Hulu’s Senior Vice President, Ben Smith, took to Reddit today to answer user questions about the service. However, among the questions about buffering and features, participants learned just how to get access to Hulu’s private beta tests.
During the AMA, Reddit user carsonwaldrop inquired about when non-Live TV users would get access to the user experience. Carsonwaldrop also asked if there would be a new beta testing group for Hulu on iOS. While Ben Smith responded to the initial question, it was another Hulu representative, “HuluDeb,” that responded to the second one:
After several users asked to be added to a new private beta test, HuluDeb later added some additional details:
Eager to get into Hulu’s private beta tests? According to HuluDeb, all you need to do is stay active on the official Hulu Reddit page, /r/Hulu. There’s no guarantee that you’ll be granted private beta access, of course, but you may find yourself “on the radar”.
If Reddit isn’t your thing, however, you can check out Hulu’s webpage devoted to more information regarding its private beta program.
Hulu AMA Takeaways
Ben Smith laid out a number of interesting tidbits in his official AMA. Here’s a short recap of some of the AMA highlights:
- Hulu is currently working to add a downloading feature for offline viewing, similar to what’s available on Netflix.
- Those with Hulu’s SVOD service and one of the addon services, like HBO or Cinemax, can access a beta version of the browsing experience at beta.hulu.com.
- Hulu is looking into adding 60 frames-per-second streaming for some sports options in its Live TV channel lineup.
- For Live TV users, Hulu is looking to expand the available TV guide out to a week or more.
- The company is also looking to add a random button as well as playlists to the service.
- Eliminating buffering issues is the company’s “top priority” right now.
- The company has no plans to provide a Hulu app on Android TV.
Hulu’s SVP Ben Smith answered many more questions as well. Head over to the official AMA page on /r/Hulu for more.