Hulu Supporting Linux

October 9, 2009

Josh just told me about this and I ran across Jorge’s dent about Hulu packaging Fedora and Ubuntu clients for their desktop application.

One step closer to disconnecting cable.

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Shane Fagan October 9, 2009 at 7:20 pm

Its still annoying that they dont support countries other than the US and Canada.

Eric October 9, 2009 at 7:28 pm

I use Boxee which connects to Hulu. It’s fantastic because it manages all my local media content and internet streaming needs.

Elizabeth Krumbach October 9, 2009 at 7:34 pm

And the Ubuntu .deb works great on Debian Lenny too, which is what I run on the old server connected to my TV :)

boredandblogging October 9, 2009 at 7:37 pm


Have heard plenty of good things about Boxee myself. I just have never gotten around to installing it.

boredandblogging October 9, 2009 at 7:40 pm


Hulu was created by NBC, Fox, and ABC. Not surprising they don’t broadcast in other countries without having all the syndication deals in place. Sad, but what else do you expect from media companies nowadays?

Aaron Fournier October 9, 2009 at 7:48 pm

Ooo! This is such awesome news! I’m installing it right now. Can’t wait to try it out =D

Ethan October 9, 2009 at 8:38 pm

Hulu’s great but with Comcast looking to buy out NBC, and NBC owning a share of Hulu I’m worried that it’s days may be numbered.

boredandblogging October 9, 2009 at 8:47 pm

Comcast kind of competes against Hulu, with Fancast. But Fancast gets a lot of its content from Hulu. Hulu also provides content for AOL, Yahoo!, and MSN, so I doubt Comcast would give up that revenue stream.

Jon Reagan October 10, 2009 at 12:17 am

Awesome. :) I can’t wait to give it a try on Ubuntu 9.10.

Peter Rabbit October 10, 2009 at 1:44 am

We ran the debi and then dumped the program in about 5 minutes.
HULU totally sucked. Intermittent streaming and fragmented audio. We have other open source applications that are much better.

It’s 2009, not 2009 BC. HULU needs to catch up with the decade. Currently they are so outclassed its pathetic.

Maxo October 11, 2009 at 9:21 pm

This is fantastic news. I had heard they had been looking at doing this. Since their application is just Flash running in a Flash runner, and Flash is supported in Linux I figured it was only a matter of time.

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