News by Andrew Kameka on Wednesday October 02, 2013.
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Hulu in August confirmed that it planned to incorporate Chromecast, the $35 media streaming television add-on, and the subscription service today made good on that promise by releasing new versions of its Android and Apple iOS apps that support Chromecast. Hulu Plus subscribers will now be able to catchup on Sleepy Hollow or Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. by browsing video content on their smartphones or tablets and then triggering playback on the TV.
Like any Chromecast application, Hulu Plus works by turning the phone into a remote control for the TV dongle. It doesn't stream from the phone to the TV; it directs the Internet-connected Chromecast to start playing a particular movie or television episode and can pause or skip forward. The full library of Hulu Plus may not be available because some shows are not shown on mobile devices; however, anyone willing to pay $7.99 per month can now watch TV on their mobile or use their mobile to watch TV.
The Hulu iOS app was also updated in order to fall in line with the new iOS 7 design and compatibility. The app has introduced some of the flat icons and navigation elements for both the iPhone and iPad. More importantly, it added compatibility for Airplay and Airdrop on iOS devices.
Andrew is MobileBurn.com's managing editor. He is based in Miami, Florida.