Hulu will be streaming 4K content starting today, Dec. 2, but the selection will be quite limited.
Hulu users who have an Xbox One S or a PlayStation 4 Pro can avail of the 4K content including Hulu originals such as 11.22.63, Casual, The Path, Chance, and The Mindy Project. There are plans to expand to more devices including Google's Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV and 4K-capable Roku players.
Aside from its own shows, Hulu will also stream 20 movies from the James Bond franchise in 4K. The specific titles are as follows:
Dr. No (1962, Sean Connery)
From Russia With Love (1963, Sean Connery)
Goldfinger (1964, Sean Connery)
Thunderball (1965, Sean Connery)
You Only Live Twice (1967, Sean Connery)
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969, George Lazenby)
Diamonds Are Forever (1971, Sean Connery)
Live And Let Die (1973, Roger Moore)
The Man With The Golden Gun (1974, Roger Moore)
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977, Roger Moore)
Moonraker (1979, Roger Moore)
For Your Eyes Only (1981, Roger Moore)
Octopussy (1983, Roger Moore)
Never Say Never Again (1985, Sean Connery)
A View To A Kill (1985, Roger Moore)
The Living Daylights (1987, Timothy Dalton)
Licence To Kill (1989, Timothy Dalton)
GoldenEye (1995, Pierce Brosnan)
The World is Not Enough (1999, Pierce Brosnan)
Die Another Day (2002, Pierce Brosnan)
Spectre (2015, Daniel Craig)
Curiously, a number of titles are missing from Hulu's Bond line up. Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) starring Pierce Brosnan, both Casino Royale versions starring David Niven (1967) and Daniel Craig (2006), and Craig's Quantum of Solace (2008) and Skyfall (2012).
While Bond fans who happen to have an Xbox One S or a PlayStation 4 Pro will certainly be delighted to experience the classic line up of movies in 4K, the selection is quite underwhelming especially when compared to that of other steaming services.
Amazon, Vudu and Netflix are already offering 4K UHD streaming and their line up of TV shows and films is far better than Hulu's so far. Netflix went even further recently when it announced that users can download videos and watch them offline.