In 2018, Hulu had removed all its content all of a sudden. During this time, it had focused on other priorities but it has now come back with its 4K content on the Apple TV platform and Chromecast Ultra. Hulu has declared its presence on Xbox One devices, with support for Amazon Fire TV and LG WebOS in the works.
The streaming service had never given enough focus on the 4k content; though it was the first to roll out support in December 2016, many years after Netflix and Amazon prime video have done it. Its portfolio was also small in size comprising of 20 James Bond movie and a few Hulu originals when it was taken back.
Today Hulu’s 4k content is majorly streamlined towards its original programming. This includes shows like the handmaid’s Tale, The first, Castle Rock, Catch-22 and others. The company’s FAQ says most of its originals are available in 4K UHD and stream at 16 Mbps.
When we compare it to Netflix, we get a larger library. The credit of this goes to its more sizeable investment in original programming, which has increasingly shot in 4k over the past few years. Amazon Prime Video also has got its own originals in 4k as well as around 50 other licensed films.
However, there is a twist in the game. You need the expensive premium plan to get access to its 4k library but in the case of Hulu, it does have to be upgraded. There are many options and alternatives to get 4k content, which includes iTunes and Google play movies & TV. Roku has also a section dedicated solely to 4k content within its main navigation.