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Hulu expands 4K and 5.1 audio support to Roku

06 Dec 2019 | Rasmus Larsen |

After adding Apple TV 4K, Chromecast Ultra, Xbox One, FireTV, and LG webOS to its list of supported devices for 4K streaming, Hulu is now expanding support to Roku. 

Hulu 4K streaming

Hulu introduced 4K streaming in 2016, removed support in early 2018, and reintroduced 4K in the summer of 2019. Since then, it has gradually been adding 4K support for additional devices and platforms. At launch, 4K was supported only on Apple TV 4K and Chromecast Ultra. Hulu added support for Xbox One in October and soon after FireTV and webOS. It has now added Roku to its list of supported devices for 4K streaming.

Hulu Originals

In addition, 5.1 surround sound is now also supported from Hulu on Roku devices. Hulu does not offer audio in Dolby Atmos or video in HDR at this time. The 4K library is limited to originals such as The Handmaid’s Tale, Catch-22, The First, The Path, and Castle Rock. Hulu is still trailing Amazon and Netflix in the area but it is great to see that it is expanding support and making a renewed effort.

Hulu 4K and 5.1 surround

Hulu 4K - supported devices: - Apple TV (5th generation or later) - Chromecast Ultra - Fire TV and Fire TV Stick - LG TVs (2017-2018 UHD models) - Roku and Roku Stick (select models) - Xbox One
Hulu 5.1 surround - supported devices: - Android TV (select models) - Chromecast - Fire TV (3rd generation and Cube) and Fire TV Stick 4K - LG TV (WebOS 3.0 and above) - Nintendo Switch - PlayStation 3 - PlayStation 4 - Roku and Roku Stick (select models) - Samsung TV (select models) - Vizio SmartCast TVs - Xbox One
- Source: Hulu (2) via CordCuttersNews

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