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With an exclusive focus on the best reality TV the world has to offer, hayu is a niche streaming service catering to a specific audience.

There's no disputing that Australians (and the rest of the world) has 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.

Watch the latest reality TV with a 30-day free trial

Watch the latest reality TV with a 30-day free trial from hayu

Take advantage of hayu's limited 30-day month trial and access thousands of hours of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Made in Chelsea and so much more.

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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, and offers 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?

Because hayu only streams reality TV content, with no options for drama, sports or documentaries, its prices are cheaper than other streaming websites such as Netflix or Foxtel Now.

hayu charges $6.99 per month for its service in Australia, with 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 is right for your entertainment needs.

What devices can I use to access hayu?

hayu is currently designed to be accessed 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.

But 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. As a new addition, Amazon Fire TV and Kindle Fire are supported in Australia.

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

In the UK, hayu also works with the Roku, and in Norway with the TV2 Sumo, to deliver reality TV to the big screen, but unfortunately, these aren't offered in Australia.

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 (Kit-Kat) to download.
  3. Sign in on your device.
  4. Enjoy the latest reality TV shows.

What quality does hayu stream at?

hayu can deliver your daily dose of Kardashians in up to HD quality, depending on your internet connection. Like many streaming services, it uses adaptive streaming quality to adjust the quality of the stream based on the connection speed, as well as the device you are using to watch the service.

Unlike some other streaming services though, there's no way to manually set the quality of your streams while watching on a mobile device, which is a potentially dangerous situation for users with low data allowances on their mobile plans.

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, which is approximately a 300MB download, or HD, which is about 700MB.

You can download a maximum of 25 episodes at a time, and after that you must either delete an episode or wait 30 days for it to be removed from your download list to get more.

hayu trial offer

hayu offers a free 30-day trial for new users. This allows you to try out the features and see whether hayu offers shows that you like before purchasing a plan. As there are no contracts, if you end up not liking the content or the service, you can cancel at anytime.

hayu frequently asked questions

Q: Can I download shows for offline viewing?
A: Yes, both the hayu iOS and Android apps allow users to download up to 25 episodes to watch offline, in both standard definition and high definition quality.

Q: Can I watch in 4K?
A: Unfortunately, hayu does not support 4K content at this time.

Q: Can I watch hayu on my Mac?
A: hayu works on a Mac, so long as you're running OSX 10.10 or above.

Q: Can I watch hayu on my PC?
A: Definitely. You'll need to be running Windows 8.1 or above to access the service though.

Q: Can I watch episodes as they download?
A: Unfortunately, you need to wait for the entire episode to finish downloading before you can watch it on your mobile device.

Q: Can I download a whole season of a show to watch at once?
A: You can only download individual episodes on the hayu app. You can manually select up to 25 episodes from the same show, though it's worth remembering that they expire in 30 days.

Q: What shows can I download?
A: Every show available on the hayu service is available for download.

Q: Can I watch hayu while on holiday?
A: Due to rights restrictions, you'll only be able to watch hayu in the country you signed up to the service.

Q: Can I watch multiple episodes at the same time on different devices?
A: No, only a single stream is permitted at a time.

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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.


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