Since sites are able to recognize if you are on a mobile device or laptop (hulu specifically), I wonder if you can answer this:
Hulu lets you stream videos for free from a laptop but not a mobile device. If I have a laptop / tablet combo and I am currently using the device as a "laptop" will hulu recognize it as a laptop or a mobile device ?
The difference is the Operating System, the software that tells the hardware what to do. What they are saying is NO you can't use a iPhone but YES you could use a iMac, or in your case NO you can't use your Droid phone YES you can use your Windows based laptop/tablet.