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Hulu Universal App sneaks out for Xbox One

Following on from MSN Weather's early arrival in the Xbox One store, it looks like Hulu is also preparing to launch its Universal App on Microsoft's console. Spotted on r/xboxone, the app shows up but won't currently install and is shown as being available also for HoloLens, PC and mobile.

As a large content provider, Hulu is exactly the sort of app we'd expect to get on board with Microsoft's refreshed app platform for the Xbox One. Hulu already has a Windows 10 app available on phones and PCs, so it's a natural fit to move this over to the console. While a few goodies have been spotted by those using preview builds right now, the real news will hit when the big Anniversary Update hits the console alongside phones, tablets, and PCs in August.

Hulu is region restricted, but it's another good sign of things to come for the console. Newer, fresher apps working across all devices is something we've been looking towards for what feels like an eternity, and finally, we're almost there.

Richard Devine is an Editor at Windows Central. A former Project Manager and long-term tech addict, he joined Mobile Nations in 2011 and has been found on Android Central and iMore as well as Windows Central. Currently you'll find him covering all manner of PC hardware and gaming, and you can follow him on Twitter and Instagram.

  • this msn weather and Netflix universal apps wont install
  • Have a look at the first paragraph ;-)
  • I did read it I know I think its a glitch for now
  • If you really did read it, then why you was so concerned about the apps not installing and ask the question why wouldnt the apps install? Lol now thats funny.
  • Will all current universal apps be available on Xbox One automatically?
  • No. Universal doesn't mean "works on everything like magic." Apps can be built in UWP and still only target phone, or PC. Not to mention there are lots of apps we don't need on the Xbox One. Like a spirit level ;-)
  • Thx for answering, like your articles btw :)
  • Hmm, I don't know - put an accelerometer in the console and I can figure out whether I constructed my IKEA desk correctly.
  • Theoretically all Universal apps /can/ work on Xbox One immediately, but unless the app has actually been tested and designed for that platform, releasing it for that device would be a bad idea. Releasing touchscreen games for an Xbox is an especially silly idea. :P Hence Microsoft are letting developers gradually opt in when their apps are ready.
  • I was about to ask that, so thanks :). But when you say 'designed' for the platform do you mean a developer can modify the code of their universal app just for a specific device, such as Xbox or mobile phone?
  • Yes they can.
  • Hmm ok, I'm not entirely sure how that works but I'm no developer :D
  • Thats right
  • Why!?!?!?!?! I actually really like their current app. I hope their new one is good as well. Posted via the Windows Central App for Symbian
  • I would imagine that it will basically be identical to the Mobile/PC UWP they have right now.
  • I was able to install it on hololens, but both this and netflix fail to launch for me.
  • I hope that means I can use a remote control on PC.