Hulu Live TV (currently a beta) launched in early May of this year, and immediately put competition like SlingTV, DirecTV Now, and others to shame. Boasting 50-plus channels, multiple accounts and DVR for $40 sounds like a Cord cutter’s dream. And starting today if you have an Amazon Fire TV, you can experience it for yourself.
Initially, when launched, the Live TV service worked primarily on five devices: Apple TV, Xbox One, iOS and Android mobile devices, including the Google Chromecast. However many cord cutters, including myself, longed for the service to create an app for the Fire Stick. Well, today we all get our wish.
Starting today, Hulu’s Live TV service, complete with DVR will be available on both the Amazon Fire TV and the Amazon Fire TV Stick. If you already have the standard Hulu app on your Fire devices, there is an app upgrade option that will introduce you to the revamped user interface, as well as give you the option to subscribe to the Hulu Live TV (beta) plan.
Hulu Live TV subscribers get to stream and record both live and on-demand content from over fifty of some of your favorite programs including sports, news, and channels for children. On top that you get Hulu’s entire streaming library with limited commercials (with the option at an additional fee to remove channels), all for $39.99 a month. This includes up to fifty hours of Cloud DVR storage, and up to six individual profiles so you can have your family watch what they’d like without your catalog being disturbed. You can stream up to two accounts simultaneously, and with an upgrade option, you can get 200 hours of DVR and an unlimited amount of viewing screens.
If you’re a fan of Game of Thrones, or just would like your premium channels, you can add HBO, Cinemax, and SHOWTIME to your package so you can watch Khaleesi and her dragons with everyone else on Sunday nights.