Hulu launches live TV streaming beta, overhauled interface on Xbox One

Hulu's long-awaited live TV streaming is finally here in beta form, and Xbox One is among the platforms getting the first crack at it. Available on Xbox One, Apple TV, Android and iOS, the new service also comes alongside an overhauled interface.

Hulu's new service combines its previously available on-demand catalog of movies and TV shows with a live TV channel lineup of 50 channels. All four major broadcast networks — ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC — are covered, along with popular sports networks, news channels, and more. Pricing sits at $40 per month for a base package, and you can opt for no commercials with Hulu's on-demand content for an extra $4 per month. You can also add optional upgrades, like an "enhanced" cloud DVR with 200 hours of storage for $15 per month.

Hulu has also overhauled its interface in a way that, it says, "seamlessly blends together live, recorded and on-demand content." On setup, you'll now be prompted to create a personal profile of favorite shows, channels, and movies for customized pages within the app. The interface is rolling out to every Hulu user, but live TV beta subscribers will get it first, along with Xbox One, Apple TV and Android users who don't subscribe.

For now, if you want to give Hulu's new offering a shot, you can sign up for the live TV beta at Hulu's website and start watching on Xbox One. Unfortunately, there's now word on when we might expect the feature to make its way to Hulu on Windows 10.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster

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