The Hulu Plus app has now been updated to version 3.5.2 which now allows you to control your Hulu Plus shows on your Xbox One, PS3 or PS4 gaming devices using your iPhone or iPad.
It’s also easy to setup your iPhone or iPad as the remote control. First ensure that your gaming console and your mobile device are logged into the same Hulu Plus account. Once done, all you have to do is to open the Hulu Plus app on your iDevice and it will automatically find and display your gaming device. Once found, a ‘Cast’ button will be displayed in the app which you have to tap on in order to pair your iDevice to your gaming console and start controlling it from anywhere.
At Hulu, we are always in search of providing great experiences for watching TV. Today, we are pleased to announce the first release of the remote control experience for Hulu Plus, a new function that allows you to use your mobile phone or tablet to control the Hulu Plus experience on your living room device.
Expanding on the great Chromecast support we successfully launched last year, remote control functionality for Hulu Plus brings that same awesome experience to your living room through the Hulu Plus app on your Xbox One, PlayStation®3 (PS3®) or PlayStation®4 (PS4™) systems.
The remote control includes all the the control that you expect from Hulu Plus such as pause/resume, seek and 10-second rewind. With just press of a button, you can start watching the show right on your iOS device and with another press of a button, you can stream the show to any TV in your home with the Xbox One, PS3 or the PS4 connected to it.
If you’re interested to try out the Hulu Plus, you get a 7-days free trial and the unlimited on-demand program costs $8 per month. The update is now live in the app store for free.