Hulu Adds HBO, Cinemax


Just in time for the highly anticipated premiere of Game of Thrones season seven, Hulu has struck a deal to offer HBO and Cinemax as premium add-ons.

Starting today, subscribers using the new Hulu experience can stream all of HBO’s original series, theatrical movies, documentaries, sports, and comedy and music specials—both live and on-demand—by adding the premium channel to their service. The additional cost is $14.99 per month. Subscribers can add Cinemax for $9.99 per month.

Both premium add-ons are now available across all of Hulu’s subscription plans. East and West Coast live feeds of HBO and Cinemax will be available to Hulu viewers so they can choose to watch programming as it airs live on the network or on-demand. Subscribers who purchase the HBO add-on through Hulu will also gain access to HBO NOW through their Hulu account.

“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, the senior VP, head of distribution and partnerships at Hulu. “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.”