Hulu is now offering a selection of titles in 4K Ultra HD, including original TV shows like drama “The Path” and Stephen King’s time-travel thriller “11.22.63” — as well as the bulk of the James Bond movie catalog.
The 4K titles are available to Hulu subscribers who have Microsoft’s Xbox One S and Sony PlayStation 4 Pro consoles. Hulu requires a minimum internet connection of 13 megabits per second to stream 4K content to a display capable of supporting 3840 by 2160 resolution.
With the move, Hulu is playing catch-up to its two biggest rivals, Netflix and Amazon, which have offered a selection of titles in 4K for several years. Netflix and Amazon also offer some programming in high dynamic range (HDR) format, which provides greater color depth and sharper contrasts.
Hulu originals in 4K format — which provides four times the resolution of 1080p HD — include “11.22.63,” starring James Franco as a history teacher who goes back in time to try to stop the JFK assassination; “The Path,” about a family that becomes caught up in a cult-like religious movement and Aaron Paul and Michelle Monaghan; “Chance,” a psychological thriller starring Hugh Laurie; and “Shut Eye,” dark comedy about L.A. storefront psychics starring Jeffrey Donovan, which premieres Dec. 7.
In addition, Hulu subscribers can watch 20 Bond films from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 4K: “Spectre,” “Die Another Day,” “The World Is Not Enough,” “GoldenEye,” “Licence To Kill,” “The Living Daylights,” “A View to a Kill,” “Never Say Never Again,” “Octopussy,” “For Your Eyes Only,” “Moonraker,” “The Spy Who Loved Me,” “The Man With The Golden Gun,” “Diamonds Are Forever,” “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service,” “You Only Live Twice,” “Thunderball,” “Goldfinger,” “From Russia With Love” and “Dr. No.”
Pictured above: Daniel Craig as James Bond in “Spectre.”