Hulu: Watch TV & Stream Movies

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  • Last update: 2 years ago
  • Version: Varies with device
  • Size: 28.43M
  • Compatibility: Varies with device
  • Author: Hulu
  • Content rating: Rated for 12+
  • Package name: com.hulu.plus
  • Last update: 2 years ago
  • Version: 4.10.1
  • Size: 99.6 MB
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
  • Author: Hulu, LLC
  • Content rating: Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Languages: English, Japanese
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Review

Hulu is a service created by the American company Hulu LLC, and that offers to users subscription for video on demand and unlimited access to full-length movies, sports events and short video clips, trailers, documentaries and TV shows. Hulu was one of the first services dedicated to professional video content, and now it offers even an HD programming.

Hulu: Stream TV, Movies & more is an app also designed by Hulu LLC to make mobile device streaming more convenient for the Hulu users. You can watch current programs, movies and any episodes of your favorite TV show right in the app.

Functionality 4.5/5

The Hulu service offers an extensive catalog of content, including entire seasons of serials, various movies, and TV shows. All of the same service’s features are available to users in the mobile app. The video always streams in HD-quality 720p, but it also can be adjusted to low, medium, high or be set to automatic.

Navigation through the video content will likely please you because you can skip forward and backward in 10-second increments. In case you’ve jumped back and want to go to the live time again, you’ll need to tap “Jump to live, ” and you’re all set. You can also use a “Flip tray” for navigation that looks like a clean navigation screen where you can add the episode to “My Episodes,” see the next playing show or check the similar ones. If you’re tapping to view a similar show that is playing on a different channel, the app will switch the current playing video to the next one right away.

Also, if you have been a Hulu subscriber for some time and finally decided to launch a Hulu mobile app then you can import your WatchList from your old account and find even more of your interests like Pop News, for example, Crime & Justice, Sci-Fi, Documentaries, Action & Adventure or anything else you’re interested in for the new profile. After completing this step, you can add particular movies and TV shows to the “My Stuff” category and then finish a setup process of your Hulu mobile account.

Design 4.5/5

Hulu: Stream TV, Movies & more has a nice looking design but a bit unusual interface as for Live TV streaming app. Therefore, while watching anything in the Hulu mobile app, you don’t feel like you’re watching traditional television at all because all of the on-demand content is mixed with the live channels. Once you’re done with the setup process, you will see the main screen where you can browse content and categories simply by moving to the right and left. To look through something in any particular category you just need to scroll down. Each episode has a small three-dot button at the top that opens a panel with description and all details.

Navigation through the app is simple because everything is well categorized. All of the movies are grouped together as well as sports and TV shows. If you swipe one more time to the right, you will get to the section with your favorite sports teams, and if you swipe again you will see all the content that expires soon. The last section is your cloud DVR which you get for free from Hulu and can store there up to 50 minutes of video content.

An incredibly useful feature is also available in the Hulu mobile app - “Browse.” After tapping on this button, you’ll see all the content broken down into various categories like Movies, Hulu Originals, Kids, TV Shows and other. If you choose any of these categories, the new page will be opened with the TV shows and movies only from that category. If you look at any live show, you might notice that there is a time left till the episode begins displayed.

Usability 4/5

Hulu: Stream TV, Movies & more is incredibly simple to use because it has an updated interface with which you can easily find shows that you’ve already started watching, stop playing them at the particular place and come back to it anytime later.

As I mentioned before, the app also offers you to transfer everything from your old profile to the new one including an import of your previous Watchlist. From the beginning, you can choose your favorite types of shows, networks and more. So Hulu pays a lot of attention to your interests and the content you would likely watch at every turn. Therefore, there is even a “My Stuff” section was created where you can find all the shows you’ve watched, check the marked ones or see your favorite channels.

The Hulu mobile app lacks a traditional TV guide which we are all used to, but Hulu has made such a clean and simple integration of the on-demand content with a traditional TV guide that you don’t even feel the difference and use the end product without having any troubles.

However, Hulu service has some limitations that will likely upset some users. You can watch the app’s content only if you’re located in the US. Otherwise, it will be unavailable for you. Even if you use a VPN/proxy trying to get access, Hulu will detect it anyways and block you or at least show you a warning.

Cross-platform use 4/5

Hulu: Stream TV, Movies & more is available to download for Windows Phone and all devices that have iOS 4.10.1 or higher, Android 5.0 and plus. Unfortunately, you can use the Hulu mobile app only on two devices simultaneously.

In-app purchases

Hulu: Stream TV, Movies & more app has a few plans for a subscription. However, all of them have breaks for commercial even the most expensive plan. Another flaw is that you get for free only 50 hours of cloud DVR storage and if you need more of it, you need to pay extra.

Conclusion

Hulu: Stream TV, Movies & more is excellent, convenient to use app available to US customers only. It provides users with exclusive access to lots of premium content. Hulu also produces own original projects which you can find only on Hulu and nowhere else. There is also an option to connect your social networks profiles to the app and share videos, suggestions and reviews with other Hulu users or friends.

 

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Conclusion

Hulu: Stream TV, Movies & more is a highly convenient to use app that provides you with hundreds of movies and thousands of episodes and lots of live TV shows.


Pros : a wide range of content;
easy-to-navigate design;
high-quality video;

Cons : has ads even in the premium plan;
poor movie search;
some videos might not be available for mobile devices;
available only in the US;


Functionality 4.5

Design 4.5

Usability 4.0

Cross-platform use 4.0


Average : 4.3



Hulu: Watch TV & Stream Movies Version History


  • Hulu: Watch TV & Stream Movies v.2.27.5.213056 for Android 4.0.3+ Nov. 21, 2016
  • Hulu: Watch TV & Stream Movies v.2.27.5.213054 for Android 4.0.3+ Nov. 13, 2016
  • Hulu: Watch TV & Stream Movies v.2.27.4.203045 for Android 4.0.3+ Oct. 27, 2016
  • Hulu: Watch TV & Stream Movies v.2.27.3.203026 for Android 4.0.3+ Oct. 13, 2016
  • Hulu: Watch TV & Stream Movies v.2.27.2.203014 for Android 4.0.3+ Sep. 18, 2016
  • Hulu: Watch TV & Stream Movies v.2.27.1.203010 for Android 4.0.3+ Sep. 07, 2016
  • Hulu: Watch TV & Stream Movies v.2.27.0.203008 for Android 4.0.3+ Aug. 30, 2016
  • Hulu: Watch TV & Stream Movies v.2.26.0.202989 for Android 4.0.3+ Jul. 27, 2016
  • Hulu: Watch TV & Stream Movies v.2.25.1.202755 for Android 4.0.3+ Jun. 13, 2016
  • Hulu: Watch TV & Stream Movies v.2.25.0.202696 for Android 4.0.3+ May. 18, 2016
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