Hulu Streaming Service Review

9.3
Expert Rating

All your smart TV needs is Hulu to be complete. With all of the add on services Hulu has, you can truly customize your entertainment experience. It’s variety landed Hulu as a top three option on our ranking of the best streaming services.

Why We Like It – Hulu Streaming Service Review

Hulu has a large arsenal of content and offers the most extensive range of add on services of any of the major streaming platforms.

Pros
  • Great if you love live TV programming
  • Very customizable with access to a lot of other premium content
  • Can bundle with other Disney streaming services
Cons
  • Original programming is not as strong

Performance

Hulu isn’t the top option for original content, but it does have an extensive on demand library from FX, NBC, Fox News, Disney Channel, and many more.

For those of you who want easy access to live TV (but don’t have TV service or don’t want to pay for cable TV), Hulu offers live TV plans. It may be the service Hulu is most known for. Hulu Live TV gives you access to all kinds of live channels, including local channels as well as cable channels. The full channel list is impressive. It rivals Sling TV as a viable live TV streaming service, though TV streaming services like that don’t have their own original content and original shows like Hulu does.

Design

Hulu has arguably the most customizable and versatile design of all the major streaming services. The ability to access live TV streaming with Hulu Live sets it apart from Amazon Prime Video streaming service and Netflix streaming service. It’s especially great for sports fans with access to channels like Fox Sports and NBC Sports. You’ll be a happy fan with access to your favorite sports network.

Even so, Hulu doesn’t depend on its live TV streaming services alone, as it offers a large streaming library without any add ons. A lot of on demand content becomes available to stream on Hulu after it airs live. Although its strength is content from existing TV channels, Hulu does offer some original programming.

As with most of the major streaming platforms, you can watch Hulu on smart TVs, Fire TV, Apple TV, mobile devices, and game consoles like Xbox One. Hulu also allows simultaneous streams above the basic plan.

Value

Hulu’s basic plan is clearly a great value for a streaming service. If you want your content ad free, you can select the next tier up. The options are virtually limitless from there, as you can upgrade to include a Disney+ subscription, add HBO Now streaming service, and add cloud DVR for DVR storage. Our Hulu Live TV review places it in a similar category as YouTube TV.

Hulu Streaming Service Review Wrap Up

Hulu is a top streaming service, especially if you want access to live TV channels. You can enjoy those TV shows with on demand streaming or enjoy TV streaming in real time with Hulu’s Live TV service. Live TV Hulu is definitely more money, but could be worth it if you’re switching from cable. At any rate, most of Hulu’s add ons have a free trial available, so you can try before you buy. All-in-all, Hulu has a collection of the best that TV offers.

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