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Hulu Arrives!! (via new Skyfire update)

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  1. dodger55fan

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    Don't know how long it'll be until Hulu finds some way to block this, it looks like they are already working on it, but if you download the new Skyfire update, then hulu should be able to watch videos on hulu!!!

    When you navigate to the site, make sure you are in desktop viewing mode (not android or iphone) or else it won't work. The page will tell you you need Flash 10.0.2 or something like that, but don't worry about it. Just search for the video you want, then in the little video box in the menu at the bottom, the video will be there!

    Note: the first time i tried it, the video loaded, then hulu told me that video was not supported for my device. I was disappointed, but for some reason gave it a second try, and voilla! it worked ... so if at first you get an error message, try again. However, this leads me to believe Hulu is already working on blocking this (although not entirely sure if it's possible for them to given the methods skyfire video uses in streaming through their own site, but it probably is so use this while you can!)
     

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    I just noticed it too a couple hours ago. Now I can say"droid does". For now atleast.
     
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    Worked, initially said not available on my platform, but I hit the stop button a couple times, and then it worked!
     
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    Sure does work nice but the only problem I keep having that half way throughout the video the sound goes out. Anyone else having that problem?
     
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    This is awesome.
     
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    just tried this tonight. watched two episodes of three sheets, no problems
     
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    I took a couple of tries on a few vids but it worked!
     
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    Ahh, the audio just cut off halfway through an episode of V. Darn.

    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
     
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    Haha, didn't think anyone else watched that show, I love it! Just loaded up a Simpsons video and no problems. Sweet.
     
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    why would hulu want to block viewers on android?
     
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    They Blocked it on Win mobile Skyfire, so pretty sure there follow suit with android.... unless they want to be cool
     
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    It's all about the distribution contracts. Hulu probably doesn't have the rights to distribute a lot of the stuff on its website through a medium accessible by mobile devices.
     
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    I tried to watch a Family Guy clip about an hour ago, and got the message saying the video wasn't supported on my device.

    Blocked already?
     
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    Roadhouse .... I am watching family guy right now this is amazing. :D
     
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    it will say unsupported. but you may have to hit the menu button then video and it will popup.
     
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    Bird is the word..... 3/4 of the way though i lost speech , better than nothing , one step closer to the best phone ever!
     
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    I was able to get Family Guy to work with no prob, but I could not get Castle to play (even after refresh tip provided above). I wonder if it's based on tv network (Fox vs ABC) :thinking:
     
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    its possible that the videos are being converted with different bitrate and formats by the content provider so this could effect the way skyfire's flash reads them.
     
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    It must be very spotty on what works. I tried a castle(love it) and was not able to play but then tried another no problem!
     
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    I had to laugh at that...

    Damn...still not able to fast-forward...
     
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    Hulu must have figured it out, I am no longer able to stream Hulu.:mad:
     
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    Yeah it sucks but I wasn't able to stream Hulu after the 2nd day the Skyfire update was released.
     

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