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Feature Request: HULU 4k and 5.1 Support on Roku Devices

Would be nice if Roku and HULU could work together to provide 4K Video and 5.1 Audio support on Roku capable devices and Roku capable TV's. Can someone from the Roku team push this request to the development team? 

If the supported devices list below is accurate from HULU, the only way to get 4K Video and 5.1 Audio is to use a Chromecast device. Seems logical that the most popular streaming device might want to join both of those lists. Please.  Smiley Very Happy

From HULU Support pages: ... uage=en_US

4K Ultra HD programming is currently available on:

    • Apple TV (5th generation or later)


  • Chromecast Ultra ... uage=en_US

HULU with 5.1 Surround Sound
While Hulu’s collection of 5.1 supported content and devices continues to grow, at this time, it’s limited to a selection of Hulu streaming library shows and movies (which includes all Hulu Originals), on the compatible devices listed below.

    • Chromecast*


    • Fire TV (3rd generation and Cube) and Fire TV Stick 4K


    • LG TV (WebOS 3.0 and above)


    • Nintendo Switch


    • PlayStation 3 (all models)


    • PlayStation 4 (all models)


    • Samsung TV (select models)


    • VIZIO SmartCast TVs


  • Xbox One (all models)
TCL-TV Roku 55P605 (4K HDR & DV) | VIZIO SB36512‑F6 ATMOS Soundbar
TCL-TV Roku 43S425 (4K HDR) | TCL-TV Roku 32S301 (720p) | Fire TV Stick 4K
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Roku Employee
Roku Employee

Re: HULU 4k and 5.1 Support on Roku Devices

[Updated topic title to denote feature request

Thanks for sharing the feature request. We'll be sure to pass it along to the team for future consideration! 

Danny R.
Roku Forum Moderator
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Re: HULU 4k and 5.1 Support on Roku Devices

At this point this shouldn't be "future consideration," this should be an imperative update at least for the newest slate of Roku devices... Any word on this at all?
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Community Manager
Community Manager

Re: HULU 4k and 5.1 Support on Roku Devices

Thanks for checking in here.

For the latest updates, you'll want to reach out to the channel provider directly. They'll be able to help answer questions regarding the specific audio/video formats their channel supports on the Roku platform, or any news regarding their channel.

We've passed along the feedback, and will be sure to share any further updates as we hear them. 




Tanner D.
Roku Community Manager
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