When you decide to cut the cord, it is difficult due to the restriction of services per device. With Roku being a very popular streaming device, Hulu live TV service still had to get onto that device. According to The Verge, Hulu’s live TV service, as well as the redesigned app, will be coming to Roku devices.
The new service has had a slow roll out, but it has finally made it to nearly all devices. Hulu’s live TV service launched on Apple TV, Xbox One, iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon’s Fire TV and Fire Stick and it is even available on the Xbox 360.
However, if you have some older devices, you will not see that option or redesign. As for all the other devices, Sony remains the only holdout for the service.
Now, the case for their denial of the service would be the fact that it competes with their PlayStation Vue. The PlayStation Vue has been offering a cord-cutting option for some time. However, it is available on PlayStation consoles and Sony branded devices. Unfortunately, Sony has a track record for not continuing with a service on a whim.
As for Hulu and Roku, the updated app will be available on the Roku Ultra, Roku Premiere+, Roku Premiere, Roku Express, Roku Express+, Roku Streaming Stick, Roku 4, Roku 3 and Roku TVs to start, with more devices said to be getting support soon.
Hulu’s live TV service costs $39.99 per month, and you receive access to over 50 channels of live television. We have discussed this cord-cutting option on an earlier podcast, but with it missing Viacom channels (i.e. Comedy Central, MTV and CBS) still makes it incomplete. However, with the addition of live CW channels, those that love Arrow, Supernatural, The Flash and iZombie would love to have this as an option.