Hulu will add live streaming, offline viewing ‘in a few months’

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Hulu on Apple TV.
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Hulu has promised it will give subscribers a new live streaming bundle and the ability to download content for offline viewing “in a few months.”

Many of the company’s biggest competitors already offer an offline viewing feature, with Netflix the latest to join the party back in November. Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins assures fans that his team is “working hard” on it.

Hulu’s live TV stream will deliver ESPN, Disney and Fox

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The new Hulu will launch next year.
The new Hulu will launch next year.

Hulu scored two new partnerships for its upcoming streaming TV service that it plans to use to help cable subscribers finally cut the cord.

Both Disney and 21st Century Fox have agreed to be part of Hulu’s skinny bundle that will allow customers to stream live TV from at least two of the top networks in the US for a monthly fee.

Access a massive media library for pennies a day [Deals]

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Get a year of access to the largest library of streaming content in the world.
Get a year of access to the largest library of streaming content in the world.
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Even the best streaming services can be a crapshoot when it comes to our favorite shows — one day they’re there, the next day they aren’t. Aren’t Netflix and Hulu supposed to have the biggest, most formidable libraries of content? Not exactly.

SelectTV by FreeCast boasts the world’s largest entertainment library, bringing the perks of both cable TV and web streaming, effectively dwarfing any competitor’s library. The same can’t be said of the price, though, because right now you can get a year of SelectTV for just $19 at Cult of Mac Deals.

Hulu is killing free streaming

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No more free streaming.
No more free streaming.
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Getting your weekly fix of new TV shows from Hulu is about to get more expensive, as the streaming video service plans to phase out its free tier that was supported with ad revenue.

After letting users watch thousands of episodes for free since it launched nine years ago, Hulu has partnered with Yahoo to offer up its content for a new service called Yahoo View, an ad-supported service that will give viewers the ability to watch the five most recent episodes of shows from ABC, NBC and Fox.

Starz streaming service shoots onto iOS and Apple TV

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Outlander can now be streamed on Apple TV.
Outlander can now be streamed on Apple TV.
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Starz is finally getting into the streaming business.

The premium cable network revealed today that it is launching a standalone streaming service on iOS, Apple TV, and other platforms today. The Starz digital service gives you yet another monthly subscription to pay for, but the company has one killer feature it hopes will put it above the competition.

Traveling shouldn’t mean losing access to your favorite movies [Deals]

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Getflix makes it easy and secure to sidestep location restrictions on your streaming media content.
Getflix makes it easy and secure to sidestep location restrictions on your streaming media content.
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Take your laptop overseas with you and you’ll likely find, as you crack it open to catch up with the TV show you’ve been binging on, that location restrictions are blocking your stream. That’s not how it should be, and with Getflix you can sidestep annoying and inconvenient location restrictions that come between us and our content. Now you can get lifetime access to more than 100 streaming channels, anywhere around the world, for just $69.

Last chance for the best bargains on Cult of Mac Store’s coolest stuff [Deals]

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Access your favorite movies and TV shows without ever having to worry about travel restrictions again.
Access your favorite movies and TV shows without ever having to worry about travel restrictions again.
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The holidays have come and gone, but the big deals live on, at least for a little while. The Cult of Mac Store still has plenty of awesome tools, toys and subscriptions priced to move, but they’re deals that won’t last for long. Now’s your last chance to take advantage of massive savings on everything from invincible Lightning cables to secure internet browsing.