Hulu is bringing its Live TV service to the PS4, effective immediately. With its relatively low price tag and huge library of channels, Hulu + Live TV stands as a solid replacement to the now-defunct PlayStation Vue service.
As of right now, Hulu + Live TV and YouTube TV are the only cable-like streaming TV services available on the PS4. Of the two, YouTube TV is the most comparable in price to PlayStation Vue, which started at $45. YouTube TV starts at $50 and offers unlimited DVR recording, while Hulu + Live TV starts at $55 and limits DVR functionality to 50 hours.
That’s not to say that YouTube TV is the better of the two options. The service has struggled to grow its library of channels and networks. It’s set to get HBO support in a few months, but it may lose support for FOX Regional Sports Networks (due to high distribution costs—the same thing that killed PS Vue). For reference, Hulu + Live TV has a large selection of add-on networks that currently includes HBO and a mess of options for sports fans. It also comes with a Hulu subscription, which may even out the $55 price tag for some users.
If you want to take an in-depth look at Hulu + Live TV and YouTube TV, check out our article on The Best Web-Based Live TV Services. Just keep in mind that the world of streaming TV is constantly in flux. There may never be a permanent streaming TV solution, and prices are bound to rise until we revolt against our streaming overlords.
via: The Verge