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Posted byOfficial Account20 days ago
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Who’s ready for gameday, r/hulu?!

With Week 1 around the corner, here’s what you need to know about watching your favorite football teams on Hulu with Live TV.

What’s new on Hulu?

We’ve been working hard to make changes based on your feedback since our first football season on Hulu with Live TV last fall. This year, you’ll notice the following improvements:

  • Local Affiliate Coverage: With 83% ABC coverage, 79% CBS coverage, 98% FOX coverage, and 89% NBC coverage for households in the US, we’ve significantly expanded our list of affiliates over the past year so more of our viewers can keep up with their favorite teams - and we’re working to bring even more. To see if we’re in your area, check here.
  • Live TV Device Footprint: Since the start of last year’s season, we’ve also expanded the number of devices our viewers can watch Hulu with Live TV on - including most Roku devices, Nintendo Switch, and select LG and Samsung Smart TVs.
  • Streaming Quality: As most of you on r/hulu know, we rolled out 60FPS to our live streams earlier this year - a top viewer request when it came to live sports. All of our channels have now been converted to 60FPS, with the exception of CBS affiliates. For more information and device availability, check out the following posts: Phase 1, Phase 2, Phase 3
  • Streaming Stability: Through our AMA earlier in the year, most of you also know that our top priority for 2018 was to significantly improve our streaming stability - our teams have made a lot of changes to minimize the amount of freezing or buffering you experience while watching Hulu, and we hope you’ve noticed!
  • Product Features: This football season, we’re also upping your sports experience throughout the app. For example, you can let us know which college and NFL teams you’d like to keep track of, and we’ll send you a notification when each game begins. To make the most out of your gamedays, check out our blog for more information!

FAQ

We’ve also put together a list of the most commonly asked questions we received during last year’s season, especially on r/hulu. Hope this helps! 🙌🏼

Q: When does the season start, and can I watch my favorite teams on Hulu?

A: Preseason is already underway, but Week 1 of both college football and NFL are just around the corner. Tonight marks the beginning of CFB Week 1, with NFL Week 1 starting on September 6th. Some notable games are as follows and yes (!), they’ll be streaming on Hulu with Live TV, subject to local affiliate coverage:

  • College
    • 6 Washington at 9 Auburn (Saturday, 9/1 at 12:30PM PST on ABC)
    • 14 Michigan at 12 Notre Dame (Saturday, 9/1 at 4:30PM PST on NBC)
    • 1 Alabama at Louisville (Saturday, 9/1 at 5:00PM PST on ABC)
    • 8 Miami at 25 LSU (Sunday, 9/2 at 4:30PM PST on ABC)
    • 20 Virginia Tech at 19 Florida State (Monday, 9/3 at 5:00PM PST on ESPN)
  • NFL
    • Falcons at Eagles (Thursday, 9/6 at 5:20PM PST)
    • Texans at Patriots (Sunday, 9/9 at 10:00AM PST on CBS)
    • 49ers at Vikings (Sunday, 9/9 at 10:00AM PST on FOX)
    • Chiefs at Chargers (Sunday, 9/9 at 1:05PM PST on CBS)
    • Bears at Packers (Sunday, 9/9 at 5:20PM PST on NBC)

Q: Ok… but can I watch [x] game with [y] teams in [z] zip code?

A: NFL games are subject to regional availability and blackouts: regional availability is determined by your location, and blackouts can be caused by a number of factors - such as affiliate rights - and are subject to change at any time. While both of these are out of our control, you are welcome to contact our reps for more information about specific games!

Q: What if I’m traveling? Which teams will I see?

A: With Hulu with Live TV, your local affiliates will change depending on where you are traveling to. Affiliate availability as well as regional availability may vary, which will impact which games you can see. That said, Regional Sports Networks (RSNs) do not change as you travel around and will carry the same programming you’d see at home - though CFB and NFL games are rarely broadcast on these channels.

Q: Are there any device restrictions this year?

A: While NFL was blacked out on mobile devices last year, there is no such restriction during the regular season this year. As long as you are watching on a Hulu with Live TV supported device, you should be able to stream your favorite games (subject to regional availability and blackouts).

Q: If I record a game and it runs long, what happens? Also, do I have recording options?

A: We're always working to ensure the program information we receive about games is up-to-the-minute and accurate so that full games record, and our teams also try keep an eye out on the most-viewed streams. That said, we may not always be able to guarantee the full recording of a game if it runs long. As for recording options, when you add a team to My Stuff, we’ll ask you if you want to also add their games to Cloud DVR. To record individual games, simply search for the game and record from the results page!

Q: Can I use my Hulu with Live TV credentials to log into other apps?

A: All Hulu with Live TV viewers can use their credentials to view national feeds (ESPN, Fox Sports, Big 10 Network, etc.) on their respective websites and apps. However, access does vary across the 4 major broadcast networks:

Q: What about NFL Network/Redzone? Does Hulu have this yet?

A: We currently don’t have NFL Network or Redzone. That said, we carry almost every NFL game this season in most markets on Hulu with Live TV, at no additional cost.

Q: What do I do if my stream freezes/buffers or experience any other technical difficulties?

A: As mentioned, we’ve put a lot of work this year into ensuring this doesn’t happen! But if something doesn’t seem quite right, our friendly call and chat reps are on standby to help you out. We’re also requesting that all discussions and questions about football on r/hulu are contained in this post - this helps us better keep tabs on the conversation and gauge what you’re experiencing.

So with that in mind, thanks for kicking off this season with us! Happy streaming! 🎉

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Posted byHulu Classic7 days ago
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Hi Everyone! A few announcements for everyone to look at this week so I have put them all together in a sticky so you don't miss them.

Hulu's partnership with Discovery for 5 live streaming channels and additional on demand content

  • See post by u/austen0316 who was the first to spot this. Thanks u/austen0316.

  • Official press release here

  • This multiyear deal adds five additional Discovery networks to Hulu With Live TV: Discovery Channel, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Motor Trend (the rebranded Velocity) and Animal Planet. (Discovery also owns Scripps Networks Interactive so its HGTV, Food Network and Travel Channel are already on Hulu with Live TV).

  • These channels will be available to subscribers starting in December 2018.

  • No word on whether login credentials will be available but check here in December. The former Scripps Networks Interactiven channels do all offer login credentials.

  • The deal expands Hulu's on-demand lineup of Discovery shows, expanding to nearly 4,000 episodes.

  • Hulu will be the exclusive subscription streaming home for several unscripted Discovery shows, including “Deadliest Catch”, “Say Yes to the Dress,” “MythBusters” and“Naked and Afraid,” ss well as four scripted series from Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). These on-demand titles will be available exclusively on Hulu across all its subscription plans.

  • For now Hulu’s pricing will remain the same. No idea if that will change next year.

Hulu's deal with CBS

  • See this post regarding this announcement.

  • CBS has worked out a deal with Hulu to provide a live national feed for the 2 dozen markets with Sinclair CBS affiliates. Sinclair has refused to agree to allow Hulu to carry them unless Hulu also carried the Tennis channel. (This is been going on about a year now).

  • Hulu announced it reached a deal with CBS Corp. to offer a national feed of the network in the markets where Sinclair operates a local affiliate.

  • The workaround will let Hulu customers in cities such as Cincinnati and Salt Lake City watch CBS in time for the fall TV season. The national feed features 14 1/2 hours of programming that normally air on CBS, including prime-time entertainment, nightly news and daytime talk shows. CBS will fill local-affiliate time -- 9 1/2 hours -- with CBSN, the company’s digital news network.

  • The cities/areas that have this new national feed are: Salt Lake City, Cincinnati, West Palm Beach-Ft. Pierce, Austin, Grand Rapids-Kalmzoo-B.Crk, Harrisburg-Lncstr-Leb-York, Albany-Schenectady-Troy, Portland-Auburn, Harlingen-Wslco-Brnsvl-McA, Syracuse, Cedar Rapids-Wtrlo-IWC&Dub, El Paso (Las Cruces), South Bend-Elkhart, Boise, Yakima-Pasco-Rchlnd-Knnwck, Eugene, Bakersfield, Columbia-Jefferson City, Medford-Klamath Falls, Beaumont-Port Arthur, Sioux City, Gainesville, Quincy-Hannibal-Keokuk, and Ottumwa-Kirksville.

  • You should be now be getting a national live tv feed. Uncertain if these markets get login credentials or not. (my thought is that they won't.)

  • No word on whether Hulu will make a similar deal with other broadcasters who have Sinclair affiliates.

Discount for On Demand Subsubscribers:

  • See the offer here on Hulu's home page.

  • For 1 year.

    Offer available until 1/3/19.

  • This is the version with ads. The $11.99 plan does not qualify.

  • HBO, SHOWTIME, and CINEMAX are available as add-ons.

  • Fine print: "Limited time offer of $5.99/month for 1 year, then $7.99/month. Valid for Limited Commercials plan only. Ends 1/3/19. $5.99/month offer and free trial offer valid for new and eligible returning subscribers only.

  • While you can switch plans at anytime, you won't get this discount back. Obviously you can cancel at any time.

  • You won't be able to add it to other promos like the student plan or Spotify. If ibotta still has a deal for Hulu, you probably can't use at the same time. (Uncertain but unlikely.)

  • Existing customers not eligible.

One Month Free Trials

  • New subscribers can go here to also get a one month free trial: https://signup.hulu.com/plans.

  • This is either on demand plan. Not sure how long this offer is good for.

  • I believe this only for new subscribers.

Hulu wins Creative Arts Emmys

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I started watching 'The First' and I am amazed how bad the compression is. The show has some dark (space) images so it's easy to see how that the color gradient is really poor. I am not expecting blue ray quality here. I am simply comparing the video quality to Netflix (which has beautiful 4K HDR video) or Amazon Prime Video (not as good as Netflix but still blows Hulu out of the water). Is there anything I can do to improve this? I have fast connection (400mbps) and I stream using an nVidia Shield.

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Anyone else having this issue. The feature is turned on in my settings.

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Is anyone currently having an issue with Hulu not loading/redirecting in a loop on computer or firestick? I got it to load once in the past hour or so, but all it did was tell me to start a free trial when I already have a subscription.

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I use Hulu at work on my computer. Used to be that I'd do the pop-out window and resize so it's super small (mostly as background noise). But now with the new layout, I can't create a popout and the image is static so I can't resize the browser window to resize the screen. Anything I'm missing? If not, can I switch back to the old display?

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Ever since the new interface, whenever I pause a show on my computer it randomly starts playing again after a couple of minutes. Anyone know why this is?

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Even the newest anime shows just show the Auto/Low/Medium/High quality options. Where did HD go? I mean I know it was only 720p or so compared to the good stuff other services provide, but it was still better than the High/480p!

Edit: According to their twitter support, "As long as your connection allows for it, if you select High, you should be able to stream in HD."

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FYI, I received this EMail today.


In an effort to provide you a better Hulu experience, our technical partners will be conducting maintenance on several channels from 11:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. PT on September 19, and from 11:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. PT on September 20.

During these times, some channels from the following networks may be unavailable:

• ABC • Disney • ESPN • FOX • Telemundo

We understand that this may be inconvenient, and appreciate your patience as we try to make your Hulu even better. If you have any questions or would like to check the status of the maintenance, visit our Help Center.

Thanks,

The Hulu Team

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I know they say only 1 device at a time but i know for a fact that i’ve streamed up to 3 different devices at the same time. why is this and can i give my account to other people and we can both use it at the same time?

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Music wise Like old mtv unplugged Vh1 storytellers Behind the music 🎶

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Only Hulu. I wanna watch Hulu live but it just is an endless black screen until it cuts back to the screen saver. It worked until two days ago and I don’t know how to fix it. Netflix works fine.

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When I play a movie on Hulu, I'm often prompted to get a Showtime subscription. But I already did that when I signed up for the Student package. How do I link these?!

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How do I watch a specific episode of a TV show? I can't find a way to even see how many episodes of a show there is let alone watch one I want to.

 

If you click a show title, it brings up seasons and episodes. I solved my own issue.

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Is pip a thing for hulu ? Is it in the works ? Every service offers pip Netflix, youtube why not hulu ?

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Posted byHulu+ Subscriber19 hours ago

This new interface was applied to Viewer with Hulu with Live TV and it just rolled out for all viewers with the No ads plan, on the 20th all viewers will experience the same interface.

Hulu Support

EDIT: Not sure how to flair this... Mods feel free to change it to whatever you may feel is appropriate.

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Lately, when watching videos on Hulu With Live TV on Apple TV I cannot use the Apple remote to glide or scrub in the video playback. I click to pause and then try to move the cursor to a different part on the show but the cursor will not move. It’s as if the remote is broken but if I exit the Hulu app, the remote works fine. You have to try over and over and over with the finger to get it to move and then it moves to far and then try to move the cursor back. It’s very very frustrating. Anyone else have this?

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I myself feel like while I enjoyed aspects of it like the cinematography and the score, I feel like the plot was a bit dragged by the drama revolving Tom and Denise. Perhaps I went in headfirst, expecting a show primarily based on NASA and their struggle to get to Mars. I wasn't expecting all of the extra baggage, and I'm not sure that I enjoyed it either. That said, I hope there's another season. Also, what's up with the telephone guy?

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Noticing that while watching some shows, I'll still see some commercials. I understand if it's my live recordings, but I still see the ad countdown in the corner. It's usually network related commercials.

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So, I get that we now have the new interface. I don't like it either, but I'm wondering if anyone has found a way to duplicate the view that I once had.

I used to bookmark hulu.com/tv/new/episodes so I could see what was on the night before and it would separate it by days. Is there a way to do this in the new interface?

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Sorry for the horrible title but I was having trouble wording it, but here's what I'm looking to do. I have the Flyers added to my teams so it's recording their games automatically. I sat down around 8:30 to start watching. The game was still going on. Hulu immediately pulled the game to the top when I opened the app (which was nice) and when I tapped on it Hulu tuned into the live game (there did not seem to be a way to "start over"). The game was on commercial, so I had to wait until the game came back then rewind to the beginning... where another commercial played.

I don't want to pay $15 per month to fast forward through commercials, but I also don't want to sit through a total of 6 minutes of commercials before I can start watching something that is currently recording. Is there any way around this? I am on Android.

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This was the only local channel that was missing up to this point for this area.

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I signed up for Hulu Live yesterday, and recorded my first show, Sunday Night Football. When I went to watch the recording, the quality of the video was like I had a cheap over the air antenna in a storm. The color kept getting distorted, part of the picture would get messed up. I rewinded and re-watched a few segments to see if it was my Internet or the actual recording and the picture would mess up in the same exact way, so I feel pretty sure it is the recording of the show. Here is a short clip of what I am talking about. I had to deal with this for the entire recording.

If it makes a difference, I have the regular DVR with Hulu (not the enhanced) and I was watching on a Roku.

Is this quality to be expected? Has anyone had this problem and fixed it?

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