At Hulu, we are always thinking of new ways to make watching TV a more delightful and convenient experience for our users. The Hulu Plus app on Chromecast does just that, and we are very excited to announce its arrival today.
Our teams in Santa Monica and Beijing, working closely with Google, have developed the Hulu Plus app for Chromecast to be a seamless experience that offers a new and exciting way to engage with the shows you love most.
For owners of a Chromecast device, the Hulu Plus app on your phone or tablet makes it easy to control Hulu Plus on your TV. Just fire up the Hulu Plus app on your mobile device, connect to Chromecast and start watching. A simple tap on your mobile device screen allows you to scroll through and watch all your favorite TV shows.
The core of the Chromecast solution on Hulu Plus is a custom remote control that has all the basic functionality of play/pause, along with the beloved :10 second rewind of the Hulu video player. You also have the option to enable captions or go straight to your favorite TV moment – like the exact moment of Mindy’s proposal on The Mindy Project – right from your mobile phone or tablet.
Leslie Knope said about waffles, “You can never have enough.” That’s how we feel about TV, which is why the Chromecast experience is designed to let you browse the Hulu Plus app simultaneously while you are casting a video on your TV. This means you could be tweeting Jimmy Kimmel’s twerk hoax or adding Doctor Who to your queue, all while watching Poehler Power right from the Hulu Plus app on Chromecast.
You can pair your Hulu Plus app at the top of your binging session and watch The Good Wife, or instantly cast the trailer of August: Osage County onto your TV when your friends come over for the Meryl Streep fan party. And, if you need to run out to fill up those popcorn bowls, we’ve made it really easy to pause your video right from the lock screen or notification tray on your Android device.
Now, it’s time for you to join the party, hide that TV remote and watch Hulu in style. Download the Hulu Plus app on your Android phones and tablets from the Google Play store and on your iPad from the App Store (iPhone experience is coming soon).
We hope you enjoy Hulu Plus on Chromecast as much as we’ve enjoyed building it – we’ll be rolling the experience out throughout the day. Let us know what you think. Happy watching!