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    Hulu Plus and ESPN Scorecenter confirmed for Kindle Fire

    Hulu Plus and ESPN Scorecenter confirmed for Kindle Fire


    Amazon announces more content partners ahead of the Kindle Fire's launch next week.

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    We'd already heard that the Kindle Fire will be getting apps from Netflix and Facebook at launch — along with "several thousand more" — and in an email earlier today Amazon revealed that Hulu Plus and ESPN Scorecenter would be included in that number. We're sure you've heard of Hulu Plus by now: the app offers catch-up TV for most of the major US networks, for a subscription of $7.99 per month. ESPN Scorecenter gives you access to all the goals and highlights from a huge range of sports worldwide, and is likely to be free.  

    Both services already have apps available via the Android Market, but it's not clear whether they've been optimized for the Fire in any way, or whether it's simply an introduction to Amazon's curated Appstore. Barnes and Noble touted Hulu and Netflix as major selling points of the Nook Tablet at their announcement last Monday, but Amazon looks like it's been prepared to fight back in the run up to the Fire's launch.