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If you're at all into TV, you've heard of Hulu. Chances are, you're watching something on Hulu right now on your PC, phone, XBOX360, Wii, Roku, PS3, iPad, 3DS, or any of the other supported devices. The list is pretty long, but until today it had one glaring omission - Android tablets. Sure, some tablets, like the Kindle Fire, HTC Flyer, or the Vizio VTAB, were already supported, but they were running Gingerbread and didn't have a proper tablet UI. Well, no more.

Hulu has released an update to the Hulu Plus (app available to Plus subscribers for $7.99 a month) that introduces a brand new tablet-optimized interface and support for the following tablet devices:

  • Asus Eee Pad Transformer
  • Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime
  • Motorola Xoom
  • Motorola XYBoard 10.1
  • Toshiba Thrive
  • Acer Iconia (although it's unclear which Iconia exactly, because the A100 is incompatible - they probably mean the A500)
  • LG G-Slate
  • HTC Flyer
  • Vizio 8" Tablet

It was puzzling to see no mention of any Galaxy Tab variants on that list, most notably the 10.1, and I've confirmed it's indeed listed as incompatible. Considering other Tegra 2 tablets, like the ASUS TF101, are compatible, I have to wonder what the reason for ignoring one of the most popular tablet lines could be. Hopefully, that'll be rectified in the near future.

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Artem Russakovskii
Artem is a die-hard Android fan, passionate tech blogger, obsessive-compulsive editor, bug hunting programmer, and the founder of Android Police.
Most of the time, you will find Artem either hacking away at code or thinking of the next 15 blog posts.

  • George Anderson

    That's all well and good, but where's Hulu+ for my LTE Galaxy Nexus?

  • Aaron

    Odd that there are no Samsung tablets on the list - especially given that the 10.1 runs on the same Tegra 2 as everything else.

    • Denbo

      More than likely it is a security issue. It took Netflix a long time to play on Android devices and there were some devices for the same reason.

  • http://facebook.com/JGadFly JGadFly

    Walk through video, wouldn't play on this platform (Huawei M886 Mercury)

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Try from your desktop, works fine here.

  • NCX

    Complete bull that the Galaxy Tab 10 isn't on that list but the Xoom is

    Anyone got the newly released APK? maybe it will work

  • Latise

    Finally some more support to other devices. I've been using the app on my XOOM for a while now without official support. It is still very frustrating not to see support for more devices though. Thus stuff moves at a crawl and an explanation would be nice.

  • Deltaechoe

    Its about damn time, now i don't have to hack it anymore

  • Eric

    I need an APK so I can test this on my Logitech Revue. Google TV's have been left in the dark for too long by Hulu.

    • Denbo

      I wanted to get a Google TV but this was just one of the reasons I went with a Roku instead. I don't get why they seem to be dropping the ball on this.

      Sometimes I think Google is too much like Microsoft. Then again Apple isn't that hot in this space... yet anyway.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Chikita.aka.Chiky Stephanie Diaz

    Ematic pro series tablet..... please i really enjoy hulu plus on my phone bought the tablet but it says its not supported pleaseeeeee do something!!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/Chikita.aka.Chiky Stephanie Diaz

      Ive checked on youtube and nothing please

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