Hulu updates Android app with free content

Hulu AndroidUS video-on-demand site Hulu has updated its Android app for tablets and smartphones to include a selection of free content.

The move means that content available on the updated app will largely mirror the ad-supported, with users able to upgrade to Hulu’s premium Hulu Plus service direct from the app.

Previously, viewers wishing to access any Hulu content from mobiles, tablets, games consoles and other non-PC devices were required to sign up for the US$7.99 per-month Hulu Plus.