This American streaming video service has become synonymous with the quality and richness of video content. Despite a rather conservative policy regarding the distribution of broadcasting to other countries, it is popular with moviegoers all over the world.
Hulu officially only works in the United States of America and Japan. But you can also subscribe to it using the VPN service, virtually changing the country of your location.
The media library of the video service is huge, it contains a huge number of films, series, performances, music videos, and so on.
Meanwhile, Hulu also has an impressive arsenal of in-house productions. Hulu spends about $2.5 billion a year on original content. This means that the streaming video service produces its own video content, which is exclusive. You can watch these movies or series only on Hulu.
This service is considered the king of television series, which gather a huge audience in front of the blue screen of the TV.
You can create up to six accounts on Hulu. Account sharing is of course also possible, but in a more limited way than is the case with Netflix or Disney+. Hulu only allows two simultaneous streams, so you’ll have to negotiate with each other who is allowed to stream and when if you really want to use Hulu with six people.
Movies and TV shows can be downloaded from the Hulu app if you have opted for an ad-free subscription. While the ads themselves are quite tolerable in scale and therefore hardly justify the switch from an ad-supported to an ad-free model, downloads can be more important if you plan on using Hulu more frequently on the go. You can select Standard or High as the download quality. The download feature is useful, but like most other streaming services, it should be standard.
In order for Hulu to work on devices in other countries, that is, outside the US and Japan, you first need to set up a suitable VPN service that will convert your own IP address to US or Japanese. Once you get past that hurdle, one of the providers will offer a selection of popular movies, series, and other TV content. Certain titles can be found by searching or narrowed down by categorizing by genre. The design is reminiscent of Amazon Prime Video, but the white background stands out from most other streaming services. However, this only applies to the browser version of Hulu, the applications use a dark color scheme.
Switching between different end devices is easy. Paused content that you’ve been running on your desktop PC can also be easily played on your iPad.
When it comes to protecting youth, Hulu is pretty compelling. You can create another profile and choose to view content for children only. However, your own profile with all content is not blocked, so switching to an adult profile should be easy for children.
The parental control feature is very important and attractive for those users who are seriously worried about their children accessing adult video content.