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Vizio 8 becomes first Android tablet with Hulu Plus

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Vizio's device is the first (and for now, only) Android tablet with Hulu Plus compatibility

Vizio 8 tablet
Vizio 8 tablet

Like Netflix and Skype video chat, Hulu Plus is being certified on Android devices one-by-one -- presumably out of an abundance of caution that the streaming video can't be easily recorded -- and a total of ten phones are currently on the compatibility list. That makes today's news that the Vizio 8 is now Hulu Plus-ready particularly interesting, since it's the very first Android tablet to get Hulu's seal of approval (albeit a tablet on Android 2.3, not Honeycomb). It also makes this the cheapest way to get Hulu Plus up and running on a tablet-sized display, period, since the Vizio 8 runs $299 -- not exactly blowout TouchPad territory, but a good deal cheaper than an iPad 2. The service is available to Vizio 8 owners now.

Source: PR Newswire