Hulu offers free mobile clips
October 24, 2013
By Colin Mann
US online entertainment service Hulu is making free Hulu clips available on mobile devices. Announcing the news in the Hulu blog, Karan Nischol, Senior Product Manager, notes that the mobile browser on phones and tablets has become one of the most convenient ways to take a break. Accordingly, Hulu users are now able to watch on their mobile browser by going to hulu.com.
In the free Hulu clips available through mobile devices, users can access a curated collection of TV’s best moments, hand-picked and crafted by Hulu’s editorial team. It is a daily portal of what’s going on in TV, pop culture and news, all in the form of easily-watched clips.
Nischol says that when it came to designing a free Hulu experience for the mobile browser, the operator wanted to make it a) super easy for our users, and b) relevant. “The site opens up to our ‘Trending Now’ page, which captures the buzz from last night’s Jimmy Kimmel, or the Voice performance that turned the maximum number of chairs, to the most exciting dance moves from Dancing With The Stars,” he explains.
There are five additional genre based channels – including Trailers, Comedy, News, Celebrity and Latino – with more channels to come.
He also promises a “huge collection of clips” from beloved shows on Hulu, and says it has been made easy to share favourites with friends on Facebook, followers on Twitter or via email.
“And at any point, if you feel like a snack just isn’t enough to satisfy your appetite, you can sign up for Hulu Plus right from Hulu mobile clips, and get the Hulu Plus app to watch full episodes,” he advises.