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hayu is a niche streaming service catering to a specific audience with a taste for the drama-fuelled world of reality television.


There's no disputing that Australians (and the rest of the world) have an overwhelming love affair with what's been dubbed "reality TV". These shows promise an "unscripted" look at the lives and trials of everyone from the rich and famous to the regular, unknown people.

While reality TV is a mainstay for free-to-air and Pay TV services, its popularity led to the arrival of a streaming service dedicated to the genre. hayu is available in Australia, the UK and Ireland, offering over 6,000 episodes across 200 downloadable shows to watch on the go.

What's more, it offers same-day access to new episodes of popular shows as soon as they air in the US. That means no more waiting around for the latest episode of Keeping up with the Kardashians.

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How much does hayu cost?


hayu only streams reality TV content without genre options for drama, sports or documentaries to keep its prices cheaper than other streaming websites like Netflix or Foxtel Now.

hayu charges $6.99 per month for its service in Australia with a no-lock-in contract. There's also a 30-day free trial for new users, which is useful to explore whether you think the service fits your entertainment needs.

Updated December 17th, 2018
Name Product Service type 4K/UHD? Simultaneous streams Free trial? Price What's next?
hayu Standard
hayu Standard
On-demand streaming
No
1
30 days
$6.99 per month

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How do I access hayu?

If you're familiar with streaming services like Foxtel Now or Netflix, hayu will be instantly familiar. If this is your first streaming service or you’re still a bit lost, here is what to do:

  1. Go to the hayu website and fill in your account details.
  2. Watch your shows from the hayu website, or download the hayu app on your Apple or Android device. Keep in mind the app requires that you have at least iOS 9.0 or Android 4.4 (KitKat) to download.
  3. Sign in on your device.
  4. Enjoy the latest reality TV shows.

What kind of content does hayu have?


This service is 100% dedicated to the best and worst of reality television. From the Kardashians high life to every real housewife in every major city, you'll find almost all of it on hayu. Follow the links below to find out more about what's streaming on hayu.

What is hayu's streaming quality?

hayu can deliver your daily dose of Kardashians in different streaming qualities up to HD, depending on your Internet connection. Like many similar services, hayu uses adaptive streaming technology to maximise the viewing experience based upon your connection speed and the device you’re using to watch.

However, unlike some other streaming services there's no way to manually set the stream quality while watching on a mobile device. For users with low data allowances on their mobile plans, this can be potentially dicey.

hayu does offset this by offering the ability to download episodes to your mobile or tablet devices for offline viewing. Videos are available to download to your device in either SD (approximately a 300MB download), or HD (about 700MB).

You can download a maximum of 25 shows at a time, after which you must either delete a selection or wait 30 days for your download list to purge expired episodes in order to get more.

hayu trial offer

hayu offers a free 30-day trial for you to try out the features and see whether hayu offers shows that you like before purchasing a plan. If hayu’s content fails to meet your desires and expectations, its no-lock-in contracts mean you can cancel anytime.

What devices can I use to access hayu?


You can access hayu via a dedicated iOS or Android app on your mobile device, or on the web through a compatible browser. You will need at least iOS 9.0 or Android 4.4 (KitKat) to use the app on your smartphone or tablet.

However, for those who like their reality TV on the big screen, hayu does have an app for the 4th generation Apple TV, which offers support for high-definition streaming of the latest reality shows. There's also a hayu app available on Fetch devices, including Fetch Mini and Fetch Mighty, as well as on the Telstra TV. Australia supports new additions Amazon Fire TV and Kindle Fire.

The hayu app also supports streaming content over Chromecast or Airplay to the big screen. However, if you've downloaded an episode of Made in Chelsea, you'll need to watch it on your device.

hayu works with the Roku in the UK and with the TV2 Sumo in Norway to deliver reality TV to the big screen, but unfortunately, these are unavailable in Australia.

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How does hayu compare?

If you're after something the vain and vapid Vanderpumpers just can't provide, your streaming options in Australia are growing by the day. Here's just a taste of what's available.

Updated December 17th, 2018
Name Product Service type 4K/UHD? Simultaneous streams Free trial? Price What's next?
Amazon Prime Video
Amazon Prime Video
On-demand streaming
Yes
3
30 days
$6.99/month
hayu Standard
hayu Standard
On-demand streaming
No
1
30 days
$6.99 per month
10 All Access
10 All Access
On-demand streaming
No
3
30 days
$9.99 p/month
Netflix Basic
Netflix Basic
On-demand streaming
No
1
1 month
$9.99
Netflix Standard
Netflix Standard
On-demand streaming
No
2
1 month
$13.99

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    stanmoreNovember 15, 2017

    My wife doesn’t watch this Hayu anymore. It has been six months since she stopped watching this still you take money out of my account. Please stop doing this.

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      RenchNovember 15, 2017Staff

      Hi Stanmore,

      Thanks for reaching out to us. Please note that we are not affiliated with hayu or any company we feature on our site and so we can only offer you general advice.

      To cancel hayu subscription, you can cancel from the ‘Account’ section, ‘Subscription’ page.

      Please contact hayu Support directly for further assistance by visiting their official site.

      Cheers,
      Rench

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