The average cable bill is now a whopping $107 per month. The figure has been steadily rising for a decade, and it's an expense that many households are trying to downsize. Cutting the cord is popular—about 14,000 people break up with their cable company every day. And researchers report that cord-cutters can save an average of $85 per month.
But there are some huge trade-offs with forgoing a cable package: live sports, live news, and current shows. Cable companies have traditionally had a lock on these types of programming. But that grip is loosening. Hulu is the only streaming service that offers access to network TV, although generally a day or so after it airs. And Hulu also offers a Live TV option with more than 10 sports channels, including ESPN and Fox Sports, and nearly as many news channels, including CNN and Fox News.
Plus with a Hulu and Hulu Live TV subscription, customers have access to one of the biggest library's of streaming content in the world, including much buzzed-about Hulu Originals shows. The Handmaid's Tale, which debuted its third season on June 5, is the first streaming-only show to win a Golden Globe or an Emmy. Harlots, a historical drama set in an 18th-century London brothel, is winning over fans and critics alike.
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The full Hulu with Live TV lineup now has more than 65 national channels. Hulu with Live TV also includes local and regional channels, so subscribers can still tune into their local sports and news broadcasts without an antenna. The complete list of TV channels on Hulu with Live TV varies depending on where you live, but these are the channels that come standard nationwide:
This Emmy- and Golden Globe–winning show show put Hulu's original content on the map. Set in dystopian Gilead, formerly the United States, the society is run by militant religious fundamentalists seeking a return to "traditional values". Plagued by environmental and economic disasters, young, fertile women are forced into sexual servitude to help keep the country afloat.
Season 3 debuted June 5.
Hulu rescued The Mindy Project from the rejection pile when the show was canceled after season 3. Three more seasons of the rom-com–inspired fan favorite were made by Hulu, satisfying fans' need to know who Dr. Mindy Lahiri would end up with.
All 6 seasons avilable now—only on Hulu.
Hulu is the only place to get all seven seasons of the original fab female foursome for free! Widely recognized as one of the best sitcoms ever, The Golden Girls follows four retirees living together in Miami during the '80s and early '90s.
All 7 seasons available now—only on Hulu.
SNL's Aidy Bryant and Lorne Michaels teamed up with Elizabeth Banks and writer Lindy West for this comedy about a young journalist trying to make her way in the world. She is bombarded with negativity at work and in her dating life because of her weight but slowly comes into her own as a confident writer and woman who knows that her weight isn't what defines her.
Season 2 coming in 2020.
This critically acclaimed historical drama immerses fans into the seedy world of brothels in 18th-century London. Politicians, police, and madams duel it out to make their fortunes on the backs of the women who work for them.
Season 3 premieres July 10—only on Hulu.
Tina Fey's most iconic role (after Sarah Palin) is lovable goofball Liz Lemon—a showrunner in NYC herding a cast of ridiciulous characters like the absurd Tracy Jordan, the attention-seeking Jenny Maroney, and the out-of-touch bigwig Jack Donaghy.
All 7 seasons available now—only on Hulu.
A newly single divorced woman who happens to be a therapist moves in with her bachelor brother who happens to be the founder of a popular dating site. Based on the premise alone, it's comedy gold. But in the hands of Jason Reitman (Up in the Air and Juno), the adult siblings coaching each other through the minefield of modern dating and raising a 16-year-old is fun and sweet.
All 4 seasons available now.
Fans of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette series will recognize many of the antics in this fictionalized behind-the-scenes take on a reality TV dating show where anything goes and the show's young staffers will do anything to get a good story.
All 4 seasons available now—only on Hulu.
Set in the universe of some of Stephen King's best-known novels, J.J. Abrams creates an all-new psychological horror mystery. Stars like Sissy Spacek and André Holland play some of the horror writer's most memorable characters.
Season 2 is in the works—only on Hulu.