Hulu is one of the biggest live TV streamers. The service provides users with access to over 75 live channels and a robust film library. They can also record programs using the Cloud DVR service. This makes it possible for you to watch programs whenever you want, even if you are offline. However, it is important to know that there are limitations when it comes to recording content.
For the Basic plan, you are limited to 50 hours of DVR storage. If you’re interested in getting more storage, you can upgrade to the Unlimited DVR feature, which will allow you to record up to nine months of shows. It will also offer you fast-forwarding capabilities for recorded content.
In order to use the Cloud DVR, you will need a Cloud DVR device. You can purchase a device on its own or get a bundled package that includes it. A Cloud DVR is a portable device that records shows and other videos to an online cloud storage. After a program is recorded, you can download the content to your computer.
You can also delete recordings from the Cloud DVR. Once you’ve completed the process, the Cloud DVR device will automatically overwrite the oldest recording. There is no limit on how many times you can delete the content. You can also skip ads on a recorded show with the Enhanced Cloud DVR feature.
As of April 13, Hulu + Live TV subscribers will receive unlimited Cloud DVR storage. Previously, the service offered a 50-hour cloud storage on its Basic and Plus plans. Customers could purchase additional storage for $9.99 or $15 a month.
The Unlimited DVR option will only include minor changes to the user interface. When you open the Hulu application, you will see a tab on the top of the screen labeled Manage DVR. Click on this tab and you will be able to view your recorded content.
One problem that many customers may have is that it is difficult to keep track of what has been recorded. To solve this issue, Hulu added the ability to rewind and fast-forward through recordings. Until now, Hulu users had to manually rewind and fast-forward through a recording in order to access the next episode. Now, you can rewind and fast-forward through dozens of episodes of your favorite series without wasting time.
Another change is that Hulu + Live TV no longer charges a monthly fee for its Cloud DVR. Currently, the basic plan costs $40. Those who opt to upgrade to the Enhanced Cloud DVR option will pay an extra $10 or $15 a month. With the Enhanced Cloud DVR, you can skip ads and stream recordings to other devices.
Hulu has also introduced an ad-free version of its Live TV plan. Subscribers can watch live programs, including sports, news, and broadcast networks, without being forced to view ads. Compared to traditional pay-TV services, the customer base for Hulu + Live TV is considerably larger.