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Hulu launches live TV streaming service

Hulu launched its $40-per-month television streaming service Wednesday, offering subscribers more than 50 live TV channels as well as access to its streaming catalog.

Hulu enters a crowded market for cord-cutters, competing against Google's YouTube TV, AT&T's Direct TV Now, Dish Network's Sling TV, and Playstation Vue, but Popular Science writes that for its price, Hulu "seems like the best option — at least on paper — for users looking to 'cut the cord' on cable and replace it with a single digital subscription." Hulu TV subscribers can watch channels including CNN, ESPN, TNT, and TBS and store up to 50 hours of DVR content for free.

At launch, Hulu TV is available on Apple TV, iOS, Android, Chromecast, and Xbox One with Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and Samsung smart TV compatibility coming soon. Read more about how Hulu's service stacks up against others at Popular Science.