Hulu launches its new live TV streaming service on the Apple TV
The American VOD service Hulu launched its live TV streaming service on Wednesday 3 May. The Hulu with Live TV service contains 60 TV channels and 50 hours of cloud DVR recording. The base offer costs $39.99 per month, and users can subscribe to options to broaden the possibilities of the service.
The service is targeted towards cordcutters who want to unsubscribe from traditional cable TV, and includes the existing Hulu show catalog. Hulu with Live TV is still in beta, because as of yet it only supports some smart TV devices, and regional network affiliates’ content is not included. Among other networks, the service includes Cartoon Network, CNN, Disney, ESPN, Fox, ABC, NBC, and CBS.
The following options are available:
– Enhanced Cloud DVR for $14.99, which allows for 200 hours of cloud DVR recording, simultaneous recording of unlimited programs, and fast-forwarding through commercials;
– Unlimited Screens for $14.99, which allows users to watch Hulu on an unlimited number of devices at home and 3 devices outside the home;
– Both above options for $19.99;
– No commercials in VOD content for $4;
– Access to the Showtime channel for $8.99.
Access to all features of the service sets thus $68.97 per month back. The absence of HBO, Viacom and Discovery can be noted. Hulu with Live TV’s price is comparable to that of other streaming services, and it is interesting for those who want access to the 4 big American networks and can live without HBO.
Source: Jeff Gamet – macobserver.com