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What is Hulu Live TV? Channel lineup, Plans, Pricing & All

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In the age of live streaming, users have more options for viewing content than ever. Hulu Live TV is one of them. It is like cable but only better. It’s also known as Hulu with Live TV. It provides you access to on-demand content and TV from 60 different channels. Hulu is as exciting as the Spectrum TV packages and it’s affordable.

What is Hulu Plus?

When Hulu first launched, it was a free streaming service. Since it was free, you could expect a few commercials in between the streaming. Eventually, Hulu Plus was introduced. It was also free but it had access to a much larger library with limited commercials. Now, Hulu as a standalone service plan does not exist. In other words, it’s not available for free.

It’s no longer Hulu and Hulu Plus, it’s just Hulu Plus. Keep in mind Hulu Plus, Hulu Live TV, Hulu with Live TV, and Hulu + Live TV are all the same things.

Hulu Subscription Plans and Pricing

Hulu offers two subscription plans. To get started, you don’t need equipment rentals or installation appointments. There are no hidden fees as well. These are your options:

Hulu (Basic)

It’s their basic plan that starts with $5.99 a month. Under Hulu, you have two options. You can either get Hulu (with no ads) or Hulu (with limited ads). Let’s review these:

Hulu (No Ads) Hulu (Most Popular)
Starts at $11.99 per month Starts at $5.99 per month

The first-month subscription to both these plans is free. You can cancel the subscription anytime you want. What you will get: You will get unlimited access to Hulu streaming library with limited or no ads. You can watch Hulu original shows, hit movies, kids shows, and full seasons of trending series.

Hulu Live TV

Hulu Live TV is their advanced plan that costs $44.99 a month. Just like Hulu, Hulu Live TV has two versions, one with commercials and one without commercials.

Hulu (No Ads) Live TV Hulu Live TV
Starts at $50.99 per month Starts at $44.99 per month

What you will get: It gives you unlimited access to Hulu streaming library with limited ads. You can watch Hulu original shows, hit movies, kids shows, and full seasons of trending series.

That’s not all, you can stream 60+ top live and on-demand TV channels, record live TV with 50 hours of cloud DVR storage, and watch TV live on your smart devices.

When you sign up, you will get the first week free. You can cancel the subscription whenever you want.

Hulu Live TV Compatible Devices

Regardless of the plan, you have subscribed to, you can stream Hulu Live TV on a variety of devices which include gaming consoles, tablets, smartphones, smart TVs, TV streaming media players, and your browser.

These are the devices that Hulu Live TV supports:

Gaming Consoles Smart TVs Smartphones & Tablets TV Streaming media players Browsers
Nintendo Switch LG TV Android (5.0 and above) Apple TV MC browsers
Xbox One Samsung TV iOS (11 and above) Amazon Fire TV PC browsers
Xbox 360 Android TV Amazon Fire tabs TV Stick
Roku TV Chromecast
Roku

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Equipment to Get Started

Technically, you don’t need any equipment to get started with Hulu Live TV. All you need is a subscription to one of its plans, a reliable Internet connection, and a compatible device (choose from any mentioned above).

You would simply have to log into your Hulu account and start streaming whatever shows or movies you like. That’s about it!

Pro tip: To enjoy an uninterrupted streaming experience, consider subscribing to Spectrum internet plans or any other leading provider in your area.

Hulu Live TV Cloud DVR

If you have always worried about missing out on the latest episode of a show, movie, a live sporting event or newscast, you don’t have to anymore. The Cloud DVR feature lets the subscribers of live TV record and store the content.

You will have 50 hours of storage. But you can upgrade to enhance cloud DVR for 200 hours if you want to. That would cost an extra $15 a month. For that, you must add the show, movie or event to “My stuff” in your accord and it will record the content. This recording will stay on Cloud DVR.

It will keep on recording as long as it has reached the storage limit. When the storage is full, you will see the message “DVR Full”. To free up space for a new recording, you must remove the old videos. Cloud DVR does that automatically.

Hulu Live TV Channel Lineup

Starting from news, sports, lifestyle, and cartoons to traditional networks, Hulu Live TV offers a huge channel lineup.

They have 60+ channels which you can watch without cable. Of course, the local channels vary from local to location. Don’t fret, you will still have all the popular channels. We have unpacked the channel list by categories in the table below:

Network Channels Sports Channels Lifestyle Channels News Channels Kids Channels
NBC CBS Sports Network Travel Channel CNBC Cartoon Network
FOX NBC Golf HGTV Fox News Universal Kids
CBS ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNews, ESPNU, ESPN Goal Line Food Network Fox Business Disney XD
ABC Olympic Channel History Channel HLN Disney Channel
FX, FXX, FXM SEC Network Lifetime & Lifetime Movies CNN Disney Junior
TBS, TNT, TCM The ACC Network A&E Network CNN International FreeForm
Oxygen FS1, FS2 National Geographic & NAT GEO Wild
Telemundo BTN Bravo
E!

Hulu Live TV Add-ons

Regardless of the plan, you have subscribed to, you can readily get add-ons. These are the add-ons available:

Premium Channels

You can choose from these 4 premium add-ons:

  • HBO for $15 per month
  • Showtime for $11 per month
  • Cinemax for $10 per month
  • Starz for $9 per month

Enhanced Cloud DVR

If 50 hours of storage is not enough, you can increase your DVR storage to 200 hours by paying $9.99 per month.

Unlimited Screens

This add-on lets you upgrade to watch Hulu on unlimited screens. You can enjoy watching on 3 screens at a time when you are on the go. For this, you have to pay $9.99 per month.

Entertainment Add-on

At the price of $7.99 per month, you can get 10 extra channels. These include Stay current with additional news, entertainment, and lifestyle programming.

Espanol Add-on

You can add 6 popular Spanish channels in your plan at the price of $4.99 per month. These channels include CNN en Espanol, Discovery en Espanol, Discovery Familia, ESPN Deportes, History Channel en Espanol, and Universo.

Final Words

There is no better option than Hulu Live TV if you are looking for a nice streaming service that has a plethora of channel lineup and some seriously good features. Plus, you can record live TV shows as well. It is better to get in touch with their customer services for a detailed guide. For those who are not sure whether they would like the service, going for free trial is a great option to test the water.
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FAQs

How much is Hulu?

Hulu costs $5.99 a month. It’s the price of their basic and most popular plan.

Does Hulu Live TV Offer a Free Trial?

Yes, a free trial is available. If you have subscribed to their basic plan, you will get a 1-month free trial. On the other hand, if you have subscribed to Hulu Live TV, you will get 1-week free trial.

Does Hulu Offer Any Special Deals?

Yes, it does. Recently, they teamed up Chrissy Teigen, the co-host of an upcoming Hulu series called Family Style to promote a deal. Their ad-supported plan had 50% off for 6 months.

How Many People Can Watch Hulu at Once?

You can log into your Hulu account from as many devices you want, but you can only watch on one device at home. However, Hulu Live TV allows simultaneous screens or streams per account.

How many Devices Can You Have On Hulu?

With the standard plan, you can only stream on one device at a time. However, you can upgrade your plan by paying $14.99 extra and enjoy streaming on unlimited devices at once.

What Local Channels are on Hulu?

Hulu has signed deals with local affiliates. The local channels offered by Hulu include Fox, ABC, NBC, CBS, CW, Telemundo, and MyNetworkTV. The availability of the local channels varies from market to market.

Why Does Hulu Have Commercials?

Hulu shows commercials to optimize the sale of its inventory. They also use commercials to reach new audiences and invite users to watch more content available in Hulu’s library.

Does Hulu with Live TV include DVR?

Yes, Hulu with Live TV includes a DVR. It’s called Hulu Cloud DVR that includes 50 hours of recording by default.

How Do I Sign Up for Hulu Live TV?

Follow these steps to sign up with Hulu Live TV:

  1. Visit Hulu.com/welcome and click on the “Start Your Free” trial.
  2. Select the plan you like.
  3. Enter your email address, create a password and enter other information required.
  4. Choose a payment option, fill in the billing information, and select “submit.”
  5. You are all set. You can now set into your Hulu account from any supported device.

How Do You Cancel Hulu?

To cancel your Hulu subscription, follow these tips:

  1. Log into your Hulu account
  2. Go to your “Account” setting
  3. Under “Your Subscription” find “Cancel Subscription” and click on it
  4. Provide a reason why you have decided to cancel Hulu
  5. Finalize the cancellation by selecting “Take Offer”
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