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.
Sprint Adds Free Hulu to Unlimited Plan
Sprint and Hulu today said they've partnered together so Sprint customers can enjoy access to Hulu's content for free. New and existing Sprint Unlimited Freedom subscribers can add Hulu at no extra charge.
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.
Google Play Eases Pain of Finding Movies and TV Shows in Streaming Apps
Google today updated its Google Play Store and Google Play Movies & TV apps with new insight when it comes to video streaming services. People can now easily discover which streaming service includes their favorite movie or show.
Spotify and Hulu Offering Combined Service for $13 Per Month
Spotify and Hulu have introduced a promotion that will give people access to Spotify Premium and Hulu's Limited Commercials service for $12.99 per month. Customers new to Hulu can score the first three months of Hulu for just $0.99 on top of their Spotify Premium account, after which the $12.99 combined monthly price will go into affect.