Quick Look: Hulu is one of the pioneers of video on demand (VOD) streaming services, with the Hulu Plus subscription service launching in 2010 with access to full seasons of TV shows and immediate access to new episodes. Hulu with Live TV appeared in 2017 as a "cable alternative" service with a lineup of popular linear television channels.

Hulu's Roku channel provides viewers with access to both the VOD-only and the live TV services. The VOD service includes original Hulu shows, NBC, ABC, and Fox TV shows and movies, along with programming from cable networks that include A&E, Bravo, E!, PBS, FX, NFL Network, Oxygen, SundanceTV, Syfy, and others. A full list of Hulu's VOD programming can be found here.

Hulu's basic VOD plan is only $5.99/month after one month free and includes unlimited ad-supported access to the Hulu streaming library. If you don't want to see any ads, you can upgrade to Hulu's ad-free plan, which also includes a free month for new users, for $11.99/month. The best value is the bundle of Hulu, Disney+, and ESPN+ for $12.99/month.

If you're looking for a cable alternative, Hulu + Live TV costs $64.99/month after a one-week free trial. In addition to the ad-supported basic VOD service described above, you'll get over 75 live sports, news, and entertainment TV channels that you can stream on three screens at a time. If you want more viewing options, the Sports and Entertainment Add-Ons provide additional channels. Other options include Unlimited Screens, Enhanced Cloud DVR, and Espanol Add-on. You can also record live TV with 50 hours of cloud DVR storage.

Prices and options are subject to change.

-- Information is current as of August 13, 2020

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