Hulu is ready to make its first steps into VR territory starting in November. It was previously announce that Hulu would be coming to the Samsung Gear VR headset this fall, but Hulu's head of distribution, Tim Connolly, has now confirmed the app will launch alongside the new Gear VR headset in November. In speaking with CNET, Connolly said the app is "ready to go" for the Gear VR launch, and the company already has some interesting ideas for content on the platform:
The company is already dabbling in VR. It's producing a VR short film called "The Big One," created by YouTube creator Freddie Wong made alongside his upcoming Hulu original series. Another project is an immersive environment created to watch Hulu's catalog of 2D video — like watching a traditional episode of "Seinfeld" as though sitting in protagonist Jerry's apartment.
Hulu will join other big players like Netflix and Twitch, which launched on the platform in September shortly after an all-new version of the Gear VR headset was announced. The new headset will see its launch in November for $99, carrying support for the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy Note 5, and Galaxy S6 edge+.