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View Poll Results: Do you believe that HULU is will Deny Froyo (android2.2)?
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Hulu Denies Android 2.2 Flash Player!?!? MUST SEE

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20th May 2010, 08:06 PM   |  #1  
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So reading up on this. It is not official that I know of at this moment.

But hulu was a no show for Google I/O 2010, and this was found

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TECH.ICRONTIC.COM----Hulu is another big name at the top of everyone’s list when Flash is mentioned, but they’ve decided to sit this one out. Hulu has blocked Android 2.2’s Flash player citing copyright concerns; their content providers don’t want to be seen on any device but the desktop.

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PC WORLD.COM---Missing from all of this Flash action, of course, is Hulu. I was really disappointed when I tried-and ultimately failed-to watch an episode of "30 Rock" on the Nexus One. According to Adobe, Hulu does not own distribution rights for their content on mobile devices and therefore cannot stream video to smartphones. With no Hulu on the iPad and no Hulu on your Android phone, isn't time for Hulu to develop an app? Let's hope so.

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ENGADGET.COM---Also not on the docket? Hulu -- it's being blocked due to content licensing issues, and our inquiries with that company turned up nil.

http://tech.icrontic.com/news/androi...ones-revealed/
http://www.pcworld.com/article/19672...layer_101.html
http://www.engadget.com/2010/05/20/f...how-froyo-now/



UPDATE: The news seems to be true, as I am awaiting an email from HULU. Will post ASAP
Update: Hulu is refusing to comment, however you cannot play hulu on android flash. BUT there is a trick...See here
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20th May 2010, 08:08 PM   |  #2  
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Apparently Hulu doesn't have the rights to broadcast their content to any non-desktop devices. That's something they'll have to sort out with the networks.
20th May 2010, 08:09 PM   |  #3  
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They also go on to say that this could very well be a temporary lock as Flash hasn't hit the mobile market in full yet. Once it's out on the handsets (~Jun 17th) that lock will probably be lifted. Also, I wouldn't worry so much. If you have a rooted phone, you can always use a proxy and change your UserAgent to something that is supported.
20th May 2010, 08:17 PM   |  #4  
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Change your user agent to desktop (through about:debug) and it loads fine.
The videos play badly though. Audio comes in clear, but the framerate is terrible, more like a slideshow.
20th May 2010, 08:26 PM   |  #5  
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Originally Posted by mortzz

Change your user agent to desktop (through about:debug) and it loads fine.
The videos play badly though. Audio comes in clear, but the framerate is terrible, more like a slideshow.

Which browser are you using on the Nexus that you have the about:debug option?
20th May 2010, 08:28 PM   |  #6  
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Originally Posted by mortzz

Change your user agent to desktop (through about:debug) and it loads fine.
The videos play badly though. Audio comes in clear, but the framerate is terrible, more like a slideshow.

Be curious to see the result on froyo.
20th May 2010, 08:36 PM   |  #7  
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Which browser are you using on the Nexus that you have the about:debug option?

Stock Chrome browser. Type that in, hit enter, and go to settings. All the way at the bottom you have the option to change your user agent (among other things) to Android, Desktop (as OSX IIRC), and iPhone.
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Be curious to see the result on froyo.

This is of Froyo, but it's an early non accelerated Flashplayer 10.1
20th May 2010, 08:39 PM   |  #8  
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I've read hulu blocks all non-desktop users because they can't control who see's it. Technically I think it is only legal for U.S. residents to watch the shows on hulu and if it is a mobile phone they can't detect where they are.
20th May 2010, 08:41 PM   |  #9  
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I've read hulu blocks all non-desktop users because they can't control who see's it. Technically I think it is only legal for U.S. residents to watch the shows on hulu and if it is a mobile phone they can't detect where they are.

They detect through IP address though.
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Originally Posted by mortzz

Stock Chrome browser. Type that in, hit enter, and go to settings. All the way at the bottom you have the option to change your user agent (among other things) to Android, Desktop (as OSX IIRC), and iPhone.


This is of Froyo, but it's an early non accelerated Flashplayer 10.1

Hrm, not working for me. Must be cause of the tweaks done in the Cyanogen builds. When I click Go, it just goes back to the last web page I viewed and does nothing.

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