Hudl Playbook Is Android-Friendly

Hudl Playbook is now avail­able on Android.

Hudl Playbook Is Android-Friendly

Hudl Playbook is now avail­able on Android.

We did a lit­tle dig­ging and real­ized more than a quar­ter of our foot­ball users (coach­es and ath­letes) are access­ing Hudl via the free mobile app for Android. That’s a pret­ty good chunk of peo­ple with no Playbook on the go, and we’re firm believ­ers in mak­ing every­thing mobile. How else are you sup­posed to pass the time in a wait­ing room, or on a road trip with your show tune-obsessed family?

A major­i­ty of our users opt for iOS, mean­ing most mobile updates hit iPhones and iPads before Android devices – Mobile Capture was one of them, and it’s hard to believe that was final­ly released to Android two whole years ago.
Actually, there was one fea­ture we released to Android first, allow­ing ath­letes to trim high­lights as they were tagged, but that was back in 2013 as well. The options have been limited.

We’re both sor­ry and excit­ed. Because announce­ments aren’t real­ly a big deal unless peo­ple care, and we have the feel­ing quite a few users (approx. 25% of the foot­ball world) will care about this one: Hudl Playbook is now avail­able on Android.

By Hudl Playbook” we mean most of the stuff you’re cur­rent­ly knock­ing out on a computer:

  • Athletes can receive and study installs per­son­al­ly prepped and shared by coaches.
  • Coaches can see who an install has been shared with and each athlete’s progress in review­ing the plays.
  • All exam­ple clips and play­er assign­ments will still appear with the giv­en play card.

Prior to the offi­cial release, when Playbook was only avail­able on iOS and Hudl​.com, more than 197,000 unique ath­letes had viewed at least one install. When you accept the real­i­ty that some Android ath­letes may have nev­er hopped on a com­put­er to study their team’s play­book – and learn our Android app is already installed on more than 573,000 devices – that num­ber is bound to grow quite a bit.

So, Android lovers, either install or update that free Hudl app from the Play Store and get to study­ing! If you’re a coach who has yet to explore the won­ders of Hudl Play Tools, check this out and give it a shot. (It’s free until your next invoice is due.) Questions? Our sup­port team is only an email or tweet away.