iPad Doesn't Pick Up Hulu

  • January 29, 2010
Apple CEO Steve Jobs boasted the new iPad was an outstanding entertainment device for watching movies and TV shows. But he didn't mention that it doesn't get Hulu, one of the most popular ways to watch TV shows on the Web for free, reports Mediaweek. That's because Hulu runs on Flash software, which Apple currently does not support. In addition to Hulu, other sites are concerned their videos won't work on the new device.

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  1. Douglas Ferguson from College of Charleston, February 1, 2010 at 11:37 a.m.

    I never thought I'd be defended evil Apple, but I support their counter-argument that Adobe Flash (which is the video engine for Hulu) is buggy and thus inferior. Most people don't seem to realize that their computer crashes not because of the operating system, but because of unstable add-ons (like Flash). Thanks to Flash, Windows (any version) is not better or worse than OS X. As Steve Jobs notes, Adobe is too lazy to fix the bugs.

  2. Jonathan Mirow from BroadbandVideo, Inc., February 1, 2010 at 12:19 p.m.

    Douglas, excuse me - what the hell are you talking about? Flash is buggy? Now look, I'm no big fan of Flash (Windows Media has always been my mainstay) but the FACT is that YouTube (82% of ALL WEB VIDEO) and Hulu (6% of ALL WEB VIDEO) run on Flash might indicate that it's a stable enough platform to consider for your "new media" device. The answer here is simple: Apple wants you to buy stuff from iTunes, not watch free stuff. That's why that iTunes (iDoom) software uses it's Apple-centric AAC format instead of the industry standard MP3. iTunes tries to suck all the music on your PC into it's realm - because of "quality issues and user convenience", when the real deal is that Apple wants you to buy music from their store in thier format. You want to talk about "buggy"? - How many folks out there GAVE UP and unstalled iTunes because it's the most invasive thing on your PC since Real Media and AOL? iMoonies won't have any issue because they're brainwashed - the rest of us will realize that the iPad is simply iBad.

  3. John Grono from GAP Research, February 1, 2010 at 8:17 p.m.

    So ... is the iPad "not too flash"? (It's an Aussie expression that means "not really that good").

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