Hulu with Live TV has been in the streaming space for a long time. Before they entered the live TV market Hulu rivaled Netflix as the leader in on-demand TV and movies. With the combination of all that on-demand content, the award-winning Hulu Originals, and the live TV, it’s no wonder why more and more people are dropping cable and moving over to Hulu Live. If you’re looking for details on how to watch Hulu Live on Roku, we’ve got all the details you need right here.
The good news is that no matter what model of Roku you own, you shouldn’t have a problem streaming Hulu Live with your Roku. Like other services, it’s just a matter of adding the app to your Roku through the Roku store and you’re good to go! Of course, you’ll need to subscribe to Hulu Live, if you’re not signed up already. That’s all there is to it.
What is Hulu Live?
Hulu Live (free 7-day trial) is an enhanced version of the standard Hulu on-demand service. In addition to thousands of hours of on-demand TV and Hulu Originals, you receive over 60 live channels. This package also includes the ability to watch TV Everywhere apps. You’ll also have your own cloud-DVR with upgradeable space. Other upgrades allow you to add movie channels to your package or to set up unlimited simultaneous streaming, which is a great option for larger families.
Hulu Live is a contract-free service, so you can cancel anytime you want. After the free trial, you’ll be charged $55 per month until you cancel your service. Once you cancel, you’ll be able to watch Hulu until your billing cycle runs out. From there, your subscription will end and you won’t be charged in the future.
You can learn more in our Hulu with Live TV review.
What Can I Watch on Hulu Live?
Hulu Live features both local and nationwide content and with over 60 channels there is a little bit of something for everyone! One thing that sets Hulu Live apart is that they offer local channels in most areas. That means that most homes will receive access to ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC. Depending on where you live you might also have The CW. Other popular channels include ESPN, TNT, TBS, USA, Syfy, FOX News, MSNBC, and much more!
How to Stream Hulu Live on Roku
In many ways Hulu Live is a lot like cable. The difference is that you have more freedom in what you watch and where you watch it. You also won’t have to worry about getting stuck in a contract, because there isn’t one. Add in that Hulu Live is cheaper than cable and it makes sense to check it out if you want a way to save money without sacrificing your favorite shows.
If you want to watch Hulu Live on Roku, the process is fairly simple. All you need to do is follow these steps and you’ll be ready to watch Hulu Live on Roku within minutes!
- Sign up for Hulu Live’s free 7-day trial. (You cannot signup to Hulu Live through Roku, so you’ll need to do this first through your computer or mobile device).
- Start up your Roku and press Home.
- On the left side of the screen, choose the option for Streaming Channels
- Use the search to find Hulu Live and add the channel once you find it
- Click OK when the channel has finished installing
From there, you should be able to find Hulu through your home screen. You can click it to open it and once you sign into Hulu Live, you’ll be able to watch your favorite shows live and on-demand!
Can I Stream Hulu Live in Other Ways?
While most readers checking this out are only looking to watch Hulu Live on Roku, there are other systems you can use if you want to watch Hulu Live. In addition to Roku, Hulu Live is compatible with Chromecast, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, mobile devices, gaming consoles, computers, and even smart TVs. So, there are a lot of options. Of course, this just means you have more ways to watch Hulu Live!
As you can see, it’s easy to watch Hulu Live on Roku. After a quick signup for a free trial (or upgrading your Hulu to add live TV) you’ll be ready to add the Hulu app to your Roku. That shouldn’t take long at all using the search feature. From there, it’s just a quick download and installation and you’ll be all set to watch Hulu Live on Roku!
Hopefully this clears up all of your questions, but if you have more, you can ask them in the comments!
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