After rumors and plenty of speculation, Hulu’s new live streaming functionality is now available in beta. One of the biggest names in streaming TV, Hulu now offers users the ability to browse live television, similar to services like Sling TV and DirecTV Now. This of course will include live sports, dozens of TV shows, and the ability to mindlessly channel surf, one of the greatest past times of television viewing.
- Watch Live TV on Android, iOS, Xbox One, Apple TV (4th gen), and Chromecast – more devices coming soon
- Stream 50+ top Live and On Demand TV channels including sports, news, and entertainment
- Get unlimited access to the Hulu streaming library (Limited Commercials plan) with full seasons of exclusive series, hit movies, Hulu Originals, kids shows, and more
- Watch on 2 screens at the same time
- Record Live TV with 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage
There is plenty of customization available, with the ability to pick from select packages, add DVR capabilities, and of course remain a subscriber to the traditional next-day TV streaming package. The package starts at $39.99 a month, with the ability to add service options offering more channels.
The Hulu interface went through a major redesign, and while the new look is certainly slick, there have been complaints that it’s “too” smart, in one of those Windows 8 kind of ways. Beautiful on the surface, but can be a little tough to navigate, especially compared to their previous interface.
We will have a full review of the service in the coming weeks after we have had time to play around with it. Stay tuned.