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Hulu + Live TV is Adding 14 Channels Including Hallmark, TheGrio

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Hulu + Live TV is already one of the best options for cord cutters looking to replace cable, and now their lineup is getting even better. Today Hulu announced that they are adding 14 new channels to their lineup.

This comes after their report that Hulu + Live TV has grown to over 4.4 million subscribers.

Some of these new channels have already been added to the channel lineup and others will be coming on December 1st.

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What’s Included

  • Added on November 1st: The Weather Channel, Comedy.TV
  • Added on November 14th: Hallmark Channel (w/ all plans), Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (w/ all plans), Hallmark Drama (w/ Entertainment Add-On)

For more info on how to watch Hallmark Channel without cable, check out our article here!

  • Coming December 1st: Vevo Pop, Vevo Hip-Hop, Vevo Country, Vevo ‘80s, Vevo ‘90s, Vevo Holiday, TheGrio Television Network, JustCentral.TV, The Weather Channel en Español

What to Expect from Hulu + Live TV

Earlier this year, Hulu added a much-requested feature: unlimited DVR storage. Now you no longer have to worry about running out of space when you record your favorite shows and movies. 

Combined with the inclusion of a regular Hulu subscription, Disney+, and ESPN+, a Hulu + Live TV subscription gives you a massive library of on-demand content that now also includes 85+ live channels. 

When it comes to features and content available, Hulu + Live TV rivals the best live TV streaming services out there like YouTube TV, Sling, and fuboTV.

But with this content comes a price- one that happens to be going up. As previously reported, the pricing structure for Hulu + Live TV will change in December alongside the price hike for Disney+.

Currently there are two plans for Hulu + Live TV: one that includes Hulu w/ Ads for $69.99/mo and one without ads on Hulu for $75.99/mo. 

Beginning on December 8th, existing customers on the Hulu w/ ads tier can keep their plan for $74.99/mo or switch to a new plan (called the “Basic” plan) that includes ads on both Hulu and Disney+ for $69.99/mo. The higher-priced plan without ads on either Hulu or Disney+ (that will now be called the “Premium” plan) will go up to $82.99 a month.

Final Thoughts

Considering the upcoming price increase, the inclusion of new channels is a welcome addition for Hulu + Live TV. Hallmark Channel fans will especially find the inclusion a plus during the holiday season.

What do you think? Will you be signing up? Let us know in the comment section below!

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Matt Davis
Matt Davis
Matt Davis is a writer, entertainment critic, and content creator that hails from the Kanas City area. He has been featured in various publications, including and CNET. As the founder of Shall I Stream It? he has helped it grow into a multi-platform media outlet that reaches over 100,000 viewers each month.
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