It came as a giant surprise to me, but today it was announced that CBS will cooperate with Hulu in the near future. The consequence is that Hulu users can watch NCIS, The Big Bang Theory, Macgyver and other CBS shows with their Hulu subscription.
Now there are many unanswered questions related to the cooperation between CBS and Hulu. It is first of all about live television, but it is expected that the most frequent episodes of our favorite TV shows will remain available on the platform for some weeks after airing. Before Christmas Hulu also announced how they have made agreements with other big networks, which will result in channels such as ESPN, Fox Sports, CBS Sports and TNT to ABC, CBS, FOX and The Disney Channel to become available on Hulu later this year. Now with our current Hulu subsciption we will of course not get access to all this stuff, but it is expected that they will offer a package costing around 40 USD which will include all these goodies per month. That is quite similar to the platform Fubo TV, but since the focus is mostly on sports they will not really compete with Hulu.
As you can understand we have a lot to look forward to on Hulu this coming year and it has become more important than ever to know how you can access and watch Hulu from abroad. Luckily I have already created a thorough guide on that topic, so just click the link if you want to know more about how you can watch and enjoy Hulu from abroad.
With the new Hulu live TV you need no setup, no initial cost, you simply sign up and start watching right away and you keep your subscription up and running for as long as you want to. Isn’t that simply brilliant? It is quite similar to a service like Sling TV, but with CBS joining the team they have gotten a fantastic plus that will make their service even better than Sling TV.
Are you looking forward to watching your favorite CBS shows on Hulu as well? I am!
Why it surprises me that CBS makes this step?
According to CBS their streaming service CBS All Access has around 1,000,000 subscribers. They have a goal of getting several million new subscribers in the coming years, but to me that seems hard, especially if the CBS All Access content turns available on Hulu. Because, if you can get access to the most important CBS shows, but also your favorite shows from NBC, Fox, ABC and other channels on Hulu, then why not pay to Hulu instead of CBS All Access The consequence of this is that I might actually drop my CBS All Access subscription if my favorite shows turns available on Hulu as well. Time will show, but I am curious to see how this will develop!