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Old October 18 2013, 09:30 PM   #16
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Re: Netflix VS HuluPlus...

Amazon Prime and Netflix generally have very similar movie libraries, but it does have some exclusives: All of TNT's original shows are exclusive to Prime, as are Justified, Downton Abbey and The West Wing. If you have kids, Prime's streaming collection curb-stomps Netflix's.

Overall, I consider Amazon Prime the best $79 I spend every September. Free two-day shipping on anything directly sold by Amazon pays for itself after like four orders, and the streaming service is an added boost. For roughly $6.50 a month, that's pretty great.
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Old October 18 2013, 09:55 PM   #17
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Netflix is a better value overall. Hulu has a lot of currently aired shows whereas Netflix doesn't get TV until they come out on DVD, and there's a handful of shows I was able to find on Hulu but not Netflix (Hill Street Blues, Community). And Hulu has all the Criterion stuff. But if you only want to go with one, Netflix is the clear choice.
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Old October 18 2013, 11:43 PM   #18
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I just checked my Netflix, and the entire run of West Wing is on there.
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Old October 19 2013, 12:19 AM   #19
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Re: Netflix VS HuluPlus...

Mr Light wrote: View Post
I just checked my Netflix, and the entire run of West Wing is on there.
Must have been a timed exclusive, then. I remember there being a big hubbub about The West Wing moving exclusively to Amazon last summer.
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Old October 19 2013, 01:28 AM   #20
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Re: Netflix VS HuluPlus...

The West Wing was just added to Netflix recently, within the last 6ish months.

Amazon has Stargate last I knew.
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Old October 19 2013, 02:26 AM   #21
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Re: Netflix VS HuluPlus...

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I just checked my Netflix, and the entire run of West Wing is on there.
Must have been a timed exclusive, then. I remember there being a big hubbub about The West Wing moving exclusively to Amazon last summer.
This article suggests Amazon's "exclusive" window is pretty short.
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Old October 19 2013, 04:10 AM   #22
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Netflix doesn't have any of the Stargate series, just the movie and the 2 dvd movies.
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Old October 19 2013, 05:32 AM   #23
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They used to have all of the Stargate shows, IIRC. I know they at least had SG-1; that was how I finally watched through the whole show for the first time.
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Old October 20 2013, 08:45 PM   #24
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Re: Netflix VS HuluPlus...

I have both and while we use Netflix significantly more than Hulu, I have found that Hulu has some more anime selections than Netflix and a few other "niche" programs that Netflix doesn't. Netflix is still superior IMHO.
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Old October 21 2013, 01:51 PM   #25
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Re: Netflix VS HuluPlus...

Mr Light wrote: View Post
Netflix doesn't have any of the Stargate series, just the movie and the 2 dvd movies.
But with separate proxy service you can check out Netflixes from other areas. For example Nordic Netflix has SG-1 & Atlantis.

Netflix limited to one area can be kind of limited, but with separate proxy service you get Netflixes from all areas and much more to watch. One Netflix account works in all areas.
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Old October 21 2013, 05:10 PM   #26
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Re: Netflix VS HuluPlus...

I subscribe to both. They each have their pros that the other doesn't offer. Netflix definitely has a way bigger library. No commercials. And is probably available on most devices you can think of.

Hulu Plus has current TV shows, which go up only a day after air. The reason I subscribe to it is so I can watch the shows on my 50" LED. I don't have cable because it would be a complete waste of money for me as I rarely watch anything. In the rare situation where I want to watch a show that isn't offered on Hulu Plus I just buy a season pass on Amazon. Yes, there are commercials on Hulu Plus, but they're brief. Typical commercial breaks have only 3 fifteen second ads. The show is back in under a minute.
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Old October 21 2013, 05:25 PM   #27
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Amazon Prime > Netflix > Hulu

Amazon Prime is the best bet in my opinion, but that's personal preference of them hitting my card only once a year and the free shipping as much as I buy from Amazon. If that doesn't factor in, Netflix is definitely good and the only reason I dropped them for Amazon was the shipping bonus. Hulu... their website isn't user friendly and I refuse to pay to watch commercials on principle.
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Old November 1 2013, 06:07 AM   #28
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Re: Netflix VS HuluPlus...

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Mr Light wrote: View Post
Netflix doesn't have any of the Stargate series, just the movie and the 2 dvd movies.
But with separate proxy service you can check out Netflixes from other areas. For example Nordic Netflix has SG-1 & Atlantis.

Netflix limited to one area can be kind of limited, but with separate proxy service you get Netflixes from all areas and much more to watch. One Netflix account works in all areas.
And how do you do that??? Inquiring minds would love to know!
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Old November 14 2013, 03:58 AM   #29
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Re: Netflix VS HuluPlus...

I dropped Netflix a few years back when they split their streaming and disc service and picked up Amazon Prime, $79.00 a year opposed to $96.00 plus the 2 day shipping on 95% of the stuff I buy, I'm a gamer so I get most of my games from them,tax free BTW.
They also offer up something on the Kindle books side for free with Prime but I don't use that part of the service so I'm not sure what all it entails.
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Old November 14 2013, 04:14 AM   #30
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Also Prime starting next year will be delivering packages on Sundays for most of the USA, and starting this holiday season for LA and NYC.
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