“The Wii U is dead!” is probably a phrase that’s been said at least a half-million times at this point. The system did end production in early 2017, so technically that statement is true, but some services have remained active even up until now. But, one by one, they’ve been gradually axed.
Yet another one is about to bite the dust: Hulu. Now, if you think this is deja-vu, then you’re likely remembering that Hulu for Wii U did shut down earlier this year. However, that applied to the North American version of the video streaming service. Its Japanese counterpart has remained active up until now, but it has recently been announced that it too will cease operations on Wii U on July 24, 2020. That’s still several months from now, but it’s a closure nonetheless.
In addition to shutting the service down, the Hulu app will also be removed from the Japanese eShop. Speaking of which, it is rather remarkable that the Wii U eShop is still up and running. Nintendo has yet to announce plans of that closing anytime soon.
If you still need to get your Hulu fix via your TV, then keep in mind that Hulu is still one of the few video streaming platforms that is currently on the Switch. So, if you own a Switch or Switch Lite, you can simply make the Switch over to that version of the service.