'Badass' Hulu iPhone App in the works

According to The Business Insider, Hulu is developing an application for the iPhone and iPod Touch which would allow users to stream Hulu's popular content over 3G and Wi-Fi. Apparently the app would be 'badass', a probable indication that it would be a hit with the crowd, just as the site is. The application is expected to be released in a few months.

For those who are not familiar with Hulu, it is a website that offers commercial-supported streaming videos of TV shows and movies from NBC, Fox and many other networks and studios. Of the many shows hosted on the site, popular ones include Arrested Development, Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles, Heroes, 30 Rock, Battlestar Galactica, Family Guy and many more. The videos are available in both 480p resolution and High Definition in the flash video format. However, this service is only available in the United States due to licensing reasons.

Of course, it wouldn't be the first iPhone/iPod Touch mobile video app to be released. Other such apps include Joost Streaming app and CBS's TV.com. If recent trends are anything to go by, mobile video applications have not really been a hit as of yet, probably due to lack of quality content, cost and unsatisfactory video quality. However, if the Hulu app is all that its hyped up to be, the trend could be reversed.

All that you can do now is keep your fingers crossed and pray that NBC, Fox and Apple give their blessings.


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