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Hulu opens up its free streaming library to mobile users, too


Earlier in the year, we reported that Hulu was preparing to offer its mobile app users a limited amount of free streaming options, similar to how Hulu currently works on desktop computers. Four months later, that day is here.

Until now, Hulu had a business model in which the screen you used made all the difference. If you accessed Hulu on its website, you had the ability to stream a wealth of ad-supported content for free, including the most recent episodes of tons of popular primetime television shows. If you wanted to watch Hulu through a tablet, smartphone, game system, or streaming box, you’d have to pay $7.99/month for the privilege to do so.

Now, mobile users are getting a bit of a break. In an update to the app yesterday, Hulu has opened up most of its free streaming library to mobile app users, including current TV shows, Hulu Originals (does anyone else like Rev as much as I do?), movies, and more. While a few things still won’t be available to mobile users, the vast majority of content will mirror the add-supported desktop version of Hulu.

Hulu says that Chromecasting the free content won’t work, but there are ways to get around this restriction by using a cable, or screencasting to your television if your device supports this.

You can grab the update below.

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Download: Google Play

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John F

John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.

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