What are the Best Alternatives to Hulu?
Hulu has a long list of TV shows and movies that are currently unavailable to stream. Some of these shows and movies are not available in the United States but are still locked on Hulu. The most likely explanation is that the copyright holder has decided to restrict access to their content on this website.
That’s where the best alternatives to Hulu come into play. Some of these options do not have any lack of content, just as some of them offer more content than Hulu does.
Here is a list of the best alternatives to Hulu:
1. Sling TV – Watch Popular Channels on Roku, Chromecast & More Devices
With the help of this service, you can watch content from popular channels such as Comedy Central, Disney XD, Food Network and Cartoon Network. Hulu is also available on Roku streaming devices, Chromecast and other platforms.
The two-tier service comes with a cost of $20/month and is currently offering a free 7-day trial for new customers to try the service.
2. Amazon Instant Video – Watch Over 2 Million Movies and TV Shows for Free
The Complete Guide to Streaming Services and how they Rank in the Market today
Some people may be wondering why we excluded Netflix, which is the most popular paid streaming service. Netflix offers thousands of movies and TV shows and tens of millions of people are members, making it arguably the most popular online streaming service. We excluded Netflix because it is not available in all countries, is missing a large amount of new releases and has an inconsistent library when compared to its competitors. [Movie/show specific example]
Other competitors include Sony’s Crackle, Microsoft’s Xbox Video, which is exclusive to Xbox Live Gold members, and Amazon Instant Video.
A lot of people have been frustrated by the removal of Fox, NBC Universal, Sony and Warner Bros. content from Netflix in October 2012. Netflix recently announced that it will be creating its own content and believed that it would be cheaper to produce original content that to keep paying for licensing costs on old movies and TV shows with the studios who own their content. That justification has not gone over well with fans.