Hulu Launches Desktop Application for Mac and Windows

Submitted by lalit on May 29, 2009 - 9:37am.

Hulu has launched a desktop application for both Mac and Windows computers. The overview of the application says:

 “Hulu Desktop is a lean-back viewing experience for your personal computer. It features a sleek new look that’s optimized for use with standard Windows Media Center remote controls or Apple remote controls, allowing you to navigate Hulu’s entire library with just six buttons. For users without remotes, the application is keyboard and mouse-enabled. Hulu Desktop is a downloadable application and will work on PCs and Macs.”

The minimum system requirements for Hulu Desktop on Mac is Intel Pentium Core Duo 2.0GHz, 2GB RAM, Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger), 2Mbps Internet connection and Flash 9.0.124. While Windows PC will require Intel Pentium Core Duo 1.8GHz, 2GB RAM, Windows XP or later, 2Mbps Internet connection and Flash 9.0.124.

After using the desktop application and comparing it with Hulu in web browser we have come to the conclusion that somehow the desktop application offers better video and audio quality. Even the 480p video on Hulu’s website in web browser is not as crisp and clear as on the Hulu Desktop application. You can download Hulu Desktop here.