Hulu’s Live TV streaming service has so far been available on mobile devices and set-top boxes. It wasn’t possible to just fire up your web browser on a PC or Mac and stream live TV on Hulu. That’s possible starting today as Hulu’s Live TV service now has support for web browsers on PC and Mac.
This is the first time that Hulu’s Live TV streaming service is being expanded beyond mobile devices and set-top boxes. Subscribers can now view live TV channels using a Chrome, Safari, Firefox or Microsoft Edge web browser. Internet Explorer 11 is supported as well.
It’s about time that Hulu added this functionality seeing as how all of its major rivals already offer the ability to stream live TV via a web browser. Its rivals include YouTube TV, DirecTV Now, PlayStation Vue, and Sling TV.
Hulu does mention that the web product that it has rolled out today isn’t close to the final product that it’s working on. Instead of making subscribers wait, it decided to launch a basic version of the web players so that users could start streaming content via web browsers immediately. The full version with significantly more features will be launched later.
“From point, click, and keyboard interactions, to responsive pages to fit all screen sizes; we are carefully considering all of the things that make building a web experience unique from living room and mobile devices,” it added.
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