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I've been subscribed to Hulu for about six months now, and I absolutely love it. Hulu has a decent variety of anime, and many of the shows are very good, in my opinion. I pay $11.99 per month with no ads, which I only pay because I hate ads. There's a cheaper option available, however there are ads here and there. I've had a very positive experience with Hulu thus far; and, I'm curious if anyone on Crunchyroll has tried it out. I'll provide a link to Hulu's anime catalog, for those that are interested. I should also mention that Hulu is really only available in the US and Japan. This is due to the fact that Hulu only has streaming rights in the two previously mentioned regions.

https://www.hulu.com/network/anime-network

So, what're your thoughts on Hulu?
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I use Hulu, Netflix, and Crunchyroll. They serve different purposes but in regards to anime, I have been very happy with the offerings on Hulu. Wide variety, good quality, and easy to find series
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HuluPlus was an unholy mess when it started--
Back in '08-'10, before Netflix invented the Playstation/Roku/AppleTV app, EVERY other system thought Those Young People would be watching digital movies and TV shows on their desktop and cellphones--well, where else?--the quality wasn't good, and, like Amazon Prime, they could only afford cheesy public-domain losers.

Then HuluPlus started making their TV-rerun next-day-simulcast deal, and thought they became the New TV Network, while they let their Movies section go hang, except for being the only place to see Criterion foreigns/classics.
Now, oddly enough, Criterion's gone off and created its own service, and actual MOVIES are showing up on HuluPlus??
Think it's due to the studios still thinking that "Netflix is the Enemy of Digital Download", and starting to arm Netflix's competition with ammo, thinking that the enemies of their Enemy are their friends.

....Oh, wait, you were asking about anime on Hulu?? Yeah, they've got some, guess, they're usually good on Viz and Sentai titles.
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Love Hulu!
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Hulu is really good, I often find myself considering cancelling cable due to the fact I am always going to Hulu to watch network shows ad free (or with 1 ad) as opposed to the ever increasing bullshit that is xfinity.

I would be a bit happier with them the last couple years if they hadn't purged their anime database to focus on "quality" series. Kind of bullshit. But they are still a good place to watch a fair amount of series.

I don't see myself cancelling with them any time soon.
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No thanks! I prefer physical media and I wouldn't be surprised if flash videos or digital media get DTS-HD, true 1080p and special features. Plus it takes more effort for streaming sites to get a dedicated servers than mmorpgs. Without dedicated servers, you'll get lots of lag or buffering.
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Balzack wrote:

Hulu is really good, I often find myself considering cancelling cable due to the fact I am always going to Hulu to watch network shows ad free (or with 1 ad) as opposed to the ever increasing bullshit that is xfinity.

I would be a bit happier with them the last couple years if they hadn't purged their anime database to focus on "quality" series. Kind of bullshit. But they are still a good place to watch a fair amount of series.

I don't see myself cancelling with them any time soon.


I will admit that I was a bit bitter at the fact that Hulu removes shows that have expired. Although this is remedied by the existence of the "Expiring" tab, which allows you to see all of the currently expiring shows in your watchlist. If I see any there I just make sure that I prioritize those specific shows before they expire.
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the new UI blows
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I will never subscribe to Hulu so long as there are ANY commercials. I refuse to pay for something only to be subject to commercials still. I don't pay for Cable TV either for that reason.
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Khaltazar wrote:

I will never subscribe to Hulu so long as there are ANY commercials. I refuse to pay for something only to be subject to commercials still. I don't pay for Cable TV either for that reason.


I pay specifically $11.99 a month so as to not have any commercials. I hate getting interrupted by ads, which is why I also do not have Cable TV either.
Posted 10/19/17 , edited 10/20/17
it's a bit gay
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If there $7.99/month subscription was ad-free (I don't believe "it costs $ to provide" content BS when they have over $1 billion in revenue) and I had a job (I am looking), I would probably use them more.
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I'm paying $5 a month for the Hulu and Spotify student deal, so I really have no complaints. I'm not a big fan of the ads but Hulu has a lot of variety.
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The ads make me really hate Hulu sometimes, but it has some good shows
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The regular subscription has just as many ads as TV, and that's definitely not worth it to me. And I'm not willing to pay more for that ad-free option. I just stick with Netflix and CR.
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