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Hulu with Live TV Packages, Channels, Pricing

by David Miklos Hazi
Hulu Streaming Service
3.9

Price

4.0/5

Channel Amount

3.0/5

Features

4.0/5

Device Compatibility

5.0/5

Add-ons

3.5/5

Pros

  • On-Demand Selection
  • Recently Aired TV Shows
  • Parental Controls
  • Local Channels
  • Bundles

Cons

  • Overall Value
  • Can't Watch Offline
  • Movie Library
  • No Fox RSNs

Hulu With Live TV Information

What is Hulu With Live TV?

Hulu With Live TV (R) is a subscription live TV and on-demand streaming service. The service fully controlled and majority-owned by Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer & International, a business segment of The Walt Disney Company, with NBCUniversal, owned by Comcast, as an equity stakeholder. This is a no-contract streaming service that delivers on-demand content and a live television streaming plan through an internet connection. It requires no professional installation, there are no extra fees, and you can cancel anytime.

Hulu has been a very popular choice for cord-cutters for several years now. As of October 3, 2020, Hulu With Live TV had amassed 4.1 million subscribers making it the most popular choice for cord-cutters. This streaming service is simple as it only offers one streaming plan. It has a variety of different channels, a smooth interface, and offers cloud DVR.

Hulu Plus Live TV

One giant negative for sports cord-cutters is that it no longer carries Fox Regional Sports Networks. This has been a disappointing trend for the entire industry as AT&T TV is now the only service to offer this network.

Overall we consider this a very solid yet middle of the road service. It doesn’t quite have the per-channel value as other services and you have to pay for upgraded DVR and unlimited simultaneous streams. It has a broad range of types of channels such as local, news, sports, and entertainment but does not offer any international programming aside from a weak Latino package. Also, it does it offer any skinny bundle of popular niche networks. The one giant positive is you can get decent price savings if you bundle this service with Disney+ and ESPN+.

Hulu Originals

Hulu Packages and Pricing

Hulu offers two different types of plans: On-demand and Live TV. The on-demand service is split into two plans, one with commercials and one with limited commercials. This can sometimes be confusing to many because the no commercials plan may still play commercials at the beginning or end of the video. All plans are monthly and contract-free.

Hulu’s on-demand service with commercials is an affordable $5.99/month. The “no commercials plan” is $11.99/month. Both plans offer the same content. Users get access to thousands of tv shows and movies on-demand primarily from The Walt Disney Company which also owns 21st Century FOX and ABC/ESPN. They also produce some original content such as The Handmaids Tale, which has won several awards including a Golden Globe and Emmy.

Hulu Plus Live TV

The live television service gives you access to over 65 channels of live-streaming. The plan costs $64.99/month. Hulu with Live TV also includes access to the Hulu Limited Commercials on-demand plan.

Also available are two different bundles. The first bundle is ESPN+, Disney+, and Hulu for $13.99/month. The second bundle is Hulu With Live TV, Disney+, and ESPN+ for $71.99/month. Head over to the ESPN+ website to access this special offer.

Package Type
Monthly
Price
Channels
DVR
Screens
Hulu On Demand With Ads
$5.99/month

N/A
N/A
1
Hulu On Demand Without Ads
$11.99/month

N/A
N/A
1
Hulu Live TV and On Demand with Ads
$64.99/month

65+
50 to 200 hours
2

What Channels Are On Hulu With Live TV?

Hulu Live TV offers 65+ channels. This service carries many different types of channels such as local, news, sports, kids, movies, and entertainment. Local channels vary depending on your geographical in-market location. Plus, stream full seasons of exclusive series, hit movies, current episodes, premium Hulu Originals, and more.

Hulu recently reached a deal with ViacomCBS, so Hulu Live TV will be adding 14 new channels to the service. Hulu subscribers will soon be able to live stream BET, BET Her, CMT, Comedy Central, MTV, MTV Classic, MTV2, Nick Jr., Nickelodeon, Nicktoons, Paramount Network, TeenNick, TV Land, and VH1.

Watch live news on popular networks such as CNBC, CNN, Fox News Channel, HLN, MSNBC, and more.

There is a lot of sports coverage of NCAA, NBA, NHL, NFL, the English Premier League, and more. Popular sports channels include BTN, ESPN, FS1, FS2, NBCSN, NBC Golf, and more.

Hulu also carries a variety of kid-friendly channels such as Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Cartoon Network, and more.

Here is a full list of Hulu with Live TV channels:

Channels
Hulu With Live TV
ABC
CBS
Fox
NBC
Telemundo
The CW
Univision
A&E
AMC
BET
Bravo
Cartoon Network
CNN
Comedy Central
Discovery
Disney Channel
Disney Junior
E!
ESPN
Food Network
Fox News
Freeform
FX
FXX
Hallmark
HGTV
History
Investigation Discovery
Lifetime
MSNBC
MTV
Nickelodeon
Paramount Network
Syfy
TBS
TLC
TNT
Travel Channel
truTV
USA Network
VH1
WE tv
ESPN
ESPN2
Fox Sports 1
Fox Sports 2
NBC Sports Network
TBS
TNT
Altitude
AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain
AT&T SportsNet Southwest
Fox Sports Arizona
Fox Sports Carolinas
Fox Sports Detroit
Fox Sports Florida
Fox Sports Indiana
Fox Sports Kansas City
Fox Sports Midwest
Fox Sports New Orleans
Fox Sports North
Fox Sports Ohio
Fox Sports Oklahoma
Fox Sports Prime Ticket
Fox Sports San Diego
Fox Sports South
Fox Sports Southeast
Fox Sports Southwest
Fox Sports Sun
Fox Sports Tennessee
Fox Sports West
Fox Sports Wisconsin
LA FC Sports Network
Longhorn Network
Marquee Sports Network
MASN
MASN2
MSG
MSG+
NBC Sports Bay Area
NBC Sports Boston
NBC Sports California
NBC Sports Chicago
NBC Sports Northwest
NBC Sports Philadelphia
NBC Sports Philadelphia+
NBC Sports Washington
NBC Sports Washington+
NESN
Root Sports Northwest
Spectrum SportsNet
Spectrum SportsNet LA
SportsNet NY
SportsTime Ohio
YES Network
MLB Network
NBA TV
NFL Network
NFL RedZone
NHL Network
ACC Network
ACC Network Extra
Big Ten Network
CBS Sports Network
ESPNU
Fox College Sports
Longhorn Network
Pac-12 Network
SEC Network
beIN Sports
Eleven Sports
ESPNEWS
Fox Soccer Plus
Golf Channel
Olympic Channel
Tennis Channel
Cinemax
EPIX
HBO
Showtime
Starz
*Subject to change. Please confirm with the service provider.

Hulu with Live TV Add-ons

This service has some add-ons but is lacking overall vs. other competitors such as Sling TV or fuboTV. The company does offer premium channels such as HBO Max, Cinemax, Showtime, and Starz. There is also an entertainment and Latino package add-on.

Subscribers can also choose from an enhanced Cloud DVR or unlimited screens add-on. You can also choose to bundle the two together to save 25%.

Premium channels

  • Cinemax – $9.99/month
  • HBO MAX– $14.99/month
  • Showtime – $10.99/month
  • Starz – $8.99/month

Entertainment add-on ($7.99/month)

  • American Heroes Channel
  • CNBC World
  • Cooking Channel
  • Destination America
  • Discovery Family
  • Discovery Life
  • DIY
  • FYI
  • Great American Country
  • Lifetime Movies
  • Science

Español add-on ($4.99/month)

  • CNN en Español
  • Discovery en Español
  • Discovery Familia
  • ESPN Deportes
  • FOX Deportes
  • History Channel en Español
  • NBC Universo

Hulu Channel List

Devices Compatible For Hulu With Live TV

Hulu is supported by a wide array of devices leaving subscribers with many options. Users have the flexibility to watch their favorite shows and movies in a variety of different ways such as at home on your television or on your phone while you’re on the go. Here is a list of supported streaming devices.

  • Android phones and tablets
  • Android TV (select models)
  • Apple TV (4th generation or later)
  • Chromecast
  • Echo Show
  • Fire Tablets
  • Fire TV and Fire TV Stick
  • iPhones and iPads
  • LG TV (select models)
  • Nintendo Switch
  • Mac and PC browsers/apps
  • PlayStation
  • Roku (select models)
  • Samsung TV (select models)
  • VIZIO SmartCast TVs
  • Xbox
  • Xfinity Flex Streaming TV Box
  • Xfinity X1 TV Boxes
Hulu Plus Live TV

Additional Hulu Features and Information

Streams
On-demand subscribers get one stream per account. Live TV subscribers get two simultaneous streams. They offer the Unlimited Screens add-on which allows unlimited devices on your home network and up to three mobile screens on-the-go. The Unlimited Screens option costs $9.99/month

Hulu Live TV

DVR
Hulu’s DVR service is a pro and a con. The pro is that their functionality is one of the better DVR services amongst cord-cutting services. And the con is that the basic service comes with a measly 50 hours of recording time; however, subscribers can upgrade to 200 hours for $9.99 per month. Hulu has a great feature that displays how many hours you have left. There is no limit on simultaneous recordings.

Features
Hulu offers “TV Anywhere” with up to 33 logins for different channel apps. There are also parental controls. Hulu has “Kids Mode” profiles that can filter out content. Only Hulu and Sling TV have some form of parental controls.

Local Channel Restrictions
Like most streaming services, there are local channel restrictions. However, this service has one of the most complete local channel offerings. The availability of local channels depends on your location but most major markets give access to the big four broadcast networks: ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC. Hulu also offers Telemundo.

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