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Apps Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime Video

If you could only have one

  • Netflix

    Votes: 60 60.0%
  • Hulu

    Votes: 23 23.0%
  • Amazon Prime Video

    Votes: 17 17.0%

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macrumors 6502
Original poster
Apr 18, 2006
You can only choose one of these apps to subscribe to. Which one do you choose and why?


macrumors 6502
Jul 3, 2015
HBO :p

They don't have as much content, but I think they have generally higher quality stuff in their catalogue. After that, I would keep Hulu.
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macrumors 68040
Jul 11, 2007
Torrance, CA
Hulu with no commercials. The bulk of my TV Series is still on Network TV. I get 1 or 2 good shows on the others but not as much as Network TV. I can get good movies on multiple. Amazon Prime is not on Apple TV so that rules it out.


macrumors regular
Sep 27, 2008
The answer to this question depends on what services you already have. If you are a cord cutter with little or no access to broadcast TV; Hulu is your likely choice. If you still have cable or OTA access to network television, then Netflix or Amazon are your likely choices.


macrumors 6502a
Mar 7, 2008
Upstate Central NY
I presently have all three. I rarely use Amazon Prime and only signed up for Hulu for the 11.22.63 mini-series.

For me, the answer is netflix by a mile. The reason is on all formats (for me, iPhone, iPad and computer) their user interface is MUCH better. Amazon comes in second and Hulu is just beyond stupid and frustrating. It was the worst in userfriendliness in the old days and is still stupid after a revamp. They just don't get it.

Netflix is the one I reccomend. Amazon Video comes attached to my must-have Prime membership, so that's their main plus.
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macrumors 6502a
Jun 14, 2015
Commercial-free Hulu. I watch it more than any other service. I have Netflix, HBO, Showtime, AmazonPrime, and Starz. I love TV.
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macrumors regular
Jun 9, 2017
I have all three, I find my wife and I primarily use Hulu (no commercials) and watch an occasional iTunes Movie or TV series that's otherwise unavailable. We used to just turn on one streaming service, binge watch, turn it off, select another, repeat but I got lazy in cancelling. I guess that's part of their business model. =) All of them have shows worth watching, sometimes finding them is another story.
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macrumors 65816
Jan 12, 2013
I think Netflix has the best movies and TV series..and it works on laptops & ipad very well

If I had a reliable ISP then I would just have Netflix and Direct TV NOW (I have uverse and it may go out for days)
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macrumors 6502
Sep 10, 2011
Hulu for me, it's how I watch the majority of currently airing TV Shows. If you had asked me 5 years ago I'd have said Netflix by a mile, it was way better back then
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macrumors 65816
Oct 13, 2011
Brooklyn NY
Changed my vote. Originally it was NF but since they only care about stupid original content most I have zero interest in and they took away just about everything else I loved about the service I now choose Hulu and second Amazon Prime Video.


macrumors 6502
Jun 8, 2016
Central Florida
We cut the cord last year. Currently, we have OTA channels which include the four major networks plus about 15-20 other stations. We also have Hulu commercial free and Amazon. I voted Amazon because it provides more than enough content plus the other added benefits, but Hulu commercial free is great also!


macrumors 68040
Feb 4, 2011
If it was my main source of television I'd pick Hulu because of the television show specific content.

Since I already have xfinity which provides cloud dvr, meaning I can access recordings of my favorite shows, I cancelled hulu.

Very little aside from the marvel shows and maybe fuller house for the family I'm very close to canceling netflix.

Amazon video is included in my prime membership so I have no choice but to subscribe to prime video otherwise I'd gladly pay a lower prime shipping only price if it were offered.
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