November 5, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka
Update: Annnnddd it’s blocked. nevermind
People have always managed to get Hulu working on devices that the television startup didn’t intend to be compatible. And Hulu has generally found a way to quickly put an end to those workarounds. However, we just found out how to get Hulu on Google TV in a way that hasn’t been blocked…yet.
CrunchGear points out that Xfinity.tv recently began streaming video online for subscribers. The Comcast-owned Xfinity.tv is powered by Fancast.com, which is powered largely by Hulu. So in effect, Comcast subscribers with Google TV can get the same television episodes and movies stored on Hulu without ever having to access its blocked website.
At the time of this post – November 5, 2010, 1:21 am – this trick works if you follow the steps written below. According to CrunchGear, you don’t need to be a Comcast member to access all the videos. Some videos require a Comcast digital subscription (cable television service), so even if you only use Comcast for TV and AT&T for your Internet, you still have access provided you have a valid Comcast ID. It’s possible that Hulu will manage to block this soon, but in the meantime, have at it!
How to set it up:
1. Open Google TV’s Chrome app
2. Press Menu > More > Settings > Advanced
3. Press Mode and change from “Default” to “Generic”
4. Go to Xfinity.tv and log-in with your Comcast ID or e-mail information
5. Watch videos