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Hulu Live TV is now available on Sony’s PlayStation 4 console. This will be a welcomed addition to PlayStation device owners due to the absence of live TV streaming options, compared to other platforms.
Hulu + Live TV is a popular live TV streaming service and based on the most recent numbers, it is the most popular streaming option in the US. It is also a service that comes with wide device support considering it can be accessed through Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, and Roku devices, as well as many others, including smartphones, games consoles and web browsers. With PlayStation 4 support now added, the list of compatible devices has grown even more.
Hulu confirmed the PlayStation 4 addition via a blog posting that explains Hulu Live TV has gone live on the Sony console starting today. Those who are already basic Hulu subscribers will be able to simply switch their account over to the live TV option in the account settings – although this will have to be done through the service’s web browser version. Whether new to Hulu live TV or an existing subscriber, the option to watch live TV and on-demand content from the major networks will now be available within the same PlayStation 4 app that the basic Hulu subscription is accessed from.
PlayStation 4 users suddenly have a choice
Previously, PlayStation 4 users only had the option of PlayStation Vue to access live TV although even that came to an end when the service closed down at the start of this year.
Shortly before PlayStation Vue closed completely, YouTube TV did become available, providing PlayStation 4 users with one option to switch to. However, one is not much choice and this is where the addition of Hulu live TV will be a welcomed addition. While Hulu and YouTube are still only two choices, they do happen to be two of the most popular services.
In addition, they are very similarly priced. YouTube TV currently costs $49.99 per month, while Hulu with live TV costs $54.99 per month. However, Hulu’s option does also include access to the standard Hulu subscription, which would otherwise cost an additional $5.99 per month.