It has been a busy few days on the streaming format front in terms of announcements.
Hulu Goes 4K
First up, Hulu has gone 4K with titles available to Hulu subscribers who have Microsoft’s Xbox One S and Sony PlayStation 4 Pro consoles. They are now offering a selection of titles in the Ultra HD format including its original TV shows like “11.22.63” and next week’s “Shut Eye”.
A few films have gone 4K as well such as twenty James Bond films, the only ones not offered being “Live and Let Die,” “Tomorrow Never Dies” and the first three Daniel Craig Bond films.
FilmStruck Hits Apple TV
Next up, FilmStruck is now available on fourth-generation Apple TVs. The service offers hundreds of current and classic arthouse, indie, foreign and cult films and is the exclusive streaming home to the Criterion Collection.
However unlike most major media services on the device like Netflix or HBO Now, this one you can’t sign up through your iTunes account – you have to sign up online. FilmStruck access for Roku devices and Google Chromecast is expected in early 2017, followed by game consoles later in the year.
Amazon Prime Adds HBO
Amazon Prime members have been given the new option of adding HBO and Cinemax to their Prime library. An HBO subscription will cost an additional $15 per month, a Cinemax subscription is a further $10 a month.