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Hayu Simultaneous Streams

By Staff• Edited by Lisa Holden • Updated Nov 20, 2023

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Countless streaming services are available—Sling TV, Philo, Netflix, and more. There are so many options that it takes more than a robust content library to consider a streaming platform “worth it”.

Instead, it’s a platform’s list of features that commands a compelling streaming option. And simultaneous streaming, in particular, is vital. Simultaneous streaming is the capacity for multiple users to access the streaming platform concurrently., being able to watch the same or different content simultaneously.

So, let’s run Hayu through the wringer to determine whether its simultaneous streaming features are up to snuff. Read on to see if it’s worth a subscription!

Hayu: Our top pick for reality TV streaming

With the countless streaming platforms, what makes Hayu unique? The answer is its particular focus on reality TV. You’ll get day-one access to all the latest reality programming from NBC, E!, Bravo, and more.

What's more, it's getting rave reviews from viewers worldwide. But you don't need to trust our word for it. Check out Hayu's Amazon page with an incredible 52% 5-star ratings between nearly 40,000 reviews.

Hayu features

If you need more than its robust reality TV library, let's check out some of the features Hayu touts:

  1. Simultaneous streaming: Unfortunately, Hayu needs to catch up in this regard. Currently, users can only watch content from one screen at a time.
  2. High-quality streams: Hayu provides full HD quality to its entire streaming library. 4K isn't available, but it might be added in the future.
  3. Robust compatibility: Most modern devices can access Hayu. Every imaginable device can access the Hayu app from streaming devices, smartphones, tablets, and smart TVs.
  4. Offline viewing: Hayu enables users to download their favorite content. That way, you can enjoy your downloads while on the go or when you lose access to the internet.
  5. Extensive parental controls: Hayu has customizable settings for parental controls. For instance, you can lock your library so your kids can’t access age-inappropriate programming.

For the most part, Hayu has enough features to tip the scales to consider the platform worth your time and effort. However, its simultaneous streaming features leave much to be desired. For now, simultaneous streaming is a pipe dream for Hayu. But who knows what the future holds?

If you have more questions about Hayu's device compatibility or other features, visit Hayu's FAQ section.

Hayu shows

The great thing about Hayu is that reality TV junkies will never have too much content to watch. In fact, all the big-time reality shows call Hayu their home. Moreover, Hayu provides hearty categories to help you find the content you're looking for.

For example, here's what you can expect to find in Hayu:

  • True crime: Hayu has reality TV focusing on society's underbelly by showcasing cold cases, serial killer profiles, and murder mysteries. You'll find shows like Living With a Serial Killer, Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer, and 911 Crisis Center.
  • Competition: You'll get reality programming that pits one against another. For example, you'll find all 19 seasons of Top Chef, Clash of the Cover Bands, Best Ink, and Quit Your Day Job.
  • Romance: Care for some love and tear-jerking moments? Hayu lets you tune into the scariest and most exciting part of relationships: dating. Some big names include The Millionaire Matchmaker, Prom Wars, and Famously Single.
  • The Real Housewives: You’ll find every season of the acclaimed Real Housewives show on Hayu, which is more like a collection than a category. For example, you'll get 16 seasons of the Real Housewives of Orange County and 15 seasons of the Real Housewives of Cheshire.
  • Same day as the US: You'll also get all the currently airing NBC, E!, and Bravo reality shows. Some popular shows that bless this category include: season 20 of Watch What Happens Live, season 7 of Summer House, and season 10 of Vanderpump Rules.

Hayu provides hours upon hours of content if reality TV is your jam.

Peacock: A viable Hayu alternative

If Hayu's simultaneous streaming features leave you wanting, Peacock can provide what you're looking for. Like Hayu, Peacock is a streaming service backed by NBC. But unlike Hayu, Peacock allows users to share screens across 3 devices. If you’re looking to enjoy NBC programming while sharing your account with family and friends, Peacock is better than Hayu.

Plus, you might find a similar library between the two platforms, although Peacock leans toward general content (e.g., sitcoms and drama) more. If you like NBC sitcom hits like Seinfeld and The Office a little bit more than Keeping Up With the Kardashians and Top Chef, Peacock is your best bet.

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Our takeaway: Hayu is worth it with a caveat

If you're a hardcore reality TV junkie, then Hayu is your fixer. Between every season of Keeping Up With the Kardashians to even the infinite spin-offs of the Real Housewives, Hayu can provide color to your reality TV-deprived world. You’ll never run out of shows to binge!

Still, if reality TV isn’t your cup of tea and you want to prioritize simultaneous streaming features, then it might be better to consider other alternatives like Peacock.

Lisa HoldenEditor

Lisa Holden is an editor and creative based in Houston, TX. Lisa holds a BA in African-American Studies from Temple University and has spent her career working in news publications and magazines, even founding a magazine herself. When she’s not editing or working on one of her many creative endeavors (whenever that is), she enjoys traveling to new places and biking on sunny days.

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