Be it inside a train, plane, or technologically lagging relative’s home, scarce internet cuts your Metalocalypse marathon short and forces you to shudder confront the real world.
Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins revealed in an interview in AdWeek the service is looking into adding offline viewing to its subscription offering.
“Yes, [offline streaming]’s definitely on our road map,” said Hopkins. “It’s something that we’re going be doing in a few months. We’re working hard on the technology around that and getting the rights squared away.”
Priced under at under $40/month, Hulu’s upcoming streaming bundle hopes to be a major push in cable-cutting by offering live television from partners such as CBS, Fox, Disney, and Time Warner.
A specific date has not been set for Hulu’s live package debut, but is expected to arrive within the next few months.
Like Netflix – but different!
That’s not the only note the green-tinted video streaming service has learned from the red-tinted one’s book. Hulu has always been close to follow Netflix when it comes to new features, from original content to 4K streaming to its latest addition: user profiles.
Originally unavailable to mobile users when it was announced late last year, Hulu’s user profiles have fully launched on both iOS and Android today, allowing multiple personalized portions to be set up on a single account.
Much like Netflix’s “Who’s watching?” launch screen, Hulu’s profiles allow an individual to tend to their own personal watchlist, keep up with tailored recommendations, and manage parental controls on accounts for youngsters.