Hulu Plus Versus Netflix Online Streaming Service
I recently decided to try something different and give up my Time Warner cable service to save some money. The problem is though that I really like watching TV shows, so I decided to start watching movies and full TV episodes by streaming it to my television from the internet. The two biggest video streaming services out there right now are Netflix and Hulu Plus. So I decided to try both of them out with their trial offers and see if they lived up to the hype. Below, I will give an honest review of Netflix and Hulu Plus with a side by side comparison.
What is Netflix? It is basically an online service that allows you to watch movies and TV shows instantly on your devices. You pay a small monthly fee to stream movies and TV shows. There are several devices that you can use through Netflix to watch movies and full episodes of television shows. For instance you can use a PC, Xbox 360, PS3, Internet ready TV (or Web enabled TV), Laptops, Roku, Android, Blu-ray players, and iPhones. Some devices like the Roku and Playstation 3 allow you to stream movies and TV shows directly to your TV. Everything in Netflix can be shown in full HD or high definition, including 1080p.
Who is the Netflix streaming service made for? The Netflix streaming service is really made for ones that like watching movies a lot and have a device that can stream movies.
Pros: There are literally thousands of movies to choose from that you can watch instantly. Netflix really excels for the selection and variety of movies you can choose from to stream. When you sign up with Netflix there is a simple preference sheet that you can fill out that will help them recommend movies that you will like. I have found that usually there recommendations are right on. They do extremely well at recommending the right movies for me.
Cons: The user interface I find cumbersome. It really irritates me that you can not browse movies and TV shows alphabetically. You can do a search for movies and browse by category though. Another thing about Netflix is that their selection of TV shows is lacking. They really need to start adding more episodes and seasons of popular television shows to stream. Another bad thing is that you have to be patient because they do not have the current seasons of TV shows available. You will always be a season behind with watching TV shows.
Hulu Plus Review
How Does Hulu Plus Compare To Netflix?
What is Hulu Plus? It also is an online streaming service where you can watch movies and full episodes of popular TV shows. Hulu really focuses on TV shows and has a large selection of television shows to watch instantly. It also has some movies that you can stream as well. Hulu Plus has a lot of similarities to Netflix. For instance you also pay a small monthly fee to use Hulu Plus and you can use Hulu Plus with all the same devices as Netflix. Most TV shows on Hulu Plus can also be shown in full HD or high definition in 720p.
Who is Hulu Plus made for? It is really made for ones who want to get rid of their cable but also want to keep up with their favorite TV shows.
Pros: They really excel at having a big selection of TV shows to watch. From my personal experience, Hulu Plus had about twice as more television shows as Netflix that I wanted to watch. Hulu Plus also has the current seasons of TV shows. TV show episodes usually show up on Hulu the day after it airs on television. I like how you can browse movies and TV shows alphabetically.
Cons: They have a very limited selection of movies to choose from. Also they don't have as many exclusive movies and documentaries that Netflix has.
Who Is The Winner of Netflix Vs Hulu Plus?
After comparing everything I think Netflix is the clear winner vs Hulu Plus. I like the big selection of movies they have and plus have a fair amount to television shows to choose from.