HuluPlus is the paid subscription version of Hulu, which has a vast library of free TV shows for viewing. Hulu was originally started by the heads of the four major TV networks (FOX, ABC, NBC, CBS), and thereby HuluPlus has a large selection, and in some cases exclusive access, of the shows that air on those networks.

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The Good

  • Watch shows the day after they aired
  • International series available
  • Age specific content for children

Currently Airing Content

HuluPlus has currently airing content available to watch the day after the show airs on TV if you have a subscription with a satellite or cable provider.

International Content

HuluPlus has access to exclusive international content such as Latino, British, and Korean TV shows and movies.  In total, over 450 international series are on HuluPlus.

Children Specific Services

HuluPlus also created a service specifically designed to entertain children. Hulu has separated shows depending on the child's age, helping subscribers find appropriate content for the entire family.

Large Library and Original Series

To date, HuluPlus has over 870 TV series and 2,600+ movies. In addition, HuluPlus has produced original content, including Battleground, The Awesomes, and Quick Draw.

Although there are many great benefits to HuluPlus's streaming TV services, their main advantage is their large selection of content for users to view.  Not only do they have a large library of TV series and movies, but HuluPlus has access to exclusive international content and has their own original series.  In addition, users can view shows that are currently airing on TV, the day after, through HuluPlus.

The Bad

  • Commercials and ads
  • TV subscription for optimal viewing

Commercials and Ads

Even though users are paying a monthly fee, users still have to endure commercials and ads while viewing, unless they upgrade their account. The standard account costs $7.99, which is very affordable. To upgrade to the premium account that is commercial free costs $11.99.

Day After Viewing only With Paid TV Subscription:

Users need a paid TV subscription to be able to access some TV shows on HuluPlus the day after they were on TV. If subscribers don't have a paid TV subscription, they won't have access to this content for 8 to 30 days.

Inconsistent Availability

Content on HuluPlus is inconsistent.  Some TV series have all seasons while some only have certain seasons in a series available for viewing. Hulu Plus does have a few drawbacks to note before making a decision on which streaming TV service to use.  The main drawback is that users have to sit through commercials and ads while viewing unless they pay more per month.  With Netflix, users don't have to pay more to view content with no ads, all viewing is ad free. Also, users have to have a TV subscription in order to watch some of the newest content that is currently airing on TV.  So, although HuluPlus brags about having the newest TV episodes, you can only view them if you are paying for TV. View Top Rated Companies

The Bottom Line

For those who want to see shows that are currently airing on television, HuluPlus may be an interesting streaming option that allows subscribers to see the latest content. Current subscribers recommend that before signing up, make sure to check how the recent rule changes will affect you. For some subscribers, they will be better off finding a TV to watch your favorite shows on, since they already subscribe to a paid TV provider. We recommend reviewing the top rated companies before making a final decision.

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We got Hulu Plus because they had what we needed at an awesome price! Never had any issues with service or reliability! I give Hulu A Plus!

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One of my families favorite things! We love how easy it is to use, and how frequently they update the shows! It's great for adults, teens, and kids! Worth every penny!

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I love all of the options on Hulu! I also enjoy that new episodes of shows are uploaded so soon. There is plenty to watch.

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constantly cuts off during movie or programl

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Love that I can still have my local news, and most of the channels and shows I normally watch.

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Like some of the original shows. Wish it had more movies that were different from Amazon Prime or Netflix.

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Great service, Hulu with Live TV lets you stream live broadcast and cable TV from within a single app. Different plans to choose from.

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It's easy to use and share and watch and install and pay and pause and enjoy

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it's got excellent shows and difersified as well as live streaming

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Abram Nicholson

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Great selection across multipe spectrums of sports, news and other entertainment

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Andrew Flaugher

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Great choice of shows for all ages. Choice of movies, tv shows and more. Family members all love it. Something for everyone. Reasonable price for using this service

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I’m a huge hulu fan. Used to think it was bad but they’ve upped the options and the interface is smooth. Definitely work it and I like that I can get rid of ads

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Steven Fravel

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I have had very good service and have enjoyed the service.

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Ron Kirk

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My experience is very good with HULU. They have a lot of good stuff on.

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Sheryl Wilson

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Can watch TV sitcoms after they have viewed on Television. Free movies

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Sondra Menthers

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Fantastic content especially for minority communities. Lots of black shows, Muslim, women and LGBTQ themed shows. Hulu also creates create original content from books such as The Handmaids Tale and Little Fires Everywhere.

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Rick

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The selection is quite good and uninterrupted. Customer service is professional and helpful.

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Nance Nicholls

July 8th, 2020

I chose Hulu as having the best selection ofprograms for my viewing including sports and live tv. Price was also very reasonable.

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Rich

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Hung up a lot. But plenty of channels . Lots of sports and movies.

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Lori Wentzel

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All good! So much to choose from! I love the live tv & I have all I need.

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Good app they would not respond to any nquiroes

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Beth

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Easy Menu, still unable to get all channels wanted. To many Commericals

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Jerry Cheesman

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Fine, so far. Been a subscriber for 6 months. Enjoy streaming the older TV series.

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Bdt1999

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They have a wide variety of shows and movies. It's easy to find something to watch, and it's easy to go back to where you left off.

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Aubrey

July 8th, 2020

Awesome streaming service. Been with Hulu for 4 months. Came from a crappy cable co.

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Darren Cardwell

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Hulu offers many shows that I have watched. I've been pleased with the offerings. I've been happy with my Hulu subscription. Only wish they offered more to view at the same time.

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Al Avolicino

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The cloud recording is almost a joke. Programs are not always recorded, I pay for no commercials and that doesn't always work, just a lot of software problems on their part.

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Abel

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Was really good because they have a lot shows and movies

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Jane M

May 18th, 2020 Phoenix, AZ

Would give it 5 stars if you could "always" choose your ad, and/or "skip" the ad after viewing once or twice! I get the same ads over and over, can't skip! Stopped working on most browsers, so that is a minus. On the plus side, price is very affordable! Good Content for me! Like the site!

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quality programing. Ease of use. They are always willing to help.

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Not charge for old and outdated movies, and have tv not stop and stream for completing tv shows

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very old content , hard to navigate thru the menus

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They were great when they launched live tv but the prices are going up so much that it is almost not cost effective to not have cable now

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They are alright, I have had problems with some of the streaming freezing which is bothersome.

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Hulu is great! I love watching all of my favorite speed in one spot. Price is reasonable.

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Hulu has a lot of options like other streaming companies, but I definitely mostly use it to watch reality tv like Dance moms, keeping up with the kardashians, love island, masked singer. I don't really like most of the options for movies, but they definitely have good shows and reality shows on there compared to the other streaming platforms.

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Hulu has a great selection of films and TV shows, however, it is not a very user-friendly experience. Hulu originals like The Handmaid's Tale are award-winning and great as well.

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Ellie

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Hulu is affordable and offers many options that Netflix and others don’t have access to. You also dont have to wait until the full season of a show is out to view episodes. The system is organized and easy to follow.

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hulu is super easy to use and has a lot of options for movies and tv shows. not to expensive

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hulu plus let's me watch some of my favorite shows without ads but still limits some of the shows I can watch

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tayloralexis

March 17th, 2020 Glendora, CA

Hulu has some great movies and shows on there but I hate watching the commercials. Im already paying for it.

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I could finally find my favorite medical dramas! The quality and the variety of deals are great.

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Hulu has some great shows and movies. I can always find something to watch. Their student package with spotify is also super convenient.

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We recently subscribed to Hulu after wanting to watch one of their original series. We were pleasantly surlrised by the amount of movies and tv shows available for the low monthly price.

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Hulu has some good shows, but I have noticed that other companies often have better TV shows and movies.

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Hulu is so good!! it has great choices, good shows and awesome movies, though there is a lot of random movies, most classics are there.

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Hulu is where it's at! My family has profiles for every member- even the dogs! The live feature is perfect for sporting events. We use Hulu more than any other service.

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Although I usually can't stand advertisements, Hulu has some of the best movie selections. It's worth waiting for the advertisements!

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Kathy Faustin

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Hulu is a great site to watch new shows and movies on. They have a nice selection of genres and subgenres, as well as there own shows. They are also quick with releasing new episodes and seasons of the shows.

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Love our Hulu Plus service. Love the shows available. There are some news shows that I wish were more available.