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    May 03, 2017
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Editors' Review

With Hulu and its Live TV package, catch on-demand network shows and original series and stream live TV from 50-something channels.


Sweeping collection of new and classic TV shows: Hulu -- jointly owned by Comcast, Disney, Fox, and Time Warner -- has a sizable catalog of current and classic network shows available for on-demand streaming, from "Family Guy" to "Seinfeld." An on-demand subscription starts at $7.99 with commercials. For $11.99, go commercial free. Either way, you can stream on-demand content to one device at a time.

Movies and original content: While Hulu is known for TV shows, Hulu's on-demand library spans new and classic movies as well as original series, such as "The Handmaid's Tale."

Hulu with Live TV streaming: With Hulu with Live TV, watch live over-Internet video streams from 50 or so channels. (Hulu with Live TV was available in beta at the time of this review.) The base live package costs $39.99 a month and includes access to all of Hulu's on-demand catalog. The Live package lets you stream to two devices at once and record 50 hours of live content with Hulu's cloud DVR storage. Live TV uses a refreshed interface that is attractive but might take some time for existing subscribers to get used to.

The major networks: The Live TV package offers local and national channels, but based on your region not all networks may be available. Here in the Bay Area, we get the local ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC channels live. (Note: Download is part of CBS Interactive, a division of CBS.)

Broad live sports: Depending on where you live, Hulu's Live TV includes ESPN, ESPN2, FS1 and FS2, NBCSN, NBC's and Fox's regional sports channels, and the Golf Channel.

Add-ons: You can expand DVR storage to 200 hours for $14.99 a month or stream to unlimited devices for a $14.99 a month. (Or combine the two for $19.99 a month.) Add Showtime for another $8.99 a month.


Missing channels: Hulu with Live TV lacks some popular channels, including AMC, Comedy Central, MTV (and other Viacom channels), and HBO. Hulu says it intends to add premium content.

Options add up quickly: The basic $7.99 on-demand service and $39.99 Live TV package are priced competitively. But add-ons can quickly chip away at the service's value.

Limited device support for live streaming: At launch, Hulu with Live TV works on Apple's and Android's phone and tablet devices, Xbox One, the Apple TV, and Chromecast. Hulu says support for Roku, Amazon's streaming devices, and viewing via a browser is in the works.

Bottom Line

If you want to watch current and classic TV shows, Hulu's on-demand service can't be beat. And if you are a Hulu subscriber, its live TV plan, even in beta, is an absolute deal. But service options add up quickly, and if you are already using Sling TV, YouTube TV, or PlayStation Vue to stream live TV, you have much of what Hulu offers through its live service.

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What's new in version

In this new version, enjoy the following:

  • New onboarding experience to help you build the Hulu you want right from the beginning.
  • All-new home that makes it easier to find the most timely and relevant things for you to watch right now.
  • Track everything in My Stuff - manage your shows, movies, networks, and more.
  • General
    Publisher Hulu
    Publisher web site
    Release Date May 03, 2017
    Date Added May 03, 2017
    Category Entertainment Software
    Subcategory Entertainment Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Android
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 208.02KB
    File Name External File
    Total Downloads 27,934
    Downloads Last Week 104
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free
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