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Hulu orders TV comedy starring Steve Martin and Martin Short

Hulu orders TV comedy starring Steve Martin and Martin Short

Hulu has ordered a new television comedy series that will star Steve Martin and Martin Short as strangers who share a passion for true crime. The series will reportedly feature a third main character, as well, though a recent report indicates that no one has been cast for that role at this time. The idea for the show reportedly comes from Martin who brought up the idea with Dan Fogelman, creator of This Is Us.

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Hulu finally adds voice control for Chromecast and Google smart displays

Hulu finally adds voice control for Chromecast and Google smart displays

Live and on-demand streaming service Hulu has finally added voice control support for Chromecast and Google's smart displays. With this new capability, Hulu users can tell Google Assistant to play a particular show or movie on their preferred Google smart display device or television with Chromecast. This marks the latest expansion of Google voice control support with Hulu joining competitors like Netflix and CBS.

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Hulu offers ad-free episodes to reward its binge watchers

Hulu offers ad-free episodes to reward its binge watchers

Hulu has announced a new type of advertisement experience that will reward viewers who binge-watch content. The company says it aims to help the brands that advertise on its platform reach subscribers who often watch several or more episodes, one after another, in long viewing sessions. What's in it for the binge-watchers? Hulu promises to show occasional ad-free episodes.

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New ‘latest’ Hulu ‘won’t work on this device’ list drop

New ‘latest’ Hulu ‘won’t work on this device’ list drop

In late 2019, Hulu decided to split their app into two versions. They called these versions "Classic Hulu app" and "the latest Hulu app" in support documentation. Every device Hulu supports for the "latest" Hulu app will have access for years to come, more than likely. This includes Apple TV (4th gen and later), Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 (not including live programming), Nintendo Switch, Windows 10 devices, Echo Show, Chromecast, and a variety of others. What we're interested in here is the latest guidance from Hulu on devices on which "New" Hulu will and will not work.

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Episodes of Rick and Morty, Friends, Big Bang Theory licensing through 2028

Episodes of Rick and Morty, Friends, Big Bang Theory licensing through 2028

If you're looking for episodes of Rick and Morty in the near future, you won't be amongst the unlucky masses with just one option. If you're looking for a show like The Office, for example, you've likely been watching on Netflix for the past few years - but soon you'll have to head elsewhere. The same is true of many Disney TV shows and movies, including Marvel Comics movies and Star Wars movies - all of which are now on Disney+. But Cartoon Network, the folks who run the license show when it comes to Rick and Morty, do not seem to be taking the bait when it comes to the whole "exclusive" deal other networks are attempting to score.

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Hulu will increase the price of its Live TV plan in December

Hulu will increase the price of its Live TV plan in December

Hulu has offered a live television service in addition to its on-demand streaming service for a couple of years now, enabling its users to watch shows as they air in addition to streaming content that has already aired, as well as originals. In an announcement today, the company revealed that it is increasing the price of its Hulu + Live TV plan starting next month.

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This Disney Plus Hulu bundle has one huge oversight

This Disney Plus Hulu bundle has one huge oversight

Disney+ launched yesterday, and it arrived offering a pretty tempting bundle with some of Disney's other services. Though you can buy a subscription to Disney+ on its own for $6.99 per month, you can also get it bundled with Hulu and ESPN+ for $12.99 per month, a price that challenges Netflix's standard subscription tier. If you don't have a subscription to Hulu already, then the bundle with Disney+ makes for a pretty attractive deal, but there's one thing you should know before you sign up.

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FX Networks is bringing all of its content, plus exclusives, to Hulu

FX Networks is bringing all of its content, plus exclusives, to Hulu

Popular network FX is bringing its entire catalog of existing content to on-demand and live television streaming service Hulu, the companies have announced. In addition to offering all of its existing shows on the platform, FX will also create original exclusive shows for Hulu. The content will be presented to viewers as 'FX on Hulu,' eliminating the need for a pay-TV plan.

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Hulu’s Downloads feature for offline viewing arrives on Android

Hulu’s Downloads feature for offline viewing arrives on Android

Earlier this month, Hulu announced that it was adding a Downloads features for some content that'll enable users to save shows directly to their mobile devices. At the time of the announcement, the downloading functionality was limited to the company's iOS app, but that changes starting today. Hulu's Downloads feature is now rolling out on Android devices, as well.

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Hulu’s new like and dislike buttons aim to improve recommendations

Hulu’s new like and dislike buttons aim to improve recommendations

Hulu is rolling out new features today that seem to be centered around improving recommendations, and chief among these new features are like and dislike buttons. Their use, of course, is straightforward, as you'll use them to tell Hulu whether you like or dislike a show. Hulu will then take that information and use it to further personalize the content it recommends to you.

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Hulu is quietly dropping support for some Android TV devices

Hulu is quietly dropping support for some Android TV devices

For reasons that aren't clear at this time, Hulu has been quietly dropping support for some Android TV devices over recent months. The most recent support change impacts the Channel Master Stream+ DVR and the AirTV OTA DVR from Sling TV; the company confirmed that it has dropped support for these devices, but hasn't offered an explanation for the change at this time.

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Hulu finally adds downloads for offline viewing, but only for some users

Hulu finally adds downloads for offline viewing, but only for some users

Hulu has finally introduced the ability to download content for offline access, but it is restricted to the company's iOS app at this time. As with Netflix before it, this new feature makes it possible for Hulu subscribers to download movies and episodes of their favorite shows, enabling them to watch the content while on a plane, waiting in a lobby, or other places where WiFi may not be available.

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