Hulu Adds HBO and Cinemax as Subscription Add-ons
Whew! This announcement came just in time for the season premiere of “Game of Thrones.”
Hulu’s entertainment package got a boost with the announcement that they will now offer HBO and/or the HBO-owned Cinemax to their content offering as add-ons for viewer subscription plans.
Regardless of whether you are subscribed to Hulu’s basic subscription package with commercials or its new live TV service, linear and on-demand programming from the Time Warner-owned premium channels are now available.
Viewers will now be able to stream all of HBO’s critically-acclaimed, award-winning series, theatrical movies, sports, and the rest of the HBO content.
Hulu is obviously not content to remain a streaming video-on-demand service. They continue to add features which are quickly making it a viable replacement for cable TV. The add-ons will be available for the $7.99 per month Limited Commercials plan, $11.99 per month No Commercials plan, and Hulu with Live TV for $39.99 per month.
“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 and head of distribution and partnerships at Hulu, in a statement. “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.”