Great news for Hulu fans. Hulu just announced their Hulu Plus remote control for Android and IOS devices with which you can control streaming media playing on game consoles. In order to use it you need to first install the Hulu Plus app on your iPhone, iPad or any android devices, then launch the app; this will automatically detect the console if it’s on an logged into the same Hulu Plus account. Then you will see a cast button appear on your mobile device that will let you pair the remote with your console.
One of the coolest benefits of the Hulu Plus remote control is that you can use your mobile device to search and view TV shows, videos and other awesome stuff offered by Hulu without having to interrupt the viewing of another stream on the TV. If you want to watch a different media you just have to cast it from you remote control device and start watching the show on your TV. It’s that simple.
One of the Hulu representatives said that the Hulu Plus remote control app has all the controls- like the pause button, resume, 10 second rewind and seek- that were found on Hulu Plus. He also said that if the user wants to switch from the Hulu Plus content from a smartphone to a console TV, one can do it simply by pressing a button.
Hulu is working on more remote control functions and will add them to the Hulu Plus app. Hulu senior development Mitch Walker wrote that the new remote control app “expand[s] on the great Chromecast support we successfully launched last year. “[R]emote control functionality for Hulu Plus brings that same awesome experience to your living room through the Hulu Plus app on your Xbox One, PlayStation 3, or PlayStation 4 systems.”
Hulu Plus Remote Control – makes everything easier
With the new remote control app is easier to relax on your couch and just enjoy the Hulu experience, especially since they sealed a deal with NBC earlier this month and Amazon announced that they plan to add Hulu Plus to their Fire TV voice search. So the future for Hulu fans is brighter than ever.
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