(Closed) Hulu Plus and Netflix in place of cable?

posted 8 years ago in Home
Post # 3
4369 posts
Honey bee

I use HuluPlus and so far it’s been worth it for us because we like to see a series all at once. I think on regular Hulu, you get the last 5 episodes or so, but with HuluPlus, i’m watching the entire season at the same time. There isn’t that many good shows on HuluPlus right now, but I generally use it for broadcast channel shows that I didn’t dvr during the regular season.

Post # 4
296 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I have netflix and a roku player. I think it’s totally worth the $7.99. We use it all the time, plus roku has a bunch of free movie channels (you’re not getting new releases, but the movies are ok). I have been on the fence about getting Hulu Plus, mainly because I’m cheap. Either way, I highly suggest the Roku, that way you don’t have to hook your computer up to the tv.

Post # 5
1021 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

My fiance and I did the same thing a couple of years ago. Most of the shows we watch on Hulu Plus can be viewed the day after they air. You can also get some shows through Amazon Prime if you have an account.

Post # 7
213 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We went this route in the spring. Certain network shows are on the next day but not all shows make it to Hulu plus. You can sign up for a free week to see what they have and look online on hulu’s site. A lot of shows I used to watch aren’t available on Hulu. We still have both Netflix and Hulu because we use a roku box to stream and I hate watching shows on my laptop. Honestly, both are only $8 a month or so which is way cheaper than cable and I’ve been able to cut down my tv viewing considerably.

Post # 8
2334 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I looove our Netflix.  We also have Hulu but only really watch the Daily Show on there- the commericals are more annoying than real televison’s.

Post # 10
4369 posts
Honey bee

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@LemonJack:  I believe it’s 24 hours after the broadcast.

Post # 11
963 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I do this! I absolutely love using Netflix + Hulu Plus instead of cable. Network shows are usually available for streaming the next day and many shows have entire past seasons available for streaming.

The only thing that I really miss about cable is the sports. Most major sporting events (except baseball I think) aren’t available through streaming.

Post # 12
11163 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

We did this and don’t regret the decision. We went from spending $180.00 a month on cable and high speed internet to $70.00 for just basic cable and high speed internet (still too much in my opinion). We added Hulu Plus and Netflix through our Xbox.

Post # 14
6256 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

I LOVE my Netflix. I’d keep the streaming service even if they raised the prices a bit, honestly. I never run out of things to watch.

Post # 15
14 posts
  • Wedding: October 2013

I have Netflix and Hulu Plus with no cable.


And for show I want to watch that aren’t on either I watch Amazon Instant Video. Breaking Bad, HIMYM, all of it shows up the same night in aires. Even paying 1.99/episode, it still is WAY cheaper than cable.

Post # 16
1229 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I was thinking of doing this our bill is about 200/month for direct tv, internet, and a phone.  BS in my opinion.  The only channel i truly care about is HGTV!  Does anyone know if this is included with HULU?  I would love to get rid of that huge bill especially with winter heating costs creeping up.

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