Hulu and The Power of Streaming

Hulu and The Power of Streaming

In this digital age, streaming is the new authority when it comes to getting access to all the latest music and videos. If you wait on the radio, chances are you may not hear your new favorite song for quite a while. However, when you go to any streaming platform, you may get it immediately it drops.

Content Creators are taking full advantage of these platforms and the consumers are reaping the full benefits, not forgetting the Content Creators themselves too. If you live in the USA or Japan, then you can get all your favorite music on some platforms like Spotify and Soundcloud but when it comes to videos, Hulu definitely does it.

Hulu is one of the most prestigious streaming services out there. It has been around for 10 years now ever since it was founded back in 2007. This may come as a surprise to the millions of Netflix users who thought that they were on the only video-streaming platform on earth. It is even a bigger shock to those who have regular TV networks but still don’t know about it.

Hulu has slowly crept up to the top and now has the highest television programming than all its counterparts. This is well expected considering it is a joint venture by some of the biggest companies in entertainment such as Time Warner, Disney, Comcast and 21st Century Fox.

10 years ago, the afore-mentioned companies saw the need to introduce a streaming service that will allow TV networks, subscribers, to stream their favorite movies, TV series or even documentaries straight from their laptop. This proved to be a very lucrative idea and soon, it was catching on fast. Impressed with the reception, they made sure that it crept into every device possible. As we speak, you can be able to get Hulu in almost every streaming device.

How It Works

The beauty of Hulu is in its functionality. If you have ever used any other streaming service then you may be able to get the hang of it quickly. Other than that, Hulu is a whole new viewing experience. Each and every video is well-organized according to its category. In other words, if you are searching for your favorite TV series, don’t expect to find any movies. You will have to search for movies separately. This organization helps you find things faster.

One of the most interesting things about watching movies on Hulu is the fact that you can pick up where you left off in case you didn’t finish. This feature sets it apart from other platforms. It will also line up a list of your favorite videos once you are a regular watcher. Hulu is very keen on knowing its subscribers and understanding their taste and likes. You will be able to get recommendations based on the movies you watch.

Ads

We can all agree that ads are pretty annoying. There is nothing evil about them but the constant interruption between episodes or after every 10 minutes can drive one crazy. As a way to curb this problem, Hulu combines all the ads at the start of your watch into one long clip and then you can continue watching peacefully.

Hulu Plus

Every streaming platform starts with a free subscription option just to give the subscribers a taste of what they have to offer. Even though some maintain the free subscription option on a long-term basis, Hulu took it down and remained with Hulu Plus and Hulu Plus No Commercials.

Hulu Plus costs only $7.99 and you get loads of content straight to your device. Hulu Plus subscribers are not spared from the ads. Movie lovers are however much safer compared to TV nerds. If you are watching a big TV show, say Keeping up with the Kardashians, expect to come across numerous ads. Movies are less messy.

Hulu Plus No Commercial

Now Hulu Plus No Commercials is where all the fun is. A cost of $11.99 is quite on the higher side but if you look at the benefits, it is definitely worth it. Imagine getting all your content ads free! It doesn’t matter whether you are watching a 20 minutes comedy series, a 2-hour-long movie or the most popular show on earth, no ad will interrupt you.

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