So you’ve just updated your shiny Nexus One to Android 2.2 (aka Froyo) complete with flash support, and you’re jonesing to watch your favorite episode of Glee while on your way to work on this dreary Monday morning.
If you were a true Gleek, you’d have already fired up the browser, navigated over to Hulu, and found nothing but disappointment. You’ve been burned by licensing deals yet again. Sad face.
So whaddaya do? Well, you lucky dawg, there is a way. Follow me, I will show you how.
First up, open up your browser. Now, type “about:debug” (without the quotes, silly) and hit go. Click “Settings”, and scroll on down to the bottom to reveal the dastardly tricky “UAString”.
This is where the plan gets really cunning: you now change your user agent string — the bit of info that tells a website what type of device you are running — to “Desktop”.
From now on, Hulu (and every other website) will think you’re accessing it from — you guessed it — a desktop PC rather than a mobile device.
Of course, there is a caveat: because Hulu thinks you are on a desktop PC, it will give you the desktop version of the site, rather than the mobile-optimized version. A small price to pay for those harmonies, right?
Now, Hulu will probably cotton on to this pretty quick, so you best enjoy this while you can.