Hulu live streaming service expands to more channels

Hulu live streaming service expands to more channels

LOS ANGELES – Hulu showed off more details of its new live streaming service, and announced that the service is now available in a public beta starting today. Interested users can sign-up here.

Hulu first announced its live TV service back in at its Upfront’s in May 2016 and since then, we’ve seen the live TV cordcutting market become more crowded, with new offerings from DirecTV Now and YouTube TV. Even traditional cable operators, like Verizon and Comcast, are planning on getting into the online TV space. With traditional cable subscriptions falling, it makes sense that the networks and the providers are looking at other sources of income.

Now Hulu is offering another one: Its Hulu live TV service is available today (in “beta”) for $39.95 a month.

Network to provide channels including HGTV, Travel Channel, and Food Network, and it's also launching with other popular networks including TNT, A&E, FX, USA, Syfy, CNN, TBS, and Viceland
Network to provide channels including HGTV, Travel Channel, and Food Network, and it’s also launching with other popular networks including TNT, A&E, FX, USA, Syfy, CNN, TBS, and Viceland

That $39.95 will get you several dozen channels, which you can watch on your phone or connected TV devices like Xbox and Apple TV; more devices, like Roku, are on the way. It also includes Hulu’s subscription video service, which gives you access to old TV shows and movies, as well as Hulu originals like “The Handmaid’s Tale.”

So what does Hulu’s channel lineup look like? We don’t have the complete list, but these are some of the networks that Hulu’s live service supports:

  • ABC
  • CBS
  • NBC
  • Fox
  • CBS Sports
  • ESPN
  • Fox Sports
  • NBC Sports
  • TNT
  • Regional sports networks in top markets
  • CNN
  • CNBC
  • Fox News
  • Fox Business
  • MSNBC
  • Bravo
  • E!
  • Food Network
  • HGTV
  • Travel Channel
  • A&E
  • Cartoon Network/Adult Swim
  • Disney Channel
  • Freeform
  • FX
  • History
  • Lifetime
  • National Geographic
  • TBS
  • USA
  • Viceland

The Hulu with Live TV beta is available now, and you can sign up for a seven-day free trial before paying the $40-per-month charge.

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3 thoughts on “Hulu live streaming service expands to more channels

  1. Hulu Live Streaming · Edit

    The important thing to note about Hulu Live, strategy-wise, is what’s not in there: Anything from cable programmers Viacom, Discovery and AMC.

  2. Cable cutters have a new option starting today. I noticed a new interface to Hulu when I loaded it on my Apple TV earlier today. It’s more than just a new interface apparently.

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