Hulu + Live TV Adds Nine ViacomCBS Networks

Hulu + Live TV is adding nine ViacomCBS networks to its channel lineup, including Comedy Central, BET, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr, VH1, CMT, MTV, TV Land and the Paramount Network.

Subscribers will also have on-demand access to TV series titles such as “Freaks & Geeks,” “Moesha” and “Sister Sister.”

Monthly subscription pricing for Hulu + Live TV will remain at $64.99 per month.

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Five ViacomCBS networks — BETher, MTV2, NickToons, TeenNick and MTV Classic — will join Hulu’s entertainment add-on.

Hulu + Live TV offers more than 65 live TV channels, plus the core Hulu on-demand service (normally $5.99 per month as a standalone offering).

Hulu + Live TV Raising Monthly Fee 18%

With carriage fees (i.e. sports) increasing, Hulu + Live TV is passing the costs onto its online subscribers in the form of an 18% monthly price hike to $64.99 — up from the current $54.99 — and set to go into effect Dec. 18.

Hulu’s online TV platform added 1.2 million subs in the most recent fiscal period to end with 4.1 million subs — 1.8 million more than online TV pioneer Sling TV.

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The price hike is the the third in the past three years ($40 to $45 to $55) of Hulu’s online TV platform existence. The platform is now on par price wise with YouTube TV, AT&T TV and fuboTV. Sling recently raised its monthly fee to $30.

Hulu + Live TV Launches on PlayStation 4

Hulu + Live TV March 3 became available on PlayStation 4 consoles, the service announced.

PlayStation 4 users are be able to subscribe to Hulu + Live TV, gaining access to both live and on-demand programming from channels such as ESPN, Fox, NBC and ABC.

Current PlayStation 4 users who already have Hulu can switch to Hulu + Live TV through their account settings on Hulu.com. Viewers who are already subscribed to Hulu + Live TV will also now be able to access and watch live channels through the Hulu app on PlayStation 4.

Hulu + Live TV is currently supported by Apple TV (fourth generation), Amazon Fire TV devices, Amazon’s Echo Show, Roku devices, Xbox One, Xbox 360, iOS and Android mobile devices, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, select LG and Samsung TVs, VIZIO SmartCast TVs, Windows 10, Mac and PC browsers, and Chromecast.

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Hulu Live TV Price Jumping by $10 a Month

The price for the Hulu Live TV service will increase by $10 a month, Hulu announced.

The skinny bundle will jump from $44.99 a month to $54.99 starting Dec. 18.

“The new price better reflects the substantial value of Hulu + Live TV and allows us to continue offering all of the popular live news, sports and entertainment programming included in the plan,” read a Hulu statement.

The service features more than 60-plus live TV sports, news and entertainment channels, including ESPN, Fox Sports, CNN, FX, TNT, Bravo and all major broadcast networks.

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“Price changes are never easy to stomach, and we know that many people don’t watch live television year-round, so we’ve made it easy for Hulu subscribers to switch back and forth between our plans to best suit their needs,” read the Hulu statement. “If you love college football, choose Hulu + Live TV during the season, then switch to one of Hulu’s less expensive on-demand plans when it’s over. If you enjoy most of your TV on demand but really want to watch live election news, just switch to Hulu + Live TV for a few months.”