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Hulu’s live TV guide is here for your late-night channel surfing

Hulu’s live TV guide is here for your late-night channel surfing


Rolling out on Xbox One, Apple TV, Fire TV, and Switch first

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Hulu’s live TV option has been around for a while, and today the company is finally rolling out one of the most requested features: a good, old-fashioned channel guide. The company has actually been testing the guide since last fall for beta users, but now it’s making it official, rolling it out to all Hulu live TV subscribers on the Xbox One, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Nintendo Switch apps, with more devices promised “soon.”

The new guide will let users easily flip between channels (just like on an actual TV), keep track of what’s on now and what will be on next, and choose new shows to record straight from the guide. Hulu is also offering a “recent channels” option, that will just show the last 10 channels you’ve watched, if you don’t want to scroll through the entire list to find, say, TNT again.

In addition to the guide, there’s also a new Live TV part of the menu that will automatically show whatever channel you were last watching. It’s all part of making the Hulu live TV service a lot more like, well, regular TV, which seems like a good goal to chase for an internet TV replacement.