If you happen to be off the internet streaming loop, maybe you heard something about Hulu, just enough to ponder what's it about and whether or not it's worth trying out. For many cord-cutters, Hulu is a solid replacement to cable.
So what is Hulu?
Hulu is a video streaming service that offers superior video content from television shows to full-length movies. For a symbolic monthly fee, users get access to whatever is on Hulu and can stream as often and as much as they want.
Standing in distinct contrast to user-generated video platforms like YouTube, Hulu offers TV shows and movies using a wide array of partnerships with a collection of studios including MGM, Warner Bros., Sony Pictures Television and others. As a joint venture between NBC Universal, Fox Entertainment, and ABC Inc., Hulu has all the backing it needs to do better than many other video streaming platforms and puts it right at the pinnacle in competition with Netflix.
Hulu is an incredible tool for watching high quality video content on the web or on any of your Hulu-compatible devices. additionally to popular episodes and clips from trending TV shows, Hulu has a large variety of older TV shows and movies that would be near impossible to find anywhere else. This makes Hulu more than just the perfect platform on which to watch the latest episode of The Handmaid's Tale, but also an awesome place to watch golden oldies like Bewitched and News Radio.
Why is Hulu better than Netflix?
There are many other streaming platforms we might've compare with Hulu, but for simplicity's sake, we'll stick to the most popular for now — Netflix. Despite Netflix's popularity, there are a number of great reasons why you should want to pick Hulu instead.
Here's what Hulu offers and Netflix doesn't:
Hulu is cheaper. Both platforms offer some cheap plans. Hulu starts at $5.99/mo for the basic plan without commercials but no live TV. The service rises to $39.99 if you add in live TV online and On Demand TV channels.
Netflix offers three seperate membership plans and a DVD-only plan. It does't have any like Television. The most basic membership begins at $7.99 and tops out at $13.99, depending on the how many screens you want to watch at the same time.
Hulu offers near-instant updates of current TV shows. Users have to wait for what feels like eternity for their favorite TV shows to show up on Netflix. Hulu, however, will update its platform with new episodes of current TV shows within 24 hours of airing.
Like Netflix, Hulu also produces its own original series, although they aren't as well known as the ones by Netflix. As far as user-friendliness goes, that's for you to decide, but Hulu may be a bit simler to use than Netflix as this is written.
If you're still can't decide which streaming service to go with, you might as well take advantage of Hulu's free trial to see for yourself that it best suits your needs and your taste in entertainment. Hulu offers a 30 day free trial.