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Hulu Plus for Windows Phone 8

Hulu Plus for Windows Phone 8 announced, coming later today

Looks like it’ll be a great day for Windows Phone 8 users as the official Hulu Plus app is forthcoming later today.

News of the app’s arrival was predicted by some recent murmurs of an imminent release and indeed, with the app having launched on Windows 8 six months ago, it only seemed liked a matter of time before they brought it over to mobile.

The app itself allows users access to their queue, with high quality streaming, the ability to jump to chapters, sharing to social networks and search. Of course users will need the pay-for Hulu Plus account and not just a free one, meaning many users won’t be able to take advantage of the new app.

Performance of the app is top notch with fast, fluid performance akin to the quality level of the recently released Pandora app for Windows Phone. Premium subscribes will be quite happy with the final product, expected later today.

With Hulu Plus on board, Windows Phone 8 has once again continued its onward streak of getting high profile apps on its side.


[Update: The app is now live in the Store]




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fwaits says:

This link just went live for me.

interesting; how'd u get that link if its not even published yet?

i always thought those store URLs were random gibberish, but am guessing now there is some logic behind them then..?

prjkthack says:

I have my ways. ;)
That being said, even if an app is not publicly visible on the Store, there is still an app-id and URL generated whenever the developer publishes the app. Once they hit publish, it can take about a day for the app to actually appear in Store searches and on the Store website, but the URL itself is still generated during this time and will eventually work once it finishes publishing.

oh, cool. so does this only apply for apps reviewed/approved and published in the sense its imminently available, or could you use the same methodology for apps about to be approved (maybe get a status update on instagram, etc..)?

also live for me as well! downloading now...

Awesome, never will use but high quality apps we love them to have them. I love u high quality apps

btw first comment :)

Except you aren't first...

JoeDizzle33 says:

Freakin' awesome. Was hoping for this for a long time!

DJCBS says:

Yeah sure. How nice. Wanna bet how it will be "USA only" yet again?

clmbngbkng says:

Isn't that what Hulu limits their streaming to?

DJCBS says:

Depends. The Hulu website yeah, but for example, Hulu's YouTube channel with clips etc, isn't restricted. So the App could work there. But of course it won't. That's why I don't mind betting. I know I'll win =P

TechyMexican says:

well it's a pretty dumb bet since the android and IOS app are restricted 

fwaits says:

Well it is mostly supported by US networks and their legal restrictions so yeah likely so.

fwaits says:

I just subbed for Hulu+ last week, (well free 7 day trial) coincidence?  =)

michael_20 says:

Well I live in Germany so this article doesn't interest me ..its not like wp8 has vpn to bypass this regional restriction bullshit urrghh!

ade333 says:

So you would make an international vpn connection over your mobile connection to watch streaming video? I'd imagine that would be a lagfest.

poddie says:

Thanks for letting everyone know you're not interested! You must have a lot of spare time on your hands if you feel compelled to comment on every internet article that doesn't interest you.

SleepyTheDon says:

Its available now!

Yes I've been waiting for this for a while now!

Chill510 says:

I was literally just thinking about a Hulu WP8 app yesterday. I was using thr Hulu app on my Windows 8 ultra book and was wondering why we don't have an app for wp8. This is great.

LaNiQuE says:

Finally!!! this just made my day this was the last app I actually cared about having due to the fact that I pay for this every month

C'mon MLA at bat, snapchat, and instagram...

tcman88 says:

I have been emailing them! Finally

mrshamoozoo says:

now we just need a wells fargo app......

L2nak says:

Yep, those fuckers are gonna make me switch banks!

elando_16 says:

wells fargo, eww.
we need a capital one app.

poddie says:

I switched from Citibank to chase... Best move I ever made.

Manny C says:

Agreed. It's a little upsetting that an app is still not available. The mobile site will do fine for a while I suppose.

mwailes says:

Just got it.  Excellent

paras chugh says:

aduplex just showed india and russia leading in WP and still US exclusives seem to be important......why not some indian/russian exclusives ??

Finally!!!!! son will love it!! And so will I :-)

TonyDedrick says:

Nice! Another huge app

Wacft says:

Hopefully it works better than the Xbox360 and Win8 apps.

erzhik says:

OMG, OMG, OMG *screams like a 13-year old cheerleader*.
Finally. Now that it's out, I will gladly unlock my account and start catching up with shows.

Pretty awesome since Hulu Plus is on discount right now with Bing Rewards. Just got three months.

izzykahn says:

Things are just getting better and better for windows phone!

izzykahn says:

Though this is good news, I hope that this isn't the tweet Joe Belfiore sent out about his birthday, telling us that within a few days that he'd give us something. I hope that's reserved for Instagram. :)

ibouchez says:

I think the updated Facebook app was the "the nice thing" for us.

izzykahn says:

Aw man... Sigh..

XboxOmac says:

What sucks is that I'm on 7.x...

how1ard says:

Good for the USA, the rest of the world yawns and carrys on with it's day............