Hulu Offering Free Mobile Content This Summer
Hulu today announced an expansion in the availability of free content that will extend to mobile devices. Hulu said it will begin delivering a selection of ad-supported television shows to mobile devices for free this summer. Previously, customers had to pay a monthly fee to access Hulu content on mobile devices. Hulu said it is "reimagining mobile viewing" and wants to make sure its customers have access to more content no matter what device they are using. The company noted it plans to relaunch its Hulu Plus iPhone application in conjunction with the new mobile content offering. Hulu did not say exactly when the free content and new iPhone app will become available. Hulu offers a wide range of streamed video content to desktop and mobile devices. Desktop machines can watch for free, but Hulu Plus typically costs $8 per month.
Google Targeting November for Daydream VR Launch
Google today detailed the launch plans for its Daydream virtual reality platform. The company said the Daydream Viewer will be available in November for $79, which includes both the headset and controller together.
Google Refreshes Its Chromecast Products for TVs and Stereos
Google today announced two new Chromecast products meant to help improve the living room experience. The Chromecast 2 TV dongle uses HDMI to plug into television sets and includes dual-band 802.11ac WiFi for improved performance with the local wireless network.
AT&T to Offer Hulu On Its Mobile Devices
AT&T today struck a deal with Hulu that will see the video streaming service offered across AT&T's range of products and platforms. The service will be available through a dedicated web site online, as well as from a mobile application on smartphones and tablets.
Verizon Zero-Rates Its Fios Mobile Video App
Verizon Wireless today said the company's Fios home internet and television customers can stream an unlimited amount of live and recorded shows over LTE without impacting their monthly data allotment. Specifically, Fios customers can use the Fios Mobile app on their smartphones and tablets to watch 140 channels of live television, movies, and stored DVR content.