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    Streaming Video - Netflix or Hulu?

    Wife and I are thinking about signing up for a streaming video service. Price is basically the same...anyone with strong feelings/recommendation either way? What are the differences?

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    Re: Streaming Video - Netflix or Hulu?

    depends on what you're into. For current TV shows, Hulu is the way to go.

    For older TV shows and movies, go Netflix.


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    Re: Streaming Video - Netflix or Hulu?

    Amazon Prime. Similar selection to Netlflix but you can also rent new movies on there. Plus anything you buy on amazon will have free shipping I believe.


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    Re: Streaming Video - Netflix or Hulu?

    It would depend on the content you're looking for.

    Basically, Hulu will give you TV shows the day after they air and you can watch the most recent season. Netflix will give you some old seasons of TV shows. Netflix also has a much larger library of movies.

    In my opinion, Netflix is worth a lot more. But if you watch a lot of TV and don't have a video recorder for when you miss shows, Hulu may be worth it for you.



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    Re: Streaming Video - Netflix or Hulu?

    If you do much online shopping, consider amazon prime. Their online content that's included with it is pretty sizable and you get the additional benefits of everything else that comes with "prime" service.



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    Re: Streaming Video - Netflix or Hulu?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Janny View Post
    depends on what you're into. For current TV shows, Hulu is the way to go.

    For older TV shows and movies, go Netflix.
    Thanks...appreciate the info. So they aren't the same thing really huh? Now we have to decide what we would prefer...hmmm.



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    Re: Streaming Video - Netflix or Hulu?

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamJGray View Post
    Amazon Prime. Similar selection to Netlflix but you can also rent new movies on there. Plus anything you buy on amazon will have free shipping I believe.
    This is the only service we use as well. Other benefits of Prime such as Free 2 day shipping is awesome!

    I find the selection of TV shows and and movies pretty good, but I've never used one of the other services and still have cable. It seems however that they have most tv series, just not the most current season, but they get added pretty quickly once the newer season starts. (basically always a season behind).


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    Re: Streaming Video - Netflix or Hulu?

    Never had Hulu, doesn't it do more ongoing series? Posting episodes shortly after they air, or no? I like Netflix, good mix of movies and tv shows, some good documentaries. Sounds like Netflix is going to be spending several billion on content in the next year so the quality should improve even more.

    Netflix to spend $3bn on TV and film content in 2014 | Media | theguardian.com



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    Re: Streaming Video - Netflix or Hulu?

    I think Prime is a good choice too, the free shipping is a really nice perk that would pay for itself after not too many purchases. I think the content between Prime and Netflix is probably fairly comparable.



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    Re: Streaming Video - Netflix or Hulu?

    Im going to try to support Netflix as much as I can. While I love competition, I want Hulu to die. I would be perfectly happy with Amazon and Netflix running the show.



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    Re: Streaming Video - Netflix or Hulu?

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    I think Prime is a good choice too, the free shipping is a really nice perk that would pay for itself after not too many purchases. I think the content between Prime and Netflix is probably fairly comparable.
    Does Prime stream to TV through devices like Roku?



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    Re: Streaming Video - Netflix or Hulu?

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    Does Prime stream to TV through devices like Roku?

    Yes. Although I find the experience/interface a bit muddy.



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    Re: Streaming Video - Netflix or Hulu?

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    Yes. Although I find the experience/interface a bit muddy.
    Deal-breaker?



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    Re: Streaming Video - Netflix or Hulu?

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    Deal-breaker?

    No, I wouldnt say that. I just think Netflix has a more polished interface.

    Amazon does seem to have more exclusives, Justified, Downton Abbey, etc than Netflix.



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    Re: Streaming Video - Netflix or Hulu?

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    Deal-breaker?
    Can't speak to Roku but it streams through my blu-ray players flawlessly.



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