Official Hurl app updated with more resolutions supported, new interface in the works
Hurl released an official Windows Phone app last week, but the team has got in touch with Windows Phone Central to confirm that an update has been published to address issue with screen resolutions. Taking into account the feedback that has been provided by the community, the Hurl team has set out to address concerns and any problems that were experienced.
If you're not familiar with Hurl, it's a DNLA-type service, but for PCs. The service works after the official app has been installed on a Windows Phone and page set up on the Hurl website (www.hurl.net). Using your phone’s GPS (and your label) you can then connect up. Users can search online for videos, which can then be added to the queue for playback on the PC. The Windows Phone acts as a remote—it’s like SmartGlass but for everything else.
So what's new in the latest version? As noted above there was a lack of support for the variety of screen resolutions out there for new hardware. This has been addressed, so if you have a Windows Phone 8 smartphone—no matter what the resolution is you'll be able to enjoy the Hurl experience. But that's not all as we've received word on what consumers can expect to see in the future.
As well as the small update (the version number hasn't altered - showing just how minor the release is), the Hurl team has also revealed to us that a true "native client" will be on the way. The first step was to get an app out on the store so now the team can focus on really improving the user interface to really take advantage of Microsoft design language elements.
You can download the official Hurl app from the Windows Phone Store (for Windows Phone 8 owners).