Hulu Live TV: The subscription on-demand is the new synonym of chill. There is nothing better than best entertainment available at one click, right?
As the streaming world is taking over, Hulu; A US-based subscription on-demand service has spread its wings. Right from their entry 2007-2008 in the market, they refuse to step back. Hulu, today has more than 28 million subscribers!
Do you know what makes Hulu so lovable? While it may have lesser content compared to its competitors, but it gets content faster. As audiences cut the cable cord, they look to Hulu to catch up with the latest hot shows, watching new episodes the morning after they air.
Hulu provides early access to popular broadcast TV series after they’ve aired. Also, equipment rentals, hidden fees, or installation appointments are like a cherry on the cake! Plus, its accessibility across major devices makes it available for users to surf while on the go.
Hulu has been updating their services to provide the best to their customers ever since and today we are going to talk about its very famous and recently launched service, Hulu Live! Stay tuned to know everything about Hulu Live. From subscription plans to available channels, we have covered it all.
- 1 So, What is Hulu Live?
- 2 Pros of Hulu Live
- 3 Hulu Add-ons:
- 4 How Many Shows Can You Watch at Once With Hulu Live TV?
- 5 What do I need to get started with Hulu Live?
- 6 What Internet Speed is Required for Hulu with Live TV?
- 7 What plans does Hulu Live offer?
- 8 Do I need any extra hardware to access Hulu Live?
- 9 All you need to know about Hulu subscription, upgrade and cancellation!
- 10 Cons
So, What is Hulu Live?
So, simply said, with Hulu Live TV you can enjoy live broadcast and cable from a single app. Yes, you heard it right. You get access to all the already available programs on Hulu along with live TV screening.
Well, there is so much more Hulu has to offer, but first, let’s get you started with Hulu. So, here is a nice candy Hulu offers. You can enjoy a week’s free service before you actually get billed for it.
Well, this is just not it. Here are the multiple benefits you can enjoy with Hulu Live:
Pros of Hulu Live
Free Streaming For a Week
Who doesn’t enjoy free stuff? For all we know, this free week could be a marketing trick to get you forever stuck on Hulu. A free week to enjoy live streaming as well as the basic on-demand subscription. There are no restrictions on this trial, you can enjoy the service to the fullest as it provides all the features/ benefits that are available in the paid version of it! So, all we can say is, entertain yourself through the week as much as you can!
Free Cloud Recording
A cloud DVR, awesome isn’t it? Hulu with Live TV offers this amazing feature that allows you to record shows and watch them at your desired time. Let go off all your worries about storage on your hardware. And the best part is that with Hulu you can record streaming on any of your devices and later access it from any of your other devices.
The provided cloud DVR along with Hulu Live offers a limited amount of storage, that is up to 50 hours. Don’t be sad, Hulu Live also offers an add on in case you need more. We’ll talk more about the add on later.
Live Streaming of 60+ channel
Yes, you read it right. There’s plenty. Way too much for you to watch. Right from sports, news to family and kids entertainment channels Hulu has covered it all.
While all the channels are subject to availability as per your location. You can check you the channels available for your Pincode here.
Allows Switching amongst Plans
Hulu has multiple plans that provide you with different benefits, from on-demand streaming, streaming without any interruption of advertisement to Hulu live and Add-ons. The great thing that Hulu provides is flexibility, the option to choose as well as move to any other plan you like at any point in time.
Not good enough? Well, if these benefits don’t tempt you enough, you definitely need to check out these awesome add ons that Hulu offers.
Enhanced Cloud DVR:
As we mentioned above, Hulu Live already provides a cloud-based DVR to record your favourite screenings. Well, we are all always hungry for more entertainment and Hulu has a solution for that.
This add-on will help you record a ton of content (200 hours of content) to your cloud DVR. Plus, this add-on as well allows you to skip commercials on the recorded content.
Be it, family or friends, today, we all have our choices. While Hulu Live is accessible only at 2 screens, this add-on lets you upgrade to an unlimited number of screens. Cool, isn’t it?
You can enjoy an unlimited number of screens with your home network in addition to that, it also provides access to 3 screens on the go!
Hulu Live provides the add-on option of showtime, Cinemax, HBO and Straz. Each of these channels is available at Wile, we are sure of many more channels to serve you for entertainment, you can pick any of these providers to add more fun in your daily streaming.
You take Showtime as an add-on at $10.99 per month, Starz at $8.99 per month, HBO at $14.99 per month and Cinemax at $9.99 per month. Also, you get access to its complete library of on-demand content. Each of the networks individually has 6 to 8 channels to offer including both east and west coast broadcasts.
Hulu as well provides an overall entertainment add-on. Get access to News, Lifestyle, DIY, FYI, Network, Discover Family, Destination America and more under the Entertainment add-on. Entertainment add on is priced at $7.99 per month!
With the Español add-on, you get access to popular streaming in Spanish. Enjoy channels such as CNN en Español, Discovery en Español, Discovery Familia, ESPN Deportes, History Channel en Español, and Universo at $4.99 per month.
Well, we know that there are tons of questions popping in your head and as we mentioned earlier, we have covered it all!
How Many Shows Can You Watch at Once With Hulu Live TV?
Hulu Live doesn’t consider the number of shows that you are watching, it counts the number of screens being used. It gives you the freedom to watch any number of shows without any restrictions!
What do I need to get started with Hulu Live?
Well, the best thing is that it doesn’t require much to get started! A high-speed internet connection set as a home network, subscription and a supported device!
What Internet Speed is Required for Hulu with Live TV?
According to Hulu Help, you’ll need 3.0 Mbps for Hulu streaming library, 8.0 Mbps for live streams and 16.0 Mbps for 4k content. You can also stream a reduced video quality at 1.5 Mbps.
What plans does Hulu Live offer?
Hulu Live currently offers 2 plans.
- Hulu plus Live TV, Where you can avail one week for free and then it costs $44.99 per month.
- Live TV only, Where you’ll have access to on-demand screenings. It costs $43.99 per month.
Do I need any extra hardware to access Hulu Live?
Yes, just as we mentioned above, you’ll need a supported device. Here is the list of supported devices by Hulu to get you started.
- Android phones and tablets
- Apple iPhones and iPads
- Apple TV (4th generation or later)
- Echo Show
- Fire Tablets
- Fire TV and Fire TV Stick
- Hulu.com using a Mac or PC browser
- LG TV (select models)
- Nintendo Switch
- Roku and Roku Stick (select models)
- Samsung TV (select models)
- Xbox One & Xbox 360
All you need to know about Hulu subscription, upgrade and cancellation!
Well, it’s pretty easy. All you need to do is navigate to Hulu and subscribe for you Live TV.
It is extremely easy to switch among various plans on Hulu. all you need to check out in manage my account tab in your Hulu account!
Don’t just let you subscription pass by, use it, if not use then hold it! Hulu provides this amazing option to hold your subscription up to 12 weeks, just in case you are going on a trip or too busy to watch it then. Learn more about the process at Hulu help.
Just in case you completely want to discontinue the Hulu service, they also provide you with an option to either cancel the subscription or delete your account permanently.
Well, Hulu is all fun, but here are a few cons that we came across.
Can’t fast forward through commercials.
There is an exception to this in the addon Cloud DVR feature. But, a fast forward option is not accessible in the basic already provided DVR option.
Available only for U.S. and Japan Only
Hulu has got a ton of restrictions based on screen as well as network. It does allow a little bit of flexibility with the add-on of multiple screens, but the network-based restriction might be a bit hard on frequent travelers.
Well, just in case we have missed adding any information on Hulu Live TV, please feel free to mention them in the comments section below. Also, we hope that this helps you pick the best services and enjoy it seamlessly!