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lectroid

Because a PC isn’t a locked down device. They don’t want you watching on a pc of they can avoid it because you could block their tracking data, their ads, and other such things. You can’t on a walled garden platform like Roku, Apple TV, etc. You want full 1080 res? You’ll have to get a device they can peek at. That’s the business model.


HintofSarcasm

I highly doubt that. It's 10x easier to download tv shows than figuring out a way to block ads INSIDE a windows store app.


lectroid

On my Windows machine, it seemed like the hulu, disney, and netflix apps were just bare-bones edge browser windows. They seem to function more or less identically. It wouldn't surprise me if that's more or less what they were. I haven't used them on a PC in a good while so maybe things have changed.


flyingemberKC

It's a mix of hardware and software issues. If you look at the Hulu website it gives information on this. You need the right mix of CPU, monitor and GPU. It's not the speed, it's the back end tech in them being the right age. Support Widevine and Playready DRM Do you have an external monitor or second lower quality monitor? Probably not going to work. It looks like you're limited to 480p if you don't even meet requirements for 720p


HintofSarcasm

I'm using a 3700x and a 2070ti. Idk maybe it's the Widevine and DRM thing, but my hardware has no issue playing games in 4k or twitch/hbo/amazon/etc. It's just Hulu/Netflix. I'm also not limited to 480p, it's 720p. I can read that on the site myself. Idk where you're getting 480 from.