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Analyse de Hulu Live TV

Hulu Live TV is a live TV streaming service with more than 70 channels for US$ 69.99/month. This plan includes local channels, 32 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.

Hulu + Live TV recently recently added ViacomCBS channels to the service. Hulu subscribers can now live stream BET, BET Her, CMT, Comedy Central, MTV, MTV Classic, MTV2, Nick Jr., Nickelodeon, Nicktoons, Paramount Network, TeenNick, TV Land et VH1.

With the additions, they now have 32 Top Cable Channels. For sports fans, they recently added NFL Network et NFL RedZone.

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


Analyses

We tested Hulu Live TV and other live TV streaming services for more than 100 hours. Hulu Live TV is compatible with Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Roku, Android TV, iPhone/iPad, Android Phone/Tablet, Mac, Windows, PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo, LG Smart TV, Samsung Smart TV, Sony Smart TV et VIZIO Smart TV.

We show you how to watch live tv with Hulu, using their Hulu + Live TV streaming service.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Caractéristiques

Unlimited Cloud DVR

Hulu includes Unlimited DVR storage, allowing you to keep shows for up to 9 months. You can fast-forward through recorded content.

You cannot record individual episodes of a show—only an entire series.

Up to 2 Devices

This service allows for two simultaneous streams (among TV devices, smartphones, tablets, and computers).

For $9.99/month, you can upgrade to use Hulu Live TV on unlimited screens at home and three mobile screens. You can bundle this with the Enhanced DVR for $14.99 ($5 savings).

On Demand

Hulu’s major strength is its on demand library. You will get access to their full streaming library, which means full seasons from most major networks.

You also get access to their original content like Handmaid’s Tale, Casual, and Difficult People.

One frustrating part of Hulu’s on demand content is that the ads are exceedingly long (~3 minutes). If you want to remove commercials, they offer an upgrade for $6/month.

Parental Controls

To use parental controls with Hulu Live TV, you need to create a user profile with “Kids Mode” enabled.

DIRECTV STREAM et Sling TV also have parental control features.


Hulu Originals Caractéristiques

Hulu Live TV includes access to Hulu’s full streaming library, including their original series like Handmaid’s Tale and Casual.

Commercial-Free On Demand Caractéristiques

You can watch Hulu’s entire streaming library commercial-free for an additional $6/month.

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Appareils compatibles

Hulu Live TV est compatible avec les appareils suivants :

  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Apple TV
  • Google Chromecast
  • Roku
  • Android TV
  • iPhone/iPad
  • Android Phone/Tablet
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • PlayStation
  • Xbox
  • Nintendo
  • LG Smart TV
  • Samsung Smart TV
  • Sony Smart TV
  • VIZIO Smart TV

Applications pour téléphones & tablettes

When you first sign-up for Hulu, you build a profile of your favorite channels, shows, and sports teams.

When you launch the Hulu app, it brings you to a “Lineup” of live, recorded, and on demand content from your favorite shows.

They recently added a new feature called the Live Guide which makes it much easier to find live shows in their apps.

The Live Guide includes a portrait video player with a grid guide below. If you turn your screen horizontally, the live channel will play in full screen mode.

Application TV

On television devices, Hulu recently added a Live TV tab which includes a grid guide to see live channels.

Ordinateur

You can watch Hulu Live TV on Mac or Windows computers with any popular browser.

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Chaînes

Local Channels

Hulu Live TV offers local channels, including ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, Telemundo et The CW.

Live local channels are available only in certain markets. However, on demand content is available in all areas the following day.

For complete local availability, check the Hulu Live TV Channel Lookup tool.


Top Cable Channels

Hulu Live TV offers 32 of the top 35 cable channels.

They recently added Viacom channels (such as Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Network et VH1). With the additions, they only are missing AMC, Hallmark Channel et WE tv.

The top 35 cable channels are listed below. For a list of all channels, look at Hulu’s full channel lineup.


Sports Channels

National Sports Channels

Hulu Live TV includes all the national sports channels, such as ESPN, ESPN2, FS1 (Fox Sports 1), Fox Sports 2, TBS, TNT et USA Network.

Regional Sports Networks (RSNs)

Hulu Live TV gives access to regional sports networks (RSNs) from NBC Sports, but they no longer carry Sinclair-owned Fox Sports RSNs, YES Network, and Marquee Sports Network.

RSNs in Other Markets

You should check the Hulu Live TV RSN lookup tool before subscribing, to make sure it has the regional networks you need.

Pro Sports

Hulu offers NFL Network et NFL RedZone, but they do not currently offer MLB Network, NBA TV et NHL Network as part of their channel line-up.

College Sports

Hulu Live TV offers some college sports channels, including ACC Network, ACC Network Extra, Big Ten Network, CBS Sports Network, ESPNU et SEC Network.

Other Sports Channels

ESPNEWS, Golf Channel et Olympic Channel are available on Hulu Live TV.

Hulu + Live TV now also offers a “Sports Add-On” (US$ 10) that includes channels like MAVTV, NFL RedZone, Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel, TVG et TVG2.


Premium Channels

You can add Showtime (US$ 11), HBO (US$ 15), Cinemax (US$ 9), or Starz (US$ 9) to your Hulu Live TV account.


Modules complémentaires

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Caractéristiques techniques

  • High definition video is similar to other streaming services.
  • Live streaming works well and rarely has playback issues.
  • Live content is about 30 seconds behind cable TV, which is average compared to other services.
4K
1080p
720p

720p HD

Streams are at least 720p and most channels now stream in 60 FPS.

To reduce playback interruptions, Hulu Live TV will adapt the stream quality to match your network connection.

30 FPS
60 FPS

60 FPS

La plupart des flux vidéo sont en 60 FPS.

Son stéréo

Son stéréo

Le contenu est en stéréo.

Fiabilité du streaming en direct
5

Fiabilité sur demande
5

Fiabilité

Other streaming services usually have unstable playback with frequent buffering. Hulu’s streaming is rock solid.

We rarely had issues with video playback freezing, pausing, or hiccups changing channels.

30 sec
Live Delay

Live Delay

Live content is about 30 seconds behind cable TV, which is average compared to other services.

3.5 sec
Channel Switching

Channel Switching

It takes about 3.5 seconds to switch between channels, which is slightly slower than average.

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Expérience utilisateur

  • The apps are well designed and make it easy to find both on demand and live TV
  • There is standard channel guide across all platforms
  • Search is very accurate and easy to use.
  • You can rewind most live channels to the beginning of the show.

Écran d'accueil

The Hulu Live TV home screen has a personalized lineup of your favorite shows and list of your frequently watched channels.

Guide TV

They have a standard grid guide across all platforms. It makes it easy to find what’s currently on and quickly record shows to your DVR.

Rechercher

The Hulu app’s search functionality really shines. Search results appear quickly and are grouped into “Top Results,” “Movies,” and “Episodes.”

Voir les détails

The show details page has nice visuals and a description of each episode available live, upcoming, and on demand.

Lecture

Hulu Live TV has a really nice feature: you can rewind most live channels to the beginning of the show.

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Foire aux questions (FAQ)

Does Hulu Live TV have a free trial?

Hulu Live TV does not have a free trial.

Does Hulu Live TV offer 4K streaming?

Hulu Live TV does not include 4K content as part of the service.

Does Hulu Live TV offer Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound?

Hulu Live TV does not include Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound as part of the service.

DIRECTV STREAM Cash Back

Let us know your e-mail address to send your $50 Amazon Gift Card when you sign up for DIRECTV STREAM.

You will receive it ~2 weeks after you complete your first month of service.

Sling TV Cash Back

Let us know your e-mail address to send your $25 Uber Eats Gift Card when you sign up for Sling TV.

You will receive it ~2 weeks after you complete your first month of service.

Hulu Live TV Cash Back

Let us know your e-mail address to send your $35 Amazon Gift Card when you sign up for Hulu Live TV.

You will receive it ~2 weeks after you complete your first month of service.