Why is only paid Hulu Plus app available on Apple TV?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by johnnnw, Oct 8, 2013.

  1. johnnnw macrumors 65816

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    On the computer some of Hulu stuffs is free, and then theres the paid version.

    On my Apple TV there is the Hulu app that only works for Hulu Plus?

    Why is this and is there anything I can do about it to watch Hulu free version via my ATV?
     
  2. linds15 macrumors 6502a

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    hulu is only free via a browser, hulu plus is their model for viewing on any "devices" like phones, tablets, or TVs

    won't be able to get it for free on your ATV
     
  3. FreeState macrumors 68000

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    This is a licensing issue with the studios. The content on the AppleTV is considered under a different contract than what is streamed to a computer.

    More info from Hulu here: http://www.hulu.com/support/article/20116158

    If you have a Mac you can airplay any content on Hulu on your computer to your TV.
     
  4. johnnnw thread starter macrumors 65816

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    What a shame. Thanks for the help folks

    I do have a Macbook but it's mostly a question for my parents as they use their Apple TV and wanted Hulu who don't have a Mac.
     
  5. Plutonius macrumors 603

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    Hulu is only available on computers. For mobile devices and TV, you need Hulu Plus.
     
  6. cyber16 macrumors 6502

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    And jailbroken devices like the ATV2 ;)
     
  7. johnnnw thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Damn! Why must we own ATV3 :(
     
  8. Plutonius macrumors 603

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    I'm surprised you get Hulu on your jailbroken ATV2. I have a Hulu channel in Plex on my Roku. Unfortunately, it doesn't work :(.
     

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