It’s always been our mission to bring world-class premium content to our users when, where, and how they want. And for those of you who prefer watching your favorite TV shows on the biggest screen in the house while stretched out across your recliner, I’m happy to announce that we’ve teamed up with our friends at Western Digital to continue to make your time at home a little bit more exciting.
July 19th, 2011 by Alex KruglovContent Acquisition
My wife and I (embarrassingly) think of ourselves as “foodies.” We (well, she) love to cook, discover new restaurants, and of course … eat! Not long ago, whenever we’d eat out, we’d envision what it looks like behind the scenes in the kitchen, and the pressure, energy, and passion that goes into each dish gracefully presented before eager (and hungry) customers.
Then I watched Gordon Ramsay on “Hell’s Kitchen,” and my notion of what happens behind the kitchen doors was turned upside down. The pressure, energy, and passion were there, but they were coupled with fiery explosions, excruciating stress, fierce competition, and an insane head chef shouting a tirade of colorful words I’d never repeat in public.
Not every kitchen has a Gordon Ramsay at the helm, but that’s what makes “Hell’s Kitchen” stand out among all the food-centric shows out there. No other show knows how to bring out the best and worst of every contestant quite like “Hell’s Kitchen.” But while it’s an understatement to say that Ramsay can be harsh, it’s his fire that refines each contestant’s skills. Whether you love him or hate him, the contentious dynamic between head chef Ramsay and his motley crew of cooks has me (and many others) hooked on the show.
Today, I’m excited to announce that “Hell’s Kitchen” has come to Hulu.com and Hulu Plus, just in time for the premiere of Season 9. In addition to current-season episodes, which will be posted for all Hulu users the day after air, Hulu Plus subscribers can watch the entire back library — seasons 1-8 — which are available exclusively on Hulu Plus, thanks to Lionsgate and Debmar-Mercury. (You may not see every episode today, but we’re working hard to make sure the complete library is up as quickly as possible.) This means you can follow the new season and catch up on past seasons when and where you want: from your smartphone to the biggest screen in your house. Users of the free Hulu service can watch clips from current and past seasons as well as a rotating selection of seasons hand-picked by the Hulu editorial team.
Enjoy “Hell’s Kitchen.” Now stop reading this [bleeping] blog post and go watch it, yes?
July 13th, 2011 by Lonn LeeSr. Product Manager, Hulu Mobile Applications
Three weeks ago, we announced our early rollout of Hulu Plus to six select Android smartphones. Today, we’re pleased to announce we’re adding four additional Android smartphones to our list of Hulu Plus-enabled devices, bringing the total to 10 supported devices.
Hulu Plus is now available on HTC Evo 4G, HTC ThunderBolt, HTC myTouch 4G and G2 — joining the Nexus One, Nexus S, HTC Inspire 4G, Motorola Droid II, Motorola Droid X, and the Motorola Atrix in Android Market.
We’re extremely excited to offer Hulu Plus subscribers the opportunity to watch premium content on these smartphones when, how and where they want it. As we said when we initially launched, we’ll continue to work hard to support additional devices. Stay tuned for more announcements in the coming months.
To those whose Android device is not supported, I’m very sorry that we don’t currently support your Android model. Because Android phones and tablets each have a different set of specifications that we must take into account, we’re only able to support a select number of them at this point in time. We will be expanding Android support very quickly, so I wouldn’t be surprised to see support for your model available soon.
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. Thank you for being patient with us in the meantime. If you have further questions please direct them to the support team.
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.