Hulu adds cloud DVR features, 60fps support

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Hulu is adding some new features and functions to its cloud DVR this week as well as rolling out support for 60fps.

Starting this week, when users add new content to their My Stuff, Hulu will automatically record new airings of it to their cloud DVR. Within the My Stuff menu, users will also be able to tell Hulu to record new episodes and reruns, or only new episodes, or not to record that program at all.

Users can manually change their recording options for programming currently on their My Stuff pages.

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“In the coming months, we’ll continue to introduce updates to the Cloud DVR that will give you greater control over how you manage your recordings, including how long you’d like to keep your recorded shows,” wrote Richard Irving, vice president of product, in a blog post.

These features will roll out to iOS, Apple TV (4th gen.), Xbox, Amazon Fire TV devices, Nintendo Switch and 2017 Samsung Smart TVs. Hulu said they will arrive on more platforms in the coming weeks.

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This week Hulu also announced that it will begin rolling out 60fps support for its Live TV product, which Hulu said has been one of the most-requested features.

“Due to the dependencies required to enable 60fps, we’ll be rolling it out in phases to get you these higher-quality streams as quickly as possible. By offering our live streams at this frame rate, our goal is to provide a significantly more immersive viewing experience for Live TV. You’ll notice the difference most when watching sports or news, so we’re excited to have this in time for the 2018 Winter Olympics and March Madness (NBC and Turner channels, respectively),” wrote Hulu in a Reddit post.

Channels getting 60fps support include CNN, CNN International, HLN, TNT, TBS, TCM, TruTV, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, all Showtime channels, about half of Hulu’s available Fox affiliates, and all of Hulu’s available NBC affiliates, as well as New England Cable News.

Ahead of the Olympics, Hulu also added 60fps support for NBC Sports, CNBC, USA and the Olympic Channel. Device support for phase 1 of Hulu’s 60fps rollout includes iOS devices, Apple TV, Xbox One, Fire TV, Samsung Tizen TV and Nintendo Switch.