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Jun
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While it's not exactly ripe with details, the Hulu Plus for Android app's latest update promises increased playback resolution for three popular 1080p handsets: the Galaxy S4, DROID DNA, and HTC One. The assumption you might make, then, is that it's adding 1080p playback.

That's possible, though the amount of 1080p content Hulu currently provides is pretty limited, apparently. And Hulu itself lists a maximum resolution of 720p on its supported devices page. Last summer, the Hulu app was updated with "high resolution" support for small tablets, so my guess is rather that this new update merely allows 720p playback on phones, not the Full HD experience. Technically, it wouldn't really do much good to have 1080p video on a phone anyway - your eyes simply can't see that fine level of detail. Not to mention the significantly greater bandwidth and video processing loads of 1080p video.

Anyway, you can head to the Play Store to grab the update, which all address playback issues for certain LG devices, now.

David Ruddock
David's phone is whatever is currently sitting on his desk. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, and reviewing the latest phones and gadgets. He also doesn't usually write such boring sentences.

  • Amish Crusader

    So... changing build.prop can get you 1080p?

  • David Dudovitz

    They already have low, medium, and high, they've added an additional HQ option above high.

    You really expect me to believe that HQ is 720 and high is only 480? And why the 3 1080 phones, when 720p android phones have been available since 2011?
    I think
    Low = 360
    Med = 480
    High = 720
    HQ = 1080

    • gtg465x

      Believe me, High is 480 and HQ is 720. High is blurry as hell on my HTC One and Nexus 4. No freaking way it's 720p. And the new HQ option looks better, but it's still not quite as crisp as a lot of 720p YouTube clips, so it has to be lowish nitrate 720p, not 1080p.

      • gtg465x

        *bitrate

      • David Dudovitz

        Then what is low?

        • Daniel Wiggins

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