Good news! Hulu to follow Amazon Prime, Netflix by adding offline viewing

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Jan 19, 2017

It’s taken a long time to get here but all three major streaming services will soon offer offline viewing.

Hulu has announced the company is actively developing an offline viewing plan for subscribers, with CEO Mike Hopkins confirming some solid details should hit in the next few months. He told AdWeek that Hulu is "working hard on the technology" that will facilitate the service, while also getting the rights agreements locked in.

No word yet on how Hulu will stock its offline viewing library, though it stands to reason there will likely be some limitations to the capability ... which isn't uncommon, as Netflix and Amazon Prime subscribers are well aware.

Amazon Prime was the first major service to offer offline content and Netflix followed suit in late 2016. With both of Hulu’s main competitors offering the ability, it was only a matter of time before the company caved, as well.

For viewers, this is great news. Offline viewing is critical for those who commute or travel. Soon, you'll be able to download TV shows or movies for your train ride or flight. Which is fair, since you are paying for the service.

Are you glad to hear Hulu will be offering offline viewing soon? Which streamlining service do you use?

(Via AdWeek)