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Hulu brings its new interface and live TV to Xbox 360

Hulu is jumping back a generation to revisit its Xbox 360 app. The latest update (opens in new tab) to the app brings Hulu's new, revamped interface to the twelve-year-old console. Perhaps even more surprisingly, the update also adds support for Hulu's new live TV service.

Hulu's live TV service is still in beta, but it offers up access to more than 50 channels in addition to its normal on-demand streaming library. You can also add premium channels to the experience, including Showtime, HBO and Cinemax. A cloud DVR also ensures you can catch up on any live broadcasts you happen to miss.

If you still have an Xbox 360 kicking around as a media streamer, or simply haven't upgraded to an Xbox One yet, then this should be a welcome effort from Hulu. It's also just pretty interesting that, as The Verge notes, the Xbox 360 is getting the new interface before newer platforms, like PlayStation 4 and Roku.

In any case, you can grab the update and sign up to test Hulu's live TV offering on your Xbox 360 now.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the Editor in Chief for Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl. Got a hot tip? Send it to daniel.thorp-lancaster@futurenet.com.

7 Comments
  • And yet the Windows app still doesn't even support profiles...
  • I've been using the new Hulu app on the Amazon Fire TV and (imo) it's a major downgrade.  Content seems less organized which makes it harder to discover new content. 
  • Ugh, I was hoping this day would never come. I despise the new app. I have stopped watching it all together on my devices that updated because I cannot stand to use it. The design is a horrible waste of screen space. Ugh. NOOOOO
  • Agreed. Such an awful change.
    Makes scrolling for episodes a major pain. I doubt the developers watch any 400+ episode anime shows!
  • Agreed. The Windows Store app is way behind. Hope they keep working toward more consistency across Windows, because Hulu is looking like the strongest contender for my cord-cutting solution.
  • Looks like I'm in the minority here... I like the Zune-like interface.  I still use my 360 daily as well as the One (different rooms). 
  • Was so excited when they added Live TV and almost dumped Xfinity. But that interface is soooo terrible. Even just using it now for the shows I used to watch there is kind of painful.