Streaming media made its way to the light in the early 1990s and it has since become very popular, with video streaming services like YouTube pioneering the technology trend. Now, we can stream videos, music, and movies on different platforms. Among the best movie streaming platforms are Netflix and Hulu.
Movie streaming platforms: Which platform is the best?
In 1997, Netflix started as a DVD renting service in which the company would send the DVDs by email to its customers, and then the first DVD rental and sales, Netflix.com, launched in 1998. The Netflix debut subscription service offered its customers unlimited DVD rentals, without due dates, late fees, or monthly rental limits.
In the early 2000s, Netflix introduced a personalised movies recommendation system. In 2007, streaming was introduced, allowing families to enjoy a variety of movies and tv shows from the comfort of their homes. By 2016, the streaming service was available to more than 190 countries and the Download feature was added so that users could stream even when they are offline.
Netflix has also been nominated for several awards because of its original movies and series included in its catalog. Its catalog also includes a wide range of African films. Among its many improvements, the streaming platform also added a parental control feature. Another terrific feature is the ability to host more than one account or user in one plan.
Speaking about plans. Here are the latest price plans you can choose from to subscribe to Netflix:
Hulu was first established as a joint venture between News Corporation and NBC Universal, and later Providence Equity Partners and The Walts Disney company. Hulu was the first streaming service to launch original content in 2011.
With Hulu, you can stream new and classic shows, as well as live TV on nearly every platform. It is probably Netflix’s closest competitor — offers original series. Unlike Netflix, Hulu also offers you a month free trial and the show doesn’t remove or renew its content.
You can find anything from mainstream movies to documentaries, Anime, Live TV, and Sports. The only thing that might be a little bit of a nag is adverts, but that’s only if you are using the cheapest plan.
Another bummer is that Hulu is reportedly not available in South Africa. You will need a US Card to be able to subscribe or have a PayPal account.
Here is the pricing plan, according to Screenbinge:
Hulu Basic $5.99/Month (R88,78)
Hulu features ads in this plan which is fair enough considering how many shows you get to watch for such a low price tag.
Hulu Premium $11.99/Month (R177,66)
This is the perfect plan if you want an uninterrupted streaming experience. while both the basic and premium plans have all the content. There are no advertisements at all in the premium plan so you can enjoy your shows seamlessly.
Hulu + Live TV $44.99/Month (R666,63)
This plan offers more than 60 live channels including sports channels for live games. So if you are a sports person this plan is probably the best for you. And it is a little bit pricy but offers you a lot of options to choose from.