If you’re a die-hard fan of reality TV, Hayu’s got your back. This niche streaming service is home to big hits, lesser-known reality shows, and true crime series.
Hayu (pronounced ‘hey-you’) is owned by American network NBCUniversal – this means that new episodes of many shows hit the service on the exact day of their TV premiere in the US.
Currently, the platform can be used in over a dozen countries, and the UK is one of them. Here’s our guide on how much it costs to access Hayu, how to use the service for free and what’s in its library.
How to get Hayu for free
If you’re unsure if Hayu is for you, you can start using the service for free with a 7-day trial period. During this time, you can browse the Hayu library and see if the available programs suit your taste.
How much does Hayu cost?
If you decide to buy a Hayu subscription, there are three plans to choose from.
Monthly – £4.99
6 months – £23.99
12 months – £43.99
If you’re a fanatic of reality shows or true crime series, the yearly option is a pretty good deal as it will save you 25% over the monthly plan.
Hayu can also be used by Amazon Prime Video subscribers, who can simply add the service’s channel on top of a Prime Video membership. You can also access Hayu via your Now memberhip.
There is a 7-day trial period available for both options.
What devices can I get Hayu on?
Using the service should be easy, as you’ll find the Hayu app on most devices.
You can download the smartphone version from the Apple app store or the Google Play store. For Smart TV users, the Hayu app is available on devices from the likes of Samsung, Roku and Fire TV.
You can also use the service if you are a Sky Glass or Sky Stream customer – just log in to your account. If you’re a new Sky user, you can find the Hayu app in the Sky Marketplace.
On the Hayu website, you will find a complete list of devices on which you can use the service.
What TV shows are there on Hayu?
Hayu boasts more than 300 productions in its library. Among them, you’ll find such hits as Keeping Up with the Kardashians, The Real Housewives, Jersey Shore, Below Deck: Down Under, House of Villains and Top Chef.
Hayu also has a lot on offer for fans of true crime. With the service, you can follow such series as The Real Murders of Los Angeles, Buried in the Backyard or Prosecuting Evil with Kelly Siegler.