The best U.S. video streaming apps for iPhone and iPad, from the movies you grew up with to the shows you want to catch up on!
Looking for the best iPhone apps or best iPad apps for streaming video right to your phone or tablet? Whether you want to watch — or re-watch — thousands of old movies and TV shows, keep up with current network programming, or simply stream the videos already on your computer, the App Store has several apps for that. Sadly, what's available depends entirely on where you live (regional licenses, ugh.) So what are the best streaming video apps in the U.S.?
Previously bound to having a Hulu Plus subscription, Hulu this summer will be opening up their free streams to mobile users. As of right now, if you want to watch something that's streaming on Hulu on your mobile device, you'll need a Hulu Plus account — even if that show is free to stream through a desktop browser. Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins announced today that this summer that will change.
Hulu Plus for iPhone and iPad has been updated with a new Kids Lock features that limits the app to be safe and fun for kids. When enabled, only programming for children will be accessible and it'll all be ad-free. To exit out of this mode, you will be required to enter your Hulu password, so you can rest assured that your child will not be able to exit and watch shows and movies that are inappropriate for their age.
Hulu Plus, the U.S. streaming television service jointly ventured by NBC, Fox, and ABC, has suddenly appeared on Apple TV in America. This according to multiple tips, emails, tweets, and pretty much everything you can imagine -- except for official word from Apple or Hulu.
Looks like Hulu Plus will be coming to Apple TV competitor Roku. There's already a Hulu Plus app for Apple's iPad, and while my deepest, darkest wish is that it will support AirPlay to beam content straight to Apple TV, past history (and its use of non-standard video controls) make me think it won't. And hey, even if by some miracle it does, just like Apple TV has built-in Netflix support, built-in support for Hulu Plus would be huge (no need to waste iPad resources and Wi-Fi bandwidth).
How's Hulu plus for iPhone and iPad working for you? Have you given it a whirl, do you know where you stand yet? Give us your vote in the poll up top and then tell us your impressions so far in the comments.
Ready to give up cable? Ready to kick media executives until they do it better?
If you're in the US and haven't grabbed it yet, what are you waiting for?