What is Hulu Live TV and how does it work? – Pocket-lint
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(Pocket-lint) – If you’re looking for live TV but don’t want to commit to cable signing, Hulu just might be for you. As of 2017, the Disney-owned platform has offered a range of live TV 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 ad-free.
A Hulu + Live TV package is perfect for cord cutters who already love Hulu but lack the convenience of watching live shows, 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 United States. It offers video content such as hit TV shows and feature films. For $ 6.99 per month you get access to Hulu’s content library, but for $ 12.99 per month you can enjoy an ad-free experience.
What is Hulu Live TV?
Hulu Live TV makes Hulu better compete with Sling TV, YouTube TV and others that offer live TV and cloud DVR features. Hulu Live TV is a $ 65 package that provides access to on-demand content and live TV from over 50 channels (depending on your region), as well as 50 hours of DVR space in the cloud. You will be able to manage up to six individual profiles and up to two simultaneous feeds at the same time.
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, etc. You can watch the news live anytime, with local news channels in many cities. You also have access to the complete Hulu streaming library included, which is a value of $ 7.99 per month, which means you can watch Hulu Original series, blockbuster movies and episodes, children’s shows. and many others.
Hulu has stated that you will be able to stream games live from major professional and college leagues, including the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, and NCAA. You can watch the best national sports channels, with local sports channels in many cities, although some games are subject to regional availability and blackouts. Additionally, due to rights restrictions, live streaming of NFL games is not available on smartphones.
The interface features the usual Hulu features, such as a watchlist and recommendations. The video above shows that while you are watching, pressing or swiping up on your remote will allow you to add what is currently playing to your favorites or find something else to watch. It’s all mixed up with TV channels, but Hulu suggests it can cleverly make your favorite 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 is also on the way.
Hulu Live TV offers paid add-ons. You can upgrade your cloud DVR to 200 hours of storage. You can also get “unlimited screens” so people can watch videos simultaneously on as many devices as they want at home, as well as up to three devices anywhere else. These features each cost $ 9.99 per month, or you can bundle them together for $ 20 – on top of the cost of the Hulu Live TV subscription.
How much does Hulu Live TV cost?
You can get a seven-day free trial, but after that, Hulu Live TV will cost you $ 64.99 or $ 70.99 per month, depending on whether or not you want the included Hulu video-on-demand subscription to be ad-free. or not. Right now, Hulu is currently running a promotion where your first three months are only $ 54.99 per month, but once the three months are up, you will have to pay full price thereafter.
How does Hulu Live TV compare to its competition?
Sling TV offers an alternative starting at $ 35 per month, but channels like NBC, ABC, and CBS are lacking. There’s also YouTube TV, which offers unlimited storage for $ 65 and an additional 4K Plus upgrade for an additional $ 10 per month.
Where is Hulu Live TV available?
Hulu Live TV is only available in the United States.
When can you try Hulu Live TV?
You can sign up for Hulu Live TV now on the Hulu website.
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