Hulu + Live TV is giving everyone unlimited cloud DVR storage for free

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What you need to know

  • Hulu+ Live TV customers are going to get free unlimited cloud DVR storage.
  • The free storage kicks in on April 13.
  • Those who already pay for enhanced DVR storage will get a discount on their future bills.

Hulu + Live TV customers will soon be able to take advantage of unlimited cloud DVR storage without any additional fees, a press release confirms.

While Hulu is announcing the move now, it won't actually kick in until April 13. But once it does, subscribers to Hulu + Live TV will be able to enjoy unlimited cloud DVR, although it's notable that recordings will only be available for nine months after they were recorded.

Unlimited DVR will allow on-demand playback and fast-forwarding capabilities on recordings for up to 9 months. To date, Hulu + Live TV subscribers each received up to 50 hours of DVR storage, with an add-on option to upgrade to up to 200 hours for an additional monthly fee. Subscribers that previously purchased the Enhanced Cloud DVR add-on for $9.99 per month or Enhanced Cloud DVR + Unlimited Screens bundle add-on for $14.98 per month will transition to Unlimited DVR on April 13 and see a reduction in their monthly bills. New subscribers and existing subscribers that did not purchase any add-ons will automatically receive Unlimited DVR as part of their Hulu + Live TV subscription at no additional cost.

Those who already paid for access to enhanced cloud storage options will apparently see a reduction in their monthly subscription payments, something that will no doubt come as a nice surprise.

Hulu + Live TV gives people access to more than 80 different live channels as well as streaming content from Hulu, Disney+, and ESPN+. Along with Apple TV+, it could be some of the best value in streaming right now.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.