Hulu with Live TV adds game start notifications for March Madness and more 60 fps channels

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More than a year ago, when Hulu first introduced its live television service, the company's teaser video revealed a feature that has not yet arrived: mobile notifications. In that demonstration, a user received an alert about a basketball game with a score adjusted at the last minute of play. But months later, Hulu still has to create mobile alerts, something that could help it differentiate itself from Sling TV, YouTube TV, DirecTV Now and PlayStation Vue, in the live television service. That is changing with this month's March Madness tournament.
Hulu customers with live TV who choose their favorite March Madness teams will be notified each time a game involving these teams is launched. Hulu has created a new portal for the basketball tournament and will customize that presentation for the users according to the selections of their team.

Game start notifications will be strictly applied to March Madness at launch; Hulu says he plans to enable them for all live sports games after this first attempt. You can now choose your favorite professional sports teams when you set up the live television service, so the company already has the data you need to ensure these notifications are relevant once you are ready to activate the switch.
Hulu's Ben Smith has repeatedly told me that the team does not want to upset subscribers with an overload of pocket vibrations and mobile alerts. Therefore, game start notifications are just the beginning, and you can expect to see other implementations (always optional) as the company receives comments from users and adjusts the function.
In addition, Hulu has substantially increased the amount of live TV channels it transmits at 60 frames per second. The smooth and fluid motion of 60 fps is most useful for sports programming, and new additions include CBS Sports Network, "the majority" of Fox affiliates, Fox Sports 1/2 and Fox Sports RSN, NBC Sports RSN, the Golf Channel and others . The complete and updated list of 60 channels per second is found below:
A and E
Swim for adults
Big Ten Network
Cartoon network
CBS Sports Network
Cinemax – All channels
CNN International
Food network
FOX Affiliates
FOX business network
FOX News Channel
FOX Sports – All RSN
FOX Sports 1
FOX Sports 2
Golf Channel
HBO – All channels
Wild Nat Geo
National Geographic
NBC – All affiliates, as well as New England Channel News
NBC Sports – All RSN
SHOWTIME – All channels
Telemundo – All affiliates
Travel Channel
Universal Kids (East)


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