The US-based television subscription service Hulu has now added its “Hulu + Live Television” package to PS4’s list of media applications, the company announced today. It essentially serves as a replacement for Sony’s own PlayStation Vue, which had been the only streaming service the company allowed on the platform before shutting Vue down toward the end of last year.
It’s a decision that was blamed on the rising costs of live TV licenses, which saw a number of Vue price bumps that slowly began to negate its big advantage over traditional cable. With Sony out of the game, Hulu now offers something similar at a price point that should stay fairly steady thanks to the service’s increasing presence in the streaming space.
The Hulu and live TV bundle costs $54.99 per month and offers a number of live channels –ESPN, FOX, NBC, and ABC– in addition to the basic ad-free Hulu subscription. If you already have Hulu then you’re able to upgrade from your account settings menu.
As per Hulu’s own description:
“Hulu + Live TV is currently supported by Apple TV (4th generation), Amazon Fire TV devices, Amazon’s Echo Show, Roku devices, Xbox One, Xbox 360, iOS and Android mobile devices, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, select LG and Samsung TVs, VIZIO SmartCast TVs, Windows 10, Mac and PC browsers, and Chromecast.”