Hulu on Skyfire

So here's the thing about watching Hulu on the Android Skyfire 2.0 browser: You can do it at the moment, but don't count on it for long. We've been down this road before with Skyfire on Windows Mobile. One minute Hulu would work (with Skyfire's servers taking care of the Flash playback), and the next minute it'd be gone. And we've discussed the reason for this at WMExperts: "The answer is simple: Hulu has decided to block you from watching Hulu videos in the Skyfire browser, as part of blocking all mobile access to Hulu, as well as TV access such as with Boxee and PlayStation."

Fast forward to today: Skyfire's been playing Hulu just fine. But don't expect it to last. Skyfire says so far as they know, Hulu hasn't changed its mind about mobile playback yet. Spokesman Kevin Jordan told us the following:

"Sometimes Skyfire works on Hulu while Skyfire does routine updates on its servers. Typically, though, it's intermittent before Hulu re-blocks us. 

"Chances are that process is going on again. From our standpoint, we haven't learned of Hulu intentionally allowing Skyfire to work."

So there you go. Maybe we'll get lucky. Who knows. If you're dying to know what Skyfire looks like on Android, check out our video after the break.

 

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Watch Hulu on Android? You can do it with Skyfire (but likely not for long)

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I just tried on 3G and wifi and it doesn't seem to be working anymoe, just gives me the message, Video is not available on your platform, I was on the Droid while i tried

You need to switch it to the "android" view. Regardless, it doesnt seem like its working.

I tried it about 6 hours ago and watched about 10 minutes of an old episode of the pretender and the first 5 minutes of this week's episode of lost.
worked perfect, no skipping.
worked better than my netbook!

tried again 2 hours ago and it wasn't working anymore.

good to know the droid does ... or at least can.

just tried again after reading Xian's post
it loads and looks like its going to work & then says
this video is not available on your platform and they apologize.
an real apology would be re-enabling it!

droid doesn't do Hulu. droid doesn't do hulu on skyfire. it looks like we will have to wait till the market spits out an app that does.

i just tried this out on the incredible. i get a message this video is not available on your platform.

Just tried on my Nexus One. This works AMAZINGLY WELL even over 3G. Crisp, sharp picture. Clear, loud sound. No choppiness at ALL. I don't know how Skyfire pulled this off but AMEN!!! Now, I highly doubt it's possible, but if I can watch Netflix streaming this way I'm going to piss my pants

Didn't work for me, neither does Fancast, but Skyfire lets you watch videos on all the network sites, so it gives me most of what I need.