Netflix’s competitor Hulu has a Live TV streaming option that doesn’t require a cable box, doesn’t require you to have a contract, and you can cancel anytime.

It has already grown to 20 million subscribers with its price tag of $39.99 a month and introductory Free trial for one week. This makes it such an attractive alternative to traditional cable and satellite.

What channels do you get with Hulu?

The local content is going to verify dependent on you zip code. As far as the entertainment and lifestyle channels they include the following:


  • A&E
  • Animal Planet
  • Bravo
  • Discovery Channel
  • E!
  • Food Network
  • Freeform
  • FX
  • FXX
  • HGTV
  • Investigation Discovery
  • Lifetime
  • Motor Trend (the rebranded Velocity network)
  • National Geographic
  • Nat Geo Wild
  • Oxygen
  • Pop
  • Smithsonian Channel
  • Syfy
  • TBS
  • History
  • TLC
  • Travel Channel
  • TNT
  • TruTV
  • USA
  • Vice land

Sports channels 

  • Big Ten Network
  • CBS Sports Network
  • ESPN
  • ESPN Bases Loaded
  • ESPN Goal Line
  • ESPN2
  • ESPNews
  • FS1
  • FS2
  • Golf Channel
  • Olympic Channel
  • SEC Network

News channels 

  • Cheddar
  • CNBC
  • CNN
  • CNN International
  • Fox Business
  • Fox News
  • HLN

Family and kids channels

  • Boomerang
  • Cartoon Network
  • Disney Channel
  • Disney Junior
  • Disney XD
  • Universal Kids

Movie channels 

  • FXM
  • Turner Classic Movies

Hulu Streaming Library

Get full access to Hulu’s streaming library for $7.99/month which includes all of its movies and tv shows.

Add-on premium channels

  • Cinemax for 9.99/month
  • HBO for 14.99/month
  • Showtime for $10.00/month
  • Starz for $8.99/month

Entertainment add-on ($7.99/month)

  • Lifetime Movies
  • FYI
  • DIY
  • Cooking Channel
  • CNBC World

Español add-on ($4.99/month)

  • ESPN Deportes
  • NBC Universo
  • CNN En Español
  • History Channel En Español.

What equipment do I need to get started?

Hulu requires a high speed internet subscription. In addition, you will need a compatible device like Roku, Amazon Fire TV stick, Apple TV amount others.

Here is a list of devices compatible from their website

  • Android phones and tablets
  • Apple TV (4th gen or later)
  • Chromecast
  • Fire Tablets
  • Fire TV and Fire TV Stick
  • iPhone and iPad
  • LG TV (select models)
  • Mac or PC browser
  • Nintendo Switch
  • Roku and Roku Stick (select models)
  • Samsung TV (select m
  • odels)
  • Xbox 360
  • Xbox One

Does Hulu Live TV include DVR?

As many other streaming devices Hulu allows you to watch your favorite live TV shows to watch later. Its base subscription gives you 50 hours of cloud DVR without the option to fast forward through commercials. If you decide you want that feature to fast forward through commercials Hulu requires you to pay an additional $14.99 per month and with that you get 200 hours of cloud DVR storage.

Am I permitted to watch Hulu TV on multiple devices at the same time?

Under its base subscription you are only allowed to watch up to two screens at a time if you wish to upgrade to unlimited screens the cost is $14.99/month.

How is Hulu Live TV’s screen layout?

Hulu Live TV has a pretty easy and clean navigation screen. This improved layout makes it very easy to locate live channels, Movies, and TV shows. It has also added a Hulu live guide for an easier channel surfing experience.


One simple plan for $40/month

Hulu’s on-demand streaming library included

50 hours of cloud DVR storage


Only two screens at once simultaneously

Expensive premium add-ons

To Sum it up

After all its considerations and options and weighing the pros and cons Hulu Live TV does have a free trial offer for us to check out. With only a high speed internet connection and a compatible device it doesn’t hurt to give it try.