There are two kinds of people in this world, those that want to watch television on their wrist, and those that don’t.
I fall into the first camp, so you can imagine my disappointment when I heard that while the update to Hulu’s iOS app includes support for Apple Watch, it does not include (dang it!) support for watching TV on Apple’s hot new wearable. Boo.
It does, however, allow you to control Apple Watch, as it’s a remote for Hulu on the various devices Hulu comes on, like Apple TV, PlayStation 3 and 4, Chromecast and Xbox ONE. So, I guess there’s that.
If you want to use the Hulu app on your Apple Watch on the Apple TV, you’ll need to launch a Hulu stream via your iPhone Hulu app first, then use the Apple Watch to play, pause and rewind. On consoles and the Chromecast, you launch as usual, then can remotely control it from there.
You can also toggle captions with the Watch-enabled Hulu app, which is pretty great, I suppose.
What’s cool, though, is that the app was made by an intern, Rahin Jegarajaratnam, on Hulu’s mobile team. They give him a shout out, as well as one for his mentor, Bradley Snyder, for coming up with this app.
“Our intern program is unique in that we actively use it as an opportunity for interns to work on projects that directly touch consumers,” writes the team on their blog post.
Hulu for Apple Watch is available for free right now in the App Store.