Hulu Live TV Launches, but is it worth it?

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For me, i’m going to say not yet, but I do intend on doing the free 7-day trial. I have been a cord cutter for about 7 years now. I’ve been using a combination of Hulu & Netflix since 2010. I’ve Tried out services since then mind you. Things like Sling TV, Playstation Vue, Crackle, Popcorn TV, CrunchyRoll Amazon Prime and etc. Some I’ve kept, some I let the trial run it’s course.

Today Hulu launches it Live TV. From reports, the consensus seems to be that it’s a good start and worth trying out. The new service is $40 per month for 50 channels, which is pretty good but your line-up may vary depending on your market.

Hulu TV offers all four local stations (Fox, ABC, NBC & CBS) but only in L.A., New York, San Francisco, Philadelphia and Chicago. Other markets do seemingly offer some of these (my area gets Fox, NBC and CSN) but I imagine some deals with local affiliates are still being ironed out.

 

Hulu also offers cloud DVR, profiles, and add-on channels like showtime. It’s currently available on Xbox One, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS and Android devices, with more device support to come. Strangely enough though, it currently does not support PC or Mac. now i’m not sure if that means apps AND the web portal or what. Hulu also seems to be missing Viacom Stations (such as Nickelodeon and Comedy Central) and AMC networks (AMC, IFC, BBC America). Hulu is referring to this as a “Beta”, so that would explain some missing content but with this $40 price tag, you still get access to the classic service, so all of the shows and movies you’d expect from Hulu are still accessible, just not live TV for everything. I for one plan on trying this out most likely some time next week. But What do you think? Are you going to try it out? Have you tried it yet? Let us know in the comments.

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Nelson is a Washington DC based actor, Graphic Designer, and is nerdy about pretty much everything. He loves movies, comics, video games, art, and life. though if he disagrees with something (like the direction of the DCCU) you'll know. His spite knows no bound, haha!

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