Hulu is bringing back 4K streaming for some shows and devices

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Hulu is presently behind rivals such as Netflix and iTunes with regards to help for 4K content, but the service has now switched on 4K streaming again – for some exhibits and some units.

4K content streaming was pulled from Hulu last yr, though the corporate didn't actually explain why or make any kind of official announcement concerning the move.

Now it's again – however again the information has type of quietly slipped out (it seems to have proven up first on Twitter). You'll be able to read extra particulars on the official Hulu support page.

Precisely which exhibits can be found in 4K isn't clear: Hulu says a "select record of programming" is obtainable, and that the listing "continues to develop". What we know for positive is that each one the Hulu Originals could be seen in 4K.

Supported units

You're additionally going to wish the proper gadget to benefit from the content Hulu is now providing in 4K. In the intervening time solely the Apple TV 4K and the Chromecast Ultra will show streams on the prime resolution.

Hulu says you're going to wish connection speeds of around 16 Mbps to get the top of the range 4K UHD streams. That compares with 6 Mbps for 1080p streams and 3 Mbps for 720p streams. As ordinary the quality will routinely regulate based mostly on your connection velocity.

Even in its current limited type, having some 4K content obtainable means Hulu is catching up with its rivals within the streaming area – and with extra providers appearing this yr, the market is about to get much more competitive.

The 4K resolutions must be obtainable now, so when you're a Hulu subscriber, hearth up The Handmaid's Tale or Catch-22 to see all these additional pixels.

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