Hulu brings back 4K content – TechCrunch

Hulu has once more launched 4K content material on its service, as first seen by a report on The Streamable in the present day and confirmed to us by an organization spokesperson. The streamer had been late so as to add help 4K, having lastly rolled out help in December 2016 — a few years after rivals Netflix and Amazon Prime Video had carried out the identical. And final yr, Hulu pulled eliminated the 4K content material from its service, the report famous.

When 4K programming first arrived on Hulu, it had included 20 James Bond movies and a handful of Hulu Originals, like 11.22.63, The Path, Probability, and others. On the time, the 4K content material streamed on gaming consoles just like the Xbox One S and PlayStation four Professional.

This time round, Hulu’s 4K programming is being supported on the Apple TV 4K and Chromecast Extremely. However once more, the lineup of 4K content material is pretty restricted.

Now, Hulu viewers with 4K TVs can watch the streaming service’s personal Hulu Originals on this higher-definition format, together with collection like The Handmaid’s Story, Catch-22, The First, and Fortress Rock. 

This nonetheless places Hulu behind rivals by way of 4K help. Netflix in the present day affords practically 600 titles in 4K, together with each its personal authentic exhibits and different licensed content material. Amazon Prime Video, in the meantime, serves up its authentic programming in 4K in addition to round 50 movies, The Streamable reported.

Along with streaming providers, there are many different methods to look at motion pictures and exhibits in 4K by means of digital providers, together with by way of iTunes and Google Play Films & TV — the latter which started providing 4K content material for buy again in 2016, as properly. Plus, Roku even dedicates a bit to 4K content material inside its most important navigation.

The report additionally notes that Hulu’s 4K UHD help streams at 16 Mbps, and solely helps SDR not HDR10 or Dolby Imaginative and prescient.



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