Steve Coppell's side have lost their last six league games and are only one point above the relegation zone, but Hunt said: "I'm delighted to sign this new deal and show my commitment to Reading. I enjoy my football here. Now we look to the rest of the season."
There have been suggestions of a get-out clause in Hunt's new agreement that would allow him to leave should the Royals go down, but he told the Reading Evening Post: "I believe the club can keep going forward in the next few years and I want to play my part in that.
"The contract was all agreed about 10 or 11 days ago. It was just a matter of solicitors sorting everything out."