Exploring all things Hulu to see if it’s right for you
With so many streaming services available, it’s not always easy to make a choice – especially the right one. In this article, we talk about all things Hulu.
After Netflix graced us with their comprehensive catalog of movies and TV shows to stream our days away, television finally started to become redundant as people opted to watch their favorite content online without conforming to set times and schedules. Now, there is an abundance of options for streaming, but we want to talk about only one – Hulu. In this article, we’ll be exploring Hulu, how much does Hulu cost and as well as general insights into whether it’s the right service for you.
What is Hulu?
As the intro suggests, Hulu is a video streaming service that keeps up fairly well with its competitors in terms of content, original shows, and live TV options. It’s not perfect, but what service is? It’s highly appraised by movie buffs and Anime lovers across the globe and is considered the best all in one streaming service available as it covers most bases for content. It’s not without its faults, however, but thankfully the benefits make it worthwhile. Let’s get into it.
How much does Hulu cost?
Hulu offers a three-tier pricing scheme that varies in features.
Limited Commercials: for $5.99 per month get unlimited access to Hulu’s library with limited commercials
No Commercials: for $11.99 per month get a completely commercial-free experience
Hulu With Live TV: get 7 days free, then pay $39.99 per month for the full Hulu library plus over 50 Live TV channels to stream from.
Hulu also offers add-ons for channels like HBO, Showtime and Cinemax which come at a premium.
So which plan should you choose? It all depends on your needs. While the Limited Commercials plan is the most popular, users who detest advertisements of any sort should probably opt for the No Commercials plan. That being said, Netflix offers the same pricing for a completely ad-free experience with a much larger catalog. Something to bear in mind anyway.
So what can you watch on Hulu?
TV shows, Originals, Movies, and TV Networks are all at your fingertips. The movie selection on Hulu is considerable, with most of the popular choices you would come to expect in the form of Hollywood blockbusters. It does not, however, offer the same sheer amount of content as Netflix, despite Netflix dropping 2000 movie titles recently to focus primarily on TV series.
That being said, if you are looking to stream Live TV networks, Hulu is without a doubt the number one choice. CBS, BBC, HBO, Fox, MTV, and The History Channel are to name only a few. They also have a pretty juicy selection of news channels and kids networks to keep the whole family entertained.
Did we mention Hulu also has a pretty impressive selection of original shows? Some of them are truly fantastic, rivaling Netflix and Amazon originals. This is certainly good for Hulu’s reputation, although you’ll need to go off some solid recommendations to find something worth watching. They also let you stream new releases from major TV networks as little as 24 hours after they’re aired, whereas Netflix only releases whole seasons at a time, resulting in some shows taking a year to reach their site. Hulu takes the edge in this regard.
How many devices can you use Hulu on?
While you can log into Hulu on unlimited devices, you can only stream from the service one device at a time. The standard plan will let you stream on only one device, but if you upgrade to the premium plan, streaming is allowed on unlimited devices.
There is an Unlimited Hulu add-on that lets you stream on any plan on unlimited devices, but will cost you an extra $14.99 a month in addition to your plan. The Hulu library can be streamed from the following devices:
– Android TV
– Apple TV ( 2nd and 3rd generation )
– LG TVs and Blu – Ray Players
– PlayStation 3 and 4
– Ruku Stick
– Samsung TVs and Blu – Ray Players
– Sony TVs and Blu – ray players.
– Wii U
– VIZIO TVs and Blu – ray players.
Hulu vs Netflix
This is the main question that seems to be on a lot of people’s minds, and there are certainly advantages and disadvantages to both. Which service you choose is largely dependent on your needs. While Netflix’s catalog is huge, boasting movies and a huge array of original shows, Hulu has an exceptional amount of add-ons for streaming live TV and are churning out new original shows fast.
So basically if you love to binge TV shows, blockbusters, and Netflix original movies, go Netflix. If you prioritize watching the News and would benefit more from live TV subscriptions, Hulu is the clear winner.
How to cancel your Hulu subscription
Nothing good lasts forever, and for whatever reason, you might want to cancel your Hulu subscription. Luckily, it’s a pretty stress-free process. To cancel your Hulu subscription on the web, follow these steps.
- Go to Hulu.com.
- If you’re not already logged in, select login in the top corner
- Select your name in the top right
- Select Account
- Scroll to the bottom of the screen and hit Cancel
- Select Continue to cancel your subscription
This will only cancel your subscription on the web. If you’re using the Hulu app on Android or iPhone, the process is different.
- Tap the app to launch it
- Tap the Account button
- Tap the Account menu
- Follow steps 5-8 in the instructions from the previous section
Boom. Hulu no longer has a place in your world.
There we have it, folks. Hopefully, this article has given you some insight into all things Hulu to make an informed decision about whether to invest in their services or not. There are so many options out there for content streaming, it can certainly make your head spin. Although, it’s hard to go wrong with Netflix, especially considering they give you one month free to try their service. While it still remains number one on the top of our list, the others are in close pursuit. So take a deep breath, do your research and weigh up all your options. Happy streaming!