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Report: Hulu TV’s Live TV Service to Launch by Mid-May


It seems we may have a rough time frame for Hulu’s new live TV streaming service. According to reports from Tech Crunch Hulu is now telling staff that the launch date for the live TV service is being targeted for the first week of May. It is also reported that at the same time the new Hulu app will start rolling out for all users.

Just understand that the first week of May is a goal not a locked in date. It could easily be pushed back a few weeks.

Tech Crunch says they have seen internal Hulu communications– claiming the “first week of May” launch, yet this could just be the time frame for the announcement and others have reported it will go public in mid May 2017.

So take this all with a grain of salt well we feel confident it will happen in May we do not know the exact date. Hopefully soon we will have a better idea and even more details of the new live TV service.

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  • Sunny Rain

    Hulu will have a better marketing strategy than all its predecessors because they’ll just promote the Live TV within the main Hulu, tempting its 12+ millions of subscribers to try the service. To them, it will be pretty much like suggesting a new show.

    The others didn’t have an already popular active app to push the service. YouTube had the chance but they blew it by creating a separate TV app so that they can limit it to certain cities and devices.

    I’m rooting for Hulu’s success even though they probably won’t convince me to switch from PS Vue (unless they get Viacom).

    • Ben M

      This is an honest question without snark or criticism….why are Viacom channels a must have? I look at their channel lineup and there is nothing there that is “must see” for me.

      • Sunny Rain

        For me, Viacom channels are not “must have” because I’ve learned to survive without them since they got dropped by PS Vue and I couldn’t stand the terrible DirecTV Now and Sling services.

        But generally, many people want Viacom channels. Families need Nickelodeon for their kids to watch Spongebob, iCarly, Thundermans… and most other people want Comedy Central and MTV shows.

        • Ben M

          Thanks for responding. I guess I am outside their target audience which is why nothing they have entices me to watch.

  • Richard smith

    So , which devices. I think the beta is only on Android and Apple tv. If they are on every device that already has Hulu which was mentioned, game over.

    • Chase

      Beta is on most devices. I know for a fact it’s on Xbox One and IOS.

  • Walt Mielke

    I hope Hulu can do this with their existing app. That way I may be able to stream live TV on my Vizio, which presently has Hulu. If Hulu pulls a YouTube, test market start, then I guess I will have to wait even longer. That is, of course, if Vizio doesn’t limit or block the new Hulu app.

  • REP

    I think i am done with Hulu Live after Direct TV Now makes their $35/month more attractive. They added CSNs + FOX and most importantly, a smoother streaming (still not better than Sling TV).

  • UberCrew

    No Fire TV, Android TV or Roku support at startup. Almost as bad as Youtube TV’s device support and just a step below DirecTV Now’s. Since they will have an Android app at launch there really no good excuse not to have a Fire TV or Android TV version. Looks like I will just keep waiting until one of these services offers the content I want on the devices I use. So far none of them has done this.