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All posts tagged "drm"


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Hulu For Android Coming Soon -- To "Select" Devices

Posted by Kevin Jackson in "Android Software" @ 02:00 PM

http://downloadsquad.switched.com/2...ly-coming-soon/

"Android users who have been waiting for Hulu to release an app for their devices now have an official light at the end of the tunnel."

Do you want to watch the latest episodes of The Office, House, or Saturday Night Live on your phone? Your chance may soon be here -- if you have one of the "select" 2.2 phones that Hulu will be releasing the app for. Honestly I wish I could be more excited about this news, but if the Netflix announcement we saw recently is any indication, this will only be available for devices with hardware DRM, which likely leaves out a large portion of current devices.

How about you? Are you excited about this announcement? Do the DRM-blues have you down? Do you think the current stable of devices will be largely Hulu and Netflix free? Would you upgrade just to be able to watch videos on the go? Let us know in the forum (just click the "Discuss" link).

Tags: video, drm, hulu, netflix

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Some Android Devices to Get Netflix Next Year

Posted by Jon Westfall in "Android Software" @ 10:00 AM

http://blog.netflix.com/2010/11/net...on-android.html

"We regard Android as an exciting technology that drives a range of great devices that our members could use to instantly watch TV shows and movies from Netflix. We are eager to launch on these devices and are disappointed that we haven't been able to do so already. The hurdle has been the lack of a generic and complete platform security and content protection mechanism available for Android.... This clearly is not the preferred solution, and we regret the confusion it might create for consumers. However, we believe that providing the service for some Android device owners is better than denying it to everyone."

Don't you just love how DRM messes up the world? Hate it or Hate it, DRM is the reason why Netflix hasn't gotten to your Android device just yet. But for certain devices, early next year may see us have the ability to stream Netflix. And that would be, in the words of Peter Griffin, Freakin Sweet.

Tags: drm, android, netflix

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