Hulu promised last year that it would release an app for Gear VR. It was expected that the app would arrive before the end of the year in 2015 but instead, Hulu has released its virtual reality today, almost three months into the new year. Hulu says that this is the first app of the several that it will create for different platforms.
The Hulu app for Gear VR provides users with access to the entire 2D Hulu library in a 360 degree environment. There’s a collection of VR content as well, including one original title, which will provide a truly immersive experience to users.
There are over 25 VR titles available on Hulu currently from the likes of Spoke, Studio Transcendent, Viacom, Showtime, Discovery, The National Geographic Channel and more. The 3D VR content will be open to all app users even if they’re not paying for a Hulu subscription.
Hulu’s first VR app only works on the Gear VR, a virtual reality headset that’s only compatible with the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 Edge+, Galaxy S6 Edge and the Galaxy S6. Hulu promises to release more VR films, shorts and environments on a regular basis.
“We are super excited about our first steps into VR,” says Hulu.