Android users have been asking me for a while about when they'll finally be able to stream their favorite TV shows and movies on their beloved phones. Well, it looks like there is finally some light at the end of the tunnel as Hulu announced that it will be releasing an Android version of Hulu Plus for "select Android OS 2.2 phones". All I can say is - it's been a heck of a long time coming!
Based on the picture on the Hulu website I have a feeling devices starting with 2.3 are actually the ones that are going to be getting Hulu Plus first. Worries about piracy and security of content on Android devices have been the main impediments to the launch of video streaming services such as Hulu and Netflix on Android devices. As we already mentioned a while ago, Netflix had already been planning on releasing an app for Android users, but had against serious problems concerning securing DRM rights for their streaming content. Hopefully, Android users will no longer feel like they are being treated unequally by the leading providers of streaming video content.
In the meantime here's a question for our lovely audience: Hulu or Netflix? Which one do you prefer? Let me know what you think.
As far as I'm concerned, I've been an obsessive Netflix user for a really long time and don't see Hulu catching up anytime soon.
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