Hulu adds HBO option for ‘Game of Thrones’ fans
Winter is coming to Hulu
Hulu has started offering HBO, just in time for everyone to start streaming “Game of Thrones: Season 7”. Hulu and HBO announced the new agreement, which will bring on-demand and live TV viewers access to HBO and Cinemax content, earlier today before launching the service.
Viewers using the new Hulu experience can stream all of HBO’s popular series, theatrical movies, documentaries, sports, and comedy and music specials – both live and on demand – directly within the new Hulu experience by adding the premium channel to their service for $14.99 per month. The deal also allows subscribers to add Cinemax for $9.99 per month. Both premium add-ons are now available across all of Hulu’s subscription plans. Amazon offers customers a similar plan, after a free week it will also cost $14.
“By combining HBO’s iconic programming with our world class user experience and deep content offering, Hulu is giving viewers easy and highly personalized access to the very best of television,” said Tim Connolly, Senior Vice President, Head of Distribution and Partnerships at Hulu. “With this important new partnership, fans can now watch Game of Thrones live every Sunday, binge watch all six seasons of The Sopranos or catch up on Westworld alongside our live TV, sports, classic TV shows and Hulu originals – all without ever having to leave the Hulu app.”
“Hulu has been a pioneer in the television streaming business, building a robust user base by offering top-tier programming from a variety of networks,” said Sofia Chang, Executive Vice President, Worldwide Digital Distribution and Home Entertainment, HBO. “We see them as the perfect partner to help us fulfill our promise to HBO fans, bringing our unparalleled programming to audiences in the most sophisticated, convenient and innovative ways.”
East and west coast live feeds of HBO and Cinemax will be available to Hulu viewers on supported devices, giving them the flexibility to watch programming as it airs live on the network, or on demand at their convenience. Subscribers who purchase the HBO add-on through Hulu will also gain access to HBO NOW through their Hulu account. Additional live channels HBO 2, HBO Family, HBO Latino, HBO Comedy, HBO Signature HD, HBO Zone, MoreMAX HD, ActionMAX HD, ThrillerMAX HD, MovieMAX HD, 5StarMAX HD and OuterMAX HD will become available within the add-ons to Hulu viewers in the coming weeks.
HBO and Cinemax join Hulu’s growing offering of subscription plans including its $7.99 per month Limited Commercials plan, $11.99 per month No Commercials plan, and Hulu with Live TV (Beta), which includes live and on demand programming from more than 50 popular sports, news, entertainment and kids’ channels — plus Hulu’s deep existing premium streaming library — for $39.99 per month.
Hulu’s recently-unveiled user experience is currently available on Apple TV (4th gen.), Xbox One, iOS and Android mobile devices. The add-ons will be available on more devices as the new user experience continues to roll out across additional major platforms this summer.