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Hulu and Plex Rolling Out New Features for Streaming Video With Friends

Thursday May 28, 2020 10:22 am PDT by
Hulu is testing a new "Watch Party" feature that's designed to allow up to eight people to watch TV shows and movies together through the Hulu website and chat with one another while the content is playing. Some Hulu users who sign in on the web will see a popup describing the new Watch Party option, which is available for a select number of TV shows and movies. Watch Party is limited to...

Hulu Unveils Revamped Interface, Coming First to Apple TV

Wednesday May 20, 2020 11:10 am PDT by
Hulu today announced the launch of an updated interface that offers up content in a tiled view, similar to Netflix and other streaming services. Hulu in 2017 unveiled a simplified user interface that eliminated the horizontal tiled view for TV shows and movies, instead adopting a vertically oriented design that focused on a single TV show or movie at a time with full-screen artwork. On...

Hulu for iOS Gains Support for Offline Viewing

Monday October 7, 2019 1:51 pm PDT by
Hulu today updated its iOS app to add support for offline viewing for the first time, which will allow Hulu content to be downloaded so it can be viewed when you don't have an internet connection available for streaming. Hulu rival Netflix has long offered offline viewing as an option, but until today, Hulu didn't offer the feature. According to Hulu, downloading of offline content is...

Hulu's Updated Live Guide Available Today on Hulu.com and Apple TV

Wednesday August 28, 2019 3:43 pm PDT by
Hulu's updated and redesigned Live Guide is rolling out today on Apple TV, Roku devices, and the web, Hulu announced today. The upcoming changes to the Live Guide were first announced in January, but took several months to launch. Hulu live TV users can now see what's airing over the course of the next two weeks and can schedule recordings for upcoming tv shows, movies, and games in...

Disney Announces Upcoming Disney+, ESPN+ and Ad-Supported Hulu Streaming Bundle Priced at $12.99 Per Month

Tuesday August 6, 2019 2:09 pm PDT by
During Disney's earnings call this afternoon, Disney CEO Bob Iger announced that an upcoming streaming bundle that includes access to Disney+, ESPN+, and ad-supported Hulu will be priced at $12.99 per month. The upcoming bundle will be available in the United States starting on November 12, which is the same date that the Disney+ streaming service is set to launch. Disney earlier this...

Hulu Introduces Support for 4K Streaming on Fifth-Generation Apple TV

Friday July 12, 2019 6:28 am PDT by
Hulu today launched support for 4K streaming on the Apple TV 4K and Chromecast Ultra, after first removing 4K content from its service in the summer of 2018 (via The Streamable). With the return of the feature, and its new availability on ‌Apple TV‌ 4K, Hulu subscribers can now watch Hulu Originals like The Handmaid's Tale, Castle Rock, and Catch-22 in 4K. According to The Streamable,...

Disney Gains Full Control of Hulu Following Deal With Comcast

Tuesday May 14, 2019 7:34 am PDT by
Disney has slowly been acquiring a larger stake in Hulu, most recently thanks to its acquisition of certain assets owned by 20th Century Fox. According to Variety, today Disney has "full operational control" of Hulu thanks to a new deal with Comcast. The deal's terms state that Comcast will retain its 33 percent ownership interest in Hulu through January 2024, after which time either side can...

Spotify Premium Now Includes Hulu's Ad-Supported Plan at No Extra Cost

Tuesday March 12, 2019 5:33 am PDT by
Following a collection of student-related bundles, Spotify today announced that Spotify Premium will now include a free subscription to Hulu With Limited Commercials at no extra cost, for all users in the United States. The bundle is launching today and is open for sign-ups by Spotify Premium customers in the U.S. through June 10, 2019 (via The Verge). Hulu With Limited Commercials recently...

Disney in Talks to Acquire WarnerMedia's 10% Stake in Hulu, Resulting in 70% Ownership After Fox Acquisition

Thursday February 28, 2019 6:29 am PST by
Disney is in active discussions with AT&T in an effort to acquire the 10 percent ownership stake that WarnerMedia has in Hulu, according to a report by Variety. Disney already owns a 30 percent stake in Hulu, and is soon to gain Fox's 30 percent stake once regulatory approvals for the Disney/20th Century Fox acquisition go through. This means that if Disney does end up with both AT&T and...

Hulu's New 'Pause Ad' Experience Coming Q2 2019, Will Not Play Audio/Video Every Time You Pause

Thursday January 31, 2019 5:54 am PST by
Last month, Hulu began talking about a new form of advertising it had in the works that it called "pause ads." At the time, the company said it tested numerous versions of the format, but they all boiled down to showing subscribers some form of advertising every time they hit pause on a video in Hulu. The final version of pause ads has now been decided, and they'll begin rolling out in the...

Hulu Drops Price of Ad-Supported Service to $5.99/Month, but Raises Live TV Price

Wednesday January 23, 2019 12:00 pm PST by
Hulu today announced a revised pricing structure, which will see it cutting the cost of its base streaming tier just days after Netflix announced a price hike. Hulu's base service, which offers access to more than 85,000 episodes of on-demand television and thousands of movies, is now priced at $5.99 per month, down from $7.99 per month. Hulu's base tier is ad supported, so subscribers do need ...

Upcoming Hulu App Interface Changes Aim to Simplify Navigation and Aid Discoverability

Thursday January 10, 2019 2:20 am PST by
Hulu is about to update its streaming app to make it easier to navigate and discover new content, according to TechCrunch. The big change coming in the next few weeks will be to the Hulu Lineup screen that users see when the app is launched. Hulu wants to trial two different variations to see which one has the most engagement: a "Hulu Picks" collection that will be curated by staff, and ...

Hulu and AT&T to Test 'Pause Ads' in 2019, Automatically Playing Commercials When You Hit Pause

Tuesday December 4, 2018 8:06 am PST by
Streaming TV services offered by companies like Hulu and AT&T are testing the waters for a new type of advertising called "pause ads" (via Variety). The idea behind pause ads is that instead of facing forced commercial breaks at specified interludes, users would be more accepting of ads that play when they choose to pause a show for a bit while they do something else. Hulu says it plans to...

Hulu Gains Support for Night Mode on the Web

Wednesday October 17, 2018 9:47 am PDT by
Starting today, when watching Hulu through the Hulu website, Hulu users will be able to use a new Night Mode feature that turns the interface a dark shade. Hulu's new Night Mode options come just ahead of Halloween and are ideal for the streaming service's Halloween-related content, and it's also a feature that matches well with the Dark Mode introduced in Apple's macOS Mojave update....

Hulu Updates Website With New Design, Picture-in-Picture Browsing, and More

Thursday September 20, 2018 9:56 am PDT by
Hulu today is rolling out a new update for Hulu.com, bringing it in line with the design and user interface that users should be familiar with if they use Hulu on smartphones and TVs, like iOS and tvOS. The company is launching the new update to coincide with fall television premieres, which typically kick off around this time, in mid to late September. The company says that subscribers can...

Spotify and Hulu Update Student Deal to Include Showtime, All Bundled for $4.99/Month

Wednesday August 29, 2018 7:17 am PDT by
Spotify and Hulu are further sweetening their student subscription offer by adding a monthly Showtime subscription into the mix, pricing everything at $0.99 for the first three months and $4.99 per month after (via The Verge). This means that eligible college students can get a Spotify Premium subscription ($9.99/month), Hulu With Limited Commercials subscription ($7.99/month), and a Showtime...

Apple Offering Pilot of Hulu's 'Castle Rock' Stephen King Series for Free in TV App

Wednesday July 25, 2018 7:27 am PDT by
Apple is letting anyone in the United States with an iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV watch the pilot episode of Hulu's new series Castle Rock for free through its TV app. The episode is available now for users in the U.S., and it will live in Apple's TV app for two weeks (via Engadget). This coincides with Castle Rock's premiere on Hulu today, beginning with the first three episodes available for...

Hulu for iOS Gaining Live TV Guide, Enhanced Scrubbing and Options to Better Tailor Recommendations

Wednesday May 16, 2018 11:09 am PDT by
Hulu today announced several features that are coming to the web and its mobile apps for iOS and Android to optimize the mobile viewing experience. Hulu's Live TV guide, which debuted last week on the Apple TV, Xbox One, Amazon Fire TV, and Nintendo Switch, will be added to mobile devices, allowing users to get to live TV with fewer clicks, see what's on, and see what's coming up. On iOS...

Hulu Launches Live TV Guide for its Streaming Service

Wednesday May 9, 2018 10:30 am PDT by
Hulu today announced the launch of a Live TV Guide that's designed to allow subscribers to its live television service to access a dynamic list of the television programs that are currently available to watch. Hulu first introduced a Live TV guide option on the web as a test project last fall, and promised an interface redesign with the Live TV guide back at CES in January. As of this morning, ...

Hulu Announces Offline Download Feature Will Include Ads for Users on $7.99/Month Plan

Wednesday May 2, 2018 7:16 am PDT by
During its Upfronts presentation in New York City today Hulu confirmed that users will be able to download content from the streaming service and onto their mobile devices. This will let subscribers watch shows and films when not near Wi-Fi or a reliable mobile data connection. The streaming company also confirmed that its offline download solution will be an "ad-supported downloadable...