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Hulu mobile update adds portrait viewer, enhanced scrubbing, and more

Hulu mobile update adds portrait viewer, enhanced scrubbing, and more

Hulu has detailed new features that will be coming to its Android and iOS apps next week. According to the company, it has experienced a huge increase in the number of subscribers who are watching shows using their mobile device instead of a television. This new update improves the experience for them, helping viewers scrub through videos, get directly to live channels, and more.

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Hulu Live TV guide arrives on Nintendo Switch, Apple TV, more

Hulu Live TV guide arrives on Nintendo Switch, Apple TV, more

In the year since Hulu Live TV launched, we've slowly been seeing Hulu expand the service to more devices and flesh it out with additional features. Though Hulu Live TV probably could have used a little more time in the oven before release, these days it's shaping up to be a fairly solid service. It's getting better today with the introduction of a new guide, which is going live on a number of device.

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Hulu offline downloads inbound, but they’ll still have ads

Hulu offline downloads inbound, but they’ll still have ads

During an event in New York today, Hulu announced plans to offer offline videos via a "downloadable content experience." This is described as a new feature offering opportunities to advertisers, the end result being the option for users to download TV shows and movies for offline viewing. Netflix previously launched its own downloading feature available for select videos.

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Hulu slashes HBO add-on cost, but the discount won’t last

Hulu slashes HBO add-on cost, but the discount won’t last

Want to watch the next season of Westworld but don't want to pay premium for an HBO subscription? If so, Hulu's latest deal will no doubt be appealing. For a short time, the streaming service is offering its customers HBO as an add-on service for about one-third its normal monthly rate, making it about the same price as a fancy coffee. The slashed rate is temporary, though.

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Spotify and Hulu $12.99 plan: What you need to know

Spotify and Hulu $12.99 plan: What you need to know

Spotify and Hulu are offering a combined subscription, the awkwardly-named but cash saving Spotify Premium, Now with Hulu. Launching today for existing Spotify Premium subscribers, with broader availability later in the year, the new combined subscription could save you $4 per month versus buying the plans separately.

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Hulu Live TV gets LG webOS, Samsung Tizen smart TV support

Hulu Live TV gets LG webOS, Samsung Tizen smart TV support

Hulu has expanded device support for its new app, the one containing access to both its on-demand content and its live television channels. The app started arriving several months ago for other platforms and is now available for all of the most commonly used streaming devices. This time around, the company has launched Live TV support for certain LG smart TVs, eliminating the need to use a separate streaming stick or set-top box.

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Streaming Showdown: Who has the best original shows

Streaming Showdown: Who has the best original shows

Streaming seems to be the way to go these days. Analysts expect that the market would soon overtake and devour traditional TV services, becoming the be-all and end-all of video entertainment at home and on the go. These services, some of them smaller than the network giants that run cable and live TV, often compete on more than just the licensed content they can deliver to their subscribers. They compete, sometimes even more viciously, over original shows that none of their competitors will be able to broadcast. We take a look at some of today’s streaming services to check which ones offer the best selection of original content.

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Live TV Streaming showdown: cord-cutters’ reference

Live TV Streaming showdown: cord-cutters’ reference

Unlike with music streaming, video streaming is going strong, perhaps even stronger. While cord-cutting alternatives like Netflix, YouTube, and the like continue to rise, the desire and need for live TV programs have never gone away. In fact, it’s exactly because of the rise of video streaming that the demand for live TV streaming services has also increased.

Just like traditional cable or satellite TV services, there are quite a few to choose from, and sometimes more choices within each service. We take a look at five of the biggest live TV services, AT&T DirecTV Now, Hulu Live TV, Dish Sling TV, Sony PlayStation Vue, and Google YouTube TV to see how they fare against each other.

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Hulu Live TV March Madness personalized experience arrives Monday

Hulu Live TV March Madness personalized experience arrives Monday

Hulu is launching a new March Madness experience for Live TV subscribers starting next Monday. The new experience will enable basketball fans to better watch their favorite games; it builds upon the personalized Olympics experience the platform introduced last month. Once it arrives, subscribers will see an option to pick NCAA teams they want to follow closely, among other things.

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Hulu Live TV adds 60fps support for Showtime, Adult Swim, NBC and more

Hulu Live TV adds 60fps support for Showtime, Adult Swim, NBC and more

Hulu has just introduced 60fps support on its Live TV service. The new support is in testing now and only available on a certain number of channels, though some of them are quite popular ones. According to Hulu, 60fps support has been the feature most requested by subscribers. The support will be rolling out in phases "due to the dependencies required," Hulu explained in a Reddit post.

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Hulu makes up for Super Bowl disruption with free month of service

Hulu makes up for Super Bowl disruption with free month of service

Hulu is trying to make up for an unfortunate incident that happened over the weekend: its Live TV service experienced a disruption during the end of Super Bowl LII. Impacted customers lost access to the stream in the final moments of the game, effectively ruining the event for many football fans who were, to put it mildly, not happy about the incident.

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George Clooney’s Catch-22 miniseries tipped as Hulu exclusive

George Clooney’s Catch-22 miniseries tipped as Hulu exclusive

Hulu is planning to add to its original content roster with a new "Catch-22" miniseries. The series will only be comprised of half a dozen episodes, however it has backing in the form of George Clooney, who is serving as director, executive producer, and series star. The miniseries is being created by Paramount Television and Anonymous Content, and reportedly is the subject of a new deal that will bring it to Hulu.

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