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It's ideal for cord-cutters who already love Hulu but miss the convenience of live TV, local programming, and sports.

There will also be two optional packages that you can add to your Live TV service, both of which are priced at $14.99.

The app, which starts at $40 per month, grants access to more than 50 channels and marks the latest step toward a future where consumers can view live cable and broadcast shows from their smartphones, tablets and other Internet-connected devices.

For the sports fans, Hulu with Live TV will offer ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNEWS, ESPNU, Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2, CBS Sports Network SEC Network, Big Ten Network, TNT and NBC Sports. Hulu also revealed an agreement with the lifestyle-focused Scripps Networks Interactive for access to cable networks such as HGTV, the Food Network, and the Travel Channel. Today Hulu announced the launch of Hulu Live TV, a new paid subscription service that offers around 50 channels for live streaming.

Hulu specifically revamped the UI to combine its existing on-demand library with new live TV content so that users can access all content in one place. From creating a personal profile to picking favorite TV shows, news channels and movies, Hulu makes it easy for viewers to watch what they love and enjoy the same personalized experience whether they're at home on the couch or catching up on the go. For an additional $14.99 a month, viewers can watch content on an unlimited number of screens inside their home and three screens outside the home. If you want to watch Hulu originals without ads, then you will have to add $4 to your account.

Upon launch, Hulu Live TV is supported on iOS, Android, Apple TV (4th gen), Xbox One, and Chromecast.

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Right now it seems like Hulu's plan to beat YouTube TV is to support as many platforms as possible. It still offers users access to over 3,500 movies and TV shows, including current episodes for many TV series, and all the acclaimed Hulu original shows such as The Path and the current new series The Handmaid's Tale. The service costs $40 and is part of a new deal with Scripps networks.

Hulu execs believe its over-the-top pay TV bundle can stand out with its slick new interface and personalization features. Both upgrades together cost $19.99 in a package deal. The company is now finally ready to take on rivals such as AT&T's DirecTV Now, Sony's PlayStation Vue, or Sling TV, competing for cord-cutting customers.

It will also include a "Kids Mode" that limits young viewers to age-appropriate shows.

In addition, Hulu is offering Showtime for an additional $8.99/month.

Hulu, which has offered Net-delivered on-demand video since 2008, announced previous year that it would add live TV to the service.


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