Universal compatibility is a strong selling point in today's always-connected world; one of the reasons Netflix has spanked its competition (thus far, at least) is because it supports virtually everything out there, with
over 800 compatible devices
. Hulu Plus isn't quite as entrenched, but it's making good inroads thanks to newfound support for several top Android tablets.
The Play Store-flavored Hulu Plus app previously supported only the Nook Tablet, the Kindle Fire, the HTC Flyer and Vizio's 8-inch slate. This most recent update added compatibility for the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime, Asus Eee Pad Transformer, Motorola Xoom, Motorola XYBoard 10.1, Toshiba Thrive, Acer Iconia A500 and LG G-Slate -- many of the major Android tablet players -- and tossed in a redesigned UI, too.
"We’ve improved the user experience with horizontal “trays” so you can naturally swipe while browsing through TV shows and movies,"
Rajiv Makhijani and Zachary Pinter wrote on the Hulu Blog
. "The pages feature large thumbnails with beautiful visuals to show off your Android tablet’s graphical prowess." Holding your finger on a show's image will launch the latest episode, or the oldest unwatched episode if you've already begun sloughing through a series.
the Hulu Plus app on Google Play
if you're a subscriber with one of the aforementioned slates.
Netflix brought Android tablets into the fold
back in October.