Hulu and ATV 2

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by bobbykasthuri, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Nov 15, 2011
    Been having trouble getting a straight answer. Can you play hulu (or hulu plus) on ATV 2 either via AirPlay and iPad 2 or via a plugin on jb ATV 2. ?

  2. macrumors 65816


    Sep 25, 2009
    Orlando, FL
    When playing a Hulu+ video on your iPad, you will not get an AirPlay icon, as you do with YouTube videos. The only way to AirPlay it to your TV is by enabling the Mirroring option on your iPad 2. However, you won't get full screen playback and the quality is average to poor. But technically, yes, it can be done.

    I'm not jail broken on any of my devices, so I don't know what other options are out there, regarding Hulu.

    Also, it is rumored that AirPlay Mirroring will come to Lion (as well as iMessage -- allegedly). Being able to Mirror your Mac to your TV will obviously make a huge difference.
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 15, 2011
  4. TomH TX, Dec 22, 2011
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2011

    macrumors regular

    Oct 18, 2010
    Definitely doable via Jailbreak of the ATV2, but you will then have to do an ssh implant of a repository. If you are not up on that, you will need to run some more searches. Frankly, I think that Icefilms and Navi-X are better than Hulu, although I have never used Hulu Plus.
  5. macrumors regular

    Dec 5, 2011
    if you JB your ATV2 you can have HULU by using XBMC on your ATV2. You need a windows PC running "PlayOn" which will talk to XBMX on your ATV2.

    If all you have is a MAC just use Parallels or VMware fusion to run windows and play on in the background.
  6. macrumors regular

    Sep 8, 2008
    I don't believe HULU works on XBMC anymore, bluecop used to find new workarounds as HULU blocked various ways he accessed the site, but I remember awhile back I thought I read he gave up on doing that as it was just too much of a hassle.

    But as TomH suggested if your going to bother putting XBMC on it just install icefilms it has pretty much everything.
  7. macrumors regular

    Apr 26, 2011
    East Bay, CA
    Actually, this is incorrect. The Bluecop repo has been updated and Hulu is currently working just fine with XBMC and in fact is really the best option for anyone with an ATV2 who wants some Hulu action.
  8. macrumors regular

    Sep 8, 2008
    Well I stand corrected and am glad to hear that, I gave up on trying it because it stopped working for awhile. It was my favorite plugin.

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