iPhone, iPad Games, Apps, Reviews, News Thu, 16 Jul 2015 12:57:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Apple Inc. (AAPL) Makes Hulu Plus Available on Apple TV Wed, 01 Aug 2012 20:48:29 +0000 Read More]]> Hulu Plus Apple TV

Hulu Plus, the popular streaming television service was introduced a little more than two years ago, making primetime television shows from popular US channels available for streaming on a number of mobile devices, including game systems and Apple Inc. (AAPL) iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

On Tuesday, the streaming giant brought their service over to the Apple TV, for users to stream on their HDTV. Hulu made an official announcement of the arrival of the service on the Apple TV on their Hulu Blog.

Keeping up with the latest episode of Family Guy, MasterChef and New Girl on Hulu Plus just got a little easier. And my living room just got a whole lot happier.

Hulu Plus arrives on Apple TV today.

Hulu Plus is available for $7.99 / month subscription and requires an account for use on the Apple TV. It has numerous categories for movies and TV shows such as popular, favorite, and recent which can be navigated with the physical Apple TV remote or the Apple Remote app.

For those of you who are new to the service, Hulu Plus is the only online premium video subscription that streams current and classic TV programming on demand from hundreds of content partners, including top broadcast networks ABC, NBC, FOX, The CW and Univision. Hulu Plus subscribers can watch on any enabled devices for $7.99/month with limited advertising. For many popular shows on our service, Hulu Plus offers every episode of the current season.

Hulu Plus on Apple TV is currently only available in the United States and is subscription based with limited ads.

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]]> 1 Hulu Updates iPad App Follows Apple’s New In-app Purchase Rules Mon, 20 Jun 2011 21:06:25 +0000 Read More]]> Hulu Plus iPad app before
Hulu recently updated its hugely popular iPad app called Hulu Plus in order to comply with Apple’s latest in-app purchase rules. The update simply removes the external link to Hulu’s main website where new users can sign up for a paid service.

Apple has updated its in-app purchase rules twice in recent past. Initially the company was looking at forcing all content / service providers to offer subscription using Apple’s system where the company would get a 30% of all sales. However, when many publishers seemed to be not in favour of the new rules Apple made the subscription policy easier to comply with. The new rule will ban “apps that link to external mechanisms for purchases or subscriptions to be used in the app.”

Hulu Plus iPad app after update

Overall, this works in the favor of most apps offering subscription based content however the publishers won’t be able to tap new subscribers using Apple’s ecosystem.

Apple has been heavily promoting newspaper and magazine subscriptions on the App Store. There’s even a dedicated app in iOS 5 called ‘Newsstand’ that will keep all your subscriptions in place and download new issues automatically when available.

Magazines and Newspapers being offered on Apple’s iPad offer a lot of value as you are not limited to just text anymore. The apps now feature interactive content like sound, animation and videos.

According to AllThingsD apps like Netflix and Rhapsody will also be updated in the coming days to comply with the new rules however it will be interesting to see if Amazon’s Kindle app for iOS will do away with the ‘Buy’ option.

One of the options these publishers would be looking at is offering HTML5 web apps for Mobile Safari. Financial Times is clearly looking at going ahead with the open platform of the web and control every aspect about its content.

]]> 1 PlayOn Update Brings Hulu, Netflix and More to the iPhone Tue, 03 Aug 2010 16:55:38 +0000 Read More]]> MediaMall Technologies, Inc. today announced a free software update for PlayOn™ Premium to stream online video and personal media content to the iPhone and iPod touch using the Safari web browser. With existing compatibility for Wii, Xbox 360 and PlayStation3, among various other DLNA/UPnP-compliant devices and apps, the latest update allows PlayOn users to stream the service’s full library of online video content anytime and anywhere there is a 3G or Wi-Fi connection. Content providers currently include Hulu, Netflix, YouTube, Comedy Central, Amazon VOD, CBS, ESPN and others.

Existing PlayOn Premium subscribers will have the ability to download the update and begin streaming videos to their iPhone and iPod touch right away. Customers new to the PlayOn experience can try the service free for 14 days, after which a subscription will be required for only $39.99 for the first year and $19.99 for each year thereafter. PlayOn Basic customers will be required to upgrade to Premium to take advantage of the new feature.

“PlayOn has established itself as the easiest way to consume online video on your home television screen in an affordable way, and now we’re ready to bring that same level of access to consumers on the go,” said Jeff Lawrence, CEO of MediaMall Technologies. “With this new update for iPhone and iPod touch, we are happy to offer a significant amount of additional value for PlayOn Premium customers.”

To try PlayOn absolutely free for 14 days, visit:

For more information about how to access PlayOn using your iPhone and iPod touch, visit:

About MediaMall Technologies

MediaMall Technologies was founded in 2003 to make it simple, affordable and fun to enjoy your favorite movies, TV shows and videos from the Internet on your TV. Its PlayOn software runs on Windows PCs and wirelessly streams Internet content to networked Wii, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 gaming consoles, and any number of DLNA-compliant devices including the iPhone and iPod touch. MediaMall operates with offices in New York, Seattle and Copenhagen and can be found online

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