Enlarge / The downloadable content material web page within the iOS Hulu app.
For the primary time, Hulu will permit customers to obtain episodes for offline viewing. The function is accessible at the moment for iOS customers who’ve subscribed to Hulu’s ad-free on-demand tier.
Customers will have the ability to obtain as many as 25 movies on as much as 5 distinctive gadgets. Unwatched downloads will stay out there offline for 30 days. If customers start watching a video, it is going to solely stay out there for 2 days. However in both case, customers will have the ability to renew the license by logging on once more, offered the episode or movie has not left Hulu since they first downloaded it.
Hulu rivals Netflix and Amazon have lengthy supplied this function, with comparable phrases for obtain limits and license renewals. Hulu might have confronted a tougher time rolling it out, not due to technical limitations or lack of will however due to the complexities surrounding content material that’s at the moment airing on broadcast networks, which is Hulu’s main focus. In contrast, most non-original Netflix and Amazon content material is backlog content material.
Nevertheless, Hulu’s weblog publish saying this new function signifies that—as can be the case with Netflix and Amazon—not all content material might be out there to obtain. The platform can have an “Out there for Obtain” view to see highlighted reveals and movies that may be downloaded. Customers may also have the ability to seek for particular person reveals or movies and inform from sequence and film pages whether or not the merchandise they’ve looked for could be downloaded.
Some content material that Hulu has already mentioned is accessible contains episodes of Household Man, How I Met Your Mom, Determined Housewives, and Hulu originals.
iOS customers want solely replace their apps within the App Retailer to start out downloading movies at the moment. Sadly, Android customers should wait some time longer. “Downloads might be coming to Android customers quickly,” Hulu wrote.