Hulu Live TV beta launches for $40 per month and includes over 50 channels


About a year ago, a report claimed that Hulu was gearing up to take on the likes of PlayStation Vue and Sling TV with a live TV service of its own. A lot has changed in that year, and now Hulu Live TV has launched with a new beta that everyone can sign up for. 

The service includes more than 50 channels, including your favorite sports outlets, while being priced at just $39.99 per month. This price is around the same as what’s offered by the competition but is just $5 more than the likes of YouTube TV, PlayStation Vue, and DirecTV Now.

Other than the 50+ channels included in the base package, you are also granted a few extras with Hulu Live TV. These include the ability to watch Hulu Live TV on up to 2 different “screens” at a time, with the ability to upgrade to unlimited devices with a premium add-on.

Hulu is also including the ability to record up to 50 hours of live TV with its Cloud DVR storage option. There is another premium add-on which will allow you to record up to 200 hours of content if you really have a lot of catching up to do. The last big premium add-on available for Hulu Live TV is ShowTime, as you will be able to watch many of your favorite shows such as Billions or Shameless.

If you’re looking to unlock the “Unlimited Screens” and upgraded Cloud DVR storage options, you’ll be charged an extra $14.99 for each. However, if you bundle both add-ons with your plan, you’ll save $10, getting them both for an extra $20 per month (raising your cost to $60 per month). Meanwhile, adding ShowTime to your account will cost you an extra $8.99 per month, and isn’t eligible for a bundling discount.

The list of supported devices may seem a bit lacking at the moment, but here’s a list of what’s available starting today:

  • Apple iPhone
  • Apple iPad
  • Apple TV
  • Android Phones & Tablets
  • Chromecast
  • Xbox One

This may be a deciding factor for you if you are looking to jump on board with Hulu Live TV today. The company has stated that support for the following devices is “coming soon”:

  • Amazon FireTV
  • Roku
  • Samsung TVs & Blu-ray Players
  • Mac & PC (

If you don’t care about those latter devices, then you can head over to Hulu now and get signed up. The company is offering a 7-day free trial before you are charged the $40 for your first month of service.

Sound off in the comments below and let us know what you think about the new Hulu Live TV service and if you’ll be signing up for it.

Sign up for Hulu Live TV


The latest OxygenOS Open Beta brings new call gestures to the OnePlus 3T

Previous article

You can test new SHIELD updates early with NVIDIA’s preview program

Next article

You may also like


Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More in TV