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Monday, 13 September 2021

What is Hulu Live TV and how does it work?

If you're looking for live TV but don't want to commit to signing up for cable, Hulu just might be for you. Ever since 2017, the Disney-owned platform has offered a range of live television packages starting at $64.99 per month for Live TV plus the ad-supported version of Hulu, or $70.99 for Live TV and Hulu without ads. 

A Hulu + Live TV package is perfect for cord-cutters who already love Hulu but miss the convenience of watching shows live, local programming, and sports. So, here's everything you need to know about it, including how it works.

What is Hulu?

Hulu is a premium streaming service in the US. It offers video content such as hit television shows and feature-length movies. For $6.99 per month, you get access to Hulu's content library, but for $12.99 per month, you can enjoy a commercial-free experience.

What is Hulu Live TV?

Hulu Live TV allows Hulu to better compete with Sling TV, YouTube TV, and others that offer live TV and cloud DVR features. Hulu Live TV is a $65 bundle that provides access to on-demand content and live TV from over 50 channels (depends on your area), plus 50 hours of cloud DVR space. You'll be able to manage up to six individual profiles and up to two simultaneous streams at once.

How does Hulu Live TV work?


Go here to see the full list of channels in your area. It includes ABC, CBS, NBC, ESPN, Fox Sports, FX, USA, Viceland, CNN, Fox News, and more. You can watch live news anytime, with local news channels in many cities. You also get access the full Hulu streaming library included, which is a $7.99 per month value, meaning you can watch Hulu Original series, hit movies and episodes, kids shows, and tons more.

Hulu said you will be able to stream live games from major pro and college leagues, including the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, and NCAA. You can watch the top national sports channels, with local sports channels in many cities, though some games are subject to regional availability and blackouts. Also, due to rights restrictions, live streaming of NFL games is not available on smartphones.


The interface has the usual Hulu features such as a Watchlist and recommendations. The video above shows that while you're watching, a push or swipe up on your remote control will let you add what's currently playing to your favourites or search for something else to watch. Everything is mixed in with TV channels, but Hulu is suggesting that it can smartly make your favourite shows or channels appear first.


Hulu Live TV at launch will work on iOS devices, Android devices, Apple TV, Xbox One, and Chromecast. Support for Roku, Samsung smart TVs, and Amazon Fire TV are also in the works.


Hulu Live TV offers extra cost add-ons. You can bump up your cloud DVR to 200 hours of storage. You can also get "unlimited screens" so that people can watch video simultaneously on as many devices as they want while at home, as well as up to three devices anywhere else. These features each cost $9.99 per month, or you can get them together for $20 - on top of the Hulu Live TV subscription cost.

How much does Hulu Live TV cost?

You can get a seven-day free trial, but after, Hulu Live TV will cost you $64.99 or $70.99 per month depending on whether or not you'd like the included Hulu video-on-demand subscription to be ad-free or not. At the moment, Hulu is currently offering a promotion where your first three months only cost $54.99 each month, but once the three months are up, you'll be on the hook for the full price thereafter. 

How does Hulu Live TV compare to rivals?

Sling TV offers an alternative starting at $35 per month, but channels like NBC, ABC and CBS are missing there. There's also YouTube TV, which offers unlimited storage for $65 and has an additional 4K Plus upgrade for an extra $10 per month. 

Where is Hulu Live TV available?

Hulu Live TV is only available in the US.

When can you try Hulu Live TV?

You can sign up now for the Hulu Live TV on Hulu's website.

Source : https://www.pocket-lint.com/apps/news/140941-what-is-hulu-live-tv-and-how-does-it-work

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