Best answer: Yes, Hulu is available on Android TV, and in the coming weeks the Hulu app for Android TV will be updated to support Live TV and the new UI that came to most other platforms a while ago.
- Get your stream on: Hulu subscription (From $6/mo at Amazon)
- Best Android TV today: NVIDIA Shield TV with Remote ($180 at Amazon)
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Hulu offers cord cutters a bit of everything. You can choose a huge catalog of the most popular TV shows and movies, or combine it with a live TV streaming service filled with sports, news, and entertainment. It even offers a version of the a la carte TV dream, with access to premium channels like Showtime and HBO on a single bill.
Android TV has grown and evolved in ways similar to Hulu. What began as Google’s over-the-top OS for streaming devices morphed into a smart TV OS. Through it all, the NVIDIA Shield TV has been the flagship of Android TV, in the truest sense of the word. Few modern tech devices have the longevity of performance and updates the Shield TV has on Android TV.
Unfortunately, the Android TV app ecosystem has had some difficult times, but things have been much better recently. Some apps have their most advanced features on their Android TV versions, like Netflix’ Bandersnatch interactive film. Other TV channel apps have newly arrived, like the A&E channel apps, or been newly updated, like the Fox TV app.
Full support at last
For the longest time, the Hulu Android TV app lagged behind other platforms, remaining on the older Classic style while the other platforms updated to the new UI with Live TV support, but at last, Hulu is updating the Android TV app! We’re getting the new UI and Live TV support in early August, and I for one cannot wait for it to arrive.
New and classic shows & movies
Beyond the bells and whistles of features, it’s what you watch that matters on your Android TV, and in the next few weeks you’ll be able to watch Live TV through the Hulu app with that lovely new gradient-filled UI.
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NVIDIA Shield TV with remote
Power to run any app or game with ease
NVIDIA built a marvel almost four years ago, as that same hardware runs flawlessly with many OS upgrades and new advanced TV apps. This box can also be your DVR, home server, smart home hub, and game console, and still stream Hulu smoothly.
August 1, 2019 at 08:20AM