Below, we'll cover the benefits to each service, and be sure to tell us which you use in the comments below!
Hulu Plus is a subscription service ($8 a month) that lets you watch Hulu content via an Internet connection, WiFi, and 3G on your:
- iPhone and Android devices
- iPod Touch
- PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
- Samsung Internet TVs and Blu-ray players
- Mac or PC
Get current episodes of shows and access to a huge library of past seasons and series. It's like the Hulu you know now, only with more ways to watch. Although you pay a monthly subscription to get access to TV shows, you will have to wait until the day after the show airs on TV to watch (sometimes longer), and sit through a block of two commercials a few times during your show. You can also watch select movies via Hulu Plus, and even behind-the-scenes clips from your favorite shows.
Get the scoop on Netflix after the jump.
What started out as a home movie delivery service (that aided in the demise of video rental stores like Blockbuster), Netflix has expanded to a WiFi and 3G video streaming empire that includes TV series as well. Starting at $8 for streaming-only services, you can watch movies and TV shows on your:
- iPhone, Android, and Windows 7 devices
- iPod Touch
- PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii
- Mac and PC
- Internet TVs and Blu-Ray players
You won't be able to see current TV shows on Netflix, but you'll get a large amount of movies in its vast library. And while both services can stream content over 3G, you should beware of racking up those data charges!
Update: Netflix announced a price hike, bringing the cost of unlimited streaming and DVDs up to $15.98. Something to consider.