Hulu Plus hacked to support all Android devices

Hulu Plus hacked to support all Android devicesHulu Plus is a video-on-demand service available in the United States that streams TV shows, movies and more to your computer, TV, smartphone or other electronics device. If you own a smartphone running Android, you have to, predictably, download the Android application from the Market.

The problem is that because of DRM reasons, the Hulu Plus app only supports a handful of Android devices, so owners of other devices are out of luck. However, they can now sideload a hacked APK of the official app that will work on any Android device.

If you own a Nexus One, Nexus S, HTC Evo 4G, HTC Thunderbolt, HTC myTouch 4G, HTC Inspire 4G, G2, Motorola Droid II, Motorola Droid X or Motorola Atrix, look no further. You can simply download Hulu Plus from the Android Market, since those are the supported devices. For everyone else that has a paid subscription and wants to take advantage of it, here's what to do:

Head over to this forum thread on xda-developers and simply download the modded Hulu Plus APK. When done, copy it to your Android device and install it, provided that you've enabled sideloading of applications in the settings.

That's it. You'll still need a paid subscription to access the premium features, of course.

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stevenoshea  Jan. 19, 2012 at 20:41

It says that it is a U.S.-only service and is not available outside of the U.S. so, no good for us limeys....

sparxuk  Jan. 19, 2012 at 20:49

does this work in the uk? thought it was a US service only

jaybear88  Jan. 19, 2012 at 22:01

"Geo Restriction Error", no UK access unfortunately (except maybe if someone was naughty and used a proxy but no one here would do such a thing!)

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 19, 2012 at 23:20

I used a Proxy to access Netflix and Google Music before they were available in the UK. As long as you're paying, companies couldn't care less that you're using a proxy server. Proxys themselves aren't illegal, you're just at risk of a technical breach of copyright, though as you paid and therefore entered into a contract with said company, you're unlikely to ever be hassled about it. The media companies have torrents to worry about anyway ;).

CTPAHHIK  Jan. 20, 2012 at 11:23

Does not work without US proxy. Cancelled my subscription as it would not work anywhere outside of US.

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