Are you a fan of reality shows, particularly American ones like The Real Housewives, Below Deck, and Keeping Up with the Kardashians? If so, Hayu is a streaming service that is worth checking out. This Hayu review will cover the pricing, shows available, the Hayu app, and if it’s really worth it.
Take note that Hayu is not available in the United States. Americans should check out Peacock to access many of the same shows from Hayu.
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What is Hayu? Hayu Review
Hayu has one single emphasis: reality television. It’s made by NBCUniversal, the American company behind U.S. TV networks like E! and Bravo.
To watch shows from Hayu, you’ll need a monthly subscription. Once you’ve signed up, you’ll be able to watch all the streaming service has to offer through their website or app.
Right now Hayu is available in most countries in Europe, India, Australia, Canada, Iceland, The Philippines, Singapore and Hong Kong.
What's on Hayu?
Hayu’s library features thousands of episodes of reality television that you can watch without advertising. Certain shows also stream new episodes the same day as the U.S.
The content library varies by region, but includes reality shows and docuseries across several genres. Those include romance, true crime, competition, workplace, home & design, cooking, and celebrity reality programs.
Some regions, like Canada and the U.K., also feature movies. Movies on the Canadian version of Hayu at the time of writing include Bridesmaids, Pitch Perfect, and The Breakfast Club.
Here are some examples of shows you can expect from Hayu:
- The Real Housewives of…
- Top Chef
- Love Island
- Made in Chelsea
- Million Dollar Listing
- Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta
- Keeping Up With the Kardashians
- Watch What Happens Live
- The Bachelorette: Australia
- Below Deck
- Dating: No Filter
How much is Hayu?
The pricing for Hayu depends on your country (see chart below). In some regions, Hayu offers a free, 7-day trial to new customers. Subscriptions renew automatically, but there is no long-term commitment and you can unsubscribe at any time.
Occasional promotional discounts may be offered, too. Make sure to check their website for the latest updates.
You have the choice between monthly, six month, or 12 plans. Here are the prices by region:
|Region||Monthly||Six Month||12 Month|
*India also offers a 3 month prepaid pass for ₹349.
For a full list of available countries and their pricing, go here.
The Hayu App
The Hayu app allows for offline downloads to iOS and Android devices so you can watch shows when you’re away from internet. The video streaming quality maxes out at 1080p in HD, depending on your connection speed.
You have the ability to save shows to watch later under the “My Shows” section. There’s also the ability to cast Hayu’s shows from a mobile device to your TV using Apple Airplay or Chromecast.
Unfortunately you can only stream from one device at a time and there’s no ability to create different profiles on an account. Subtitles are available but only in English.
Is Hayu Worth It? Hayu Review
|-Wide selection of reality TV|
-Free trial (in some regions)
|-No simultaneous streams|
-Can't create profiles
-If you don't like reality shows,
this isn't for you
For fans of reality television across the world, Hayu is a goldmine of guilty pleasures. With that said, it is specifically focused on the reality niche. If you’re looking for a streaming service that has scripted dramas, sitcoms, or sports, you’ll need to look elsewhere.
But if you love seeing the antics of The Real Housewives or the cutthroat kitchens of Top Chef, then Hayu just might be the perfect addition to your streaming lineup.
Plus it’s more affordable than some other streaming services (especially with the savings you get with a 6 month or 12 month membership).
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