Hulu keeps on adding new features in its updates so as to bring the best to the customers. In its latest release, Hulu has launched a Live TV feature for PC. With this feature, you can watch Live TV on PC. Hulu always welcomes feedback from customers. So, if you are curious to enjoy all services on the web, then read the post mentioned below.
Hulu’s own service, ‘Hulu live’ was introduced a few months back so as to satisfy the demands of the users. Alike other live TV services, Hulu is also offering its best to the users. The only thing required is a valid subscription of Hulu on the device.
The streaming services these days are in a trend due to cut in the cost of a cable subscription. In normal cable connection, the user has to pay the monthly charges for a fixed number of channels but this is not the case in streaming service. You have to pay according to the number of channels you have subscribed.
This is why streaming services are offering best-in-class services to their users. They are bringing in the whole TV market with their best and latest offers. Hulu started its live TV service for $40 per month. In this service, it is offering more than 50 channels to the users.
If you are a newbie to Live TV service, then you must try at least once. The Hulu is offering 7 days free trial to new customers. You can grab this offer on your device and if you want to extend after the trial days, then you can continue by paying $40 a month. In this Live TV service, you will get MSNBC, NBC, Fox News, CNN and etc. besides this, you will find cartoon network, HGTV, National geography on it. The company is planning to launch its live platform on undiscovered platforms as well.
Hulu is leading player in the Live TV service. Its rivals are also analyzing and examining the market trends in order to bring the same service on their platform. The major opponents are YouTube, HBO, Netflix, and Amazon. In YouTube, you can develop and add a content from your Hulu Com Account. There is a need to create a google account for it.
You can create your own channel on YouTube and add videos from time to time. If you want to subscribe to other channels, then you can subscribe by pressing on subscribe button. The main difference in Hulu and YouTube is the ‘Space’ allocated for storing the content. In YouTube, you will get unlimited storage space for saving the videos but in Hulu, there is limited space available. You can store only 50 hours of show in Hulu. If you want to increase storage, you have to pay extra.
There is a number of exciting features available in Hulu Live which you won’t find in any other streaming service. The best among them is ‘Ability to watch on smartphone’.
The only requirement is ‘Stable internet connection’. If your mobile has good internet speed and stable connection, then you can enjoy ‘Live streaming of Hulu’ on it. If you find there is speed or data restriction on data pack, then you can connect the home wireless network to the mobile. This will enable you to watch quality content on mobile. For HD streaming, you need an unlimited data plan because it squeezes more data in streaming the content than normal streaming.
So at last, I recommend you to try Hulu live on Smartphone at least once. If you find the content enjoyable and useful, then you can take the monthly plan of the same.
Most of us are aware of the Echo show product. If you have never heard this word before, then we want to shed some light on it first before discussing our topic further. Amazon Echo show is a product launched by Amazon with 10 inches screen inbuilt. You can watch shows, movies, current weather and get streaming music information from it that is being played through the Echo or smartphone. The only difference between the Amazon Echo and Amazon Echo show is the screen affixed on it. We are excited to tell you that Hulu has now started providing its live streaming service to Alexa enabled device. The Hulu is the first streaming service company that is offering its live content on this Amazon product. This has been officially announced by Hulu team in their press conference.
When Echo show becomes available, users will able to watch Hulu favorite content as well as live-on demand shows quickly through voice. They don’t need to search manually. They can simply speak over Mic. The inbuilt Alexa personal assistant will process your request and provide the best results accordingly. Moreover, Hulu had launched its app for Fire TV last November. According to a recent survey done by a team, it has been observed that users who use Alexa service watch double the hours of content as compared to those using remote and open content by tapping on them.
If you are new to Alexa, then we want to tell you that you just need to send a voice request to Alexa by saying ‘Alexa play …’ Here you have to speak the name of the show, movies or on-demand program. So, you can imagine how easy it can be for you to stream different content from the list of options available online. The mess of searching for content with the remote is now over. You can even speak to Alexa from distance. One thing that needs to be kept in mind is that you must speak clearly and softly with Alexa so that the desired results can be fetched. If your voice is not clear, then you will find the results different from that of your choice.
Some of the most searched titles on Hulu since its launch are given below:
- Dr. Seuss: The Lorax
- I, Tonya
- The Emperor New Groove
- Barney: A counting we will go.
Top searched TV shows:
- Bob’s Burgers
- Castle Rock.
- The Handmaid’s Tale.
- Family Guy
- This is US
According to Hulu officials, the Hulu users will soon find the video content on Echo Show 10 inches screen. They can watch their favorite show or movie hands-free with Alexa voice assistant. If you are Foodie, then you love to get Food Network in your kitchen along with watching a live match on your TV. You can prepare a food for your upcoming party that is going to be organized at home. All the recipes and ingredients for a particular dish can be checked online through Hulu live TV service available on 10 inches Echo show screen. If you want to pause, rewind or forward any show, you can do it easily with the help of voice.
We hope you must enjoy Hulu on Amazon Echo show.
Not more than two weeks left for 2018 U.S Midterm elections, Hulu has announced the addition of 2 channels: CBS News and ABC News in the live channel lineup. Both these channels are news channels that will cover each and every moment of upcoming elections.
From coming week, users will be able to watch 3 channels ABC, CBSN and cheddar on their subscribed Live TV service. In the $40 package, you will get traditional channels like CNN International, CNN and Fox news.
ABC News live and CBSN are the two news channels which are available for free on other platforms other than Hulu. Let’s start watching the brand news for no extra cost. The news organizations are trying their best efforts to reach the untargeted market by placing their service on Hulu front screen.
Hulu is a major player in OTT service as told by Colby Smith, Senior VP at ABC news. According to him, our company wants ABC to be omnipresent where cord-cutters are.
The primary focus for ABC News live is on live coverage rather than on headlines delivered by newsreaders sitting behind a desk. There are more than 1300 staffers who have contributed for ABC news around the globe.
According to the Smith, there is a large chunk of young audience who are not at all satisfied with the cable news format. We are trying to provide the more refined and best live news to them.
On an average, per user spends 3 hours per week watching ABC live news. The younger generation with the average age group of 40 is the main audience of their TV. ABC Live will soon touch a limit of 1 million hours per week.
As of now, no advertisements are being telecasted on ABC News Live. Currently, ads are replaced by network promos. ABC is planning to launch dynamic ad insertion on live-streaming service by the end of 2018.
Disney, a parent company of Hulu owns ABC and is looking forward to getting major control after the deal for 20th-century fox assets closes. According to Smith, Disney parentage had no bearing on Hulu for ABC live.
CBS was launched in 2014 and had partnered with Hulu live under an agreement with CBS Corp that is delivering CBS, CBS sports and POP to OTT service.
CBSN is bringing the live news coverage and reporting from CBS news journalist worldwide and has aired 25 original long-form documentaries till date. The channel has recently introduced CBSN AM, live daily programming in 7-8 A.M ET hour.
Apart from Hulu, you will find the CBSN on CBSnews.com as well and this same app is available for Android and connected TV devices.
This is the significant step taken by the company towards increasing the user base and distribution network of CBSN. This channel is available now on multiple platforms. Christy Tanner, EVP, and GM have said in his press conference with the news agencies.
Hulu, released in May 2017 is now contributing through Live and on-demand programming from more than 50 sports, entertainment and kids channels. You can access more than 75000 episodes from Hulu VOD library. The list includes NBC, Fox locals, CBS, and national cable networks include ESPN, Fox Sports, CNN, Fox News, A&E and Telemundo.
Hulu is a streaming app that is currently providing its services in the US. Hulu has a large repertoire of movies and TV shows, which makes it a suitable platform for binge-watchers. Hulu has also started Live TV service, which instantly became a huge hit. If you are using Hulu and want to enjoy your favorite digital content in real time, then Hulu Live TV is just going to do that.
The most interesting thing about Hulu Live TV is that it is available free of cost. You can also access Hulu’s on-demand catalog, which if you buy on a normal day will cost you around $7.99 per month. In case, you are not able to watch anything on TV, then you can watch Hulu originals, spellbinding documentaries, anime, and spectacular movies.
Local channels on Hulu Live TV
All the top live TV streaming services offer local channels now to most of the metro cities in the US, but it depends upon the location of the person as well. If you want to determine as to what your Hulu Live TV package is going to look like, then you will have to go to Hulu.com/live-tv.
In case you are living in Washington, D.C., then you will find a strong collection of local channels at Hulu Live TV, but if you want to watch a popular channel, let’s say ‘ABC Live’, then that won’t be possible. ABC Live is an on-demand channel, therefore, you can only watch ABC shows when they air, but you won’t be able to watch any live sports on Hulu network.
If you want to buy Hulu Live TV channels, then you will have to pay nearly $40-44 every month.
Hulu as of now provides around 60 channels, which include local channels as well as cable essentials like MSNBC, CNN, FX, Food Network and Fox News.
If you love watching sports content, then you will be able to enjoy it with Hulu Live TV channel line-up. You will get the ESPN suite, which will comprise of ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Goal Line, ESPN Bases Loaded, ESPNU, and ESPNEWS. Besides these, you will get NBC Golf, FS1 and FS2 and a couple of networks for college sports, i.e., SEC and Big Ten Network. You won’t be getting AMC in the package.
Note: The cost of Hulu Live TV is $40 per month, but if you want to buy a commercial-free version of Hulu, then you will have to pay $4 more. But, you will have to watch commercials when watching live programming, but you can certainly skip it while watching on-demand content.
Check out Hulu Live TV Channel Line-up:
- Big Ten Network
- The CW
- CNN International
- CBS Sports Network
- Cartoon Network
- Disney XD
- Disney Junior
- The Disney Channel
- ESPN Goal Line
- ESPN 2
- Fox News
- Fox Business
- Food Network
- Lifetime Movies
- The History Channel
- NBC Golf
- Nat Geo Wild
- National Geographic
- Olympic Channel
- Smithsonian Channel
- SEC Network
- Travel Channel
- Universal Kids
There are certain some channels that are absent in Hulu with Live TV. There are three premium movie channels that you can take subscription of at standard rates, which are; Showtime, Cinemax and HBO, but if you are looking to add NFL Network or NFL RedZone, or any other channel focussing on a specific niche like Shudder (horror streaming service), then that won’t be possible.
Hulu has crossed 20 million user base in the U.S after started providing on-demand library subscription for TV shows and programs like ‘Handmaid’s Tale’.
Nowadays, the company’s main focus is on Live TV option. Hulu is providing this service which is similar to cable or satellite TV.
Hulu live TV: Everything you need to know
By paying $39 a month, you can watch dozens of channels which are available on the cable network. Apart from this, you can get access to the complete library of this streaming service by paying $7 per month additionally.
What makes Hulu Com Account different from cable network? You don’t require any cable box and contract to watch your favorite program. You can cancel your subscription anytime.
Hulu’s competitor like DirecTV now, YouTube and Sling TV are also on the market. If you want to experience Hulu, you can sign up for free on its page.
What channels will you get with Hulu live?
The channel list plays an important role when one selects pay-TV service. In Hulu, you will get more than 50 channels on the TV depending on the location where you are living right now. These channels are BBC, CBS, CNBC, Bravo, ESPN, Disney, HGTV, FX, FXM, NBC golf, CBS sports network, Nat Geo wild, POP, SEC network, Smithsonian channel and Telemundo.
Does Hulu with Live TV include DVR?
With Hulu, you can record your favorite show on the recorder and watch it later. You can store up to 50 hours of data on your cloud storage by just subscribing to $40 a month.
If you want to upgrade to 200 hours, then you can pay $14.99 extra and record the shows without any hassle.
What are things required to get started?
If you want to stream Hulu content, you need a high-speed internet. Once you sign-up, you need to use the streaming media player like Roku, Chromecast or fire stick to stream content on the Big screen.
List of devices which support Hulu playback are:
Mac and PC
Fire TV and stick
Android iPad and iPhone.
Android phone and tablets.
Chromecast and Xbox and other gaming consoles.
Can you watch Hulu live on multiple devices simultaneously?
You can watch Hulu live on 2 screens at a time not more than this. If you want to enjoy on unlimited screens, then you need to upgrade the pack to $14.99 a month. In this way, your whole family can watch the same programs on up to 3 screens.
A few thoughts about Hulu with live TV
When we talk of Pay TV, then most of the people are of the view that they like to pay for individual channels instead of paying for a bundle pack. Hulu, as of now is offering a bundle pack with different streaming options, so a right selection plays an important role here. Hulu Live TV service is easy to use service. You can search for your program, shows, movies and access on-demand movies easily with the subscribed pack.
If you compare Hulu services with YouTube TV or Sling TV, then you will find a difference in buffering. Hulu Account has recently rolled out a guide for live TV on some devices with the help of which the channel surfing has now become easier.
Hulu always keeps on updating its OS version in order to provide best to the users so that they feel satisfied with the service. In its latest news, Hulu is soon going to roll out an update which includes ‘live update’ and ‘personalized’ feature. Today, in this post we are going to discuss it in details. You must read this guide for a quick overview of these features.
Overview of Hulu new live TV guide
Though the feature, which is going to release in the new update was also available in existing version of Hulu but in this update, the search field is a little bit refined. You will be able to search content easily with new update because the search function is made available only on those contents which are being broadcasted right now.
Ben Smith, Vice president at Hulu office in his press conference said that the company is reviewing the update which is soon going to launch to the public. Some users always prefer on-demand shows because of their hectic schedules and they are not able to watch the show on their actual broadcast time. They prefer live TV only for watching news and sports. You can access ‘Live’ TV feature from ‘Navigation’ menu given under ‘Home’ icon. Click on ‘Home’ icon followed by a right-click on ‘Navigation’.
As far as its interfacing is concerned, it’s totally different. It’s something similar to cable network interfacing. There is no need to scroll up and down to select your favorite show from the list of thousands of shows. Only the content which is broadcasted now or going to start within a couple of hours will be displayed on the screen. If you want to search for already broadcasted content, then you are required to go to simple search option from the home menu. The company views for interfacing feature seems realistic than before. Earlier, they put efforts for providing best user-interface but now they are working on providing similar or exact results for what the user has searched.
When you bring your mouse cursor on any channel, you will find the green label at the bottom of the screen indicating you about the time left for the completion of the running show or when the next program is going to start. You can check the list of coming up shows easily from here. If the time at which your favorite show comes is not convenient for you, then you can check the same show under ‘on-demand’ shows list. From there, you can watch it anytime as per your convenience.
Stopping suggestions and remove watch history
There is an amazing feature added in the new update I.e. Stop suggestion and remove watch history. With ‘Stop suggestion’ feature, you can stop notification for all those shows which you don’t want to watch at all. All the suggestions related to this show will be turned off on your screen. If you want to enable this feature again, then you can do so by clicking on the icon given next to ‘Add to my stuff’. Another significant feature which we have mentioned just in the starting of this passage is ‘Remove from search history’. With this feature, you can remove all the searches made by you recently. This purpose of adding this feature is to hide the personal account details from friends or colleagues if they are using the same device. Apart from this, if you don’t want your Hulu to show the recommendations based on recent searches, then this feature is best for you.
Hulu is among the most popular streaming channels in the world today. When it comes to content that is available on Hulu, you are going to find a perfect balance between quantity and quality. You will find content from various niches and backgrounds, which is truly amazing because only a couple of other apps have the same kind of versatility.
Now, Hulu has brought up a new concept, i.e., ‘Live TV’. Though ‘live TV’ in itself is not a new concept as cable operators are providing this service for quite a while now. But, this particular service has been new in Hulu and there are some changes that Hulu has made after going through the same service on other platforms.
Hulu is betting big on this Live TV service because the company believes that there are many top programmes that they have in the offing in this particular section. Well, that can only be confirmed once Hulu users start using the platform.
What exactly Hulu with Live TV is?
Hulu’s ‘Live TV’ service is a special service that will allow users to watch on-demand TV programming and Live TV on their television screens. This particular service can be related to the ones that people are accessing in Sling TV, Direct TV Now and PlayStation Vue. Having this service means that there is no need to subscribe to any cable TV or satellite TV subscription. This ‘Live TV’ service alone is good enough to entertain you in the right way.
Some people have used this ‘Live TV’ service, and they have come out with certain complaints, some of those being related to their own sloppy internet speeds. But, some have complained that at times, there are too many users watching a particular live event, which make things a bit slower. Moreover, some Hulu users have also complained of the bad user-interface of the channel.
Users accessing Hulu’s Live TV feature usually go to beta.hulu.com, but there, they get limited features. If users wish to access Live TV from their computers, then they will have to click a pop-up that comes at the top of their computer screens. If they somehow close that pop-up, then it can only be seen again if they reload the page. Hulu hasn’t finalized a plan to integrate Hulu on the computer, Hulu with Live TV and Hulu on phone or streaming devices. This lack of integration will create a little inconvenience when you are looking to watch a show on your smartphone that you have saved on your PC or vice-versa.
How much do you have to pay for Hulu?
There is a free version of Hulu available on the market, but if you get this, then you can only access a limited number of movies and TV shows. Hulu has changed a few its services such as, the ad-supported services, which is not available now. Moreover, the company is now associated with Yahoo! Hulu has many shows that it shows for free, and now that content can be watched at Yahoo! View. If you are interested, then you can watch five latest episodes of a top-rated series along with all-new episodes that are going to be added 8 days after they are aired on Hulu.
Errors in the Hulu streaming are common. You can’t stop them from occurring but you can do some fix to troubleshoot them. These fixes are quite helpful and have already been best proven by too many users. If you are also encountering any Hulu plus errors on your device, then you need to follow the simple guide mentioned today in this post. You must login to Hulu.com sign in page in order to get rid of errors.
Apart from this, if you are having any problem with Hulu.com activate link, then keep on reading this guide.
How to troubleshoot the streaming problem: If you find that the video being played by you loads sluggishly or the quality of the video is too poor, then there is a need for troubleshooting it. You first check the support for your device on Hulu manage devices link, then follow the below-mentioned steps.
To fix the streaming problem, first of all, check the network connection on your device because the streaming or video sluggish problem mainly happens due to poor internet connectivity. You need to test the speed of your network by visiting speed test link. After this, go to Hulu activate link and check if the problem is resolved or not.
The min speed requirements for different types of video quality are:
3 Mbps for 720p videos.
13 for 4K ultra
6 Mbps for 1080p videos.
Switch off the network devices and restart them. Now connect to Hulu account page and start streaming. If the problem still persists then follow the below mentioned steps.
- Restart your Modem, phone and console box whichever you are using with Hulu service.
- Restart the router by unplugging it from the power supply.
- Check the placement of the router where you have placed. You must place it in open location where there is no interference of other electronic devices.
How to remove error 3343, 3322, 2203 and 3307 of your Hulu streaming channel.
- Clear the browser cache: To clear the browser and channel cache, ‘Delete all the sites’ from the browser and clear the cache of your browser.
- Restart your search engine after clearing Hulu com slash activate.
- Check your adobe flash player. It must be updated.
Error 3370 fix: To remove this error, go through the steps mentioned here as under:
- Go to options from the browser home page.
- Open advanced settings from the ‘settings’ page.
- Enter into Hulu settings after entering the Hulu activation code on the browser.
- You need to check on the box which says, ‘Protect contents’. After this close the windows.
- Restart your browser and check if the problem is solved or not.
How to fix Hulu error code 500: If you are fed up with this code on the screen, then Power off all the devices and turn them on after a gap of 30 seconds. Restart the Hulu app on the mobile and check if the problem is solved or not. If not, then call us at our given support number. Our team will revert to you shortly.
Roku, as we all know, is a highly advanced and versatile streaming device, and when such a device gets a channel like Hulu, then there is nothing more a customer could ask for. The combination of Hulu and Roku is just awesome and can’t be replaced by any other app.
There is a need of internet connection with subscription to various Roku channels in order to enjoy the services of Roku. Roku is available in different models in the market and these models are differentiated on the basis of features and performance characteristics. There are some common features also which you will find in all the Roku models.
You need to setup your Roku device before starting with the casting of streaming media. After that, you can add channels in your Roku feed with the help of remote. These channels are the type of apps that we use in other media players. Some channels can be subscribed freely while some are paid. It depends on your choice. Hulu Plus is one of the main channels for watching the live episodes and shows on your TV screen.
You need to add apps after setting up Roku. If you are installing Hulu, then you need to make sure that you go to Hulu.com activate link in order to get the Hulu activate code. Hulu is only going to work if you add the right activation code, otherwise, you can try as many times as you want and it won’t work.
The troubleshooting process is defined below:
The shortest step or we can say the trial step to fix this problem is just turn off the router, modem and Roku for 50 seconds then turn it on again.
After switching on the devices, perform a speed test for your internet connection. This will let you know about the incoming speed and the actual speed require. To initialize the speed test go to the speed test website and click on the green button to begin the speed test. Analyze the values with the required value. If the values are at par, then its ok, otherwise identify the problem in internet connection. Check now if you are able to access your Hulu account or not.
Now the general troubleshooting process common for streaming problems is:
1st step: Turn off all the devices
The primary cause of the streaming problem will be resolved after turning off the Roku, router, and modem. Keep it in off state for more than 60 seconds then turn on again. For more details go to Hulu com slash activate the link and try to connect to the Hulu channel now.
2nd step: Remove the other devices from the internet
Remove all the device or smartphones connected to the same Wi-Fi network. This will increase the speed of your internet connection and make you able to stream the contents on Hulu channel seamlessly. There are some devices that keep on updating over Wi-Fi, so disconnect all those devices from the home network. You can then be easily able to sign into your Hulu account through Hulu.com sign in page.
3rd step: Uninstall the Hulu channel and re-install it
If your Hulu channel still not streaming properly then you can perform the uninstallation process followed by installation. The process for uninstallation is:
- Press the Asterisk button from the Roku remote.
- Select the channel that you want to remove.
- Go to Roku channel platform and download the Hulu again.
- Add the Roku channel on the Home screen with help of remote.
- Connect to the Hulu again. Go to Hulu manage devices option and see if Roku is mentioned over there or not.
4th step: Upgradation of Roku firmware version
Latest firmware version of Roku hardware is necessary for playing the contents from the Roku channel. You can go to official Roku website in order to check the latest version of firmware. To download it on your device click on settings then tap on check for updates.