Given that Disney owns Hulu, we always thought it was slightly odd that the company is still running multiple streaming services at the same time, like Hulu, ESPN+, and Disney+, for example. Wouldn’t it be better to just consolidate all those services together to make it more appealing for both users and investors?
Due to the pandemic, a lot of us are no longer to hang out with our friends as often as we would like, which means that certain group activities like watching TV shows and movies are off the table, or are they? If you are a Hulu on-demand subscriber, you’ll be pleased to learn that the company has since released its watch party tool for all users.
While Disney might have gotten into the streaming game later than some of its competitors, it appears that the company’s reputation, portfolio, and acquisition strategy is paying off because during the company’s third quarter earnings report, they have revealed that their streaming services now play home to more than 100 million subscribers.
If you’re subscribed to Hulu and are accessing it on an older Roku devices, you might want to pay attention to some changes that Hulu announced on its support page. According to the announcement, it seems that Hulu will be dropping support for some older Roku devices, meaning that they will soon no longer be able to stream from them.
Apple TV+ is fairly new to the scene having launched just last year, but according to a report from the Wall Street Journal, it seems to be doing pretty well because in terms of subscribers, Apple TV+ is reported to have more subscribers compared to the likes of Hulu, who has been around for a while, and the recently-launched Disney Plus.
With more TVs starting to shift towards supporting 4K, it’s not surprising that content providers are also stepping up in their efforts at creating 4K content. However, for whatever reason, Hulu has held out on supporting 4K until the recent years, but the good news is that if you watch Hulu on your Xbox One, you can look forward to it supporting 4K videos.
One of the features of streaming platforms like Netflix is the ability for users to be able to download their shows for offline viewing. This is useful if you’re going somewhere with limited internet or if you just want to save battery. Either way, it’s a good feature to have and the good news is that it is finally available for Hulu users.
Disney+ is expected to launch later this year where it will be priced starting at $6.99 a month. The service is expected to be extremely competitive given the strong franchises under Disney’s belt, but given how established other services such as Netflix is, it could still prove to be a hard sell.
Hulu has confirmed that it’s adding Android TV to the list of supported platforms for its Hulu with Live TV bundle. This means that those who own Android TV-powered devices will be able to access the streaming service’s TV plan through the app. The plan bundles Hulu’s content library with live programming from more than 60 channels.
There will soon be a new version of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, the comedic science fiction classic from Douglas Adams. Hulu is reportedly developing a new adaptation of the novel with Carlton Cuse and Jason Fuchs. This adaptation is said to be a “modern updating of the story.”
If you’re a subscriber to Hulu’s streaming services and would like to take full advantage of your 4K television, then you’ll be pleased to learn that Hulu has since re-enabled 4K streaming. The company had previously introduced 4K streaming but for some reason, in 2018 they decided to remove the option for users to stream in 4K.
The much awaited fourth season of cult classic TV show Veronica Mars is coming next month. Fans who need a refresher may want to watch the existing three seasons first. Hulu wants to make it easier for them to do just that. The online streaming company has confirmed that it will begin streaming all three Veronica Mars seasons from July 1st.
It was expected that Disney will soon be able to take full control of Hulu and that’s precisely what has been announced today. Disney has reached a deal with Comcast which will give the former full control of the streaming media service starting today. However, the deal has been structured in a way that Comcast’s stake in Hulu won’t actually be sold to Disney for five years.
Netflix isn’t the only streaming service developing Marvel shows. Hulu has announced a new expanded deal with Marvel which will see the streaming service create two new shows based on characters from the latter’s superhero repertoire. The Ghost Rider and Helstrom series will both debut next year, according to Hulu.
There is no word on how much Disney’s upcoming streaming service, Disney+, could cost at launch. However, we imagine that in a bid to stay competitive, Disney will probably not deviate too far from how much current services charge, but that’s just speculation on our part since there are no official details yet.
Are you subscribed to Spotify Premium? If you are, there’s a nice little incentive that has now been bundled with that subscription. The Spotify Premium subscription now gets you access to the ad-supported plan of Hulu. This benefit is available starting today to all of those who are subscribed to Spotify Premium.
A new report claims that Disney is in active talks with AT&T to acquire WarnerMedia’s 10 percent stake in Hulu. This would enable the entertainment giant to further increase its control of the streaming platform. Disney has a 30 percent stake in Hulu currently and will acquire an additional 30 percent once its Fox acquisition goes through.
Earlier this year Netflix announced that they would be hiking up their prices. This is done as Netflix is starting to invest more in original content and is looking to help recover some of those expenses. The good news is that in response to Netflix’s price hike, Hulu announced that they would actually be making their prices cheaper.
Hulu may have cut the price of its ad-supported plan recently but it’s now announcing the launch of a new ad unit. Majority of its subscribers are on the ad-supported plan so ads are an important source of revenue for the streaming company. The new ad unit will come up when the user pauses whatever they’re streaming. The only good news is that it won’t be a video ad.
Not long after Netflix raised prices for all subscribers in the United States, Hulu has decided to cut the price of its base subscription plan. It currently costs $7.99 per month for the ad-supported plan and Hulu has decided to cut its price to $5.99 per month starting February 26th.