Hulu April 13 will introduce unlimited DVR to all Hulu + Live TV subscribers at no additional cost.
The upcoming launch follows the addition of access to Disney+ and ESPN+ as part of a Hulu + Live TV subscription.
“Hulu + Live TV is becoming even more valuable and attractive to consumers,” Joe Earley, president of Hulu, said in a statement. “Through one single subscription, users get access to 80-plus live channels — including all the major broadcast networks — as well as Hulu, Disney+, ESPN+, and soon Unlimited DVR. Guided by our relentless focus on delivering the consumer a high-quality user experience, we will be one of the only pay-TV providers — traditional or streaming — to offer this feature as part of the base plan at no additional cost.”
Unlimited DVR will allow on-demand playback and fast-forwarding capabilities on recordings for up to nine months. To date, Hulu + Live TV subscribers each received up to 50 hours of DVR storage, with an add-on option to upgrade to up to 200 hours for an additional monthly fee. Subscribers who previously purchased the Enhanced Cloud DVR add-on for $9.99 per month or Enhanced Cloud DVR + Unlimited Screens bundle add-on for $14.98 per month will transition to Unlimited DVR on April 13 and see a reduction in their monthly bills. New subscribers and existing subscribers that did not purchase any add-ons will automatically receive unlimited DVR as part of their Hulu + Live TV subscription at no additional cost.
In addition to access to 80-plus live channels as well as Disney+ and ESPN+, Hulu + Live TV includes next-day network TV shows, originals and a library of on-demand hit TV episodes and movies. With 4.3 million subscribers, Hulu + Live TV remains one of the largest DMVPDs in the United States, according to the service.