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Hulu Live TV gains more 60fps channels, push notifications for sports

By Roger Fingas

People subscribed to Hulu's Live TV package can now watch another 33 channels at 60 frames per second, and receive push notifications on their iPhone or iPad when a tracked sports event is about to start.

Some of the new 60fps channels include ones from Cinemax, HBO, SyFy, National Geographic, and the Food Network, Hulu said. In cases of weak bandwidth or high traffic, channels may temporarily revert to 30fps.

60fps video appears smoother, more akin to real life than the 30fps typical of TV, or the 24fps used in movies. Some people may actually prefer the look of 24 or 30fps.

Meanwhile, people following sports teams on Live TV will now get iOS or Android push notifications whenever a relevant game is beginning, according to TechCrunch. This coincides with the imminent start of NCAA basketball's March Madness, which has been given a special hub for finding live and on-demand videos.

Hulu apps are available for the iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and other devices. The Live TV plan is $39.99 per month, but also includes Hulu's on-demand library.

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