Today, we are happy to announce that the Hulu Plus subscription service is available on select LG LCD TVs. The team here is particularly excited about this launch because we have added support for the innovative LG Magic Motion remote. Now you can control the Hulu Plus application with a simple point-and-click. We are going to be launching Hulu Plus on other LG devices in the coming weeks, so be sure to check out our devices page to stay up to date.
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.
I love delivering good news. And because of our world-class builders here at Hulu, I’m lucky I get to do it often. We’re obsessed with our goal to get Hulu Plus on every Internet-connected device out there. And I’m pleased to announce that today we just got another step closer.
Today, the Hulu Plus™ subscription service is now available on TiVo Premiere retail boxes. This means that TiVo Premiere users have access to thousands of hours of Hulu Plus content through a separate subscription fee of $7.99 per month. It’s now possible to check out a hit TV show you just heard about, catch up on a series you may have missed, watch every episode of many popular shows currently on air, uncover old favorites, and discover high-quality movies and documentaries. We’re excited to be a part of TiVo’s one-box solution to bring the world’s premium content to you.
In celebration, TiVo is offering a 6-month free trial to those who purchase a TiVo Premiere from a retailer or Tivo.com. This offer starts today and runs until August 30, 2011. And TiVo subscribers who already subscribe to Hulu Plus can begin accessing their account with no additional charges.
Here’s a video to show you how to get started:
We’re expanding access to Hulu Plus on the TV, one device at a time. Until next time, enjoy watching Hulu Plus on your TiVo Premiere.
March 31st, 2011 by Daniel BearPrincipal Software Development Lead
This morning we released the latest version of Hulu Plus for Roku. This is a minor update, but we want to notify users of changes as they become available. You should receive the updated channel (v1.9) the next time you launch the Hulu Plus app on Roku, or you can force the update by opening and exiting the Roku Channel Store. Improvements in this version include:
– Improved playback reporting to help our team improve the playback experience.
– UI tweaks to compensate for device overscan.
– Additional improvements and bug fixes.
The Roku team is also in the process of releasing a firmware update (their announcement here) that will resolve a playback issue observed by users who leave the player paused for several minutes or users with very fast network connections.