I am guessing since you are reading this that you want to know how to get Hulu to play on your AppleTV, well lucky for you we wanted to know too!! This is one of the easiest marriages that I have come across to date and I am going to try and make this as easy for you as possible (or as I always tell people… put it into Barney terms for you).
First I started with AppleTV2, because its only $99 and it is the first system Apple has been nice enough to give a mirror 720 video to (the old more expensive bigger white box is $149 which plays in shitty 480 and doesn’t have the nuts the new box has, but hell its your money if you wanna buy one of those old boxes your welcome to waste your money probably for the merer fact that it comes in white).
So the trick to this is Jailbreaking (unlocking) your AppleTV. I know you are probably worried about frying your precious little $99 box that provides you with iTunes Media and softcore skin flick documentary’s on Netflix. This was a concern that I had as well. Great news for you novices out there….. if you brick the box then you just hook it to iTunes and do a restore (though I will still not be held responsible if you totally fuck up your shit, even though I have never had an issue restoring you may have something crazy happen that I have never seen before)
To Jailbreak AppleTV it doesn’t take brain science, if you click this fun little text it will give you directions for how I jailbroke mine. . Its not hard but if you are using windows I would pay attention to my edits, I am kinda smart sometimes!
So your thinking to yourself what will I all need after I am done with the jailbreak (its like I have ESP I can see what your thinking all the way across the internet, crazy how that works):
PlayOn $40yr (watch for deals often get lifetime for same price, lucky for me I had cheep ass roommates once so I have had this program for years)
XBMC (this is also built into the Jailbrak)
Meshuga’s XBMC iOS Builds
Yep that’s everything you will need and then some other stuff if you want to have a little more fun with everything. I am also going to include a link to a YouTube tutorial that really wont do a thing for you but pay attention to the walk through from about 8:26 to the end, that part informs you how to add the PlayOn server to your Jailbroken AppleTV.
Now you should be all ready to help us increase the obesity rates of the world by having yet another reason to sit on your ass and watch Hulu. Oh how I love when technology works and even more important when you can make it work the way you want it to. Oh did I mention all the other things you can do once you Jailbreak your AppleTV… well I will let you figure those things out on your own!!