Hulu is an on-demand video service fully controlled and majority-owned by Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer & International, a business segment of The Walt Disney Company, with NBCUniversal, owned by Comcast, as an equity stakeholder.
Hulu on-demand video service allows users to stream popular TV shows in the U.S. and Japan, with international expansion planned. The site focuses primarily on streaming newer TV shows from many popular network broadcasters, plus original content, independent films, and documentaries.
Hulu offers different plans and add-ons that users can choose from according to their preferences and budget. Users can sign up for Hulu with an email and password, and use them to log into their accounts. Users can also create up to six profiles and watch on two different screens at the same time with a base plan Hulu has a streaming library with past and current seasons of TV shows, new and classic movies, and original series. Users can also opt for a live TV plan that includes 90+ top channels of live sports, news, and events, as well as unlimited DVR recording. Users can also bundle Hulu with Disney+ and ESPN+ for more entertainment options.
To encourage viewer engagement, Hulu suggests that users post thumbnail images for each option that are distinct from one another.
Share your Hulu account with friends or family. If you have a Hulu account, you can share it with up to 6 other people. This is a great way to save money on your Hulu subscription.
Use Hulu's social media pages to stay up-to-date on new shows and movies. Hulu has social media pages on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. You can follow these pages to stay up-to-date on new shows and movies.
Give feedback to Hulu. Hulu is always looking for ways to improve its service. You can give feedback to Hulu by visiting the Hulu website or by sending an email to customer support.
You can install and use Hulu on Android and iOS devices, Roku, Apple TV, Mac and PC browsers, Fire tablets, Google’s Chromecast devices, Amazon Fire TV, and Android TV. Other devices that you can access Hulu through include LG smart TV, Samsung smart TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, and the Nintendo Switch.
Hulku was launched.
Jason Kilar was named CEO. Late the same year Hulku was changed to Hulu.
Hulu began the private beta testing by invitation.
Hulu launched for public access in the United States.
Hulu products, HULU Syndication network, and the Hulu.com destinations site were launched.
Providence Equity Partners purchased a 10 percent stake in Hulu for US$100 million equity investment.
The Walt Disney Company joined the Hulu consortium as a stakeholder.
Hulu was planning an initial public offering (IPO). The company would then reach a value of more than $2 billion.
Hulu generated $420 million in revenue, $80 million short of the company's target.
Providence sold its 10 percent stake to Hulu's media owners.
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