Soap fans are excited for the returns of ALL MY CHILDREN and ONE LIFE TO LIVE on Monday, April 29, (us included!) but some of them are still a little hazy on how exactly they'll be able to watch their shows. Don't worry, we've got you covered with a handy viewing guide that should answer all your questions! Just make the jump and we'll break it all down for you...
In the United States, there are going to be three ways to watch AMC and OLTL: Regular Hulu via Hulu.com on your computer, Hulu Plus on any number of other devices, and through iTunes on your iPod, iPhone or iPad. Now let's look at each one in more detail...
Regular Hulu is absolutely free, just like when the shows were on regular television. Of course, you'll have to sit through ads, but again, just like regular television. All you have to do on Monday, April 29, is go to Hulu.com on your computer and search for the show you want to watch. Or you could just bookmark these links to the AMC and OLTL pages. Every day, you can visit the site and click play on the day's episode. Keep in mind, however, that free Hulu only stores the past five episodes, so you'll want to be sure not to fall more than a week behind on your viewing!
Hulu Plus is a subscription service that costs $7.99 per month. The advantages over the free Hulu service is the ability to stream Hulu onto more than just your computer and having the full archive of episodes available to you at any time. With Hulu Plus, you'll be able to watch Hulu programming such as AMC and OLTL on your smartphone or tablet, or use a device like Roku or a gaming console to stream the shows directly onto your TV. And if you've got an Internet-ready smart TV that can already run Hulu Plus, you're all set! For a full list of Hulu Plus-enabled devices, click here. And as we mentioned, Hulu Plus will archive every single episode of AMC and OLTL so you can watch any one of them at any time.
You can also use iTunes to download each episode onto your computer, iPhone, iPod or iPad. The advantage to this method is that you'll be able to watch the downloaded episode even when you don't have Internet access (which you'll need to stream from Hulu/Hulu Plus). And they'll always be yours to own and watch whenever you like. Episodes are available individually for $.99 cents each, or you can buy a "Multi-Pass" for $9.99. The Multi-Pass includes the most recent episode of the show as well as the following 19. So that's a discount of 50% if you'd like to buy them a month at a time in advance.
For daytime fans in Canada, you'll be able to watch AMC and OLTL on FX Canada. Episodes will air the same day as they are uploaded to Hulu/Hulu Plus and iTunes, and AMC will air at noon EST and OLTL at 12:30 EST.
Now you're all set to take the next step into the future of soaps on Monday, April 29!