Redused HuluPlus content on ATV

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by sidefx, Jun 19, 2013.

  1. macrumors regular

    Jan 18, 2010
    Is the apple TV the only device that has the cut in content on hulu?

    Is the only way around this is to airplay hulu thru my computer?
  2. Guest

    Sky Blue

    Jan 8, 2005
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 18, 2010
    Many shows and networks available on the website are not showing up on my apple TV.
  4. macrumors 6502a


    Mar 31, 2010
    Certain companies only give Hulu the right to stream shows on computers and not other devices, as explained here.
  5. macrumors 65816

    May 28, 2008
    I have to admit I only came here to find out what"redused"means
  6. macrumors 6502a


    Mar 7, 2008
    Upstate Central NY
    Me too, but then I realized OP meant reduced.
  7. macrumors 65816


    Aug 23, 2008
    Somewhere in Florida
    I think you are seeing the difference between Hulu free and Hulu PLUS. For some dumb contractual reason or another Hulu PLUS has limited selection and is all you get on mobile and tv devices. Only on a computer do you get Hulu Free.

    So pay for Hulu PLUS, get less selection and still get the ads, or use airplay from your mac while using hulu free.

    I just don't get hulu. Id gladly watch an ad here or there to see old shows/seasons if it were free. Why they have such a problem with content and TV vs Monitor I don't know.

  8. thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 18, 2010
    We ditched Cable because all the shows we watch (which isnt many) was on hulu plus. I bought a ATV to watch on our TV's, I'm just disappointed that I get only about 1/3 of the shows to watch...

    I guess I will have to airplay, but will need to get a new mac since mine is a 2009 MBP and does now allow mirroring.
  9. macrumors 603


    Nov 5, 2009
    or get airparrot or something similar to it ;)
  10. macrumors 6502a

    Feb 16, 2008
    Use AirParrot.
    I have a 2009 MBP and AirParrot allows me to Airplay Mirror my screen to the TV. Works well. Only $10.

    Alternate solution: find an Apple TV 2 and jailbreak it. I have two ATV2's, jailbroken with XBMC and the "bluecop" plugins installed. It allows me to watch Free Hulu on the ATV2 without using Airplay. You can also change the settings so that you never see commercials. Works great. (ATV3's can't be jailbroken. That's why ATV2's are selling on ebay for ~$300 a piece these days.)

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