Hulu has launched Live TV service in order to attract more customers. This service is going to give binge-watchers a whole new set of options in terms of quality entertainment. Find out more about this Live TV services in the blog post below.
Hulu is a perfect example of how a streaming app should look like. We all are seeing a boom in the entertainment industry, and a large part of this boom has been brought up by streaming services such as Hulu, Netflix, and other similar apps.
Hulu has come to a stage where you can access Live TV service. But, what’s new in the Live TV service when a cable operator is giving the same for quite some time now.
What is Hulu?
It is important to know what this app is before we could go further into the Live TV service that it has to offer. Hulu is an on-demand video service that is offering thousands of hours of digital content to countries like the US and Japan. Hulu is a joint venture of companies like Comcast, Walt Disney, Time Warner and 21st Century Fox. Hulu has its own wide range of movies and documentaries, plus the company also offers paid subscription tiers so that customers can modify their view experience according to their own personal preference.
What is Hulu with the Live TV?
The latest undertaking by Hulu is Hulu with Live TV. With this service, Hulu users will be able to watch on-demand TV programming along with Live TV on their TV sets. The Live TV functionality is similar PlayStation Vue, DirectTV Now and Sling TV. There is no need to hook up to any satellite or cable TV subscription in order to access this Live TV service.
This Live TV service may look good, but it is not because people have complained about slow internet speeds or influx of high traffic at certain periods during the day. Moreover, the user interface is not that great and needs uplifting.
Users who are accessing Live TV functionality at beta.hulu.com are getting a limited amount of features. If a user wants to access Live TV from his/her PC, then he/she will have to click on a small pop-up that appears at the top of the page. If that pop-up closes down, then it is not going to appear until he/she reloads the page. There hasn’t been a plan outlined as to how Hulu will integrate traditional Hulu on PC, Hulu on smartphone or streaming devices and Hulu with Live TV together. Due to the absence of this integration, you will not be able to see the shows that you have saved on your PC on your smartphone or any streaming device. This is due to the reason that ‘My Stuff’ section and ‘Watchlist’ from Hulu with Live TV are not connected.
How much does Hulu cost?
Hulu has a free version for users, but in that free version, users will only be able to access a limited number of shows and movies. The company has removed ad-supported service, and has joined hands with Yahoo! All the free content that Hulu has under its belt can be watched at Yahoo! View. People will be able to view five latest episodes of select series on Yahoo! View along with the new episodes that will be added eight days after they get aired.
Currently, Hulu has been indulged in a number of things, and people can expect a number of new features from the company in the upcoming days. The Live TV service is just a beginning as there are more features lined for the future