Netflix vs. Hulu: Which has the best price, original shows and bundles?

CNET | 4/20/2019 | Ty Pendlebury
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The user interfaces of Hulu (left) and Netflix (right).

With its more than 140 million subscribers and seemingly just as many new shows to watch every week, Netflix is now the Kleenex of the streaming video world. But does it necessarily represent the best value?

Plenty - Competitors - Netflix - Place - Hulu

There are plenty of competitors looking to usurp Netflix's place, and one of the most popular is Hulu. The now mainly Disney-owned streaming service has made some recent moves to better compete against Netflix. Hulu has lowered its base price and lured music fans with bundles including Spotify -- and it even courts Game of Thrones devotees with an HBO add-on.

If you're hoping to save on your bills, you might be looking to cut back on the number of subscriptions you pay for every month. Both Hulu and Netflix allow you to access more TV shows and movies than you could ever possibly watch. If you had to lose one to save money, which would it be? Or is there a way to reduce costs but continue to use both?


Let's take a look.

What's the monthly fee?

Services - Prices - Hulu - Moves - Months

While many services are jacking prices, Hulu has made moves in recent months in the other direction. The service went from $8 to $6 earlier this year for its basic service with ads. The $12 ad-free version stayed at the same price, while the live TV option went up by $5.

Then there's the new Spotify Hulu bundle. If you get a Spotify Premium music subscription for the $10-a-month fee, you can get basic Hulu (a $6 value) for free. You can sign up for both at the Hulu site here or you can enter your existing Hulu details.

Comparison - Subscription - Netflix - Plan - High-definition

In comparison, the $13 subscription is Netflix's most popular plan since it offers high-definition video and the ability to stream two things at...
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