Hulu Plus Launches Remote Control Feature To Connect With Game Consoles

Hulu just added a new feature to its mobile apps that will enable users to control the videos streaming on their game consoles from their phones or tablets.

The new app connects with Sony’s PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, as well as Microsoft’s Xbox One. Users open up their Hulu Plus app, and it should be able to automatically detect game consoles nearby. Once that’s done, a “cast” button appears on the device and users can beam videos straight from their second-screen devices to their TVs.

The feature, which is similar to the company’s support of Google Chromecast, will give users all the same controls they get within the Hulu Plus app that they can use to pause/resume, seek, and rewind by 10 seconds.