Hulu, an online TV and video service provider, will soon be available on phones based on the Android 2.2 and higher. This will enable the Android users to watch new movies and television shows on their devices.
Earlier, despite the availability of Adobe Flash, users couldn’t view Hulu TV on their Android handsets.
There are speculations that only those phones which have DRM (Digital Rights Management) based processors would be able to access the protected content from Hulu. These processors allow the video service providers to protect their content.
However, release dates have not been confirmed yet.
Hulu broadcasts shows just one day after they are first shown on major television channels. A large variety of older movies are also available on its website.
The latest move from Hulu appears to be an attempt a head to head competition with Netflix (another online video service). Hulu initially started working as a free platform where occasional advertisements were placed to earn revenue. The company started the separate Hulu Plus service to get its revenue from.
It’s not that videos are not available on Android phones, it’s just that Hulu is more concerned about protecting the copyright or intellectual property of their content producers, that’s why the company is taking its own sweet time before allowing Android handsets to get access to their videos.