Hulu’s live TV service now works on the Xbox 360


For Hulu users still rocking an Xbox 360, there’s good news. The console will now be compatible with Hulu’s new live TV service.

In addition, Hulu is updating the experience on the Xbox 360 to the new redesigned UI it unveiled around the same time it announced its live TV streaming service.

In addition, Hulu’s live TV service works on Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV devices, Xbox One, iOS and Android mobile devices and Chromecast. The company is promising more device compatibility to come.

Interestingly, the Xbox 360, which came out 12 years ago, is getting Hulu live TV support before even the most current PlayStation console. But perhaps the bigger standout is that the service has yet to make it to Roku.

Earlier this year, Roku revealed that it now has 15 million monthly active accounts, up 47% annually. During the first half of 2017, Roku said its users streamed nearly 7 billion hours of content, up 61% annually.

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But it’s likely that Hulu is building toward adding Hulu and all other streaming platforms. When the company added Amazon’s devices to the list earlier this year, it indicated that the limited device compatibility early on was simply due to the research and development process.

“When we first introduced the new Hulu experience and Hulu with Live TV (beta) in May, we launched on five platforms—Apple TV, Xbox One, iOS and Android mobile devices, and Chromecast,” said Richard Irving, head of product for Hulu, on the company's blog. “Focusing on a handful of devices allowed us to learn a lot from our viewers on those devices and make many improvements over the past few weeks. Now, we’re excited to bring the brand-new Hulu to even more TV fans.”