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Netflix vs. Hulu Plus

Women Like Netflix More Than Hulu Plus

A recent study from Mashwork shows that women use Netflix more than Hulu Plus. According to the study, 48 percent of female respondents use Netflix, while only 24 percent use Hulu Plus. Though there are pros and cons of each (including catalogues, commercials, and quality) both services truly allow TV and movie fans to save a few bucks on a cable subscription since you can get your favorite shows on your computer, mobile device, and even gaming consoles. In fact, 51 percent of study respondents (men and women) say they use both Netflix and Hulu Plus and are planning on cutting the cord on cable.

Below, we'll cover the benefits to each service, and be sure to tell us which you use in the comments below!

Hulu Plus

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
  • iPad
  • 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
  • iPad
  • 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.

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