Review of Hulu Plus

Although the free version of Hulu is unavailable on the iPhone and iPod Touch. You can subscribe to Hulu Plus and watch full-seasons of TV shows and movies using Wi-Fi or 3G/4G.

Date Added: 2012-05-15 19:27:26
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Hulu Plus: Review

Author: Steve Sanger - 08 Dec 2012

Pros


Many programs available
Big television networks provide content
Programs can be viewed in entire season
   

Cons


There are still ads in the app
The movie selection is lacking sometimes
It does not run as smoothly on iPad as other devices
   

In this review


Introduction
Available Content
Ease of Use
Advertising
Verdict

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The Hulu Plus app is free to download but does require a Hulu subscription to use. Overall, it is a very easy to use application that will allow you to keep up to date on the latest episodes from your favorite programs.

 

Introduction

The Hulu Plus app is similar to their website and will provide users with the same free content on their mobile devices. The Free Hulu service on the site will allow you to watch up to five of the latest episodes for some of the programs they have available. However, Hulu was for mobile provides content website does not. Paying for this app will allow a user access to additional episodes for the entire season and exclusive programming not available on the site. This is an application worth paying for. The Hulu Plus mobile app is available for most popular devices including iPad, iPhone, iPod, and Android devices.

Available Content

Hulu Plus receives content from more than 50 different providers. The providers include large network television stations and movie production companies such as Comedy Central, ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, and Sony Pictures. Having such a wide variety of content providers allows Hulu Plus to make the most popular television programs available through the application. However, popular movies may be a little harder to come by but there are still plenty of movies available. As far as movies, Hulu Plus is not as good as Netflix or Crackle. Unfortunately, the Hulu app will not direct users to other locations to find content they do not provide. Users can also find video clips of their favorite programs as well as behind the scenes footage and actor interviews.

Ease of Use

The Hulu Plus app for mobile devices is very user friendly. It has a user interface that is very intuitive. IN fact, its appearance is similar to the Hulu website. Just like the website, the app provides link for TV, movies, featured, queue, most popular and recent additions. Tapping available links for programs will provide users with plenty of background information for that show. Furthermore, users can also choose to watch or gather additional information. Users will be pleased to find the app does an excellent job of streaming video and audio. Videos will run very smoothly with quick load times. Although the video is high quality, it isnít clear if videos are standard definition of high definition. The app decides which quality setting is best served based on your bit rate. The Hulu Plus app is very easy to navigate but may not have as many videos available as other streaming mobile Television apps. But unlike other apps, Hulu Plus allows users to watch programs by entire season. However, there are some programs that Hulu does not have the license to stream through mobile apps; these videos are only viewable through the Hulu site. One other difficulty mentioned by many users is videos will randomly start over at the beginning for no reason at all. But with iTunes cloud itís possible to resume viewing episodes where you left off with other devices. This is an extremely beneficial feature of this app. Overall, the user interface is very easy to use with need for squinting to see the features as with other streaming video apps.

Advertising

Although the Hulu Plus app must be paid for to use, there are still advertisements taking place during use. If the application were free to use we would understand the need to provide advertisements but a paid application should not have as many advertisements. In fact, the ads were not even reduced. There are just as many ads as the free service. Additionally, the episodes are not available any quicker than with the free online service. In some situations, it can take up to a full day for new episodes to become available. However, it does offer the highest quality streaming video available. Retina support is also available as well as split screen viewing. This makes it possible for users to watch video while searching through the Hulu library. Sadly, this cannot be accomplished with an iPad, but it can with other Apple devices.

Verdict

There are a few things we did not like, but in the end we highly recommend the Hulu plus app. It is one of the better ways for users to stay up to date on their latest episodes and new movies. But it is important to understand that in the movies department other apps may be a better choice. But with TV programs, Hulu Plus cannot be touched by any other app. The app is also very affordable to use. The app itself is free to download but usage requires a Hulu Plus paid subscription. These must be made on a monthly basis, but the fees are around $10 so itís very affordable. But even though there is payment involved users are still forced to deal with advertisements. For the most part the video is of good quality except in situations where the video randomly starts at the beginning and there are some videos that cannot be streamed at all.

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