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Hulu + Live TV Now Has Unlimited DVR Included: How Does It Compare to Other Services?

Matt Tamanini

One month after initially announcing that Hulu Live TV subscribers would be getting an unlimited DVR included in their subscription, the added storage feature is now finally available. Until now, customers were only getting 50 hours of DVR storage as part of their subscription, which did not allow them to fast-forward through commercials unless they paid an extra $9.99 per month for the Enhanced DVR Add-On, which included up to 200 hours of storage.

The unlimited DVR capabilities are now available to all new and existing Hulu Live TV subscribers and will allow them to fast-forward through commercials at no extra cost and the content saved on the new unlimited DVR will be available for nine months. Subscribers who had previously been on the Enhanced DVR plan will no longer be charged.

Hulu raised the monthly price for its live TV service in December, going from $64.99 to $69.99, and this move is the first upgrade that the service has given customers since the price hike. As the Live TV Streaming battles continue to intensify, all of the services are looking to differentiate themselves, and with Hulu adding an unlimited DVR, that should become a huge selling point for the platform.

DIRECTV STREAM introduced an Unlimited DVR as part of its $69.99 package for new subscribers in January, and while it currently only keeps recordings for three months — the service is currently testing an option that would extend that time period to nine months with certain subscribers.

Both YouTube TV and Philo have an Unlimited DVR, with recordings available for nine months and 12 months respectively.

Currently, Sling TV and fuboTV are the only Live TV Streaming Services without an unlimited DVR.

Sling TV includes a 50-hour DVR on all plans, while allowing customers to upgrade to a 200-hour DVR for $5 per month.

fuboTV includes a 1,000-hour DVR with their Pro Plan. Unlike the unlimited DVRs offered on other services, both Sling and fuboTV will keep your recordings until you delete them.

“Hulu + Live TV is becoming even more valuable and attractive to consumers,” President of Hulu Joe Earley said. “Through one single subscription, users get access to 80+ live channels – including all the major broadcast networks – as well as Hulu, Disney+, ESPN+, and soon Unlimited DVR. Guided by our relentless focus on delivering the consumer a high-quality user experience, we will be one of the only pay TV providers – traditional or streaming – to offer this feature as part of the base plan at no additional cost.”

Hulu Live TV is likely the largest Live TV Streaming Service with 4.3 million subscribers, while YouTube TV has an estimated 4 million subscribers.

Sling TV has 2.49 million subscribers, which is still larger than fuboTV with 1.1M subscribers, Philo with 800K, and DIRECTV STREAM with 646K subscribers (as of their final report in Q4 2020).

What Channels Do You Get with Hulu + Live TV

Top Cable

DTV STREAM fuboTV Hulu Philo Sling TV YouTube
Prueba gratis Prueba gratis Inscríbete Prueba gratis 50% OFF Inscríbete
US$ 69.99 US$ 69.99 US$ 69.99 US$ 25 US$ 40 US$ 40 US$ 64.99
A&E - -
AMC -
BET ^ US$ 6
Bravo - -
Cartoon Network - -
CNN - -
Comedy Central
Discovery -
Disney Channel - -
Disney Junior - ^ US$ 6 -
E! - -
ESPN - -
Food Network
Fox News - -
Freeform - -
FX - -
FXX - - ^ US$ 6
Hallmark Channel ^ US$ 6 ^ US$ 6
HGTV
History - -
Investigation Discovery
Lifetime - -
MSNBC - -
MTV ^ US$ 6 ^ US$ 6
Nickelodeon - -
Paramount Network ^ US$ 6 ^ US$ 6
Syfy - -
TBS - -
TLC -
TNT - -
Travel Channel ≥ US$ 89.99
truTV - - ^ US$ 6
USA Network - -
VH1 ^ US$ 6 ^ US$ 6
WE tv - ^ US$ 6 ^ US$ 6

Locals

DTV STREAM fuboTV Hulu Philo Sling TV YouTube
Prueba gratis Prueba gratis Inscríbete Prueba gratis 50% OFF Inscríbete
US$ 69.99 US$ 69.99 US$ 69.99 US$ 25 US$ 40 US$ 40 US$ 64.99
ABC - - -
CBS - - -
Fox - -
NBC - -
Telemundo - - -
The CW - - -
Univision - - - -

Regional Sports

DTV STREAM fuboTV Hulu Philo Sling TV YouTube
Prueba gratis Prueba gratis Inscríbete Prueba gratis 50% OFF Inscríbete
US$ 69.99 US$ 69.99 US$ 69.99 US$ 25 US$ 40 US$ 40 US$ 64.99
Regional Sports Networks (RSNs) ≥ US$ 89.99 - - -

National Sports

DTV STREAM fuboTV Hulu Philo Sling TV YouTube
Prueba gratis Prueba gratis Inscríbete Prueba gratis 50% OFF Inscríbete
US$ 69.99 US$ 69.99 US$ 69.99 US$ 25 US$ 40 US$ 40 US$ 64.99
ESPN - -
ESPN2 - -
FS1 - -
Fox Sports 2 ≥ US$ 104.99 - - ^ US$ 11
TBS - -
TNT - -
USA Network - -

Pro Sports

DTV STREAM fuboTV Hulu Philo Sling TV YouTube
Prueba gratis Prueba gratis Inscríbete Prueba gratis 50% OFF Inscríbete
US$ 69.99 US$ 69.99 US$ 69.99 US$ 25 US$ 40 US$ 40 US$ 64.99
MLB Network ≥ US$ 89.99 ^ US$ 11 - - ^ US$ 11 ^ US$ 11
NBA TV ≥ US$ 89.99 ^ US$ 11 - - ^ US$ 11 ^ US$ 11
NFL Network - - -
NFL RedZone - ^ US$ 11 ^ US$ 10 - - ^ US$ 11 ^ US$ 11
NHL Network ≥ US$ 104.99 ^ US$ 11 - - ^ US$ 11 ^ US$ 11 -

College Sports

DTV STREAM fuboTV Hulu Philo Sling TV YouTube
Prueba gratis Prueba gratis Inscríbete Prueba gratis 50% OFF Inscríbete
US$ 69.99 US$ 69.99 US$ 69.99 US$ 25 US$ 40 US$ 40 US$ 64.99
ACC Network ≥ US$ 89.99 - ^ US$ 11 -
ACC Network Extra - - - ^ US$ 11 -
Big Ten Network ≥ US$ 89.99 - - ^ US$ 11
CBS Sports Network ≥ US$ 104.99 - - -
ESPNU ≥ US$ 89.99 ^ US$ 8 - ^ US$ 11 -
Longhorn Network - - - - ^ US$ 11 - -
Pac-12 Network - ^ US$ 11 - - ^ US$ 11 ^ US$ 11 -
SEC Network ≥ US$ 89.99 - ^ US$ 11 -

Other Sports

DTV STREAM fuboTV Hulu Philo Sling TV YouTube
Prueba gratis Prueba gratis Inscríbete Prueba gratis 50% OFF Inscríbete
US$ 69.99 US$ 69.99 US$ 69.99 US$ 25 US$ 40 US$ 40 US$ 64.99
beIN Sports - - - ^ US$ 11 ^ US$ 11 ^ US$ 11
Next Level Sports - - - - - -
ESPNEWS ≥ US$ 89.99 ^ US$ 8 - ^ US$ 11 -
Fox Soccer Plus - ^ US$ 6 - - - - ^ US$ 11
Golf Channel ≥ US$ 89.99 - - ^ US$ 11
Olympic Channel ≥ US$ 104.99 - ^ US$ 11 ^ US$ 11
Tennis Channel ≥ US$ 89.99 ^ US$ 11 - - ^ US$ 11 ^ US$ 11 -

Hulu Live TV

Hulu Live TV is a live TV streaming service with more than 70 channels for US$ 69.99/month. Hulu + Live TV base plan includes local channels, 33 of the top 35 cable channels, and regional sports networks (RSNs).

It also now includes The Disney Bundle, so you get Disney+ and ESPN+ at no extra charge. They also now include an Unlimited DVR with the ability to skip through commercials.

Upgrades are available for premium channels, unlimited screens, and commercial-free access to Hulu’s on demand library.

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