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Published on February 9th, 2018 | by Brad Gibson

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Hulu adds 60fps to select channels and Winter Olympic viewing on Apple TV

The live streaming TV service Hulu with Live TV has added support on live TV for 60 frames per second viewing, an essential part of watching fast moving programming such as action movies and sports.

The company also announced 60fps support for NBC Sports, CNBC, UA, and Olympic Channel just in time for the start of the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.

The company announced Thursday that it will be rolling out 60fps content to select channels and will be available on all of its platforms including iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV.

The list of supported channels are…

  • NBCSN
  • CNBC
  • USA
  • Olympic Channel
  • CNN
  • CNN International
  • HLN
  • TNT
  • TBS
  • TCM
  • TruTV
  • Cartoon Network
  • Adult Swim
  • All SHOWTIME channels
  • About half of our available FOX affiliates
  • All of our available NBC affiliates, as well as New England Channel News

The company noted that certain Fox/NBC channels will prioritize picture quality over frame rate and will revert back to 30fps in some cases.

Hulu says this is only “Phase 1” and it has plans on adding more channels in the future.

Hulu with Live TV launched in May of 2016 and is jointly owned by Fox, Disney/ABC, Comcast/NBCUniversal and Time Warner. It currently airs 57 channels, not including local commercial network affiliates, for $40 a month.

Hulu has been viewable on Apple TV since June of 2010 and the services app – which airs both Hulu and Hulu with Live TV – is available through the AppStore.

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About the Author

Brad is co-founder and editor-in-chief of BESTAppleTV.com. He has been a technology reporter since the late 1980s having previously worked for MacUser, MacFormat, and iCreate magazines, as well as MacNN.com, MacObserver.com, MacCentral.com, MacMinute.com, and Macworld.com. He hosted and produced the MacFormat This Week podcast for three years. He was also a reporter, editor, and producer for the Associated Press and United Press International.



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