Hulu Live TV service launches with 50 channels for $40 monthly

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While it offers the same number of viewer profiles as YouTube TV, Hulu's service is subpar in the other two ways. For $39.99 a month, subscribers will have access to "live and on demand programming from more than 50 popular sports, news, entertainment and kids' channels - plus Hulu's deep existing premium streaming library".

The service has grown its own programming to include The Mindy Project, 11.22.63, The Path and new series The Handmaid's Tale, while also providing current broadcast shows such as The Voice, Empire and Scandal (new episodes usually go live a few hours after broadcast, at about 5 a.m. ET/2 a.m. PT) and a library of other TV series such as Seinfeld and South Park and movies. "Now you bring in convenience, maybe some cost savings and you bring in news and sports and you start to get to that new world that we've been talking about for years", he said.

Like rival products from Sony's (SNE) PlayStation Vue and Dish Network's (DISH) Sling TV, Hulu's package isn't all-encompassing, although it does include CBS (CBS), which has been building out its own over-the-top streaming presence through CBS All Access. The service, dubbed "Hulu with Live TV", costs $40 per month.

Right now it seems like Hulu's plan to beat YouTube TV is to support as many platforms as possible. Enhanced Cloud DVR boosts your online storage space from 50 hours to 200 hours and will included the ability to automatically record your favorite shows (and allow you to fast forward through commercials). Beyond that, you can upgrade to unlimited screens for another $14.99 per month, or get both Enhanced Cloud DVR and unlimited screens for $19.99 per month - a much better deal if you know you'll need both.

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Hulu now only offers one channel extra, Showtime, for an additional $8.99 per month.

You can now watch live TV through Hulu. The company's promotional video shows it off as a way to watch any kind of content you want, whether it be on-demand or live, in the same place.

Live sports stations are also part of the basket. Bottom line: Hulu's new service doesn't promise the TV Nirvana that a superexpensive cable subscription might, and depending on your viewing habits, its missing channels might make it a no-go for you. It's now available on Xbox One, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS and Android devices, with more device support to come. In May 2016, Hulu said it had 30 million unique viewers.

What do you think of Hulu's new live TV service? A $40 dollar price point could be low enough to lure cord-cutters into the ecosystem, given the impressive breadth of content, especially in news and sports. Technical snafus have plagued many streaming TV packages in the early days, including Sling TV and DirecTV Now.

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