I could probably just leave you with that headline and be done with the story, but I’ll give you a little bit on context.
[ad#Google Adsense 300x250 in story]I purchase and rent shows on iTunes all the time. I’ve been doing that for years and it’s been working just fine. Like many people, I have also added Netflix streaming to my list of services that I use to watch movies and TV shows.
With Netflix bundled into the Apple TV, it was a no-brainier for me to use Netflix. The service is great, the streaming is fast, and the selection for both TV shows and movies is really good.
Basically, I love Netflix combined with iTunes.
Last week I decided to try out Hulu Plus. I figured if I can get access to more TV series, I might be able to cut down on my cable bill.
Hulu didn’t even last 24 hours. I activated it on my Roku (love that device) and was immediately amazed with how bad it sucked. It’s like they took all of the series that couldn’t make it in primetime TV and put them on Hulu. The selection was terrible.
Interspersed with the shows that nobody ever heard of or doesn’t care about, were some primetime hits. Unfortunately, there are not nearly enough of them to make paying for Hulu Plus a consideration.
Somebody needs to tell Hulu that it’s about the content. People aren’t going to pay for the crap they are offering right now.