Hulu Expands Live Streaming Service with Launch of Live TV Service

May 4, 2017, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

There are already more than a bunch of providers that currently offers live and on-demand TV content over the web. Now, to add to that, Hulu too is entering the space with a new beta version of its live TV services.

At $40 a month, Hulu will now be offering over 50 channels along with more than 50 hours of cloud DVR space. Additionally, users will also get subscribed to Hulu’s existing video service through which old TV shows and movies can be accessed by the users.

Contents can be watched on phones or on connected TV devices including Apple TV and Xbox consoles. That’s a short list, but Hulu will expand it further ahead, and it will include the likes of Roku as well.

Hulu also lacks the local affiliate deals unlike other digital pay TV services, which means that subscribers in some cities may not be able to watch programs in their local broadcast stations live. This would be a setback for Hulu in catering NFL streams.

Hulu, which features on-demand shows like the rest, will also provide no features for users to skip past the commercials. The option is available however if you go for an upgraded plan that cost $20 extra with added cloud DVR storage worth 200 hours.

Hulu’s plan for Live TV content was initially announced a year ago. Although available to all, the feature is currently in beta version, suggesting that noticeable overhauls will be coming across in the near future.

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