Thanks to the ridiculous price drop on the HP TouchPad, it’s quickly become the most sought-after tablet around — and the hardest to find. As new owners settle in to see what their $99 purchase can do, there’s a good chance that they’re firing up the web browser and checking to see if their favorite streaming video services work on the TouchPad.
Initially, some users were pleasantly surprised to learn that Hulu worked just fine. In keeping with its own historical precedent, however, PreCentral reports that Hulu has now begun blocking access to users who connect to the service using an HP TouchPad. As you can see, they’re sorry for the inconvenience.
If watching Hulu on a tablet was a major factor in your decision to purchase a TouchPad, there’s a simple solution. With TouchPads now selling for $300-plus on eBay, you could easily sell yours and pick up a tablet like Vizio’s $329 8-incher, which offers fully-sanctioned Hulu viewing.
There are, of course, plenty of other video services that still work just fine on the TouchPad — like YouTube Movies, VUDU, and HP’s own Movie Store (as long as it stays up and running, anyhow).