Hulu’s live-TV interface isn’t the best. There’s a separate tab for only live channels, but if you’re searching through anything else, the on-demand options are confusingly mixed in with the live offerings. Plus its price has increased $10 since we first recommended it, making it the same price as YouTube TV. Still, it has a leg up on the competition because it offers both live TV and its vast library of streamable content, including original shows like Castle Rock and The Handmaid’s Tale. That’s a big advantage.
If you can live without Netflix, you can cut your subscriptions to one payment of around $65 for its base plan—though that price includes ads on live shows and in on-demand content. Not so great when you consider an on-demand Hulu subscription without ads is just $12. You can disable ads for on-demand content, but your monthly price will jump to $71. If you’re a sports fan, you may want to look elsewhere. Hulu doesn’t carry the NFL Network, NBA TV, or MLB Network. There’s a free seven-day trial if you want to test the service before committing.
Watch It on: Android, iOS, MacOS, Windows, Chromecast, Apple TV, Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Android TV, Samsung TV
Major Channels Missing: AMC, BBC America, Comedy Central, MLB Network, MTV, NBA TV, NFL Network, NFL Red Zone, Nickelodeon