All you Need to Know About Hulu Plus Live TV
Hulu is a popular streaming service that offers its customers a wide range of online series and movies. It is a great alternative to your local cable service if you don’t watch sports, news or other local entertainment channels regularly.
However, the biggest problem of subscribing to an online streaming service is that you don’t get to enjoy the traditional cable viewing experience. Therefore, such streaming service providers have started to offer Live TV along with their unique entertainment services. Hulu + Live TV is one such service launched by Hulu.
Launch of “Hulu + Live TV”
Hulu was launched in 2008 when the giants like ABC/Disney and Fox extra agreed to provide their content on a single platform. Quickly it became one of the top streaming TV providers in the world. It set a new standard for other streaming services by launching Hulu +Live TV in 2017. Through this plan, it began to provide original content as well as Live TV with a range of sports, news and movie channels.
The Plan and Pricing
Hulu + Live TV plan provides a number of channels and on-demand shows. Through this service, subscribers can enjoy popular shows like The Simpsons, South Park, and Family Guy extra. The plan also offers some add-ons at affordable prices. The complete list is given below:
|Features||Regular||Hulu + Live TV|
|Trial (Free)||30 days||7 days|
|Number of Channels||N/A||Greater than 60|
|Number of Devices||2||2|
How to Stream Hulu Live TV?
Streaming Live TV on Hulu is quite simple. You need to download a Hulu app and ensure that you have the best streaming TV devices that can allow live TV interface and DVR functionality. You can find below the list of all devices that are compatible with the Hulu app:
If you don’t want to download the Hulu app, you can simply visit the Hulu webpage to access Live TV and other Hulu content. Just enter your login information and stream your favorite content. It is also one of the most famous ways of streaming Hulu content.
If you want to stream this service on your laptop/computer, make sure that you have at least 1.5 Mbps download speed for SD videos. If you want to stream videos in HD, you will need to have even higher speeds. Besides this requirement, you need to have the following features as well:
- Windows 10, Chrome OS and Mac OS 10.9 or above
- Up-to-date versions of Chrome, Firefox and Safari extra
- HTML5 enabled
- Cookies enabled
Gaming consoles are more than just game-play devices today. The latest technology has transformed them into one of the best devices in the market. Just by getting them connected to the Internet, you can access a range of online streaming services through game consoles.
To access the Hulu service on the latest gaming console, just download the Hulu app from the website or the store. After that, enter the login information and start watching your favorite shows. It is important to note that live TV cannot be accessed on gaming consoles as of now. You can use the following consoles to access the regular Hulu service:
- Xbox One
- Xbox 360
- Wii U
Through the mobile phone, you can watch your favorite shows and Live TV on the go. Just download the app from the App Store of your mobile and enjoy smooth streaming anytime and anywhere. It has different requirements for different kinds of devices.
For this app to run smoothly on your android device, you need to have version 5.0 or above and a screen size of “800×480 pixels.”
iPhone and iPad
For these devices, you need to have an iOS 11.0 update or above.
There are several attractive devices in the market that support the Hulu + Live TV plan.
To stream Hulu on this device, you need to have 4th Generation of Apple TV.
To ensure the smooth running of the Hulu app, you should purchase a 4K model of Chromecast.
Besides the Hulu Live TV channels, you can watch several top-rated Roku channels on this device. Just make sure that your device is updated to stream the latest Hulu content on it. The models ranging from Roku Ultra to 4K Roku TV support the Hulu app.
There are several Smart TVs in the market that have a default Hulu app built in them. So, you can enjoy HD content on the big screen in your own home. If you want to make sure that your Smart TV supports the Hulu app, you can visit the Hulu Help Center to get more information about this aspect.
What’s Available On Hulu?
Hulu offers a range of channels and original content for the customers to enjoy.
Sports and News
You can enjoy a wide variety of sports and news channels with this service. If you think that the content is limited, you can access on-demand content as well.
A Range of Channels
Hulu offers several movies and other entertainment channels. However, it has not been that successful in offering a wide range of local channels. This is because convincing and negotiating with the local cable providers is an arduous task and will take a significant amount of time to pull-off.
To check whether Hulu is providing your local TV channels, visit the service’s webpage. Look for the channels available in your ZIP Code to see which channels will you be accessing through this service.
Although Hulu is not famous for its original content, it has started offering several attractive original series. Some of the popular shows include ‘The Hot Wives of Orlando,’ ‘The Awesomes’ and ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ extra. These shows making the streaming service worth every penny.
Overall, the Hulu + Live TV is offering great content with amazing picture quality and very affordable prices. However, the range of channels and user-interface are the areas where the service has room for improvement.
Prices and availability depend upon your location. These packages were taken from the official site and last reviewed on 11th Apr-2020.
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