Hulu Launches ‘Remote Control’ Experience for Plus Users
Hulu has released a new “remote control” capability to connect Hulu Plus on iOS and Android devices to Hulu Plus on connected gaming consoles like Xbox One, PS3, and PS4.
As with other services that offer this option, Hulu Plus app users will now be able to control the viewing experience when using Hulu Plus on any of the above consoles. Aside from providing regular remote control features, such as pause/resume, seek, and 10-second rewind, Hulu has also enabled the “casting” of videos from the app to the TV.
Multi-tasking is also allowed, as users can be watching content on their TV, and still browsing the Hulu Plus app on their mobile device to choose their next video.
Hulu says the Hulu Plus mobile app automatically detects the gaming console, as long as both apps are logged-in to the same user account.
Only functional for the above gaming consoles at the moment, Hulu says it will bring the capability to more “living room” devices in the coming months.