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Is Hulu Plus worth the $7.99 a month?

I already have Netflix, what else does Hulu + provide, that I can't find on Netflix.

by Anonymousreply 2902/09/2015

I have Hulu Plus, Amazon Prime and Netflix, and I rarely use any of them. (Well, I do use Netflix for DVDs.)

by Anonymousreply 104/11/2013

Hulu Plus has the Criterion Collection which is worth the 8 bucks alone.

by Anonymousreply 204/11/2013

Netflix has a lot of the Criterion films on DVD. Not all of them, though.

TCM shows Criterion titles pretty frequently.

by Anonymousreply 304/11/2013

Starting April 29, Hulu will air All My Children and One Life to Live.

by Anonymousreply 404/11/2013

The thing I like about Hulu is they air a number of current TV shows. Not having to buy a DVR to record stuff is worth the 8 bucks to me.

by Anonymousreply 504/11/2013

I love Hulu

by Anonymousreply 604/11/2013

Who's going to have the new, 'Arrested Development', when it finally airs?

by Anonymousreply 704/11/2013

I find Netflix UNuserfirendly. Their search feature is weird. Is Hulu any better?

by Anonymousreply 804/11/2013

And it has The Straits, which is The Sopranos set in tropical Queensland.

by Anonymousreply 904/11/2013


the only benefit is getting Fox shows the day after they air, rather than a week after they air, and ain't worth it.

by Anonymousreply 1004/11/2013

I use it and think it is well worth 7.99 which isn't a lot to ask for a month. I think it is great to support these streaming TV platforms to show there is a demand for it.

by Anonymousreply 1104/11/2013

R7, that's Netflix, which is the reason why I got a membership.

by Anonymousreply 1204/11/2013

Thanks, r12. That seals it, for me.

by Anonymousreply 1304/11/2013

Which one has Breaking Bad season 5 (so far)?

by Anonymousreply 1404/11/2013

Does it have American Idol?

by Anonymousreply 1504/11/2013

If you watch Fox stuff, are you helping Fox News? I'd rather give up everything on television than help those bastards.

by Anonymousreply 1604/11/2013

What about 20th Century Fox movies, R16?

by Anonymousreply 1704/11/2013

Netflix has "House of Cards," too (exclusively), and that's a big plus.

by Anonymousreply 1804/11/2013

On Apple TV and PS3 you can do a trial. I did and found it wasn't worth the $8 a month. There's a lot more content on Netflix.

If I wasn't hurting financially, I'd probably subscribe to it, though...

by Anonymousreply 1904/11/2013

I quit Hulu Plus when they started putting massive amounts of commercials in their shows. Not only too many commercials in quantity - but when the show feed drops out to load the commercials - often times the show feed never comes back. You have to freaking load the show again, navigate to the place you left off - and then watch that set of commercials AGAIN, hoping it will pick up the streaming of the show again. It fucking SUCKS. Called to cancel, they said "OK" and hung up on me. Didn't even ask why, kiss my ass, NOTHING. Obviously they don't need my business.

by Anonymousreply 2004/11/2013

I would think that Hulu+ would be commercial free. It's not? So what is the difference between Hulu and Hulu+ then?

by Anonymousreply 2104/11/2013

I think that Hulu only plays on a pc-type device, while Hulu+ can play on streaming devices like Roku. I don't think there is any difference otherwise.

by Anonymousreply 2204/11/2013

Does Hulu Plus have commercials during their movies?

They did during that promotion when they were streaming Criterion movies for free recently . . . but I would hope that's not the case if you have a paid subscription.

by Anonymousreply 2304/11/2013


by Anonymousreply 2404/20/2013

Hulu censors male frontal nudity in the movies they have. "Longhorns" has a few frontal shots on the Netflix version, yet they are covered over on Hulu. I saw the same "box" covering the goods on an actor in another gay-themed movie on Hulu.

by Anonymousreply 2508/27/2014

R25, that's outrageous. We need to strip naked and hold up picket signs in front of their offices.

by Anonymousreply 2608/27/2014

Despite paying $8 a month for Hulu, you still have to sit through commercials. There's no advantage to Hulu when there are plenty of sites on the 'net to watch current shows for free.

by Anonymousreply 2708/27/2014

Does it have up the upto date episodes of How I met your mother, The Vampire Diaries and Pretty little liars? How often do they update it?

by Anonymousreply 2802/09/2015

Do they have Burns & Allen?

by Anonymousreply 2902/09/2015
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