Hulu continues to expand support for its new live television service. If you haven’t heard of Hulu’s new service, it’s worth checking out their free trial. For $40 a month, Hulu subscribers can watch over 50 live channels including streams of local content and many of the most popular cable networks. There are plenty of add-ons available as well, including premium cable networks like HBO, cloud-based DVR, and the option to support multiple simultaneous screens. It really is a true cable replacement for those cable cutters who still want to be able to mindlessly flip through channels as opposed to browsing a library.
Hulu’s new TV service is still in its infancy, but the streaming service has been busy expanding its list of supported devices and updating its interface in order to streamline the new service. Now, Hulu has expanded their live TV compatibility to include Xbox 360 users, while also incorporating their live TV service into their iOS app.
Hulu subscribers using iOS devices should be receiving an update for version 5.5.1 of the Hulu app over the next week or so. Up until now, iOS users have had to use two separate apps for Hulu’s video-on-demand library and their live TV service; this most recent update will soon merge the two apps into one. When users download the new app or update their existing one, they will be greeted with a new streamlined interface. The change will be reflected on the App Store and iTunes shortly, according to Apple Insider.
In other Hulu news, Xbox 360 users can finally sign up for Hulu’s live TV service through their 15-year-old gaming console after months of waiting. It seemed that Hulu was going to forego bringing their new TV streams to the soon-to-be redundant console given that Hulu live TV launched on the more recent Xbox One, but it seems there was enough demand to warrant the port to the older Xboxes. Like the iOS update, the new live TV support on Xbox 360 comes with a newly-designed interface which merges TV streams and video-on-demand services into one easy-to-use app.