Subscribing on streaming service becomes a trend. A lot of people now subscribe on it so that they can watch the program that they want anytime. They just need a device that supports internet connection and also monthly payment. To subscribe streaming service, perhaps you are a little bit confused because there are many choices. If you ask which one is better, actually every streaming service has advantage and also disadvantage. Here, we are going to give you the difference between Hulu and Netflix which are the most popular streaming services so that it can be a reference for you.
Netflix provides the widest selection of movies and thousands of older TV shows. On Netflix, you can enjoy the show without watching any ads. There are about 100,000 movies and TV shows that you can find on Netflix. For the cost, Netflix sets $8 per month to stream on 1 screen in standard definition, $9 for streaming on 2 screens in HD, and $12 streaming on 4 screens. In addition, you can pay for $8 per month for DVD by mail service and an extra $2 per month for Blue-ray discs. The amount of Netflix subscribers is about 30 million subscribers and 7.75 million internationally. The video quality of Netflix consists of 4 tiers namely Tier 1: DVD quality (1.5 Mbit/s connection needed), Tier 2 is better than DVD quality 3 Mbit/s needed, Tier 3: 720p (5Mbit/s needed) and Tier 4: 1080p HD has been introduced. Then, for the audio quality is Dolby Digital 5.1. If you are waiting for new uploads on Netflix for current season TV series episodes, it is generally not available. The availability of new movie is also slow. Netflix can be enjoyed in Mexico, the US, Canada, the Caribbean, South America, Ireland, the United Kingdom and the most Western Europe countries excluding Iceland.
Hulu Plus provides a larger collection of current season TV shows and a smaller selection of movies. Different from Netflix that does not allow us to watch ads, on Hulu there are ads. But now, there is an option to pay for $11.99 per month to avoid watching ads on Hulu. There are around 1,650 shows and 2,500 movies that you can find on Hulu. For the price, Hulu sets $7.99 per month or $11.99 per month without ads. You can get free basic service but not all shows are available with the basic service and it doesn’t work on tablets and smartphones. The amount of Hulu Subscribers is about 3 million subscribers and unknown number of free content viewers. The video quality of Hulu are 288p, 360p, 480p and sometimes 720p HD. Then, for the audio quality is Stereo sound. Different from Netflix that are available in many countries, Hulu is only available in the US and Japan.
After reading the differences of Netflix and Hulu, hopefully you can decide what kind of streaming service is better for you. You just need to decide the most suitable streaming service that you need. So, happy watching!