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Hulu VR App Announced for Gear VR

The Oculus Connect 2 conference unveiled lots of new content for the Samsung Gear VR virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD). New videogame titles like Bullet Train and Esper 2, as well as movies from 20th Century Fox and Lionsgate, alongside streaming services like Netflix. While Netflix was released last Thursday, another streaming will also be available for the Gear VR. The Hulu VR app was announced in the keynote address and will be launched this fall.  

The Hulu VR application will feature immersive 3D environments that will allow subscribers to stream Hulu’s 2D library of content as well as original VR content. The service will start with a VR short film called The Big One, from the creators of Hulu original RocketJump: The Show, produced by Lionsgate in tandem with RocketJump and VR innovator WEVR.

Julian Eggebrecht, Hulu VP of Device Platforms said in a statement:  “Hulu lives at the intersection of technology and entertainment, and this is a great example. Providing viewers with dynamic environments of their choice and themed around their favorite shows provides a whole new level of engagement, which together with our cinematic VR experiences makes Hulu an exciting VR destination.”

No exact release date has yet been announced, and only the Gear VR HMD has been confirmed as supporting the app currently. As more details emerge VRFocus will bring you all the up to date news on the Hulu VR app and the Gear VR.

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