Hulu Planning Apps For iPad, Mobile Internet Soon
Yes, we’ve heard similar things from Hulu’s CEO Jason Kilar before, but this time he’s super cereal. In an interview with Om Malik earlier this week, Kilar responded positively to several questions regarding mobile versions of Hulu. “The computer in your pocket is very important,” Kilar said. “Mobile is a monster – we are very bullish. We will embrace any device.”
When asked about an app specifically for the iPad, Kilar went on to say, “We are very big believers in mobile and we don’t think about one device only.” Of course it makes sense on such a large, media-centric device.
So what can you expect from Hulu in the near future? It’s possible that they’ll start on devices with Flash support, although that’s not the most efficient way to stream. We’re guessing they’ll begin re-encoding their content for mobile — if they haven’t already — and end up creating a mobile version of Hulu, either in web-app or app-app form.
Either way, we’re expecting (translation: hoping) Hulu to have a method of consumption for the iPad at or closely after launch. You know, if they know what’s good for ‘em.