Hulu review: The best value in streaming if you don’t mind a few ads

Hulu is one of the most popular TV and movie streaming services for good reason. It’s the perfect complement and counterpoint to Netflix, with a huge variety of familiar shows from networks like ABC, Fox and NBC that you can watch soon after they air, as well as a growing catalog of its own critically acclaimed original series. If you have $6 per month to spare and don’t mind trading a few ads for a wealth of TV options, Hulu is a no-brainer.

Like

  • Low monthly fee for base plan.
  • New shows available soon after they air on networks.
  • Excellent selection of familiar TV.
  • Strong slate of original programs.

Don’t Like

  • Fewer original series than Netflix and Amazon Prime.
  • Ad-free experience isn’t as good a value.
  • Complex menus can be confusing.

Netflix has loads more original shows and no commercials, but Hulu has three big advantages over the streaming service

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