Hulu blocks access on BlackBerry PlayBook browser

Summary:Another strike against the BlackBerry PlayBook: it is blocked by Hulu. Is this yet another reason not to buy RIM's tablet entry?

Another strike against the BlackBerry PlayBook: it's blocked by Hulu. Is this yet another reason not to buy RIM's tablet entry?

[Image Gallery: Hands-on look: BlackBerry PlayBook]

Actually, it might be - at least if you're a Hulu Plus subscriber. Half the point of having Hulu Plus is being able to stream programming on your own schedule, and a lot of the time that will be when in transit. Thus, tablet and smartphone support are rather necessary.

Officially, Hulu says that "this device is not supported." Thus, Hulu might work on building support for the PlayBook's browser. Until then, there are apparently some other ways around this by using embedded codes if you're really desperate to watch that most recent episode of Fringe on Hulu.

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Topics: Hardware, BlackBerry, Mobile OS, Mobility

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