By Stephen Schenck | September 20, 2011 7:14 PM
When it comes to premium video apps gaining widespread hardware support, Netflix just set the bar pretty high when it updated its app to run on any Froyo or Gingerbread system. Hulu Plus has a long way to go towards catching up, but a new release of the software takes some big steps in the right direction adding support for eight new Android smartphones and a tablet.
The list of supported Androids now includes the Motorola Droid Bionic, Droid 3, and Droid X2, the LG Revolution and G2x, and the HTC Incredible 2, EVO 3D, and Sensation. HTC’s Flyer is the sole tablet to find inclusion this time around. Adding these nine onto the list of already-compatible smartphones and tablets, and the grand total is up to twenty like we said, there’s still a long way to go, even with these gains.
The eight-dollar-a-month service may not have the popularity of streaming Netflix at the moment, but the recent changes to that company’s subscription plans may see some users starting to consider services like Hulu Plus instead, so this additional device support is coming at the right time. Along with all the new compatibility, this latest Hulu Plus update also manages to improve video playback performance. Look for it now in the Android Market.