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Hulu Finally Adds 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound on Apple TV

Derek Walborn

Hulu users can now access Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound on Apple TV devices, including the all-new Apple TV 4K. While it hasn’t rolled out to all users quite yet, users with the latest version of the app (v. 7.26) have begun to get the update behind-the-scenes.

5.1 Dolby Digital support is available across a wide-variety of content on the platform including Hulu Originals like “The Handmaid’s Tale” and other SVOD content like “This is Us” and “Modern Family.” You will notice which content has it (and whether you’ve gotten the update) by the badge below the show description.

It is not available on live streaming channels as part of Hulu Live TV.


Hulu is a video streaming service that gives access to thousands of full seasons of exclusive series, hit movies, kids shows, and Hulu Originals like The Handmaid’s Tale.

It offers the best selection of current TV shows and is cheaper than both Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. You will be able to watch most shows from networks like ABC, NBC, Fox, and cable channels like Bravo, USA Network, FXX, FXM, HGTV, and more.

The service has a Limited Commercials plan for 5,99 US$ a month, or you can upgrade to their No Ads plan for 11,99 US$ a month. For 64,99 US$ a month, you can get Hulu Live TV from major cable channels, live locals and regional sports networks.

Hulu has been available on many other devices including Android TV, Fire TV, and Roku, which added it in December 2019.

Hulu Devices with 5.1 Support

  • Android TV (select models)
  • Chromecast*
  • Fire TV (3rd generation and Cube) and Fire TV Stick 4K
  • LG TV (WebOS 3.0 and above)
  • Mac Safari
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Nintendo Switch
  • PlayStation 3
  • PlayStation 4
  • Roku and Roku Stick
  • Samsung TV (select models)
  • VIZIO SmartCast TVs
  • Xbox One
  • Xfinity X1 TV Boxes

If you’re wondering what Hulu has in store as far as upcoming programming goes, check out our look at what’s coming to the platform this month including a battle between Nicolas Cage and possessed animatronic animals in “Willy’s Wonderland,” the season premiere of “Motherland: Fort Salem,” and complete seasons of “Cutthroat Kitchen.”

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