Posted Mon Dec 12, 2016 at 10:00 AM PST by Steven Cohen
Separate users on a single subscription can now create individual profiles.
Hulu has announced the launch of profile support for its streaming service. The new feature allows each account to add up to six specific profiles.
With separate profiles, different members of a household can now get a personalized Hulu experience. When setting up a profile, Hulu will ask users about their viewing habits and favorite movie and TV show genres, allowing the platform to tailor its experience to the specific viewer. Once finished, each profile offers its own name, personal info, viewing history, recommendations, and Watchlist. In addition, Hulu is also adding a new Kids profile type, which will let kids browse appropriate content in the Kids Hub without access to mature titles. And as household members change, users can always create, edit, and delete profiles directly in their Hulu app or via the internet.
The Profiles feature for Hulu is now rolling out to a small subset of viewers. Expanded support for more users and devices will continue to be added in the coming weeks.
Beyond profiles, Hulu also recently launched 4K Ultra HD streaming support. The initial lineup includes original series like 'Shut Eye,' 'Chance,' 'The Path,' and '11.22.63,' along with more than 20 James Bond movies, including 'Spectre,' 'Die Another Day,' and 'Golden Eye.' Hulu 4K streaming is currently supported through the PS4 Pro and the Xbox One S. More Ultra HD content and support for more devices will be added throughout 2017.
A current Hulu subscription starts at $8 per month with commercials. In addition, ad-free playback is available for $12 per month. A Hulu live streaming platform is also planned to launch in early 2017 with content expected from Turner Networks, Fox, ABC, ESPN, FX, and the Disney Channel.
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