Hulu Plus Review

hulu plus Subscription ServiceOverview:

Hulu Plus is the paid internet TV subscription that Hulu offers for $7.99 a month. Basically Hulu Plus is, well, Hulu plus the added benefits of more content, multiple device access, and added video quality. And as for those who do not know what Hulu is, Hulu is an internet TV provider, which lets subscribers watch movies and television shows on-demand online. How does a Hulu Plus rate against Hulu’s free offering?

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What We Liked:

  • Lots of content. Hulu Plus expands on the already formidable content of Hulu by offering all the episodes of the current season of popular shows (Hulu only offers up to five recent episodes of the current season). Also, Hulu Plus provides many movies and TV shows not available in the free version
  • More ways to watch. You can watch Hulu Plus on your computer the same way you can with Hulu, but you also enjoy Hulu Plus on smart-TVs, tablets, gaming consoles, smartphones, Roku, the Kindle Fire, some Blu-ray players, and more. If you like to watch content on the go, Hulu Plus is definitely worth it
  • Watch in HD. Hulu Plus also lets you watch your shows and movies in High Definition when it’s available. A very welcome feature when you plan on enjoying your favorite program on your HD TVs and other HD devices
  • Hulu Desktop & Hulu Social. These are available with Hulu as well, but if you would rather watch from an application than your web browser, you’ll love Hulu Desktop (it works with computer remotes). Hulu Social allows you to watch Hulu on Facebook, see what your friends are watching, and comment on specific moment

What We Didn’t Like:

  • Commercials. Advertisements still interrupt your viewing time, although not as much as with the free version of Hulu. Hulu says it uses the ads to keep the subscription price low, but it would be nice to have an ad-free option available.

hulu plus for the iPhoneWhat hardware is this available on?

Who is this Recommended For?

  • People who want to watch shows and movies on a mobile device and in HD
  • TV lovers who watch all episodes of the current and even past seasons
  • Anyone who want fewer ads

Cost:

  • $7.99 per month – cancel anytime
  • Offers free trial before you pay

Requirements:

Watch Hulu’s guided tour of Hulu Plus right here!

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  • Jmoodespaugh@gmail.com
    #1 written by Jmoodespaugh@gmail.com  5 years ago

    Who ever has this I was wondering how much data it takes up since I am on verizon data package that doesn’t have unlimited data. Thanks

    • Quit Cable
      #2 written by Quit Cable  5 years ago

      The simple answer is that depends on the speed that Hulu is streaming the video to you. About a year ago, Hulu said that for 360p it streams at about 650 Kb/s, and for 480p streams at 1 Mb/s. Assuming the streaming speed is 1 Mbps (it’s going to be more if you’re streaming HD video), streaming 1 hour of content would use up about 450 MB. You can calculate this by taking the 1 Megabit per second streaming speed, multiplying it by 60 seconds per minute, multiplying by 60 minutes in an hour, and then dividing all of that by 8 to get the amount of data in Megabytes (there are 8 Megabits in 1 Megabyte). Most 1 hour shows being about 40 minutes, that would calculate out to about 300 MB — (1*60*40)/8.
      You might also try using a data usage estimator that you can find online such as: http://www.cableone.net/pages/datacalculator.html
      Source for speed that Hulu streams content at: http://www.hulu.com/discussions/1/45349/1252885

  • Lindsay
    #3 written by Lindsay  4 years ago

    I’ve never been so frustrated than when I got Hulu Plus. It says it has every episode… A random 4 were missing from the middle of the season because te expired. It is way too slower for anyone to actually have patients to watch something. Netflix is a million times better. This is not even worth a one week free trail. Terrible.

  • Wesley
    #4 written by Wesley  4 years ago

    I think Hulu Plus is great for watching certain shows. I really like to watch The Daily Show and The Colbert Report and Hulu adds new episodes the day after they air. The commercials are a little annoying and that is where Netflix has an advantage as their shows are commercial free. But Netflix doesn’t offer shows the very next day after they air like Hulu Plus does. I also noticed that some episodes do expire. For example, I wanted to go back and watch the show Revolution from the beginning but several of the early episodes had already been removed. I’m not sure how that all works because some shows do have all the episodes available. I have both Hulu Plus and Netflix and together you get a ton of content for $15.98 a month compared to the $100 I was paying for cable.

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