Hulu's Response to iPhone Support

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by christall109, Jun 11, 2008.

  1. christall109 macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2007
    Hey Guys,

    The other day I sent Hulu some feedback. Mainly I pointed out why they should have iPhone support. They had this to say (my email also follows).

    What do you guys think? Are they justified or is there away around the DRM issue?
  2. gloss macrumors 601


    May 9, 2006
  3. kornyboy macrumors 68000

    Sep 27, 2004
    Knoxville, TN (USA)
    Wirelessly posted (iPhone: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/4A102 Safari/419.3)

    I think that they are in a position where they feel that Apple is getting more out of the possibility than they are. That being said, I believe that something can be done within Apple's constraints that is mutually beneficial.
  4. The Phazer macrumors 68030

    Oct 31, 2007
    London, UK
    They're completely right.

    Look at how badly the BBC's MP4 streams have gone for iPlayer - they've been widely stolen, and content providers are up in arms with them about it.

    The people writing those hacks have essentially made sure that no broadcaster will ever do the same.

    Apple needs to start licencing out Fairplay, sharpish, or broadcasters are going to switch en masse to Flash and AIR, and the iPhone gets hurt by that unless they allow it...

  5. JBaker122586 macrumors 65816

    Jun 21, 2007
    If they wrote a native app and streamed all video through there, it'd be impossible to steal the content. Sounds like they're lazy.

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