(CNN) – Hulu just went live. As cord-cutting becomes more common, Hulu wants to grow its subscriber base. The streaming service launched Hulu with Live TV.
The name says it all. Instead of waiting a day, cord cutters can now stream their favorite TV shows, live. Getting your shows live, without a cable contract, is a popular business.
Hulu joins competitors like Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, DirecTV Now, and the recently launched YouTube TV. The companies offer what’s called an “over-the-top” service, meaning you can get your favorite channels on a device you already own.
Like your phone, Apple TV, or Roku. There’s also no contract, so you can cancel anytime. But there are some drawbacks.
Since there’s no equipment, you can’t record shows with most of these services. And not every show or network is available to stream or watch live, or even on-demand.
Also, your internet speed determines how good the picture will be. There’s also streaming restrictions on certain live sports or entertainment events.
Most of these services offer free trials for a week, so you can give it a shot and see what works for you.
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