Hulu’s Live TV Service Hits 1 Million Subscribers

Hulu’s live TV streaming service now has more than 1 million subscribers, as reported by USA Today. That number only accounts for a small percentage of Hulu’s total subscriber base of 20 million, but is significant given that Hulu’s live offering launched just over a year ago.

Hulu has invested a lot into making its live TV service feel more natural for those used to cable TV. Earlier this year it introduced a channel guide to let users flip between channels (the way you would on a cable box), keep track of what’s on, and choose new shows to record straight from the guide. It also introduced a “recent channels” option to show the last 10 channels you’ve watched, and a new portion of the menu that displays the last channel you watched.

This news makes Hulu the third live TV streaming service to announce over 1 million subscribers, after Sling TV, with 2.3 million, and DirecTV Now, with 1.8 million. YouTube TV could be fourth in line, as it announced around 800,000 subscribers in May.

The Verge

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