On January 7 we told you that Hulu Plus was coming to Android smartphones, well now we can confirm that the video streaming service and app has launched for this platform, however only a handful of devices are supported.
The app’s officially description tells us that Hulu Plus for Android currently supports the HTC Inspire 4G, Motorola Atrix, Motorola Droid II, Motorola Droid X, Nexus One and Nexus S, as you can see there is not a lot of love for HTC’s long-list of offerings just yet, also there are no Sony Ericsson models supported yet either. The good news is that more devices will be supported throughout the year, therefore we will have to keep you posted as we hear updates on the matter.
Hulu Plus for Android is free to download, however to take advantage of the service you must agree a Hulu Plus subscription which costs $7.99 per month (with no commitment necessary), this will give you access to tons of TV programs and movies. Popular offerings currently include this season’s Family Guy, Glee, The Office and Grey’s Anatomy, if you are a fan of classic shows you will be glad to hear that yoy can watch episodes of Miami Vice, Desperate Housewives, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and The X Files and much more, there are also hundreds of movies available to watch from the Miramax and the Criterion collections.
As you would expect the app has been developed to offer a great user experience and has all of the functionality that you would expect, this includes searching, browsing and you can also manage your queue, also if you use Hulu Plus on other devices you will be able to seamlessly resume playback on these devices from where you left off on your Android device. Something which we also have to mention is that you will be able to watch videos via 3G, 4G and WiFi connections.
If you have used Hulu Plus on your Android device we would love to hear from you, therefore feel free to share your thoughts on the app / service in the comments section below. Do you think Hulu Plus is worth $7.99 per month? We think that pricing seems fair. If you would like to find out more about Hulu Plus for Android you can read the app’s full description, view screenshots and even read user reviews over at the Android Market.
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