Hulu Plus - Free download and software reviews - CNET Download.com

Hulu Plus

CNET Editors' note: The "Download Now" link directs you to the iTunes App Store, where you must continue the download process. You must have iTunes installed in order to open the link, and you must have an active iTunes account to download the application. This download may not be available in some countries.

CNET Editors' review

Ever since it became the go-to URL for streaming TV episodes, folks have been wanting to see a version of Hulu.com for smartphones. The response comes in the form of a monthly subscription to premium content that's available on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch via the free Hulu Plus app.

Hulu's large storehouse of content from major TV networks and movie producers is its claim to fame over competing services that are attempting to bring on-demand entertainment to mobile devices. Though we found the app's interface attractive, navigating around was doable, but more difficult than necessary. For example, the queue of shows you'd like to watch is buried in the More menu on the iPhone and takes multiple taps to access. Streaming is fine if you've got reliable Wi-Fi or 3G data, but the $10 monthly subscription should buy you rights to also download a copyright-protected video for a limited amount of time so you can watch what you pay for without fear of freezing.

Even with reliable Wi-Fi, shows could and did spontaneously stop and restart. Luckily, the video resumed in almost the same place, though on one occasion it replayed the opening announcement and ad--a frustration. Video quality on the iPhone 4 was choppy in one test, but reliable on the iPhone and iPad in another. In more than one instance, the scene lagged behind the sound. This kind of disjointing isn't completely unexpected with a streaming-media service, which brings us back to the hope that Hulu will expand its premium Hulu Plus service to include some sort of caching.

Speaking of pricing, the Hulu Plus app itself is free, and there's a decent-size library of free content that anyone with an iDevice can watch. The majority of the content costs about $10 per month, but it also includes the same ads you'd see when using Hulu for free from a desktop computer. We're not too happy with this double-standard-inducing price point, though we do enjoy finally being able to access Hulu while on the go.

Hulu Plus for iPhone, iPad:

Publisher's Description

More Products to Consider

  • Talking Tom Cat
    Tom is your pet cat, that responds to your touch and repeats ev...

    This download is served from an external site

    close

    NOTICE: This link will open a connection to a third-party site. CNET cannot ensure the security of software that is hosted on external sites.

    Continue to download

    Sponsored Products

    Visit Site
  • Talking Tom Cat 2
    BIGGER, BETTER FUN-NERThe original Talking Tom Cat is back - an...

    This download is served from an external site

    close

    NOTICE: This link will open a connection to a third-party site. CNET cannot ensure the security of software that is hosted on external sites.

    Continue to download

    Sponsored Products

    Visit Site
  • CamWow Retro: Vinta...
    Take your iPhone, iPod, or iPad camera into the past with some ...

    This download is served from an external site

    close

    NOTICE: This link will open a connection to a third-party site. CNET cannot ensure the security of software that is hosted on external sites.

    Continue to download

    Sponsored Products

    Visit Site
  • CamWow: Free photo ...
    Distort, fatten, pinch, and stylize your camera with real-time ...

    This download is served from an external site

    close

    NOTICE: This link will open a connection to a third-party site. CNET cannot ensure the security of software that is hosted on external sites.

    Continue to download

    Sponsored Products

    Visit Site
  • Cell Phone Tracker ...
    Dont be fooled by imitators - this is the original Cell Phone T...

    This download is served from an external site

    close

    NOTICE: This link will open a connection to a third-party site. CNET cannot ensure the security of software that is hosted on external sites.

    Continue to download

    Sponsored Products

    Visit Site
  • All Phone Tracking ...
    Get the BEST CELL PHONE TRACKER!Locate any phone in the world, ...

    This download is served from an external site

    close

    NOTICE: This link will open a connection to a third-party site. CNET cannot ensure the security of software that is hosted on external sites.

    Continue to download

    Sponsored Products

    Visit Site
  • MB: YouTube music p...
    FREE DOWNLOAD! Play YouTube music NON-STOP! Number 1 music app ...

    This download is served from an external site

    close

    NOTICE: This link will open a connection to a third-party site. CNET cannot ensure the security of software that is hosted on external sites.

    Continue to download

    Sponsored Products

    Visit Site
  • Rdio
    Listen to unlimited, on-demand music everywhere.

    This download is served from an external site

    close

    NOTICE: This link will open a connection to a third-party site. CNET cannot ensure the security of software that is hosted on external sites.

    Continue to download

    Sponsored Products

    Visit Site
  • GarageBand
    Make music anywhere you go with full features touch instruments...

    This download is served from an external site

    close

    NOTICE: This link will open a connection to a third-party site. CNET cannot ensure the security of software that is hosted on external sites.

    Continue to download

    Sponsored Products

    Visit Site
  • Jungle Skins! - UNL...
    Would you like to choose from thousands and thousands of animal...

    This download is served from an external site

    close

    NOTICE: This link will open a connection to a third-party site. CNET cannot ensure the security of software that is hosted on external sites.

    Continue to download

    Sponsored Products

    Visit Site
  • Video Tube Free for...
    Watch YouTube like you are used to! Access all videos with this...

    This download is served from an external site

    close

    NOTICE: This link will open a connection to a third-party site. CNET cannot ensure the security of software that is hosted on external sites.

    Continue to download

    Sponsored Products

    Visit Site
  • Word Swag - Cool ty...
    Word Swag *automagically* turns your words into beautiful photo...

    This download is served from an external site

    close

    NOTICE: This link will open a connection to a third-party site. CNET cannot ensure the security of software that is hosted on external sites.

    Continue to download

    Sponsored Products

    Visit Site
  • Official H-D 110th ...
    Get your official guide to the Harley-Davidson 110th Anniversar...

    This download is served from an external site

    close

    NOTICE: This link will open a connection to a third-party site. CNET cannot ensure the security of software that is hosted on external sites.

    Continue to download

    Sponsored Products

    Visit Site
  • Jailbreak
    Jailbreak for iPhones, iPods Touch & iPads of all versions with...

    This download is served from an external site

    close

    NOTICE: This link will open a connection to a third-party site. CNET cannot ensure the security of software that is hosted on external sites.

    Continue to download

    Sponsored Products

    Visit Site
  • iPhone 5 For Dummie...
    Mastering your iPhone just got even easier with the interactive...

    This download is served from an external site

    close

    NOTICE: This link will open a connection to a third-party site. CNET cannot ensure the security of software that is hosted on external sites.

    Continue to download

    Sponsored Products

    Visit Site
  • ColorShape
    A game created to learn and identify the different colors and s...

    This download is served from an external site

    close

    NOTICE: This link will open a connection to a third-party site. CNET cannot ensure the security of software that is hosted on external sites.

    Continue to download

    Sponsored Products

    Visit Site
  • Cute Emoticons for ...
    Cute Emoticons Free - Use 450 Cute Emoticons & Gif Animation Cu...

    This download is served from an external site

    close

    NOTICE: This link will open a connection to a third-party site. CNET cannot ensure the security of software that is hosted on external sites.

    Continue to download

    Sponsored Products

    Visit Site
  • Yoga Weight Loss
    10 and 20 Minute Yoga Weight Loss Work Outs for the busy person...

    This download is served from an external site

    close

    NOTICE: This link will open a connection to a third-party site. CNET cannot ensure the security of software that is hosted on external sites.

    Continue to download

    Sponsored Products

    Visit Site
  • Fate App Free
    Fate App is a patent pending application that chooses what to d...

    This download is served from an external site

    close

    NOTICE: This link will open a connection to a third-party site. CNET cannot ensure the security of software that is hosted on external sites.

    Continue to download

    Sponsored Products

    Visit Site
  • StreamToMe
    Use StreamToMe on your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad to play *vide...

    This download is served from an external site

    close

    NOTICE: This link will open a connection to a third-party site. CNET cannot ensure the security of software that is hosted on external sites.

    Continue to download

    Sponsored Products

    Visit Site
  • Stanza
    Read books on your iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad with Lexcycle S...

    This download is served from an external site

    close

    NOTICE: This link will open a connection to a third-party site. CNET cannot ensure the security of software that is hosted on external sites.

    Continue to download

    Sponsored Products

    Visit Site
  • Radio Alan: The Ala...
    Have you ever wished you could listen to Alan Partridges radio ...

    This download is served from an external site

    close

    NOTICE: This link will open a connection to a third-party site. CNET cannot ensure the security of software that is hosted on external sites.

    Continue to download

    Sponsored Products

    Visit Site
  • Happy Foot !
    For the UEFA 2012, check out a series of 22 humorous episodes o...

    This download is served from an external site

    close

    NOTICE: This link will open a connection to a third-party site. CNET cannot ensure the security of software that is hosted on external sites.

    Continue to download

    Sponsored Products

    Visit Site
  • All Mobile Tracker ...
    This is the Internationally SuccessfulAll Mobile Tracker System...

    This download is served from an external site

    close

    NOTICE: This link will open a connection to a third-party site. CNET cannot ensure the security of software that is hosted on external sites.

    Continue to download

    Sponsored Products

    Visit Site
All User Reviews

Results 1-1 of 1

Add Your Review

Log in or create an account to post a review.
You are logged in as . Please submit your review for Hulu Plus 3.0.1
Add Your Review

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

Submit your reply

Submit

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

cancel

E-mail this review

Submit cancel

Report offensive content

If you believe this comment is offensive or violates the CNET's Site Terms of Use, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the comment). Once reported, our staff will be notified and the comment will be reviewed.

Select type of offense:

Offensive: Sexually explicit or offensive language
Spam: Advertisements or commercial links
Disruptive posting: Flaming or offending other users
Illegal activities: Promote cracked software, or other illegal content
Submit cancel

Previous Versions:

Error

close

ERROR MESSAGE

If you think this is an error, please contact CNET TechTracker Support for further assistance.

Ok

Running Request

close

loading

Smart Install Software

close

CNET TechTracker will now automatically install software without requiring further action by you. (Note: This feature automatically accepts associated EULAs and third party applications on your behalf.)

You have selected the following software to Smart Install:

CNET TechTracker will attempt to install this software without interrupting you again. If an application requires manual installation, CNET TechTracker will download the installer and prompt you to take further action.

Proceed with Smart Install?

Confirm Standard Install Cancel

Submit a problem report for Hulu Plus

close

Please describe the problem you have with this software. This information will be sent to our editors for review.

Problem:

The CNET Installer isn't working as expected

The download link does not work

The software has a newer version

The software contains malware

Other

Description:

Please select a feedback type.

Please enter a description.

Submit Problem Report

Problem Report submitted

close

Thank you for submitting a problem report! The Download team is committed to providing you with accurate software information.

OK

This download is served from an external site

close

NOTICE: This link will open a connection to a third-party site. CNET cannot ensure the security of software that is hosted on external sites.

Continue to download

Sponsored Products

Hulu Plus