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Hulu Plus introduced a remote control app for game consoles

Remember back in the old ages! People had to go out of their homes to rent a movie, isn’t it? But now, the technology has progressed a lot and definitely in the entertainment field. Yes, there are reliable streaming media subscription services available to watch the good choice of current TV shows & movies and Hulu Plus is one among them. Yesterday, it updated a new remote control app for its users that allows them to control the gaming system from their smartphone/tablet. Let’s have a detailed look at this trendy tech news through this post. But before getting into the exhaustive view of Hulu Plus’s new remote feature, let me tell you its rudimentary details.  

About Hulu Plus

Hulu Plus is an ad-supported subscription service that offers entire current seasons and new episodes of TV shows. The users are allowed to watch their favourite shows on their smartphone, tablet, TV, video game console, Blu-ray player or using web browser on computer as it is available for Android, iOS, Widows phone and RT. This excellent service costs $8 per month and it gives a free version with limited selection of TV shows. The amazing feature of Hulu Plus is that it has its own license deals to give shows from Fox, MTV, NBC etc. and its library gets frequent updates than its competitors to offer the latest episodes to its users rapidly. Moreover, it plays restricted commercials during the TV shows & movies and hence its users could get escape from repeated annoying ads. 


New Hulu Plus remote control App for Game consoles

Yesterday, Hulu released its first remote control experience for Hulu Plus users. Thus, the service of Hulu Plus on game consoles like PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One can be controlled from the smartphone or tablet by downloading the new Hulu Plus app. This streaming service provider works with Chromecast for the past one year and so bringing this new control feature to enhance the viewing experience of its users.

The new remote feature of Hulu Plus is straightforward to use. Yes, after installing the Hulu Plus app, the game console could be automatically detected (As long as the gaming device turned on with signed in Hulu Plus account) and a “cast” button will appear to the users to pair it with their game console. So, with this latest update of Hulu Plus application, it is possible to play, pause, seek and rewind functions without having a separate game controller/remote.

Note: This new service is now limited to gaming device with Hulu Plus service but it will be coming soon for Smart TVs, Blu-Ray players and other living room devices.  


People could have an enhanced entertainment experience with streaming media services and they have started to cancel their cable subscriptions. Hulu Plus is one such best service that offers a deeper catalogue of content with full series worth of episodes on a growing number of devices. It provides 720p HD quality video for compatible programming and I feel that it is a worthy investment for those want to watch their full seasons preferred shows & movies on variety of devices.

To make the fans of gaming consoles happy, Hulu Plus app for Android and iOS has been updated. Once the app gets installed, it automatically detects the game console nearby which has turned on and a cast button on the mobile will let the users to control that gaming device. With this handy feature, the controller’s battery will be saved strictly for gaming.   

Having all these matters and new remote feature of Hulu Plus in mind, I would say that it is a good alternative to cable connected TV, Blu-Ray player and set-top box system. Also, I think “Who needs TV remote when you can use your smartphone to control your living room devices?”. What is your opinion about the new remote control feature of Hulu Plus to game consoles? Will Hulu Plus remote app be beneficial to its users? Express your views on this tech update through your comment.   

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Atish Ranjan

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  • Hi Atish!

    Thanks for sharing this tech update.

    I know about Netflix streaming service but I heard about “Hulu Plus” for the first time through your post. I can get some basic details here and good to know that the smartphone can act as a remote to control game consoles by downloading an corresponding app.

    Hope it is a good news for Hulu Plus users who use this service on their gaming device.

    Keep writing the trendy tech news 🙂

  • I have heard a lot about Hulu that it has a big treasure of the entertainment . But whenever visit their website , I get this message , your country is not allowed .

    Anyways , thanks for this tech update and keep update us .

  • Hello Sir..
    It seems this application for Gaming Console will rock in the market.As Brand name already associate with it.
    Great sharing by your side….
    keep it up..

  • Hi. Atish ..
    Thanks for the Next Tech Update ..
    But I have something to ask about this..
    I have heard that this app downloading is not adept all over the regions.. Has it got any tricks to crack the new version to cover all around?/

  • Hello Atish – Streaming services are the future and I think India will soon catchup. Movies,TV Shows and Gaming will all be hosted in cloud environment and subscription services will be offered around that. I am sure services like HuluPlus will soon hit India. Thanks for this post.

  • It is good to know about this Update. Its really nice to use our smartphones to control the gaming console by installing this application.Keep on updating us

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