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Hulu Adds Dolby Digital 5.1 For Select Shows

Hulu this week added Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound for select titles and select devices.

The subscription Video on Demand service said the audio feature is now available on all Hulu original programs, and select movies and TV shows in the Hulu catalog. Hulu does not specify at its web site which non-original shows are now available in Dolby Digital.

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The streaming service also said Dolby Digital would only be available on the following devices:

Chromecast (Chromecast devices must be connected over HDMI to a TV or A/V receiver that supports playback of 5.1 Dolby Digital Plus audio.)
Fire TV (3rd generation and Cube) and Fire TV Stick 4K
LG TV (WebOS 3.0 and above)
Nintendo Switch

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PlayStation 3 (all models)
PlayStation 4 (all models)
Samsung TV (select models)
VIZIO SmartCast TVs
Xbox One (all models)

To enable surround sound on these devices, you’ll need to select a 5.1 compatible option from audio output settings.

While the addition of Dolby Digital 5.1 will please audiophiles, Hulu still does not offer programming in 4K or 4K HDR.

— Phillip Swann

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The TV Answer Man is veteran journalist Phillip Swann who has covered the TV technology scene for more than two decades. He will report on the latest news and answer your questions regarding new devices and services that are changing the way you watch television.

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