Wanna Get Rid of Cable? Take a look at this Hulu Channels List
“Ongoing TV Shows” are a major drive for the people to get connected to cable, we all have certain kind of attachment, to our favorite ongoing shows, and that’s the main reason what is holding us to join the “Cord Cutters”, as they don’t serve much of the fresh content, as cable do. The wait for the next episode of The Modern Family kind of creates an excitement in us!! (that’s what drove you here at Hulu channels list).
There are these reasons why we still want cable for $100 a month, but what if I tell you, that you don’t need a cable connection to watch the next episode of your favorite show, and your bill gets reduced to what, 90%. Yes, I know what I am talking about, and in this article, I will tell you about this online streaming service, which is also known as the closest replica of Cable.
Hulu is an Over-The-Top Video on Demand, like the cable services you use, has a lot of latest and popular channels in its streaming catalog. Hulu has a lot of ties with major media production houses of the USA, like 21st Century Fox, Walt Disney (which also holds 27% of Hulu’s stake) etc. This is one of the reason how Hulu manages to get all these big networks like ABC, AMC, FOX and a lot more, under a single platform.
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Hulu or Hulu Plus
Those who are still confused about Hulu and Hulu Plus, there is no need to worry as Hulu Plus and Hulu are same now. Hulu has removed the free ad-supported plan so now you can only access Hulu with paid subscription.
Hulu was a free streaming service, which used to offer shows 1 week after their telecast.
Major Hulu and Huluplus Channels
FOX (a subsidiary of 21st Century Fox) has been entertaining us for almost 30 years now, with its exceptional quality entertainment services, with shows like Lucifer, comedies like The New Girl, Family Guy and all time favorite The Simpsons. Action, Comedy, Drama just name it and FOX has it all. Hulu Plus offers all the popular shows from FOX Entertainment, and the thing that makes it even better than cable is that, along with the recent shows like Empire, The New Girl, Sleepy Hollow etc., it also has old classics like The X-Files, Episodes of the Simpson. Also, the most famous Reality shows like The American Idol, Hell’s Kitchen.
American Broadcasting Company or simply ABC, is one of the oldest and most trusted entertainment production network in the USA, known for its magnificent selection of TV Shows, award shows, sports and news updates. The network provides a lot of different channels for different genres and categories. Hulu also has a lot of those channels in its streaming catalog. The ABC channels which are currently available in the Hulu channels listing are 1.ABC, 2.Freeform (Previously known as abc Family) 3.ABC NEWS. Some of the popular content from the abc network on Hulu are The Modern Family, The Desperate housewives, once upon a time, castle, scandal, ugly betty and a lot more.
American Television and Radio broadcasting company NBC, is another great addition in the hulu channels catalog, from the list of the Big Three Television Network, (CBS, ABC and NBC). Along with a lot of action, drama, and fiction, NBC fulfills you weekly demand with shows like Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show etc. Some of the amazing NBC shows, available on Hulu and Hulu Plus are Chicago PD, The Voice, Saturday Night Live, Law and Order, Grimm and a lot more.
One of the best entertainment network of UK, BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) is also available in the Hulu Channels list. BBC needs no introduction, it is the world’s oldest national broadcasting organization offering its quality service since 1920. Hulu TV shows catalog has over 40 popular shows of BBC. Some of them are New Tricks, The Next Step, MI-5, A Bit Of Fry & Failure and much more.
You all must be familiar with the CC logo on my left, as any discussion of entertainment providers is incomplete with the comedy dose of Comedy Central. Who doesn’t want some evening humor after a long, tiring day at their best place which has always been Comedy Central. Another great addition to the hulu channels list, with amazing shows like Louis C K, The Comedy Kings, The Half Hour and a lot more.
Along with all that Comedy, Drama, and Action Hulu also has few good treats for kids too. American kids network Nickelodeon (aka Nick), offers a lot of its programming for both kids (2-8 years) and adolescents. Some of the shows of Nickelodeon which are available on hulu’s streaming catalog are Sponge Bob Square Pants, Kung Fu Panda, Josh and Drake and many more.
One of the most popular networks in the USA, Syfy is well known for its unique genres. Unlike other networks Syfy focus more on Science Fiction, Supernatural, Paranormal and horror shows. Some of the popular shows from Syfy network, in the Hulu Plus and Hulu channels catalog, are 12 Monkeys, The Magicians, Paranormal Witness True Terror, The Internet Ruined My Life, Battlestar Galactica and much more.
Music and Fun | For Teens
Hulu also has a perfect blend of Music and Teenage shows, it offers networks like VH1, MTV, which are considered as the best networks of their genres. Some of the MTV and VH1 shows that Hulu has in its catalog are Finding Carter, Teenage Mom, Punk’d, Middle Of The Show From MTV and Basketball Wives, Black Ink Chicago, Couples Therapy along with the VH1 News.
With Science, wildlife, nature, traveling and a lot of interesting things going around the world, National geographic is a major hub for these genres. Some of your favorite shows of Nat Geo on Hulu’s catalog are Live Free Or Die, StarTalk, Fight Science and much more you can find on their official page.
Other Major Networks in Hulu Channels List
Along with all these major networks, there are few more good networks which you can access through both Hulu and Hulu Plus. Some of those networks are History TV, Discovery Channel, Discovery ID, TV Land, Animal Planet, USA, A&E, Sundance TV, TLC, RT America, Lifetime, CNN, Oxygen, TBS, Ion Network, Bravo, Bloomberg, NFL Network, CMT, TNT, Esquire Network, Spike, VH1, BET, Fox Sports 2, G4, E!.
Complete list of Channels on Hulu Paid Subscription DEC 2016
|COMEDY CENTRAL||COMEDY DYNAMICS|
|DISNEY CHANNEL||DISNEY XD|
|DISNEY JUNIOR||CARTOON NETWORK|
|9 STORY MEDIA GROUP||BLOOMBERG TELEVISION|
|SESAME STREET||SCIENCE CHANNEL|
|BBC WORLDWIDE||BBC AMERICA|
|SENTAI FILMWORKS||RED BULL MEDIA|
|BABY TV||HERE TV|
|THE NEW YORK TIMES||TLC|
|ELECTRIC ENTERTAINMENT||EPIX ORIGIANALS|
|DISCOVERY ID||NASA TELEVISION|
|VISION FILMS||VIZ MEDIA|
|ESTRELLA TV||TV LAND|
|TRU TV||TOEI ANIMATION|
|THE ORCHARD||TELEVISION FOUR|
|SUNDANCE TV||SHOUT FACTORY|
|NFL NETWORK||FOX SPORTS 2|
|ANIME NETWORK||DISCOVERY CLASSIC|
Showtime on Hulu
Hulu Plus subscription will also include popular TV network SHOWTIME, with an additional bill of $9 a month. Showtime also has their own streaming service, the service costs $11 a month, but with a Hulu Plus subscription, you can save $2 a month. The deal is pretty good and unlike Hulu Plus it offers live streaming of Showtime.
Some Misconceptions and FAQs about Hulu
- A lot of people ask me if Hulu offers live TV or no, and the answer is NO. As I have told you its takes some time for the programming to reach Hulu’s catalog. Well, I have written a separate article on Free live TV streaming platforms for US content, as there was a lot of demand. If you want you can check that out as it has a lot of good networks for free.
- Does Hulu has Own TV?, and the answer is again NO.
- What is the exact number of channels and what are their names or is there any official list? The Same reply again, we don’t know the exact number of channels on Hulu and there is not any official list to confirm that (as per my knowledge), this list is something I searched manually, and most probably the biggest available.
- Does Hulu has all the shows of these networks? No Hulu doesn’t have all the shows, they have some selected shows but yes almost all the major ongoing shows are there.
Hulu’s Future Plans
HULU is planning to launch a new service (unnamed) early next year. The service is based on Sling TV’s business model, which offers live TV channels for cord cutters. Hulu is almost done with the deals with some of the top television brands like ESPN, ABC and FOX. The service will cost you around $40 a month, almost double to that of what Sling is asking, so they might be working hard on the quality and the channels list. Well, lets wait and watch.
What Will You Miss The Most in Hulu Channels Selection
Although Hulu covers most of the top networks of the entertainment industry, but there are few networks which you will not get with either of the paid and free subscriptions. The three major networks on, Hulu channels list is missing are AMC, CBS, and HBO. The reason why I added AMC in this list is because Hulu only has the rights of a single show of AMC, which is Fear The Walking Dead.
On the other hand, HBO seems to have very fewer chances of getting into Hulu’s Catalog, the reason being, HBO already has its own online streaming platform HBO NOW, the service costs $15 per month (with a free first-month trial). The standalone service has the power to attract its fans, alone with its popular Fantasy show Game of Thrones, although it has a lot more to offer, in its streaming catalog. But you never know, as Hulu recently tied with HBO in japan, and the USA may be the next.
Today’s Catch – HBO NOW in $3 a month.
Sports and News
Sports being a major for all the cable subscribers to stick with it. Hulu also doesn’t offer any major sports networks (except Monday night RAW, which has recently been included in its catalog). But there is another service you may hear of, “Sling TV”.
Like Hulu, SlingTV is also an over-the-top online streaming service, which allows its users to stream the content from a lot of big networks like AMC, ESPN1, ESPN2, Disney Channel and a lot more. The service costs $20 per month for the basic plan, along with different add-ons for sport, news, kids, lifestyle etc. The has its own benefits, unlike Hulu, with SlingTV you can stream the available networks and shows, along with the cable subscribers (at the same time as they are aired on their respective cable networks).
DirecTV NOW is a newly released service which works on the same business model as Sling. The service is currently offering its premium plan ($60/month), at $35/month. The plan includes over 100 major networks, including Sports, News, and Lifestyle networks. Here take a look at this comparison between Hulu and DirecTV NOW.
So, guys, that’s it, this was my article on the complete list of Hulu Channels, and I hope it cleared your doubts, but still if you have any doubts about Hulu or any other online streaming service, you can ask me in the comment section below.
Also if there is something I am missing in the article, or you have any experience in using this service, you are welcome to share with us and the other users, and before you leave, do share this article with just 1 click on your left.