TGS: "Netflix now has some competition in the console streaming race, and when trying to estimate value from the two services one comes out clearly on top."
None. Go get Direct TV bitches.
if hulu is only 10 dollars a month, i pay 5 times that for cable which i dont even watch. So i can save money by just watching hulu and netflix combined!
I have both Netflix and Hulu Plus..... ...And in my opinion: Personally, Hulu plus on PS3/iPhone is much more organized than Netflix on both PS3 and 360. It's really nice to use, commercials mean only one 1-30 sec commercial. Clips only have the BROUGHT TO YOU BY 2 sec ads, and all shows and movies have 2-5 30sec commercials during their entire duration. It's not like TV where you get a 3 min block every ten mins. It's really convenient. There is a few spotty moments, but you can still chat and check mail while watching Hulu via PS3. The only complaint I have is there is such a limited selection. I assume this is because Hulu Plus is still in preview (beta)mode right now. I can also bet the 360 version of Hulu will look like a green netflix app, parties, big tv, throwing popcorn, etc. I do hope they don't change it to much from the original version, cause Hulu Plus, like I said, is very organized, and I looks great. Netflix is very well on both PS3 and 360. The selection is a little better on PS3 since it's running through the Netflix system directly, and it's not as custom like the 360 is. But the parties and avatar grab assing on 360 with netflix is cool. I also love the online selection from Netflix. And since they are pushing to Canada, I see the selection getting more variety, since Canada is only getting the digital netflix on demand. So they should beef up the service. Plus Netflix is getting integrated into a solid PS3 app and coming soon to iPhone, similar like Hulu is. I don't use cable anymore. Also many other sites out there work with the PS3 broswer. Like FOX.com, and TVshack.net. I also love that you can go to stageVU.com, enter any movie you want, getting anything in an AVI file from oldies to still in theaters movies, many in excellent quality. You can down them via PS3 browser right to the video section of your XMB. And it's completely safe, unlike torrent sites that can sneak viruses onto your computer. But if I had to only have one, it'll be Netflix,since I am a tv liker, and a film lover. But both services are great, and between 360's mediacenter, the PS3 Browser, and other various programs like BBC TV, PlayTV, PlayOn, there really is no reason to have cable. I haven't missed paying 100 dollars for cable. Not one bit.
Problem is I want to see the certain TV shows at the same time they originally air on TV. I don't like watching something that days or weeks old. The sports definitely needs to be instant.
Yeah I have both Netflix and Hulu Plus on my PS3 and they are both really similar. The differences are pretty much that Hulu is mainly TV show based and Netflix is Movie based. They both offer movies and tv but their content is a little different.
Netflix is not only better than HBO, its cheaper.
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GT5 has absolutely nothing to do with this article. A conductive poster would at least make some sort of effort to keep the discussion relevant as to avoid unneeded strife. But why am I telling you this? That's most likely the reason you are posting.
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direct tv is too much money, you rarely watch all those channels
Isn't HULU free on PS3? Whats that? they removed the free version several months ago? And you go on to say that they are now charging us for it? Well that sucks...
Hulu Plus seemed a bit "off" to me as a service and now I see why.
Getting rid of the free option entirely was a mistake in my opinion, had they kept that along with the Plus service they might have had a better leg to battle Netflix with. Much like the console war, it seems brand loyalty will play a part. :P Does anyone know when/if Hulu Plus will make it to the 360/Wii if at all?
Not offering a "free" option through Hulu+ is mistake to me. Its still there on the PC, but they've gone and crippled access to it from any other device.
There is no word on Wii, but 360 is 2011.
i wish that the netflix version of of the ps3 has party chat. that would be awesome
I don't watch much TV and stopped subscribing to cable years ago. I watch movies through netflix. They have lots of Blu-rays, which is great for me.
I'll wait for the netflix integration ,,anyway I think hulu is a dumb name anyways and you can't even get movies I don't think
WTF? I don't get it. Is he complaining about limited access on a pay-for beta? ???????????
And its great. It has a few bugs and I know most will complain about having to pay + watch a commercial but you do that for cable and you pay 10x the amount and watch 5x the commercials per break. I personally love it b/c I was able to not only watch it on my PS3 but also my iphone while riding around town. Not to mention the quality is much higher than that of Netflix. All in all i'd say that Hulu+ is worth the 10$ a month and if you need to justify the money you spend on it cancel your cable for a month and use the money you save for an annual subscription to Hulu.
@Zuhk, isn't Hulu Plus streamed at 720p? They really should advertise that part more. I watch the regular Hulu on my PC (hooked up to LCD HDTV) and its never more than 480p. Some shows are even lower.
2 different forms of each SD and HD plus you can choose which it streams at unlike netflix that chooses for you. Even the lowest SD looks better than Netflix does on my tv. Regardless these are just the positive sides to Hulu+. Netflix has the advantage but its been out for years so i would hope that it would be better. That being said Hulu is off to a good start and their powers combined = an entertainment package that cant be beat. Get em both.
psh screw hulu
Megavideo would have been a much better choice in my opinion. I can see all my shows there with non of that "oh we dont have that show cause of yaddda yadda yadda". Netflix is pretty cool though as i like the whole sending blu-rays to my house. I dont have to buy them and i enjoy a nice cinematic experience with the family.
Netflix all the way it's commercial free and they deliver DVD/Blu-Rays to your house, there is no comparison.
netflix is like 10$ per month for 1 bluray at a time and unlimited streaming.
Yup, its a pretty one sided argument............ Netflix FTW!!!!!
Too bad i had to jump through "hulu" hoops to download it..... <crickets> :/
lol it was ok
"Netlfix" hands down
Actually, I haven't went with PS Plus yet. Is it worth the money? Will sony actually follow through and make it great, or ignore it and fail to market it properly, any ideas? Edit: Hulu and Netflix = two more reasons I dont neet Cable :]
none ? Why would i pay for video feed without any actual ownership ? Especially when they will still advertise you stuff .
if there is something similar in the UK? I see Hulu may be coming over here but what would it actually offer? Would it offer the tv channels you get from freeview? or more like Sky? And films? Thanks
Greater selection, commercial free, and you get streaming plus DVD/Blu-Ray. Hulu has a long way to go if it wants to compete.
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is awesome, especially for ps3 owners.
Netflix for me ! by the way typeO on the title post on netflix.
$120 a year and I still get ads. No thanks.
and i'm debating getting Hulu. me and wife don't watch much TV, so we don't have cable, only Netflix. considering that Netflix is $10 a month, and Hulu is $10 a month, that's only $20 a month for a significant amount of TV and film. cable here in Los Angeles is anywhere from $80-$100 a month. i'd only be paying $20. i'll probably end up getting Hulu, just for those times when nothing new is on Netflix we're in the mood to watch. in this day and age, me and my wife are all about saving money when we can. i don't even buy as many video games as i used to. i've been waiting until the price drops before i pick up games. that's something i don't think i've ever done. with my work schedule, i don't have much time for TV anyway, so only paying $20 a month for combination Netflix/Hulu doesn't seem to unreasonable. Saligon, i understand your sentiment, but cable is roughly $80+ a month. that's $960 a month, and most of the time, cable hardly EVER has anything on you are interested in watching WHEN you are interested in watching it. i think i can stomach 30 second commercial breaks at Hulu at $120 a year than 3 minute commercial blocks ever 10 minutes at $960+ a year. but i totally understand the annoyance at paying for a service, and still getting ads. but hey, people have to make their money SOMEHOW these days. it's not like i'm being forced to purchase the product their advertising. just forced to sit through a 30 second ad.
i read that Netflix will soon have tv shows as well and if that happens then Netflix
I bought a month of Hulu plus and then had to quickly cancel it and even ask for my money back. There were not that many shows yet and on the PS3 you can't even watch all of your queue; its limited to only the hulu plus content. This means that if you follow the show Fringe, you can only watch it on your computer, not your TV even if you have Hulu Plus. Still a waste of money on my part though I really hope in a few months when it officially launches they will fix some of these issues. In an email that was sent back to me the addresser even claimed that these were "truthful claims" and that they "should provide more content and functionality in the coming months". I guess we will just have to wait and see.
Netflix for me.
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