Hulu or Netflix? or Both?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@jesssamesssa: We’re in Canada and don’t get access to Hulu, so all we have is Netflix. I would recommend it.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@jesssamesssa:  I subsrcribe to Netflix, and have no problems or qualms with it.  At one time I subsribed to both, because Hulu offered shows I wanted that Netflix did not, or visa versa, but then ended up cancelling Hulu all together.  I find that if one offers a show the other does not, the other one will pick it up EVENTUALLY.  

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@jesssamesssa:  It depends on what’s important to you. We cut off cable when we moved in July. Until THIS WEEK we just had hulu and Amazon Prime on our Roku. 

You can watch most shows the day after they air on your laptop with basic (free) Hulu. Hulu Plus is needed if you want to watch on a tablet, phone, Roku or internet enabled tv. If you want to see shows as they air, Hulu is the way to go. If you don’t care and are willing to wait for the whole season to be released, you can just use Netflix. 

We added Netflix this week because my sister insisted I watch Orange Is The New Black. 😛 It is nice, though, to have all the backlog of shows there. Kind of like watching reruns when there’s nothing else on tv. We certainly had times when we “ran out” of shows on hulu. 

 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Netflix. People complain about it having a ton of crap, but SO and I always find something to watch.

Hulu is free on the computer for most shows except for the most recent episodes. If you want to pay to watch on other devices and have the most recent episodes right away and still deal with ads, then pay for it. I personally would not.

There are also other places on the internet to watch shows for free. The network sites themselves, torrents, etc.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Excalibur

@MexiPino:   This.  We also cancelled cable when we moved.  That shit is too expensive!

Hulu has current shows and episodes, netflix  does not. I don’t think their movies are that great either. I  love Pretty Little  Liars and I’m so pissed Hulu  cancelled this season.  Netflix still isn’t even showing LAST  season. I  basically only watch  it on the weekends when I have nothing to do and it’s old shows or episodes  I’ve missed seasons ago.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

Netflix. Once you’re able to watch something without ads, it’s never the same again.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

You should add a poll.

 

BOTH. Definitely both. If you like watching current shows, then Hulu allows you to do that. It’s really not that pricey. I think we pay $17/month total for our TV/movie streaming. 

We pay about $60 for internet, but we are also gamers, so it’s fine with us. Internet is much more important than cable, hands down. 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Netflix!  The commercials on Hulu Plus confuse me – we pay for it! 

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@MissHarleyBlue:  OMG!!! PLL was my one epic loss when we ditched cable! LOL It was on regular Hulu for a while but they would only show the most recent ep and I missed a couple and so that was it- cause you can’t miss anything on that show! 

Post # 13
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

I have both because we like the convenience of having some shows the day after they air on Hulu Plus but we also like being able to watch whole seasons of shows on Netflix.  Netflix also has a better movie and documentary library.  We also purchased an HDMI cable for our laptop so we can stream online content (You Tube, How I Met Your Mother, etc…) directly on our TV.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

We have both and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Netflix is amazing for binge watching old shows and watching movies, but if you ever want to watch currently airing shows Hulu is the best choice. They’re only about $8/month each so I see no harm in having both.

Post # 15
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

 We have Netflix and Amazon prime. I use Amazon for most of my online purchases anyway so it’s a win win for us. I also use Google play and have earned tons of free movies and tv shows through Google opinions. My mom uses a roku and loves it but I have also heard great things about Apple tv.

We pay $40 per month for internet, highest cable speed and unlimited. Some companies now are limiting how much data you can use without throttling.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Excalibur

@MexiPino: I got my FI  into that show, it’s so cute!  haha. I  want to know who ‘A’ is!

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