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Hulu on Disney+ Beta Launches for Bundle Subscribers

Wednesday December 6, 2023 2:14 pm PST by
Disney today announced that customers who subscribe to its Hulu and Disney+ bundle can access Hulu content through a new "Hulu on Disney+" beta that aims to combine the two apps into a single app. The beta is available to bundle subscribers as of now, with Disney planning to test the combined service before it rolls out in the spring. Bundle subscribers will see a Hulu title appear alongside ...

Disney+ and Hulu Merging Into Single App, Beta Coming in December

Wednesday November 8, 2023 3:44 pm PST by
Disney today said that it will soon combine Disney+ and Hulu into one streaming service, with a unified app to be available in a beta capacity next month. Disney CEO Bob Iger first announced plans to merge Hulu and Disney+ into a single app earlier this year. The app will first be offered to those who subscribe to the Disney+ and Hulu bundle, providing those customers with one app to access...
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Disney+ and Hulu Ad-Free Pricing Going Up in October, Password Sharing Crackdown Coming

Wednesday August 9, 2023 3:20 pm PDT by
Disney is planning to raise the price of its ad-free Disney+ and Hulu streaming services starting on October 12, the company said today during an earnings call (via CNBC). The ad-free Disney+ plan will be priced at $13.99 per month, while the ad-free Hulu plan will be priced at $17.99 per month. Right now, ad-free Disney+ is $10.99 per month, while ad-free Hulu is priced at $14.99 per month. ...
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Disney+ and Hulu to Be Combined Into One App

Thursday May 11, 2023 10:06 am PDT by
Disney plans to combine the Hulu and Disney+ streaming services into a single app by the end of this year, Disney CEO Bob Iger said yesterday during Disney's Q2 earnings call (via TechCrunch). A single streaming app will include programming from both Hulu and Disney+, but Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ will also still be available as standalone services. The combined app will be provided first to...
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Hulu App on Apple TV Gets New Interface With Vertical Sidebar

Friday March 31, 2023 1:03 pm PDT by
Hulu yesterday began rolling out an updated interface design on the Fire TV, Apple TV, Roku, and other compatible set-top boxes. The revamped look includes a vertical navigation sidebar on the left side of the display, making it easier to get to TV shows, movies, sports, saved content, settings, and more. Hulu confirmed to TechCrunch that it has started providing the sidebar design to some...
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Hulu App Gains Support for SharePlay

Monday April 4, 2022 3:42 pm PDT by
The Hulu app for iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV was today updated with support for SharePlay, allowing Hulu users to watch streaming TV shows and movies with one another over FaceTime. SharePlay is a feature that was introduced in iOS 15, and it is designed to allow people to do more over ‌FaceTime‌. With SharePlay, a group of people together on a ‌FaceTime‌ call can open up the Hulu app and...
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Hulu Raising Prices for On-Demand Plans to Push Subscribers to Bundle

Tuesday September 7, 2021 11:17 am PDT by
Hulu today informed customers that it is planning to raise the price of its ad-supported and ad-free on-demand plans by $1, an increase that will impact both new and existing subscribers. The ad-supported plan, which costs $5.99, is going up to $6.99 per month, while the ad-free plan will be priced at $12.99, up from $11.99. The pricing changes are set to go into effect on October 8....
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Hulu Now Supports HDR on Apple TV for Original Content

Tuesday August 24, 2021 12:29 pm PDT by
Hulu this week began implementing HDR, HDR10, HDR10+, and Dolby Vision for some of its original television shows and movies, so Apple TV owners can now watch Hulu content in HDR. HDR content offers a higher contrast range for more detail, and Hulu TV shows and movies that support HDR content will display an HDR badge on the details page if they are available to stream in HDR. Hulu's HDR ...

Hulu Reactivates Picture-in-Picture on iOS 14 in Latest Update

Tuesday March 2, 2021 10:50 am PST by
With its latest App Store update, Hulu has reactivated picture-in-picture for iPhone users running iOS 14, months after stripping the feature from the app. In the early days of iOS 14 in September, Hulu briefly supported picture-in-picture for ‌iPhone‌ users. Hulu soon removed support, however, to refine the feature and "work on a few updates to provide the best experience for our viewers."...
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Hulu's Watch Party Feature Rolling Out to All Users

Wednesday December 2, 2020 12:44 pm PST by
Hulu in May began 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, chatting with one another while the content is playing. The feature was limited to some Hulu users, but Hulu today announced that Watch Party is now available for all on-demand Hulu subscribers.Today, we're officially launching Hulu...
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Disney+ Now Has 57.5 Million Paid Subscribers

Tuesday August 4, 2020 2:31 pm PDT by
Disney's streaming television and movie service Disney+ boasts 57.5 million paid subscribers worldwide as of June 27, up three million from the 54.5 million subscribers it had in May 2020. By early 2020, Disney+ had already hit 50 million subscribers, marking impressive growth since it launched in November. When Disney+ launched, Disney estimated that it would see 60 to 90 million...

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

Thursday May 28, 2020 11:22 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 12:10 pm 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 2:51 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 and Apple TV

Wednesday August 28, 2019 4:43 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 3:09 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...
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Hulu Introduces Support for 4K Streaming on Fifth-Generation Apple TV

Friday July 12, 2019 7:28 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,...
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Disney Gains Full Control of Hulu Following Deal With Comcast

Tuesday May 14, 2019 8:34 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...
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Spotify Premium Now Includes Hulu's Ad-Supported Plan at No Extra Cost

Tuesday March 12, 2019 6:33 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...
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Disney in Talks to Acquire WarnerMedia's 10% Stake in Hulu, Resulting in 70% Ownership After Fox Acquisition

Thursday February 28, 2019 7:29 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...