Hulu Updates Android App, Offers Up Free Content

Los Angeles-based streaming television provider Hulu said this morning that it has updated its Android app, and will offer up a selection of free content on the app. The move--the first to offer free content on its mobile apps--gives access to both current and past episodes of television shows, which Hulu said would mostly mirror the, ad-supported site. The move is significant in that Hulu had previously required a subscription to Hulu Plus for any mobile device access via its apps. Hulu said the new app will "give users a taste" of its library--and that users can also upgrade to Hulu Plus with a "one-click" upgrade.