Hulu lastly affords 4K audio and 5.1 on Roku units

Enlarge / The Handmaid's Story, an unique Hulu collection.

The lengthy saga giving and giving 4K streaming on Hulu continues with the addition of 4K streaming for supported Roku units. Hulu has additionally added 5.1 encompass sound capabilities to Roku.

The Disney-owned streaming platform has up to date its assist pages for customers with info over the previous few days. Beforehand, solely 1080p streaming was doable with the Hulu software on Roku units, regardless of the assist of many Roku units for 4K. Sadly, Hulu nonetheless doesn’t assist HDR.

It was a tough highway for 4K on Hulu. The service initially supplied 4K streaming on some titles for some units in 2016, then eliminated assist in 2018. It was then added on some units just like the Apple TV 4K, however it was not accessible on Roku sticks or containers.

The present checklist of platforms on which Hulu can stream 4K movies consists of:

Apple TV (fifth technology or later)
Chromecast Extremely
Amazon Fireplace TV and Fireplace TV Stick
LG TVs (UHD 2017-2018 fashions)
Roku and Roku Stick (some fashions)
Xbox One
At the moment, the overwhelming majority of content material on Hulu is nevertheless restricted to 1080p. 4K titles embrace Hulu Originals corresponding to The Handmaid's Story. Hulu stays behind different providers like Netflix, Amazon Prime and Disney + Disney in 4K and HDR assist, although it nonetheless affords barely higher HD speeds than HBO Now, which doesn’t present prime quality streams. or doesn’t assist 4K or HDR regardless of its value on the excessive finish for streaming providers. Not like Netflix, Hulu doesn’t cost increased month-to-month charges for accessing 4K feeds.

As famous, Hulu has additionally expanded the checklist of supported platforms for five.1 encompass sound. Right here is the present checklist:

Android TV (some fashions)
Chromecast
Amazon Fireplace TV (third technology and Dice) and Fireplace TV Stick 4K
LG TV (WebOS three.zero and better)
Nintendo Change
Ps three
Ps four
Roku and Roku Stick (some fashions)
Samsung TV (some fashions)
VIZIO SmartCast TVs
Xbox One

Disney lately introduced a streaming package deal that features Hulu, Disney + and ESPN +. Nonetheless, it consists of the ad-supported model of Hulu, not the ad-free model, and ESPN + requires further add-ons from companions like MLB.television to entry sure programming.

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