Do you want to watch Hulu in virtual reality? You’re no longer limited to the Gear VR. The Hulu VR app has been available for Samsung’s VR headset for some time now but that changes now. The app is now available for the Oculus Rift VR headset and Hulu promises that given its strict hardware performance requirements for PCs that power the Rift, Hulu’s app provides a sharper and highly responsive viewing experience on this headset.
Hulu has also introduced a new and immersive virtual environment for fans of Syfy’s 12 Monkeys to watch the entire first season. Simply navigate to the 12 Monkey show page and it will automatically transport the viewer to the iconic Temporal Facility where the time machine is placed in this time travel thriller.
To create this space, Hulu teamed up with the show’s executive producer Terry Matalas and production designer John Mott. The space includes real-time rendered environments and animations which give viewers the feeling of being in the show itself. Hulu is going to create more spaces like for viewers to immerse themselves in the shows they love.
Users can access more than 30 pieces of original virtual reality content via the Oculus Rift app for free even if they don’t have a Hulu subscription. Hulu’s entire library of 2D content can also be streamed in immersive 3D settings via the app.