The BlackBerry Playbook came out just two days ago and although it lacked support for various basic functions such as email, calendar, and contacts without the crutch of having a BlackBerry smartphone as well, it was able to access Hulu, the popular movie and TV show streaming service, via its browser without a problem. That is, until late afternoon yesterday when it was apparent that Hulu nixed the support.
This isn’t truly surprising news, as Hulu has been pushing its Hulu Plus subscription service that costs $8 per month for folks to stream content to their mobile devices, whereas normally accessing the content via your desktop or notebook web browser is free. Hence, it was more surprising that the PlayBook was actually able to access the site to begin with. It was only a matter of time, and in this case one day, before Hulu added the BlackBerry browser to its blocked list.
So, if you had heard previously that the PlayBook could access Hulu, we now confirm for you that it cannot. But if you are in the market for purchasing a tablet and are considering the PlayBook, then make sure to read our review. You might also want to see what we think about its firmware.