So, you just bought a 4K TV. Congrats! Now it’s time to find what to watch on Hulu to make the most of it. Unfortunately, your options are limited. While Hulu has a massive library of movies, TV shows, documentaries, and anime, its 4K library is limited mostly to Hulu originals.
How does Hulu work with 4K? You’ll need either a PlayStation 4 Pro or Xbox One S and to download the Hulu app. Don’t have one of those gaming consoles? That’s OK. You’ll have to just watch Hulu in HD like the rest of us.
- Hulu with Limited Commercials: $7.99 per month
- Hulu with No Commercials: $11.99 per month
- Hulu with Live TV: $39.99 per month
- Hulu with Live TV + Hulu with No Commercials: $43.99 per month
Once you’re all set up, here are your best 4K options on Hulu.
The best of Hulu 4K
The Handmaid’s Tale season 2 is the new fiction, written without Margaret Atwood’s book as its foundation. It takes viewers out of Gilead, instead revolving around Offred taking back her real name, June, and attempting to escape with the help of Nick. While the first two episodes are a little too enthusiastic in their depiction of women being tortured or punished, the gratuity eases up after that, and the season comes into focus more when it starts exploring the journeys of other female characters. Ultimately, season 2 retains some of the previous season’s tone, while narrowly avoiding becoming a parody of itself. —Audra Schroeder
James Franco stars in this mini-series adaptation of Stephen King’s epic time-travel novel about a man trying to stop the assassination of JFK. Using a portal in the back of a diner, English teacher Jake Epping travels from 2011 to Sept. 9, 1958. With roughly five years to plan how to stop the murder, Epping slips into society, unaware the Lee Harvey Oswald might be the least of his worries. Converting an 849-page book into eight episodes is no easy task, but the crew behind this production squeeze in almost every significant moment fans long for. Remarkably recreating the period while providing chilling thrills, 11.22.63 is a masterful King adaptation. —John-Michael Bond
Fans of FX and Showtime’s dark ensemble comedies should make time for Casual. After a nasty divorce, Valerie and her teenage daughter Laura move in with her wealthy younger brother, Alex. Telling small stories based around the trio’s disastrous dating lives, Casual is notable for its vulnerability and brutal humor. Wading into the pain of divorce, business stress, and sharing space with your family, Casual churns uncomfortable conversations into brilliant comedy. —John-Michael Bond