How to watch live TV on Hulu and record shows with a Hulu + Live TV subscription

With a Hulu + Live TV subscription, you can watch live tv channels as well as content available on Hulu.

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With a Hulu + Live TV subscription, you can watch live tv channels as well as content available on Hulu.
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  • You can watch live TV and record your favorite TV shows with a Hulu + Live TV subscription, which starts at $54.99 a month.
  • With a Hulu + Live TV subscription, you can access more than 60 live TV channels, as well as stream original Hulu movies and shows.
  • Hulu + Live TV is supported on a variety of devices, allowing you to watch live TV from your Roku, iPhone, Android, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, or other streaming device.
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Hulu has an amazing range of shows and movies, but sometimes even the greatest content library just can’t match the magic of live TV.

Whether you want to watch a sporting event or live newscast in real time, or simply want to record a show you don’t have time to watch live, Hulu can be your platform of choice. You’re just going to have to pay extra for it.

Here’s what you should know.

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How to watch live TV on Hulu

At a base price of $54.99 per month, Hulu + Live TV is comparable to (or cheaper than) most cable TV plans, and it allows access to that massive content library as well.

Hulu + Live TV comes with access to more than 60 TV channels, including broadcast networks like NBC and CBS, as well as many cable channels, like Disney, ESPN, CNN, and History.

You can watch live sports, news, and your favorite shows with a Hulu + Live TV subscription.

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You can watch live sports, news, and your favorite shows with a Hulu + Live TV subscription.
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Before you can start watching live TV with Hulu, you may need to sign up for a Hulu account and select Hulu + Live TV in the process (with the option of a one-week free trial).

If you already have Hulu, navigate to your account by clicking your name in the top right corner of the Hulu home screen. From there, click “MANAGE PLAN” and choose the Hulu + Live TV option that suits you.

Now navigate to the Hulu homepage and click the “LIVE TV” link at the top of the screen.

You'll now be able to watch Live TV on Hulu.

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You’ll now be able to watch Live TV on Hulu.
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You’ll be taken to a screen where you can scroll up and down to see everything that’s live, or you can search by category.

Choose a category, or scroll through the live guide.

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Choose a category, or scroll through the live guide.
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You can also use the search bar to seek out programs, and you can click on shows in the future and select to record them.

Hulu lets you save live programs and record them to watch later.

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Hulu lets you save live programs and record them to watch later.
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You can record up to 50 hours of content with a standard Hulu + Live TV subscription, or increase your storage to 200 total recorded hours for an additional $9.99 per month.

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