Hulu offers streaming services including original programming, your favorites series, and live TV. We review the service, how to stream it & the overall costs.
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Everything You Need to Know About Hulu
With so many different streaming services out there, determining which ones to get can be difficult! We’ve already covered articles on AMC+, Paramount Plus, Disney+, and Netflix but in this article we will be diving into everything that the on-demand video streaming service, Hulu, has to offer! Hopefully this information will help you determine if it is worth getting.
How much is Hulu?
Hulu is only $5.99/month and flaunts an impressive library of Hulu originals, exclusive series, movies, kid’s programs, etc. If that's not enough, you can upgrade your subscription with customizable add-ons by opting for HBOMAX (+$14.99/month), Cinemax (+$9.99/month), SHOWTIME (+$10.99/month), and/or STARZ (+$8.99/month).
You can also upgrade to Hulu+ Live TV, which includes 65+ live and On Demand channels with sports, news, entertainment, unlimited access to their streaming library, accessibility on two screens, as well as the ability to watch Live TV online on various devices such as Android, Roku, Fire TV, etc. for $64.99/month
Does Hulu offer any discounts or specials?
Hulu offers a 30-day free trial for their basic $5.99/month package. If you’re interested in trying Hulu+ Live TV, they offer a 7-day trial.
How can I watch Hulu?
You can stream Hulu on your Mac, PC, iPhone, Android, Amazon Fire TV, Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4, Playstation 5, as well as on select models of Roku, Samsung, LG, Android TV, and Vizio.
Where is Hulu available?
Hulu is currently available in the United States and Japan. Early in 2021, they expanded worldwide through their parent company*, The Walt Disney Company*, which premiered an offshoot service, Star, through Disney+, to subscribers in Canada, the U.K., Western Europe and Australia.
What can I watch on Hulu?
There are variety of well-known series and popular movies that you can watch on Hulu. For now, we will share some of the most popular options on Hulu.
Ramy: This series follows a first-generation Egyptian-American who is on a spiritual quest within his politically-divided hometown in New Jersey.
Justified: An American Western crime drama about a maverick U.S. marshal that carries out the law on his terms in his Kentucky neighborhood.
Better Things: A comedy series about a single mom simultaneously working as an actor who is raising her children and caring for her aging mother in Los Angeles.
Atlanta: This comedy follows two cousins that are trying to make it as rappers in Atlanta.
What We Do in the Shadows: The show is about three vampires who have been roommates in New York City for hundreds of years.
Is Hulu Better than Netflix?
It’s hard to say because each one has what the other lacks. For example, Netflix has a larger library with about 5,500 titles whereas Hulu only has 2,700 titles in its library. For that reason, we will compare both streaming services by category to highlight each of their pros and cons.
Hulu offers more when it comes to TV programming, since you can watch next-day airing of network shows from ABC, NBC and Fox. Netflix is typically considered superior when it comes to its original content.
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Hulu and Netflix are both supported by a wide array of devices! It’s genuinely difficult to find one that won’t support them. For that reason, both deserve credit for their versatility.
Netflix does not currently offer any add-ons whereas Hulu has four that you can choose from, such as HBO MAX, Cinemax, Showtime, and Starz (prices listed earlier in the article).
Hulu is a little bit cheaper, since it’s $5.99/month whereas Netflix is $8.99/month.
Hulu is improving when it comes to their originals, such as their multi Emmy-winning series The Handmaid’s Tale. However, Netflix takes the cake for this category! They’ve created so many successful originals such as Ozark, Patriot Act, Grace and Frankie, GLOW, 13 Reasons Why, Love, The Keepers, One Day at a Time, The Crown, House of Cards, Orange is the New Black, Daredevil, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, Stranger Things, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Master of None, ** etc. and their list just keeps growing!
Is Hulu Worth Getting?
We say it’s definitely worth getting given its diverse options coupled with its low-price tag. It’s comforting to be able to indulge in your favorite television shows without having to worry about DVR glitches or bulky on-demand set-top boxes. At the end of the day, it really all depends on your budget and your taste! If Hulu offers your favorite channels, shows, and movies then it might be worth getting after all. If not, we say hold on to your cable provider and keep your streaming service options open!
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