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Hulu adds Watch Party feature, but only some viewers can use it

Hulu adds Watch Party feature, but only some viewers can use it

Hulu has joined select other streaming services to launch its own integrated 'Watch Party' feature. With this, users can watch content with other users who are located somewhere else, the video synced up between the two (or more) viewers so that everyone is seeing the same content at the same time. The feature isn't available to all users, however.

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FX renews What We Do In The Shadows for a third season

FX renews What We Do In The Shadows for a third season

Cable network FX has renewed What We Do In The Shadows for a third season. The show is still airing its second season at this time; it's scheduled to wrap up in mid-June. The series is based on the 2014 movie by the same name, revolving around four old vampires living on Staten Island and their lives in the present day. The show is available to stream on Hulu, as well.

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Android TV supports background audio streaming at last

Android TV supports background audio streaming at last

Android TV's latest update brings background Chromecast audio streaming to the platform. For most users, the idea that one might like to "cast" audio to one's TV wasn't much of an issue. If you were using the Spotify app for Android TV, you could've potentially sent your favorite songs to your television and listen to that song while other apps are open in the foreground - but now you can do it with all SORTS of music apps.

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Hulu update changes focus to Movies and TV, UI, and pairing with Disney+, ESPN+

Hulu update changes focus to Movies and TV, UI, and pairing with Disney+, ESPN+

This week the folks at Hulu announced they'd be releasing an update for platforms from Roku to tvOS (Apple TV, that is). This update will be rolled out to all systems eventually over the next few months, but it'll start with some of the most-used systems. Navigating collections is the most important change, as it follows with rumors of Google's next-generation update to Android TV, with more focus on content, rather than the overarching services that serve said content.

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Google TV dongle leaked: Look out Amazon, Roku!

Google TV dongle leaked: Look out Amazon, Roku!

Today plans for a next-generation Android TV device (or Google TV device, depending on future branding) was revealed in a leak. The leak suggested that the dongle would address the missing piece of Google's smart TV lineup - the tiny, easy-to-use smart TV dongle that sells in massive amounts with Amazon and Roku, the "stick". Google already has a sort of dongle device in the Google Chromecast - but it's just not the same as the Fire TV stick - and not nearly as simple to understand right out the gate.

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Zoom backgrounds for video calls: The top 5 searches of Spring 2020

Zoom backgrounds for video calls: The top 5 searches of Spring 2020

Today we're taking a peek at the top 5 Zoom Background searches of the Spring of 2020, starting in April and moving on into May. That includes Easter, birthdays, and some results that weren't exactly safe for work - so we're going to focus on what's more likely to stick around for the long haul. This list includes mostly backgrounds from mockumentary-style television shows - who could have guessed?

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Nicolas Cage to play Joe Exotic in Tiger King series

Nicolas Cage to play Joe Exotic in Tiger King series

Nick Cage was tipped to be cast as Joe Exotic in a new television show spawned by the success of the Netflix documentary series Tiger King. Nicolas Cage, the most interesting actor in movies - certainly one of the most prolific, if nothing else, was reportedly signed to work with Imagine Television Studios and CBS Television Studios own eight-episode series about the Tiger King himself, Joe Exotic, aka Joe Schreibvogel.

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Hulu lands on Xfinity Flex and “soon” to Xfinity X1 boxes

Hulu lands on Xfinity Flex and “soon” to Xfinity X1 boxes

Comcast Xfinity is adding Hulu to its service, bringing another potential source of distraction during these times of coronavirus self-isolation. The update sees Hulu streaming arrive on Xfinity Flex from today, while Xfinity X1 customers will get it "soon" according to Comcast.

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Netflix Party makes virtual movie theater for COVID-19 quarantine

Netflix Party makes virtual movie theater for COVID-19 quarantine

There's a new system called Netflix Party with which you'll be able to connect with friends and sync streaming video. You'll all drop in a sort of virtual movie theater where, at the time chosen by the host, a movie or show will begin. There, you'll all be able to chat (in a text sidebar) while the movie or show is playing.

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Hulu Live TV finally arrives on the PS4: Here’s how to enable it

Hulu Live TV finally arrives on the PS4: Here’s how to enable it

Hulu + Live TV, the version of the streaming service that includes access to live television in addition to on-demand content, is finally available on the final major platform it lacked: PlayStation 4. Sony's console has notoriously been missing from a number of streaming service lists, though that has slowly changed over time. The new support arrived in an update on Tuesday.

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Oscar-winning Parasite movie is a Hulu streaming exclusive

Oscar-winning Parasite movie is a Hulu streaming exclusive

South Korean Oscar-winning movie Parasite will soon be available to exclusively stream through Hulu, the company has announced. This exclusivity refers to the United States, of course; Hulu isn't available in international markets at this time, though Disney has indicated that this may change in the relatively near future. The movie will be available to stream starting on April 8.

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Disney may finally launch Hulu outside of the US next year

Disney may finally launch Hulu outside of the US next year

Streaming service Hulu continues to grow, yet has remained limited to just the US market. We've heard reports of plans to eventually change this over the past couple of years, but nothing major has happened. According to a new report, that may change soon with Disney allegedly eyeing a 2021 international expansion of the video streaming service.

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