Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Hulu Plus vs. Netflix

I've been using Netflix for several years, and I'm on my second stint with Hulu Plus.

In many ways, I like Netflix better. Its search engine is easier to use; they have tons of high-quality movies and TV shows on Netflix, and, frankly, I hate the ads on Hulu Plus; plus, Hulu Plus keeps freezing up on me (that rarely happens on Netflix).

Hulu Plus also has a lot of schlocky stuff I won't watch.

But lately I've been watching a lot of Hulu Plus. I used to get Netflix's DVDs partly so I could get the British show "New Tricks." Hulu Plus recently added "New Tricks" to its lineup, and I've been bingeing on the show. I'm nearly finished with nine of the 10 seasons (87 episodes, I believe).

Hulu Plus has episodes of two of my favorite current shows ("Flash" and "Forever"), and they have older shows I can't get on Netflix, like "Ironside," "I Spy," "Peter Gunn," "Ellery Queen" and "Stargate Atlantis." If it weren't for shows that my wife watches (she has eclectic tastes), Netflix wouldn't get much business from me.

But I find movies to watch on Netflix. And both companies have all of the Star Trek TV shows in their lineups; I watch them on Netflix. No ads.

P.S.: Lately, I started watching "Dragnet" on Hulu Plus; then I realized it was 
also on Netflix. Guess which one I watch it on.

P.S.: I do, however, like the "Related" function on Hulu Plus. I've found several of my favorite shows that way, including "New Tricks" and "Stargate Atlantis."

P.S.: I just found the original show "Marvel's Daredevil" on Netflix. I hope that I'll like it; we'll see.

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