By: Ben Smith, Head of Experience
Fall is a great time for TV lovers. Between college football, NFL, and the return of your favorite TV shows — there’s no shortage of top-notch programming to enjoy. As we built the new Hulu experience, we wanted to make sure you could watch when you want and where you want – on the platforms that matter to you.
To date, we’ve offered Hulu with Live TV on multiple living room and mobile devices, but we know many of you have asked to access our service on your laptops and computers as well. So rather than wait until we’ve finalized our new Web experience, we’re opening up a basic version to Hulu’s live TV plan subscribers so they can stream live TV via their browsers. That means, you can catch the big game, this morning’s news or the premiere of “This is Us” wherever you are.
This is a very early version of the new Hulu experience on the Web and we expect it to evolve significantly over the next few months. From point, click, and keyboard interactions, to responsive pages to fit all screen sizes; we are carefully considering all of the things that make building a web experience unique from living room and mobile devices.
For today, we’ve focused on making Hulu’s live and on-demand catalog available for viewing. With this first iteration, you can browse and watch Live TV from 50+ top channels, see what’s on next on individual networks and search for and watch everything available on Hulu including on-demand TV Shows, movies, Hulu originals, kids shows and premium add-ons including HBO, Cinemax, and Showtime. And just in time for football season, you can even launch multiple streams on your computer. Catch every live game from ESPN, ESPN 2, ESPN U, SEC Network, Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2, CBS Sports Network, Big Ten Network or your local ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC channels in select markets.
We’ll be making improvements and adding features continuously as we build the new Hulu experience on the Web. We’d love your help testing as your feedback is critical in helping to ensure we create your TV watching experience. You can provide your ideas and suggestions here: https://hulu.uservoice.com/
If you are a live TV subscriber, you can learn more about how to get started here: https://help.hulu.com/s/article/watch-live-tv-on-hulu-website
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