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Editors' Rating:
Very good
Average User Rating:
out of 1 votes out of 1 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.5
  • Total Downloads:
    4,858
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 09, 2017
  • Price:
    Free; iTunes account required.

Editors' Review

Ever since it became the go-to URL for streaming TV episodes, folks have been wanting to see a version of Hulu.com for smartphones. The response comes in the form of a monthly subscription to premium content that's available on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch via the free Hulu Plus app.

Hulu's large storehouse of content from major TV networks and movie producers is its claim to fame over competing services that are attempting to bring on-demand entertainment to mobile devices. Though we found the app's interface attractive, navigating around was doable, but more difficult than necessary. For example, the queue of shows you'd like to watch is buried in the More menu on the iPhone and takes multiple taps to access. Streaming is fine if you've got reliable Wi-Fi or 3G data, but the $10 monthly subscription should buy you rights to also download a copyright-protected video for a limited amount of time so you can watch what you pay for without fear of freezing.

Even with reliable Wi-Fi, shows could and did spontaneously stop and restart. Luckily, the video resumed in almost the same place, though on one occasion it replayed the opening announcement and ad--a frustration. Video quality on the iPhone 4 was choppy in one test, but reliable on the iPhone and iPad in another. In more than one instance, the scene lagged behind the sound. This kind of disjointing isn't completely unexpected with a streaming-media service, which brings us back to the hope that Hulu will expand its premium Hulu Plus service to include some sort of caching.

Speaking of pricing, the Hulu Plus app itself is free, and there's a decent-size library of free content that anyone with an iDevice can watch. The majority of the content costs about $10 per month, but it also includes the same ads you'd see when using Hulu for free from a desktop computer. We're not too happy with this double-standard-inducing price point, though we do enjoy finally being able to access Hulu while on the go.

 
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Full Specifications

What's new in version 5.5

We've made some ch-ch-ch-changes.

Welcome to a new Hulu experience - more personalized, intuitive, and customizable than ever before. Enjoy all your TV in one place.

In this version of our app, enjoy the following:

•New onboarding experience to help you build the Hulu you want right from the beginning.

•All-new home that makes it easier to find the most timely and relevant things for you to watch right now.

•Track everything in My Stuff - manage your shows, movies, networks, and more.

•Watch and browse at the same time by using Fliptray. Just tap the Fliptray button during playback.

•If you have Hulu with Live TV, you can record live TV to your Cloud DVR - plus, stream 50+ top Live and On Demand TV channels. Sports fans can watch and record games! Upgrade options also include the ability to add Unlimited Screens and Enhanced Cloud DVR.

* You can also customize your service by adding SHOWTIME, HBO and Cinemax.

Visit the Hulu Help Center to learn more about the new Hulu experience and live TV

General
Publisher Hulu
Publisher web site http://www.hulu.com/
Release Date October 09, 2017
Date Added October 09, 2017
Version 5.5
Category
Category Entertainment Software
Subcategory Entertainment Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Compatible with: iPad2Wifi, iPad23G, iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini, iPadMini4G, iPhone5c, iPhone5s, iPadAir, iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6, iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro, iPadProCellular, iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE, iPhone7, iPhone7Plus, iPad611, iPad612, iPad71, iPad72, iPad73, iPad74
Download Information
File Size 43.28MB
File Name External File
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Total Downloads 4,858
Downloads Last Week 15
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License Model Free
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Price Free
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