First Episode Of Hulu’s Stephen King Drama 11.22.63 Is Free For Xbox Owners

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Sorry fellow PlayStation fans, looks like we once again have to settle for having just a superior gaming system. With trolling out of the way; Microsoft is giving Xbox owners a little taste of an upcoming series produced by one of its content partners. As Netflix and Amazon have found real success with remarkable original content, Hulu is finally looking like a real contender with their small screen adaptation of Stephen King’s 11.22.63.

The story revolves around  Jake Epping (portrayed by James Franco), a high school teacher traveling back in time to prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. As one would imagine, obstacles are plentiful, including a confrontation with Lee Harvey Oswald.

Courtesy of Hulu

Courtesy of Hulu

The series looks to have high production value and talent behind it. A strong cast and the involvement of JJ Abrams is sure to catch the attention of many viewers and draw them in to the Hulu subscription service.

Xbox owners, however, are being given the opportunity to check out the first episode without even signing up for the Hulu trial period, let alone the paid version. They do however need to install the Hulu app on their consoles and watch the content through that. The promotion is tied into the launch of the Windows universal Hulu app that works across the entire Windows ecosystem; mobile, desktop and Xbox.

Today, Microsoft is excited to announce the availability of the new Hulu app for Windows 10. The all-new Universal Windows Platform application is available across PC, tablet and mobile in the US and is just in time to watch the brand new Hulu Original 11.22.63, which premieres today! Download the Hulu app for Windows 10 today, subscribe and tune in to the eight-part event series from Stephen King and J.J. Abrams, with star James Franco. In addition to the Hulu Windows 10 app experience, the first part of 11.22.63, “The Rabbit Hole,” is also available for free to non-Hulu subscribers on Xbox this week only*. Check out Xbox Wire for more details. – Windows Blog

Unlike Netfix, Hulu will be releasing the show episodically every week, instead of the entire season at once, and the opportunity to watch the first episode for free on the Xbox is only available until February 21st.

Let me know if you enjoy the show, I’ll just be over here enjoying better games 😉

  Source: Windows Blog
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