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post #1 of 17 Old 03-22-2018, 01:17 AM - Thread Starter
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Hello, Everyone! Do you remember the time before streaming services were everywhere? It seems like forever and to be more precise, how dull the day was when you have nothing to watch on your TV. Thanks to online on-demand streaming services which makes it easier to watch movies and TV shows anytime of the day. It’s hard to pick any device with a screen that does not support these streaming services, especially the industry giants Netflix and Hulu. Today, we will witness an epic battle between Hulu and Netflix. Just take it this way; Hulu vs. Netflix – if you can only afford subscription of one streaming service, which one is worth your cash?
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Hulu sucks with their faux "commercial-free" offerings. NETFLIX RULES! End of story!

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We have Hulu, but it comes free with our cell phone service from Sprint. The commercials are annoying, but it's free. I don't think I would pay for the service with all the commercials.

Since we are Amazon Prime members, we use that as our paid streaming service. It's less costly per month than Netflix, and we also get many other benefits -- free shipping, free music streaming on our Echo devices, one free Kindle book per month, credits towards movie rentals etc.

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Anyone know if HULU will do 4k or HDR for the originals?? I know the Xbox X is the only platform that supports this and the XB1S did but they took it away apparently. And i think they still rock 2.0 stereo too. I figured since they rolled the awards last year with Handsmaid that they would put the best PQ/AQ forward with season 2 next month.
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I use Hulu (commercial free version) when they have any original content that is worth watching - The Looming Tower is one of the two I've signed up for. Typically I sign up for the duration of a particular series then cancel again.
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I use Hulu (commercial free version) when they have any original content that is worth watching - The Looming Tower is one of the two I've signed up for. Typically I sign up for the duration of a particular series then cancel again.
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Sign up for either app first and then cancel within the month and sign up for the other. Use each for a month and pick the one you liked the most.

We have Netflix with HD streaming and Hulu without commercials. Next up is dropping DirecTV and picking a streaming service to replace it ($130/mth). I want Golf and the kids watch a lot of Disney, so Hulu live is high on the list to try and the price is incremental since we are already paying for Hulu service. I'd have to figure out a few shows like The Walking Dead on AMC.

As I type this it seems like a no brainer to use Hulu Live if I can find a way to get locals OTA to all devices.

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IMHO, Netflix is by far and away the best content provider for 4K/HDR and streaming content, period.

It also works flawlessly with ARC (DD+ audio) and the picture quality is phenomenal. And many, many series that will get you binging TV, episode after episode.

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Why would you have to choose? Just switch every month. I even swap Amazon, Starz, Showtime and Hbo. CordCutting is great.

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I'm in agreement with others. We subscribe and cancel depending on what's important at the time. Neflix for Orange is the New Black, Altered Carbon, stuff like that we really want to binge on. Hulu really is great for catching up on shows and some original programming--Handmaid's Tale. HBO Now for GOT, Ballers,Silicon Valley...when they're done we drop them. Amazon Prime we've had forever, and the benefits have already been mentioned.
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We do Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu. If I had to choose, Netflix wins. Amazon second. Hulu sucks. The content sucks, the playback sucks. I rarely watch it as it is. I don't even know why I pay for it. We even pay for comercial free. I think my kids watch it? I should look into this lol. I heard Disney is buying it. Expect it to get worse.
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I would go netflix, though we probably watch more Hulu at this point as a family. We have Directv Now with the HBO add-on, Hulu plus w/o commercials, amazon prime, and netflix and still spend way less than just the DTV satellite subscription was. I don't know why everyone doesn't do this.
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If you've ever completely cut the cord (ditching traditional tv all together) you'll never want to go back to DirecTV, Dish, or any other. It's crap TV. It's not about the money for me, I just have no use for Satellite TV. We've been out for about 3 or 4 years now I think.
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If I had to make a choice, Netflix.

But why not get both? Hulu has a few exclusives worth watching, like Shut Eye and The Handmaid's Tale. The rest is mostly standard network TV fare, which I don't personally watch, but it's worth $12 a month to keep it around.

Get also HBO Now, Amazon Prime, Pluto TV (free) and if you like classic movies and Criterion, FilmStruck, and you are done. Ah, the Reuters app (free) on ATV is what CNN Headline News used to be, just better.
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I have both, Hulu no commercial subscription and Netflix. If I had to choose, I don't know which I would pick, because they are even to me. Hulu does NOT have 4K right now, so I guess that alone gives Netflix the minor advantage.

I highly recommend getting the no commercial version of Hulu. Hulu is best for new current shows.

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I would choose Netflix just because most of my friends also have it and I like to talk about shows.
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How does Netflix stand in the "live streaming" world compared to the others?
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How does Netflix stand in the "live streaming" world compared to the others?
Netflix doesn't do live streaming, it's all on demand.

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