Hulu has officially launched their live TV streaming service, and when I make the cord-cutting switch, they are the way I’m gonna go.
The price is $40, which compares to other companies offers of $35 but also includes Hulu’s library, so if you’re already paying $8 a month, it’s only a $32 add-on.
The service comes with a 50-hour DVR, and if you really need more (considering a lot of the shows on there are already in the library, so no need to record them) you can expand to 200 hours for another $15 a month.
Streaming is available on two screens at once, and for $15 a month, you can make it unlimited.
Want both unlimited screens and the 200 hour DVR? They can be combined with a $10 discount, at $20 a month.
One of the reasons I’ve always stayed away from cord-cutting is that I use Cable primarily for sports. Sling, which seemed like the best option until now, had two different plans…one that included Fox Sports and one the included ESPN, so to get both channels you’d have to sign up for both plans (a total of $45, and a lot of overlapping channels in the two).
Hulu has upped that game and includes both Fox Sports and ESPN, as well as some local stations, which in New York includes YES, which airs the Yankees and NYCFC.
Here is a full list of channels available on Hulu (as per the New York market) (in alphabetical order per category):
- Local Channels: ABC 7, CBS 2, FOX 5, MY 9, NBC 4, YES Network
- News: CNBC, CNN, CNN International, Fox Business, Fox News, HLN, MSNBC
- Sports: Big 10 (BTN), CBS Sports, ESPN, ESPN 2, ESPN News, ESPN U, FS1, FS2, NBC Golf, NBC Sports, SEC Network, YES Network (local)
- Entertainment & Lifestyle: A&E, Bravo, Chiller, E!, Food Network, Freeform, FX, FXX, fyi,, HGTV, History Channel, Lifetime, National Geographic, Nat Geo Wild, Oxygen, Pop, Syfy, TBS, Travel, TNT, truTV, USA, Viceland
- Movies: FXM, Lifetime (LMN), Turner (TCM)
- Family & Kids: Boomerang, Cartoon Network, Disney Channel, Disney JR, Disney XD, Sprout
Some of the more popular channels that are missing include Comedy Central, Discovery, HBO, NFL Network, MTV, and VH1.
If you subscribe to Hulu Live (or any of the cord-cutting streaming sites) let me know if it works, and if you’d recommend it!