Netflix Vs. Hulu

Mandi Marstall, Reporter

Netflix and Hulu are two of the most popular streaming services. They allow viewers to watch a variety of TV shows, movies, documentaries and more, but they have their differences.

Some of their differences begin with prices.  According to The Verge Hulu’s traditional ad supported plan is now $5.99 per month. But for the people who cannot deal with commercials, Hulu has a “No Commercial” plan which costs $11.99 per month. Netflix has three different plans to choose from.  The Verge states that the basic plan begins at $8.99 per month, the standard plan for Netflix is $12.99 per month, while the premium plan which had 4K is $15.99 per month. It just depends on how much money viewers are willing to fork over for these streaming services.

Price is not the only thing that sways people. The best experience and feature also go into to play. Netflix streams in 4K while Hulu does not have this perk. What 4K includes is that content is provided in a very sharp image quality.  Another thing 4K has is a horizontal screen resolution of around 400 pixels making for a good streaming quality. The Verge states Netflix also supports HDR video and you can download Netflix content to watch offline on a mobile device. Hulu does not offer this amenity either. The only thing that Hulu has in this category that Netflix does not have is Live TV.

Experience, feature, and money are all important factors when choosing which streaming service to pick but the content in which each one has plays a big role. Some of Hulu’s best shows and movies are American Dad, Family Guy, Full House, The Handmaid’s Tale, Seinfeld, The Simpsons, South Park, and many more. Some of Netflix’s best include Bird Box, Black Mirror, Friends, The Office, Orange is the New Black, Ozark, Stranger Things, Thirteen Reasons Why, House of Cards, and many more.  It is up to the watcher which shows they want to stream more and if they are willing to pay the cost.