Cord Cutters, Rejoice! Hulu Expands Even More
It’s hard for some of us who have had cable for many years to cut the cord, because we are set in our ways. For younger people who still love TV, cable or satellite has never been an option, because there are easy ways to stream just about everything. Us old-timers can take a lesson from this, because there are many ways to drop the expensive cable bill and cut the cord. One of these ways is by subscribing to Hulu, a streaming service that makes it easy to watch many shows and movies.
Hulu is already home to exclusives like “The Mindy Project,” as well as tons of other new shows, but in January 2016, the popular streaming service becomes even more beneficial with the addition of other shows. The New Year would be a great time to become a cord cutter. Hulu is not only home to TV shows, but movies too, and at a low price, it’s the perfect alternative to traditional cable.
Some of the things you’ll see on Hulu in 2016 include “Fear the Walking Dead” as well as the highly anticipated “X-Files” series that’s coming back in January with new episodes. You can watch shows like “Saturday Night Live” and “Hell’s Kitchen,” along with many shows directed at kids.
So for cord cutters, there are several options. Netflix is still very popular and at under $10 a month, very reasonable. However, Hulu has a distinct advantage in that it showcases televisions shows both new and old, as well as exclusive shows that only stream on Hulu. The price of Hulu is $7.99 a month, and you can add Showtime content for an extra dollar.
Where Netflix may be right for movie buffs, Hulu is a great solution for TV lovers who want to cut their cable costs. You could even pay for both services and still make it cheaper than a cable bill! There is an option to try a free trial of Hulu for one week so you can check it out before you make any drastic decisions!
Of course, some cord cutters simply can’t live without their movie channels, but recently HBO announced a standalone service called HBO Now, where you can pay a monthly fee of around $15 and get access to your favorite HBO shows and movies. Cord cutting never seemed so easy!
One of the coolest things about cord cutting and substituting cable for Hulu, Netflix, and HBO Now is the fact that they all have mobile-friendly apps, so you can watch your shows on your laptop, tablet, or even your smartphone. That makes for portable programming, which is awesome when you’re on the go but want to sneak in that last episode of “Empire.”
Have you cut the cord yet? Do you like Hulu and other streaming services? Which is your favorite?