Any Updated Opinions?
Basically, I'm wondering if Hulu live tv users have any opinions on Hulu live tv and their expectations to add channels. Currently, I am using DirectvNow. I must be one of the very lucky subscribers. Actually; I'm probably part of the MAJORITY. People only post on Facebook, Twitter, and many forums, when they're looking for solutions to problems. Most people apparently are quite happy with the service. They simply watch tv and are happy with it. Overall, I probably wouldn't look to switch, but DirectvNow doesn't offer me locals, and probably won't for quite a while. I am using an OTA antenna, but it makes it difficult to get all my locals, and being it's OTA, there's no guide that I can use instantly on the tv (Roku, Apple, etc). I'd have to use the internet for a guide.
I've looked at Vue, Youtube tv, and Hulu Live TV. All 3 give me locals, but they are all missing channels. Vue has the most extensive channel lineup of the 3, but they are missing the A&E family of channels. For me, that's a problem. I like the History Channel, Lifetime, and some others.
Youtube is even worse. They don't have the A&E family of channels. Youtube is also missing the Hallmark Channels. And mostly, they are missing the Discovery Family of channels. That's a LOT of channels missing. Discovery, science channel. TLC, and many others.
Hulu has the A&E Family, and the Discovery Family, but they are missing the AMC family of channels. And the wife, has to have her walking dead. (As well as others). Hulu is also missing Hallmark.
Hallmark channels is the only channel that you can actually buy ala carte from Hallmark. All the others, like A&E family and AMC Family require you to have a tv provider. NONE of them allow you to buy their programming ala carte. Hulu however, if I add the network add ons, HBO, and Starz; and separately added Hallmark, I'd be paying about the same as I do for DirectvNow. I gain the locals, but I'd lose the AMC channels.
The only way to get them all, like with DirectvNow, would be to combine any of those with Philo. The good thing is, Philo does include the Hallmark channels, so I wouldn't have to pay that $6. So if I got Hulu and added Philo, I'd only be paying a couple more dollars per month. Of course, I'd have to switch between 2 different apps to see "What's on tv". Hulu for most, but then I'd have to go to Philo to look at AMC, BBC America, Sundance, BBC News, Animal Planet, CMT, Comedy Channel, Paramount, and a number of others. Just not sure if it's worth the inconvenience of bouncing between 2 different apps.
So, I'm curious if any of the current Hulu subscribers, know of or have heard of Hulu adding more channels. Specifically the AMC family of channels. If they had the AMC channels, I'd still be missing some channels, but it wouldn't be many that I'd miss too badly. And I could get the Hallmark separately. So, has anyone heard of anything about new channels. Specifically the AMC channel and it's family of channels.
On a side note, is anyone here really disappointed with Hulu Live TV? As I said, I'm one of the very happy DirectvNow customers; but i really would like to have local channels. I can live without them, because of OTA, but it would be enough to make me switch. If the other provider had all the channels I'm wanting.Hulu is close, but they need the AMC channels.
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