Nov. 11, 2011 at 10:16 AM ET
One of the differentiators between Barnes & Noble's new Nook Tablet and Amazon's new Kindle Fire — for about 3 minutes, it seems — was that the Nook Tablet, announced earlier this week, would support both Netflix and Hulu Plus, while the Kindle Fire would not. Now, that's changed. Amazon said Thursday that the Kindle Fire, due out Tuesday, will support Hulu Plus; and it announced Wednesday that Kindle Fire users can also get Netflix as well.
Stay tuned; the race between these two devices heats up next week when they go on sale; the Kindle Fire ($199) is available Nov. 15; the Nook Tablet ($249), Nov. 16.