Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime Video

Discussion in 'Apple TV Apps' started by rneglia, Apr 5, 2016.

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If you could only have one

  1. Netflix

    60 vote(s)
    60.0%
  2. Hulu

    23 vote(s)
    23.0%
  3. Amazon Prime Video

    17 vote(s)
    17.0%
  1. rneglia macrumors 6502

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    You can only choose one of these apps to subscribe to. Which one do you choose and why?
     
  2. geesus macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
  3. 0007776 Suspended

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    Netflix, I've never been tempted by the paid tiers of Hulu, and Amazon Prime video gets occasional use, but I mostly have it for the free shipping.
     
  4. d21mike macrumors 68040

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    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.
     
  5. shacky macrumors regular

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    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.
     
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    DuckSoup macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  7. JBaby macrumors member

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    Commercial-free Hulu. I watch it more than any other service. I have Netflix, HBO, Showtime, AmazonPrime, and Starz. I love TV.
     
  8. nburwell macrumors 68040

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    I have all three services, but if I only had to choose one, it would hands down be Netflix.
     
  9. msama macrumors newbie

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    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.
     
  10. TMRJIJ macrumors 68030

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    I currently have all three but have mostly been using Hulu recently. They usually have new episodes of my shows the day after it airs.
     
  11. oldhifi macrumors 65816

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    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)
     
  12. lsutigerfan1976 macrumors 68020

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    Netflix for movies, and Hulu for shows. Almost never find anything on Amazon to watch.
     
  13. Steeley macrumors regular

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    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
     
  14. Snoopy4 macrumors 6502a

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    If I had to pick it would be Hulu. They have all of my locals.
     
  15. tonyr6 macrumors 65816

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    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.
     
  16. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Close choice between Hulu and Amazon. I hate the commercials with Hulu but appreciate a lot of the content. Hulu gets my vote right now.
     
  17. d21mike macrumors 68040

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    Only $4 more per month and no commercials for on demand content. Best $4 spent. And no hate!
     
  18. Volusia macrumors 6502

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    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!
     
  19. mallbritton macrumors 6502a

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    Hulu has a no commercials tier.
     
  20. Starship67 macrumors 6502a

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    yea, cuz that "free" shipping is a 100 bucks a year
     
  21. 0007776 Suspended

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    Otherwise I would spend a few thousand a year in shipping where I live.
     
  22. eyeseeyou macrumors 68030

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    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.
     
  23. oneMadRssn macrumors 601

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    What good is the content on Hulu if it's all impossible to find on their awful UI?
     
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