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Brodeur
Member since Feb 2012
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Hulu Plus or Netflix?

I'm taking the leap and getting rid of cable.

What are the best alternatives? I've heard Netflix and Hulu Plus do good things.

Do I need both of them?
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Rex
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Here, there, and nowhere
Member since Sep 2004
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re: Hulu Plus or Netflix?
I have them both. It's a tough choice.


laxer17
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NOLA
Member since Jan 2012
3452 posts

re: Hulu Plus or Netflix?
Netflix bc Hulu has ads even though you pay 8$


Wait For It...
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Member since Jun 2012
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re: Hulu Plus or Netflix?
If you're up to date on everything, Netflix won't help you any.


BTHog
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8335 posts

re: Hulu Plus or Netflix?
I love netflix for nostalgia.


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dawgfan24348
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Cumming, Georgia
Member since Oct 2011
21214 posts

re: Hulu Plus or Netflix?
Netflix >>>>>> Hulu


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bamafan425
Colorado State Fan
Denver via Chattanooga
Member since Jan 2009
24818 posts

re: Hulu Plus or Netflix?
I am cable-less and have Netflix. I've had it for about three years and I still have tons of stuff to watch.

I've never had Hulu Plus though. I figure once (if it ever happens) I run out of stuff on Netflix, I'll add Hulu plus.

You buying an OTA antenna? You should be able to pick up all your local channels through that.


nikki6
New Orleans Saints Fan
Dallas
Member since Jul 2011
1791 posts

re: Hulu Plus or Netflix?
I pay for Hulu plus. I use my sisters netflix password. She uses my hulu password. Don't choose, just share


Brodeur
Member since Feb 2012
2929 posts

re: Hulu Plus or Netflix?
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You buying an OTA antenna? You should be able to pick up all your local channels through that.


Yea I'm gonna pick up an antenna and either do Netflix or Hulu, and rent from Redbox or Amazon.

I will be running these through my Xbox


bamafan425
Colorado State Fan
Denver via Chattanooga
Member since Jan 2009
24818 posts

re: Hulu Plus or Netflix?
Hulu Plus will allow to get current episodes on your TV through your XBox.

Netflix has a ton to choose from, but doesn't have current seasons available.


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OBUDan
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Chicago
Member since Aug 2006
40414 posts

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Do I need both of them?


What's your aim?

If you looking to keep up with current TV shows episode by episode, Hulu+.

If you are looking for a wider library with more movies, past tv shows, etc., pick Netflix.

If you want both, get both.
If you want both on a budget, get Netflix streaming only and Hulu+


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castorinho
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I have them both. It's a tough choice.


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Tactical1
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Denham Springs
Member since May 2010
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Netflix bc Hulu has ads even though you pay 8$


Brodeur
Member since Feb 2012
2929 posts

re: Hulu Plus or Netflix?
I don't watch a lot of current shows. I usually scan for movies and watch old reruns of Seinfeld, king of queens, and rules of engagement. The only thing ill miss is sports, but I think I'll be able to find Braves games online.


keakdasneak
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Member since Dec 2006
6940 posts

re: Hulu Plus or Netflix?
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I will be running these through my Xbox


I haven't had Hulu in over a year but when I did some series were restricted through the Xbox app. Community was one I remember. Just an FYI


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castorinho
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Member since Nov 2010
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I don't watch a lot of current shows. I usually scan for movies and watch old reruns of Seinfeld, king of queens, and rules of engagement. The only thing ill miss is sports, but I think I'll be able to find Braves games online.


Then Netflix is a no brainer. For sports, there are so many ways around it. ESPN3, NBC extra live (awesome for golf), CBS Sports etc. For things like baseball you'd just have to find an online stream and if you have a smart phone, you can connect it to your TV.


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Hu_Flung_Pu
USA Fan
Central, LA
Member since Jan 2013
7184 posts

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I pay for Hulu plus. I use my sisters netflix password. She uses my hulu password. Don't choose, just share


I also have my father-in-laws DirectTV password and he has everything. HBOgo, MaxGo, DirectTV app. I don't miss much

And COX just dealed with ESPN and now I can get Watch ESPN


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TigerinATL
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Member since Feb 2005
37934 posts

re: Hulu Plus or Netflix?
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I'm taking the leap and getting rid of cable.


If you're cutting cable you should probably get both. You'll still be saving a ton of money, so if $16 vs. $8 a month makes a difference to you then you should probably watch less TV and get a 2nd job.

The one curve ball to throw into the equation is Amazon Prime. On it's own you'd never choose Amazon Prime over NetFlix because Amazon's interface is pretty bad. However, if you already have Amazon Prime ($80 per year) for the free shipping, the amount of overlap in the movies and TV shows they offer might make you choose Amazon over NetFlix if you're pinching pennies. NetFlix's catalog is bigger, but I'd say 85% of what I've watched on NetFlix lately has been on Amazon Prime too.


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Rebels_to_Cover
Ole Miss Fan
Alabama
Member since Feb 2013
270 posts

re: Hulu Plus or Netflix?
FYI - Netflix is introducing a lot of original content now too. House of Cards has been very good, Arrested Development comes out in less than two months, and they just announced new Sci-Fi show in 2014 from the Wachowskis who did Cloud Atlas and Matrix.


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