Since Hulu launched its premium service Hulu Plus the company has been moving steadily toward its next big achievement: an Android app. It appears that goal is within sight, according to a blog post from the company.
Hulu has been working to bring the Hulu Plus subscription service to select Android phones that are running Android OS 2.2 and has plans to make it available on select Android handsets - Samsung primarily - in coming months.
This achievement will be important for both the company and Google, says ReadWriteWeb. Although it was unclear about timing in its blog post, conceivably Hulu could beat Netflix to the Android platform. For Google, Hulu could fill in an important gap on Android, ReadWriteWeb also pointed out: namely, an iTunes-like ecosystem of professional, Hollywood-produced content.
Other Hulu Benchmarks
In December 2010, Fast Company broke the news that Hulu was reportedly developing a new type of show in which it recaps TV viewing of the day in short five-minute, exclusive clips - original content that is said to be akin to a news or entertainment broadcast. The show will run on Hulu exclusively, reports Fast Company, which described it as "a quick and humorous survey of the past 24 hours of media and pop culture," hosted by two "know-it-all but relatable" pop culture personalities.