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Hulu app for the Samsung Gear VR finally becomes available

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    It was in October of last year when Hulu promised to release an app for Samsung's Gear VR headset. The app was supposedly coming that November, but it didn't. In fact, it's only become available today, believe it or not.

    Still - better late than never, right? The Hulu app is now up for grabs in the Gear VR store. It lets you "watch the entire Hulu 2D library in immersive 360-degree environments", but also has 360-degree video content thankfully.


    At the moment you'll be looking at 25 "pieces of exclusive and premium content" in glorious 360-degree view. Among the companies that have produced them are Baobab Studios, Discovery Communications, Las Vegas, The National Geographic Channel, RYOT, Showtime Networks, SilVR Thread, Spoke, Studio Transcendent, The Uprising Creative, and Viacom. The VR content is available for free even for those who don't have a Hulu subscription.

    The app also sports Hulu's first original VR short, called The Big One. It's about a meteor shower that turns into "an apocalyptic nightmare".

    As for the 2D library, you can watch that while being in an immersive viewing environment - sitting in a comfortable living room, watching a movie in a big screen theatre, or kicking back on a scenic beach are all actual options for this.


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