one believes you hulu.

  • Irvin Stephens says:

    I’ve read your comments on why your service does not support android, and, I agree with most. Your answers SUCK! BIG TIME! There has got to be a financial reason; not a technical one. I have a Galaxy GT-P7310.

  • donna says:

    Not with happy with you Hulu. Please don’t treat us like we are stupid. I can’t help but believe that it is not the technology that is holding you back but more likely it is all about money.

  • Zach Berger says:

    I understand that you are just a customer service representative, but as a software developer I can tell you there is NO technical reason this app cannot run on any current android device. I know based on the comments here and reviews in the play store I am not the one deeply disappointed with you. HALF of all reviews in the play store are in complaint of your lack of device support. Look at netflix’s supported device list. OH WAIT they support all android devices. After being a Hulu+ customer since its inception I am unfortunately leaving your service due to lack of device support. Get your act together. You’ve ruined such a great thing.

  • Hi Dave,

    Thanks for posting. I’m very sorry that we don’t currently support your Galaxy Tab. Because Android phones and tablets each have a different set of specifications that we need to take into account, we’re only able to support a select number of them at this point in time. While I don’t have a time frame to share right now, we’ll be adding new Android devices regularly.

  • Dave says:

    I just got a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 on Verizon this week and was very disappointed to discover that its still not supported for my Hulu+ Subscription. Come on guys, this is one of the most current and popular devices on the market. The XDA developers have had a working Hulu mod for almost a year… Where’s the effort from Hulu?

  • ken says:

    I have the Razr Maxx from Verizon. I can watch Hulu on it, but when I plug in the HDMI cable so I can watch it on the monitor, I get a prompt saying that HDMI has been disabled, I get audio but not video. This is really irritating!

  • mikeincolorado says:

    there are a bunch of us who gather weekly, usually at corner pub here in aspen and everyone who had hulu because of their attitude towards android tablet owners have either cancelled their accounts or been so ticked off by their insultingly stupid responses that they will never consider hulu as an option again regardless if some year on down the road they do show some business sense. i cancelled my hulu plus account after getting lame arse responses. their loss because while they sit around doing nothing hundreds of thousands of new tablet owners are going online monthly signing up with the competition. their loss and they won’t be getting any of us back either, you don’t treat potential customers like this and expect them to forget about it. android users are predicted to outnumber ios users by 2015, so within three years time the majority of mobile device users will be using other services while hulu ends up being the myspace of streaming video services.

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  • J J says:

    You have the money to advertise Hulu Plus on every major network, during prime time and even an exclusive superbowl spot. You can finance the production of exclusive shows and buy syndication for countless shows. But you can only get your ‘team’ to support NINE android devices after all this time? You can’t establish consistent contracts with every show on the SAME network? We aren’t falling for it. Do you want Hulu Plus to thrive or get mocked? Do you realize the number of customers who will NEVER come back regardless of if you finally get your act together? You are lucky you haven’t been sued for everything you’re worth yet. Your commercials are misleading and your show claims are straight up lies. Your distribution is inconsistent and your “supported devices” is a joke. You can’t get around it with a new disclaimer every other day or a simple “sorry”. Expect a class action coming your way. FuHulu.

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  • Rick says:

    Jennifer says:
    February 27, 2012 at 12:06 am
    Why don’t you idiots just use your browser to watch hulu you don’t really need an app… Wow. $7.99/mo. does not fund their app research

    —-Hey Jennifer. Did you realize you can’t watch Hulu Plus without the app on a tablet or phone that isn’t supported? Did you know that Hulu specifically states you cannot watch on your device even on Skyfire? Do some thinking before calling people idiots.

  • Jennifer says:

    Why don’t you idiots just use your browser to watch hulu you don’t really need an app… Wow. $7.99/mo. does not fund their app research

  • KW says:

    I found the statement below ludicrous. Can’t support the popular android phones and tablets but no problem supporting Kindle Fire at launch. Is it easier to support or is it just that Amazon paid for support? Come on Hulu support person, don’t make stupid excuses. This audience isn’t dumb enough to believe them.

    Hulu Support Advocate says:
    November 28, 2011 at 2:30 pm
    Because Android phones and tablets each have a different set of specifications that we need to take into account, we’re only able to support a select number of them at this point in time. While I don’t have a time frame to share right now, we’ll be adding new Android devices regularly.

  • chip says:

    forget standard ‘approved’ hulu for your phone. go to xda, or google for the .apk. good to go. if they can’t get their shit together, we can just get the app ourselves. just sayin.

  • Michelle says:

    Where is Hulu+ for the honeycomb or ICS tablets? I’ve been waiting…. waiting … waiting…

  • Kelly says:

    Please add the RAZR! I had the X…I don’t understand why it would be any different.

  • Anita says:

    I have both the Galaxy2 4g and the Toshiba table” thrive” had Hulu plus for my tivo and my HTC Evo since change my phone now cant get it on my new galaxy s 4g nor my thrive not updating my card until i can utilize all of the services guest i will just have to use my Slingbox

  • Android phone owner says:

    csn you please makke it available on the Samsung Galaxy s 4g? PLease please!

  • Lux says:

    What the hell? Why is both the galaxy s 2 and htc Amaze not among the first android phones to have it? That is just stupid. None of the listed phones are as powerful as those two are

  • Tatril says:

    How the hell do you justify not having Hulu+ on the Droid Razor? I think ill give it a week until you’ve lost a longtime customer. Get your shit together, I’m not paying a monthly subscription for a sub par service that I can’t even use.

  • Tiffany says:

    Please allow download for the Samsung Sidekick 4g. i love hulu and am so disappointed that i cannot watch on my phone.

  • Ivan Peterson says:

    I would subscribe to Hulu Plus if there was support for Toshiba Thrive.

    You must know you would sell a large number of recurring memberships if you opened up, if other companies don’t want you to tell us which and then we can avoid them in the future.

  • Andrew Weit says:

    As a HuluPlus subscriber, I would like to know why Hulu.com is blocking the Android Flash player. I do not need to wait for an app to be developed to enjoy the service I pay for. I can simply access the website directly if my flash player wasnt being blocked.

    If it is a problem with licensing and deals then simply tell us the truth. Those of us that pay for the service deserve the truth behind why the Android flash player is being blocked on our Web browser.

    I understand you have PR to worry about. But, telling the truth will win you more points than lying. I’m not trying to cause problems. I simply want the truth.

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  • Ken W says:

    Add my vote for Motorola Xoom.

  • morgan says:

    Hulu indeed can play on systems that support flash however they barred access to it. While hulu has shows I watch I will not pay for it until it stops giving false hope to play it on anything other than companies that give them a kick back for including their service. Want your phone to support hulu? Gonna have to wait until they cut a deal. That’s why only certain NEW phones have hulu.

  • Katie says:

    I have messaged the support and you tell me its coming soon for the 4G THRILL and I check everyday and NOPE! Its been 8 months step it up!!

  • Howard says:

    Any progress for ATRIX 2 app yet or a possible Eta, thanks

  • Joe Momma says:

    What a load of crap. Hulu could “support” all Android devices right now, could have for years, just by not blocking the Android Flash player. You’ve never explained why you feel the need to do that, and all you have to offer instead is this lame app with incredibly limited device support. Pathetic. It’s almost like you don’t want to have any customers.

  • steve says:

    I am disappointed with Hulu plus as well. I can write this comment with my Motorola Xoom but can’t watch a show. I have been a paying customer for several months and the quality of the service has declined.

  • John says:

    Fuck Hulu, it is the shittiest service on the planet. They don’t provide no contents to any device i have tested except a god damn pc. Really, suck a dick.

  • Shellby says:

    I don’t know why sone of my favorite networks insist on using hulu as their go to online streaming site. You guys pretty much neglect the bigger Android devices, and sone how still expect me to shell out money just for hulu+ that only works on my PS3. I have aSamsung Galaxy tablet ohhh lookie Hulu doesn’t support this, and a myTouch phone (ah hulu doesn’t support this either). What am I paying for? Netflix comes pre installed with nearly all devices these days oh and NO commercials for their paying clients. Hulu+ works on only one of my devices (yet you swear up and down it will work on more whenever your development teams gets off its behind and actually do some work.) I still get commercials and yet you want me to pay for nothing. I’m cancelling my hulu+ membership its worthless if I can only use it on one device that isn’t even portzble. i hope more Android users get fed up with waiting for you and do the same. -angry glad to be rid of you customer

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  • paul says:

    What is going on with Hulu plus not working on Samsung Nexus ?

  • emily says:

    I’d really like to get hulu plus on my Acer a500 tablet with android rather than my phone. I feel like if I can watch Netflix on here it isn’t that much of a stretch to get hulu on here. What’s the hold up and when can I, as a paid subscriber already, expect to be able to watch my shows? Thanks!!

  • Terry says:

    Just installed Netflix on my Nextbook Next7 (Android 2.3 with Flash 11 – not bad for $129)
    I’m afraid HULU has placed all its eggs in the Kindle Fire basket.

  • Melissa says:

    I think they really need to get it started on the Android Tablets. IE: Acer Iconia AA501

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  • David Mazo says:

    Every time I change phones I have to wait 6 months at least before there is an app available for it. I have an HTC Hero through US Cellular and there is no app available for it. I had an HTC EVO and I did have to wait at least 6 months for an app for that phone. But no matter what Netflix always has an app available and I’ve always been able to watch it on any phone I use. Why can see you guys keep up?

  • Sally O'Malley says:

    You advertise in the beginning of your website that your movies/TV shows can be watched on tablets, unlike plain Hulu. So I sign up for my free week to try it and THEN find out Hulu Plus does NOT work on the Motorola Xoom OR my Samsung Charge. Some free 7 days!! I’ve had it for 5 minutes and have now lost my free trial to check it out again. I guess you really don’t want customers after all, do you!?!?!?

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  • Matthew says:

    Hoping you will have support for the HTC Evo View sometime soon- You suppor the HTC Flyer which is the identical tablet- just built with a 4g radio for sprint…. ONLY reason for a different name. So no other engineering or changes should be required….

  • Shaun says:

    Still waiting, after months and months for Hulu’s Development team to explain why Samsung Android devices have been systematically neglected. It can’t be for financial reason, because Samsung sells more than any other Android provider. It can’t be for coding reason, because developing for Samsung devices is no more difficult than developing for HTC or Motorola devices. It can’t be the carriers because why would all the carriers team up and block access to one group of devices while letting it exist on so many others. So please Hulu Plus developers answer this riddle – and don’t respond with the typical ‘Android fragmentation makes development slow so be patient’ because we know that is not the reason.

  • Trey S. says:

    I saw that the incredible 2 has hulu plus. Is their any chance of it coming to the original incredible?

  • Stephanie says:

    SAMSUNG FASCINATE PLEASE!

  • mark says:

    Hulu for Motorola razr would have been a good first choice

  • Virus Inc. says:

    I would love to see this app ported for use on MIPS based processors. My cruz t103 plays video well… maybe a port for myself and others who have mips based devices?

  • Katie says:

    Can you get the samsung galaxy fascinate on the list! I’ve been waiting forever and I check like everyday. I need to watch my shows without waiting 2 weeks until I go to my dads.

  • dan says:

    Any information on when a hulu plus app will be available for the Acer a500 tablet?
    Thanks

  • Justin says:

    Please update hulu plus for the htc evo view tablet. And do the view first. Lol

  • scv says:

    Come on Hulu! Let’s get moving on Honeycomb so I can watch Plus on my Xoom! Sheesh…

  • Because Android phones and tablets each have a different set of specifications that we need to take into account, we’re only able to support a select number of them at this point in time. While I don’t have a time frame to share right now, we’ll be adding new Android devices regularly.

    Again, we’re sorry for the frustration. We’re working hard to bring Hulu Plus to a wide variety of Android devices as soon as possible. Thanks for being patient with us in the meantime.

  • Chrystal says:

    Is there a roll out date for android tablets??? Why introduce to phones first? *scratching head* I have this great new tablet, but can’t get your great streaming video.

  • Hi Dylan–

    There is no set timeline yet for the Atrix 2, but we are expanding to many, many more Android devices in the coming months. Please stay tuned to http://www.hulu.com/plus/devices for further updates.

    Thanks,
    Brad
    Hulu Support

  • Dylan Young says:

    Got the new Atrix 2 yesterday. Started getting all my apps. Realized I forgot one, that was HULU PLUS. When I went to download it I was unable two, I see that y’all support the Atrix but not the Atrix 2. I would like to know an exact time hulu is going to release support for a new batch of android phones.

  • Per says:

    No official word on Galaxy S support just yet. We’re working on expanding Android support to more phones and tablets, so I wouldn’t be surprised to see support for the Galaxy S in the future.

    Thanks,
    Ryan B.
    Hulu Support

    Samsung is now one of the most if not the most sold phone in the world, why worry about supporting them?? it just seems like they all say the same “we do not support at this time maybe later” for the last month and a half to two month its been no added devices on the list, really disappointed in HULU, thinking about cancel my HULU PLUS and just go with NETFLIX if they don`t get some more phones on the list soon.

  • Kay says:

    The Kindle Fire with a special android OS can run HULU+ yet still nothing for the Motorola Xoom running Honeycomb? PLUS it looks like Motorola and Google will be ‘one’ in the near future so it would be nice for HULU to work on the standard tablet Android OS- Honeycomb and soon Ice Cream Sandwich.

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