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Hulu Is Adding Unlimited DVR With Live TV For Free

Hulu Is Adding Unlimited DVR With Live TV For Free

Hulu with Live TV is giving its users unlimited DVR from next month at no additional cost — a feature that will allow it to compete directly with cord-cutting rival YouTube TV.

The feature will apply to all Hulu with Live TV subscriptions starting April 13 and will support playback and fast-forwarding on recordings for up to nine months (the same storage period supported by YouTube TV). Previously, Hulu with Live TV supported up to 50 hours of DVR storage, but could upgrade to up to 200 hours of storage via add-ons, ranging in price from $10 per month to $15 per month.

Customers who have opted for add-on packages that support additional DVR space will no longer be charged for additional storage starting April 13.

Unlimited DVR space has long been one of YouTube TV's most attractive features, and the addition of Hulu with Live TV is one of the few recent changes to the service that allows Hulu to compete in the pay-TV space with live TV. Helps to stay afloat. In December of last year, Hulu with Live TV increased its base tier from $65 per month to $70 per month -- the price of YouTube TV -- but bundled into Disney Plus and ESPN Plus at no additional cost.

Hulu with Live TV has over 80 channels, while YouTube TV includes over 100 in its basic plan. While Hulu with Live TV is a bit more expensive, eliminating its paid DVR plans and adding two separate services, which cost $15 between them, is a ton for homes, especially for families. adding value.

Hulu President Joe Early said in a statement, "Through a single subscription, users get access to 80+ live channels — including all the major broadcast networks — as well as Hulu, Disney+, ESPN+ and more soon." Unlimited DVR." “Guided by our relentless focus on providing the consumer a high quality user experience, we will be one of the only pay TV providers to offer this feature as part of a base plan at no additional cost – traditional or streaming. "

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