Hulu’s Android TV app finally gets bumped from 720p to 1080p, at least on some devices

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Hulu’s Android TV apps can finally stream in 1080p on new Nvidia Shield TV set-top-boxes and Sony Bravia TVs, as spotted by users on Reddit, and written up by Gizmodo, Android Central, and 9to5Google.

Users first noticed the change in the “App & Device Info” page in the Hulu app. After updating, the app lists the new max video resolution as “1920 x 1080”. It’s sort of a sneaky way to make the change. Looking at the update description on the Play Store, there’s no mention of it, so it’s possible something changed on Hulu’s server side as well.

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Hulu’s App & Device Info screen that shows the new max resolution.

Gizmodo says it was able to confirm that at least the Nvidia Shield from 2019 and…

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