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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.
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.
Fire TV (3rd generation and Cube) and Fire TV Stick 4K
LG TV (WebOS 3.0 and above)
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
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.