Comcast is expanding its streaming offerings with the addition of Hulu with Live TV. Starting today, Hulu with Live TV is available on Xfinity Flex, Comcast’s streaming platform for high speed internet customers.
Hulu + Live TV joins a growing list of linear streaming services available on Flex, including Xfinity Stream, Sling TV, Peacock, HBO Max, Paramount+, Xumo, and Pluto.
For now, Comcast customers will need to sign up directly through Hulu, but in the coming weeks, Comcast will allow customers to sign up for Hulu with Live TV through their Flex devices. The update means that Comcast Xfinity customers have another option for streaming live TV rather than signing up for Comcast X1, the company’s cable plan.
The basic on-demand version of Hulu launched on Xfinity Flex and X1 in March 2020. Hulu with Live is not available for Comcast X1.
“The addition of Hulu + Live TV on Flex adds tremendous value for our internet customers, giving them access to more of their streaming content and subscriptions alongside a growing catalog of free programming – all seamlessly integrated into one voice-enabled and easy-to-navigate experience,” said Rebecca Heap, SVP of video and entertainment at Comcast Cable.
Current Hulu + Live TV customers can access their programming from within Flex’s existing Hulu app by saying “Hulu” into their Xfinity Voice Remote. After signing in with their credentials, they’ll have access to their full subscription. Flex users new to Hulu can sign up here. Once they have their log-in credentials, they can access Hulu through the app on Flex.