STREAMING SATURDAY: What’s New at Hulu for December 2017

Do you use Hulu to stream your favorite shows and more? Here are three new Hulu updates and more for streamers like you!

When it comes to covering streaming services, it’s been said that I neglect Hulu. That’s because perennial grump Stuart Sweet has me convinced that their app is one of the worst ever created. To address my lack of Hulu coverage, here are three recent developments from the green streaming service. Better controls, new shows, and company headquarters are this week’s highlights. There’s also a new list of movies to stream this month. (Hulu’s live TV offerings are too numerous to mention here.) Check out Hulu’s latest news and developments in this week’s Streaming Saturday.

Hulu to Get Alexa Voice Control
Hulu’s services will feature voice control on Amazon Echo and Fire TV devices. Hulu updated its Fire TV apps to support Alexa voice commands on Thursday. Through Fire TV and Echo, users can ask to pause, rewind, and watch programs, for example. This could be a fun, new way to enjoy your favorite TV shows and channels.

Here are some examples of the voice commands Hulu users will be able to use Alexa:

  • “Alexa. Go to ESPN, CBS, etc.”
  • “Alexa. Watch Difficult People, Future Man, etc.”

Hulu Strikes Streaming Deal with Disney
Hulu and Disney announced a streaming agreement that adds many hit Disney-owned ABC TV shows to the streaming service. The deal, announced Thursday, includes the newest episodes and back full back catalogs of the following TV series:

  • Revenge: available December 7, 2017
  • The Catch
  • Shadowhunters
  • Marvel’s Agent Carter
  • Captain America
  • Blossom
  • Bunheads: available December 14, 2017
  • Cougar Town: available 2018
  • Perception: available 2018

Hulu Opens Headquarters in San Antonio
Hulu officially opened its Viewer Experience Headquarters in San Antonio, TX this week. This venture will create 500 new jobs at the streaming company’s new location. About 300 of these positions will be filled by the end of this year. The additional 200 jobs are expected to be available sometime in 2018.

Workers at Hulu’s HQ will improve customers’ experiences with the brand. Hulu hasn’t announced what these jobs will be. That hasn’t stopped some from guessing that the HQ will be a phone and customer support center. They base this upon Hulu’s plans to offer 24/7 customer support. The new HQ sounds like it will be good news for Hulu customers and the city of San Antonio.

New Movies on Hulu…
So there you have it, streamers. It’s the latest news about the improvements happening at Hulu. It looks like things are getting exciting over at the green streaming service. At the rate that streaming services are improving, we expect to have more Hulu updates in the weeks to come. Until then, here is the list of all the movies that are new on Hulu in December:

Dec. 1
3 Ninjas
The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad
Aliens of the Deep
Apocalypse Now
Apocalypse Now Redux
At Close Range
Basic Instinct 2: Risk Addiction
The Black Cauldron
Breakheart Pass The Brothers Grimm
Buffalo 66
Child’s Play
Chilly Christmas
Coopers Camera (AKA Coopers’ Christmas)
The Count of Monte Cristo
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Downhill Racer
The Falcon and the Snowman
The Final Cut
George of the Jungle
Heaven’s Gate
The History of Comedy: Complete Season 1
I’ll Be Home for Christmas
The Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall
In & Out
In Enemy Hands
In the Line of Fire
Inside Number 9: Complete Season 2
Kill Bill: Volume 1
Kill Bill: Volume 2
L7 Pretend We’re Dead
The Last Warrior
The Missing
Mississippi Burning
Mr. Wrong
One Magic Christmas
Primal Fear
Puppetmaster: Axis Termination
Robocop 2
Robocop 3
Rocky II
Rocky III
Rocky IV
Rocky V
Searching for Bobby Fischer
Searching for Sugar Man
The Silence of the Lambs
Space Jam
Stealing Harvard
The Three Musketeers
The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)
Three Men and a Baby
Total Recall
Tree Fu Tom: Complete Seasons 3 & 4
Trust Me: Complete Season 1
The Water Horse
The Wine Show: Complete Season 2
Winnie the Pooh, A Valentine for You

Dec. 2
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 5 Premiere

Dec. 3
Cop Land
Sweet Home Alabama
The Rules of Attraction

Dec. 4

Dec. 5
The Great Christmas Light Fight: Season 5 Premiere
Iron Protector

Dec. 6
Shut Eye: Season 2 Premiere

Dec. 8
Crank: High Voltage
Defining Moments: Season 1 Premiere
The Great American Baking Show: Season 3 Premiere
Legion: Complete Season 1
Legion of Brothers

Dec. 9
Dave Made a Maze

Dec. 11
Steven Universe: Complete Season 4

Dec. 13
Vengeance of an Assassin

Dec. 14
Bunheads: Complete Season 1

Dec. 15
40 Days and 40 Nights
The Crow
Kate and Leopold
The Limehouse Golem
Tears of the Sun

Dec. 16
The Next Step: Complete Season 5B

Dec. 18
Graves: Complete Season 1
Made In Chelsea: Complete Seasons 1-13
Mighty Magiswords: Complete Season S1A

Dec. 19
Decorating DisneySpecial

Dec. 20
Kim Dotcom: Caught in the Web

Dec. 22
Monster Trucks

Dec. 23
Clarence: Complete Season 3
Banksy Does New York

Dec. 25
The Hollow One
United Shades of America: Complete Season 2

Dec. 29

Dec. 30
The Art of the Game: Ukiyo E Heros

Dec. 31
Always Watching
Anarchy Parlor
Osiris Child: SFv1

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