Hulu turns on downloads for Amazon Fire tablets – report

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Hulu first announced downloads in October. (Hulu)

Hulu has reportedly turned on downloads for offline viewing for Amazon Fire tablets after initially launching the feature on Android and iOS devices.

Cord Cutters News said it confirmed the news. Hulu confirmed to FierceVideo that the feature is available on Amazon Fire Tablets.

Hulu first announced the feature, which is currently only available with Hulu’s ad-free service, in October.


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Viewers can download up to 25 titles across five different devices, and will have up to 30 days to watch their downloaded content.  For watched content, the download will expire two days after starting playback. After downloaded content expires, viewers can renew an expired download when online, if that content is still available on Hulu.

Hulu makes shows including “Family Guy,” “Desperate Housewives,” “This is Us,” “How I Met Your Mother” and “ER,” as well as Hulu Originals like “The Handmaid’s Tale” available for download.

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Hulu’s peers, including Amazon Prime Video and Netflix have offered downloads for years. Downloads had been in the works at Hulu for years, and the company had previously said it planned to launch ad-supported downloads. During a presentation in 2018, the company said it would launch the industry’s first ad-supported downloadable content experience during the 2018-2019 upfront season.

“Our launch of the industry’s first ad-supported downloadable content experience is yet another example of how Hulu is innovating viewer-first ad solutions to drive powerful results for brands” said Peter Naylor, senior vice president of advertising sales at Hulu, in a statement. “With downloadable content, we’re offering brands more ways to connect with engaged viewers who love the experience of watching television, wherever they may be.”

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