Hulu Plus vs Netflix vs Amazon Prime, Pricing and Services
Whether you are trying to get addition entertainment package or want to cut the cord of current TV package, you would certainly think which one is the best option for you. There are many streaming services, but Hulu Plus, Netflix, and Amazon Prime are the most popular. Before you go for one of them, you need to know what they offer, and what you are looking for in streaming service.
Do you Love current-season episodes?
Those who love current-season episodes, Hulu Plus could be the best choice for them. Hulu Plus makes them available the very next day when an episode goes air on Live TV. In the case of Amazon Prime, they make them available in the next 5 days, and Netflix is far behind and takes as long as a year. Hulu is the winner as far as TV Series Episodes are concerned.
Do you love Movies?
You already know where to go. None of them has got a huge collection of movies as Netflix does. They keep adding new movies, and if you love documentaries, Netflix is still the best option. Amazon also has so many movies, but not as much as Netflix does. Hulu is not a good choice for movie lovers unless you want a limited number of classic movies. So Netflix is the winner here.
Do you want to stream 4K Videos?
Amazon Prime and Netflix both offers 4K video and amazing 5.1 Dolby sound. While Hulu is a complete No No if you want 4K streaming, and Hulu is also stuck at Stereo sound. So you may need to turn the volume up if you want to get some effect. However, Amazon Prime is the winner here, because it doesn’t charge anything extra for 4K, on the other hand, you need to subscribe to the most expensive plan if you want to stream 4K on Netflix. Amazon Prime has also one HDR feature to make the 4K video look more stunning.
Which one is the most accessible on devices?
When it comes to accessing on multiple platforms, Netflix is the winner. It comes with a great user interface, and it can be accessed, on Smartphone, Tablets, Smart TVs as well as Chromecast and Apple TV. Amazon Prime is still absent from Apple TV and Chromecast. Hulu is a close competitor of Netflix, but can’t beat it.
Do you love shopping?
If you love shopping, Amazon Prime is the best option. Amazon Prime offers free 2-day shipping without any minimum order restriction. You can shop and get the items quickly. They also offer same days shipping in the US in some selected metro areas.
Do you like Reading, Music Streaming, or Want free Cloud Storage?
Shopping or reading is not really a part of TV programs, but these are the additional benefits that you get being an Amazon Prime customer. Amazon Prime offers access to over 800,000 eBooks, over 1 million songs, and you also get unlimited free cloud storage for your Photos.
Hulu has 2 type of subscriptions; $7.99 or $11.99 each month. $7.99 comes with limited commercial that could be annoying sometimes. So if you want the ad-free subscription, you need to pay $11.99 each month.
Netflix has 3 types of subscriptions; $7.99, $9.99 and $11.99. The lowest one is the almost cheapest in terms of streaming as you can’t even stream HD videos. $11.99 allows playing 4K videos that $9.99 subscription lacks.
Amazon Price doesn’t have a monthly plan. They charge $99 each year, that comes to $8.25 each month with 4K video streaming and ad-free subscription.
If you are a student, you get Amazon Prime for 50 percent discount. You can pay $49 each year as subscription fee.
Amazon Prime and Netflix comes with a month free trial, but Hulu offers a week free trial. Amazon for Student comes with 6 months free trial but no access to videos and Music. You can start paying $49 a year to get all access.
Related; 6-month Amazon Prime Free Trial for Students.