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How to get Hulu on Google TV

Discussion in 'Android TV' started by jdmnash, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. jdmnash

    jdmnash New Member
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    Short answer: Playon Media Server

    There's a free 14 day trial.
    Google TV is now an officially supported device.
    Access to Hulu and ESPN3 (depending on your isp) among about every other online video source.

    Pricing:
    $40 for the first year, $20/year after that or,
    $80 one time fee.

    It works great for me. The idea is you have a PC running in another room that acts as a media server, and Google TV is a client. You access the server via "gtv.playon.tv" from the browser within Google TV. You can also access all media from other supported devices (i-anything, ps3, wii, xbox, etc.)
     

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  2. StrifeJester

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    The exact URL is gtv.playon.tv I also have been using it through the trial and so far really enjoy it. Google claimed yesterday talks with the "Networks" are going well so hopefully this isn't a permanent fix. The one time fee is nice but I would wait it out I am constantly getting emails from a previous trial of playon I used when it first came out. You can get the lifetime for $40 every now and then. Also check yugster.com they have Playon deals quite frequently.
     
  3. jdmnash

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    Thanks, fixed the typo. I got the premium license on sale for $40 (as an upgrade from basic which cost $20) The price I paid is about 4 months old though.

    Tversity is a similar option. haven't used it though.

    I feel like the 'talks with networks' will result in a monthly fee (hulu plus ring a bell?). The one time fee beats any monthly fee if you ask me, especially if playon comes out with an app in january that natively supports GTV.
     
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    Yup I agree there is a lot of waiting to be done. Once the market hits there will be a lot of options I am sure and one of the other things to keep in mind is that the Revue comes with a DLNA media player. Right now it sees the library for PlayOn but does not have native support or play files properly. That may be coming soon.
     
  5. jdmnash

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    I've had no trouble viewing content from playon on gtv:thinking: It's an officially supported client on playons website. that was the whole point of this post. maybe your problems are unique to your setup?
     
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    No I think what you missed is how I play them. I cannot use the Logitech media player is all. I can goto gtv.playon.tv and watch just fine. It would be nice though if I could use the media player then switching sources would be much easier. So far I love watching hulu on my GTV.
     

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