Netflix VS Hulu

posted 1 year ago in Beehive
Post # 2
538 posts
Busy bee

We have Hulu, it’s decent. Can’t speak on Netflix.

Post # 3
4769 posts
Honey bee

I have both.  If I only had to pick one it would be Hulu (paying extra for the no commercials version- the cheap version with commercials is frustrating and rubbish).  They both come up with a lot of good original content.  There sometimes is some overlap in shows, but often there are shows on Netflix not on Hulu and vice versa.  Hulu edges Netflix for me slightly because it keeps up with the current season of many shows so I can watch the previous night’s episode by 5am the next day.  Whereas Netflix tends to get the whole season at once and not usually until the new season is starting on tv.

I didn’t originally intend to do both – I only had Netflix and then got Hulu when The Mindy Project got picked up there after being canceled on Fox and just never canceled once I realized paying extra for the commercial-free version was worth it and I watch it more than Netflix now.  

I think it depends on your viewing habits.  I tend to binge old sitcoms and keep up on current seasons and I think Hulu is better for that.  Netflix I feel has more movies and documentaries, British imports and dramatic original content.

Post # 4
6794 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2016

We have both and enjoy them for different reasons.

Netflix has great programs that they have created, good movies and shows and do a pretty good job with diverse programming and opportunities for women and POC to create and develop projects.

Hulu is good because they have shows that have aired recently so since we no longer have regular TV or cable, we can watch a lot of recently broadcast shows we like on there. We’ve also watched some good movies there but I wouldn’t say that’s their strongest area.

I’d planned to cancel Hulu recently but realized that we use both about the same amount and for different enough reasons that the 20 dollars a month (total for both) was still worthwhile to me.

Post # 5
948 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2019 - City, State

I have Netflix. I am considering Hulu. I am curious to what people say.

Post # 6
1551 posts
Bumble bee

Netflix! It has so much. There are only one or two shows that I would watch on Hulu but Netflix is huge and has a lot more content for me. I did find that Hulu had a lot of sitcoms though which i’m not really into so it may depend on your interests. 

Post # 7
1405 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2020

I have Netlfix, but like using a friend’s Hulu for GoT. I find Netflix has a diverse selection for me to choose from, and more than enough to keep me entertained most days.

That’s all I can really comment on!

Post # 8
194 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018 - Mount Princeton hot springs

We have both but if I had to choose I think I’d go with Netflix. I think it’s readonable to pay for both though if you’re eliminating a cable/satellite bill. I love all the Netflix originals.

Post # 9
343 posts
Helper bee

We have both, but I think end up watching YouTube more overalll. 

Hulu: Has a better selection of shows, but the layout is awful

Netflix: has The Office, a better movie selection, and better orginals. 

If I had to chose, I’d chose Netflix and if you have a particular show you really like just buy it by the season. 

Post # 10
2084 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

I say both. They’re both fairly inexpensive compared to cable and offer different shows. I have more regular shows on Hulu just because they’re up to date and you don’t have to wait for new episodes but Netflix has a lot of good documentaries and stuff I’m in to as well. For reference some of the shows Hulu has for us is How to Get Away With Murder, This is Us, The Good Doctor, Family Guy,  and American Dad that we watch regularly. 

Post # 11
806 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

We have both, but I am much more into Hulu. I like that we can watch current shows. I am just constantly impressed by how much Hulu has improved. The movie selection is quite good. Lots of shows. Netflix is ok, but has a lot of the slower moving hour length newer shows where I just want to watch them at 1.5 speed because one hour waiting for two or three things to happen with not particularly good dialogue is just a drag. If you don’t have cable, both seem reasonable. 

Post # 12
2608 posts
Sugar bee

We don’t have cable, but we do have Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, and HBO Go. 

Of all the streaming services I’ve tried, I strongly prefer netflix – it’s my go to and has a lot more of the shows/content that I’m interested in. I only subscribed to Hulu when Handmaids Tale came out — it’s worth it for that alone, but I rarely find myself watching other stuff on there just because the selection doesn’t interest me as much. I also have the subscription level on hulu that comes with commercials, which is a big downside for me. I got spoiled with Netflix/Amazon prime/HBO Go not having any commercials, and it’s hard to go back to watching shows with commercials. 

It sounds from other responses like Hulu’s strength for people is watching current network shows. I was never a big fan of network tv so I rarely want to watch these on Hulu, but if you’re into network dramas/sit coms you might prefer hulu. A lot of what I watch are prob those “slower moving hour length newer shows” that PP dislikes (or IMO, shows with nuanced plots, great cinematography, and complex character development), so it looks like maybe that’s why Netflix is my jam lol. 

Post # 13
792 posts
Busy bee

Between Netflix, Amazon Prime, and the Kodi box, I am all set! cool

Post # 14
2545 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

We have both (and Amazon Prime.)

If we dropped one it would probably be Hulu. We use it the least. We both prefer the original content on Netflix and Prime.

Post # 15
9995 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

I have both (and Amazon Prime and HBO). Netflix has dropped a lot that I liked to watch. Hulu definitely has the better selection. If I had to pick between them, I would probably drop Netflix. 99% of their original content is absolute shit and they keep dropping all the good stuff and then Hulu ends up picking it up.

I don’t watch any of the streaming services for their original content though, in that area in generally unimpressed (outside of two, maybe three shows) with Hulu, Netflix, and Amazon.

Honestly, having both is worth it. They really don’t cost that much.

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