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Netflix , Hulu or Amazon Prime?
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I don't know, I probably go half and half Netflix/Hulu.

Hulu has a lot of great stuff, so at least temporary binges with their 12 dollar a month ad free version is pretty worth it. And they have a lot more of the types of series I'm into like comedies, cartoons, etc.

Netflix has a lot of series too, but they tend to be more in the drama or procedural category, which I'm not super into.

Both services have an immense amount of shitty B movies. But Netflix does get some gems as well.

Yeah I don't really know...I guess I lean more towards Hulu just so I can watch Adult Swim stuff and the odd anime. As well as be able to watch commercial free currently airing series (trying to navigate commercials with Comcast has been brutal these days). But yeah. Mostly it's a toss up.
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Posted 2/19/16

Ejanss wrote:


xxJing wrote:
As to which streaming service I personally utilize the most, I'd have to say Hulu. I almost never watch movies, it's primarily TV-shows or anime for me. Usually when I feel like watching a movie it's something rather new. If I can rent it, then I do, if not I do go the less ethical route. I refuse to buy a movie before I have seen it.


Too bad, that's what studios are genuinely believing you'll do.
Which is one of the reasons I still predict VOD streaming is a bubble, and it's going to pop shortly after the fallout from UHD, but studios' faith in VOD isn't going to pull them back out of the fire when it does.
That said, I still save Vudu VOD (I can get full-download HDX and 3D on my PS3 box) pretty much only for the new-movie rentals I missed in theaters, and any full movie that I know is a keeper goes on my hard shelf.


If movies were always available for streaming rental from Amazon or whatever, even at $5 for 24 hours. Then I would never pirate any movie. I honestly don't have enough interest or time for the most part to just stream movies back to back to back. Unfortunately that is often not the case. There are times where your choices are either rent a hardcopy from Netflix, or buy the Movie. I don't want to see any movie bad enough to go through the even that much hassle, especially when there is an easier alternative. Also, I don't like that feeling of being forced to do something. It actually makes me want to pirate even more just to spite them.
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netflix
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xxJing wrote:
If movies were always available for streaming rental from Amazon or whatever, even at $5 for 24 hours. Then I would never pirate any movie. I honestly don't have enough interest or time for the most part to just stream movies back to back to back. Unfortunately that is often not the case. There are times where your choices are either rent a hardcopy from Netflix, or buy the Movie. I don't want to see any movie bad enough to go through the even that much hassle, especially when there is an easier alternative.


Whether it's "easier" depends on your area, but I just relocated within walking distance of the local library, and Friday night at the disk section (it just got a mega-inheritance of titles from the last local college-town brick-and-mortal rental store closing down) is like Friday movie-night pot-luck at the old mom-and-pop rental, only better--No cheesy horror movies, just old and new classics, and no rental charge, except for late fees.
Posted 2/20/16


I have all three...
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Having all 3 and sharing the cost with my sister. Problem averted.
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Posted 2/20/16 , edited 2/20/16
Hulu, since they have anime licensed by Funimation.

Though I have all three
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Well in the UK there's no Hulu and no Funimation. We do have a version of Neflix and Amazon Prime. I don't use them though I do get some stuff via Amazon and I make use of my local library for some books and movies, anime included (for a small fee).
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well we have all 3 although the Prime account is mine
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I use them all plus CR and Funi.

I use Hulu more here recently, but that is because most of the series I watch on Netflix on between seasons and such.

As others have said, Hulu is better for watching TV shows and whole series afaiac.
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namealreadytaken wrote:

what's even the point of a paid hulu membership with ads..? it just seems like a rip-off.
i'm not too found of Netflix making dub adaptations and claiming said to be "Netflix original"
other than that, it seems to provide the most options for series/movies.


A paid Hulu membership with ads has the advantage of being able to watch it on other devices than plain old PC, and in some cases gives access to shows you wouldn't have access to or you get it earlier.

Being able to watch on my Roku is enough of an advantage for me that I've paid for Hulu for short periods of time when there's something I really want to watch. (But I haven't found I watch enough there regularly that it's worth it every month on a long-term basis.)

For anime I mostly stick with Crunchyroll and Funi. For other shows, I use Amazon Prime or buy/rent individual movies or series from Amazon, since I watch little enough, sporadically enough, that it's cheap enough that way.
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I use netflix

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Netflix=Hulu (because Hulu has free shows) > Amazon Prime
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FYI, Hulu now has an option (for more money) to have no ads.

Anyway, I have Netflix, Hulu, CR, and Funimation. Sometimes I'll rent from Prime or Google Play if I'm too lazy to look elsewhere.

I have HBONOW as well. It's pretty freakin' awesome. Who needs a TV when you can have all those?
Posted 2/20/16

MissKittenVicious wrote:

FYI, Hulu now has an option (for more money) to have no ads.

Anyway, I have Netflix, Hulu, CR, and Funimation. Sometimes I'll rent from Prime or Google Play if I'm too lazy to look elsewhere.

I have HBONOW as well. It's pretty freakin' awesome. Who needs a TV when you can have all those?


I wouldn't pay more money to watch Hulu with no ads lel.
I'll stick to funimation & crunchyroll for the anime, I have just two Netflix and Amazon Prime
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I use ROKU for CR(Pd), Funimation(Pd), Anime Network, Crackel, & Manga channels to satisfy my anime desires.
Hulu also has Sentai, Toei, and Daisuki as well as many other animation Houses.


Hulu also has a boatload of K-dramas which I enjoy since I learned Korean so very long ago (1971),
and remember about 50-60 percent. It really helps.


Hulu also has a lot of shows from UK - France - Russia- Germany most dubbed but not all.


I may not be a fan of the Paid option for no ads, but you don't have to do it.
I have spent too many years watching ads on reg TV to let it bother me
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With 1200 channels available and twice that in private channels available on Roku,
there is a channel for everyone and a lot of garbage channels. I can even get Netflix-Mgo-Vudu and more


MY MAIN GOTO IS HULU!!!
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