Hulu Now Allowing Subscribers to Download Shows
If you’ve been on a plane lately, on a long train ride, or involved with an unfortunate WiFi situation at home, you can relate to the frustration of wanting to watch a show with a weak (or nonexistent) signal. Now, Hulu is rolling out a game changer – the ability to download shows to watch offline.
While both Netflix and Amazon have provided this luxury for over two years, Hulu’s offline shows differ from its competitors.
Those who are subscribed to Hulu’s ad-supported, no commercials plan will be able to download content for offline viewing. Subscribers with an ad-supported plan will download commercials in addition to their desired show. This is the first-of-its-kind, as no other streaming service has supported downloads with its advertising.
Hulu’s CEO, Randy Freer, announced the feature, “We will not only be live and on demand, but also untethered and on-the-go anytime, anywhere. No Wi-Fi needed.”
In addition to its new downloadable feature, Hulu is also rolling out some noteworthy series, including, Catch-22 from George Clooney and Four Weddings and a Funeral and Ramy from J.J. Abrams and Stephen King. With that said, Netflix, who?