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Old 03-15-2018, 02:53 PM
 
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I wouldn't pay for Hulu. We watch it free on Yahoo View, with commercials. TV shows air on free Hulu a week or so after they're on TV. We only watch a few shows there, like Agents of SHIELD, Designated Survivor, The Brave, a couple others. Netflix is our main entertainment, but we also watch a lot of documentaries free on youtube, there are tons of them.

Here are the free Hulu shows if you want to check that out: https://view.yahoo.com/browse/tv/gen...ecent/episodes
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Old 03-15-2018, 04:09 PM
 
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thanks all-this has been a very helpful thread for me.

I'm still sitting here watching Netflix-FREE-and have no idea why. It's only just this one TV. There are 3 others in the house but on them you are asked to sign up,credit card infor, etc
Do you have kids? Gradkids? If one of them, or their friends, watched Netflix on your TV, it stores the log-on. This has happened with friends of ours in FL. This happened with both Netflix and Amazon Prime that their grandkids watched on their TV in the den

When you click on Netflix, you should see email address of acct.
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Old 03-15-2018, 04:20 PM
 
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I pay for Amazon Prime, Hulu and Netflix.. I recently cancelled cable and signed up for YouTube TV


Anything available online, you'll get with the three streaming options. All do some good series and if you don't have one, they'll have something you want.


Youtube TV.. I picked that up simply because I'm out in the country and don't get good OTA reception for some channels. YouTube TV gives me local channels, plus a large selection of GOOD cable stations.. All NBC and Fox owned cable stations, basically. I get BBCA, NBC, Fox, CBS, ABC and CW local stations.. USA, Fx, Fxx and the like. Watch on the regular TV via a Chromecast Ultra. I should drop this until Better Call Saul starts back up.. But, Youtube TV offers DVR functionality, too.. So, it has an on-demand component to it.



Works out to about $65 a month for all the above. Still less than cable.
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Old 03-15-2018, 04:40 PM
 
Location: southern born and southern bred
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Do you have kids? Gradkids? If one of them, or their friends, watched Netflix on your TV, it stores the log-on. This has happened with friends of ours in FL. This happened with both Netflix and Amazon Prime that their grandkids watched on their TV in the den

When you click on Netflix, you should see email address of acct.
I do see someone's email account
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Old 03-15-2018, 06:15 PM
 
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I do see someone's email account
Did you buy the TV used? Or open box?
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Old 03-15-2018, 06:46 PM
 
Location: southern born and southern bred
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Did you buy the TV used? Or open box?
no,new tv but the cable company brought out the genies that go to individual tvs
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Old 03-15-2018, 07:31 PM
 
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You can't completely replace cable or satellite tv with those services unless you are willing to forgo broadcast network and local programming, and cable news and sports. Hulu offers some network programming (usually a day later than over-the-air), but Netflix is mostly original programming, foreign imports, movies, and television shows a season or more behind schedule.
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Old 03-16-2018, 03:11 AM
 
Location: Phoenix-Valley of the Sun
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I have both, and honestly, I use hulu way more than Netflix. Netflix is the superior streaming service for new and original shows. Some of their shows are awesome. However, since I don't have cable nor a dvr anymore, I find hulu more attractive. Even though most of the channels are not cable channels, it is convenient for me to stream. And yes, I do pay the $12 for no commercials.
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Old 03-16-2018, 06:55 AM
 
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thanks all-this has been a very helpful thread for me.

I'm still sitting here watching Netflix-FREE-and have no idea why. It's only just this one TV. There are 3 others in the house but on them you are asked to sign up,credit card infor, etc
Maybe a 30 day free offer that works for one tv/main connection

IMO
Hulu is mainly way for people to get cable w/o paying higher prices
It has lot of regular, current season shows on a delay option
It also has some programming from UK and other services

Netflix has more to offer and more original programming but you may not care for MOST of what is there
Do you read every book in the library or just have certain authors and genres that you read most of the time and only use other sections rarely for special needs...
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Old 03-16-2018, 09:01 AM
 
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You can't completely replace cable or satellite tv with those services unless you are willing to forgo broadcast network and local programming, and cable news and sports. Hulu offers some network programming (usually a day later than over-the-air), but Netflix is mostly original programming, foreign imports, movies, and television shows a season or more behind schedule.
I get local TV in HD quality directly through the wall cable (CBS, ABC, NBC etc). No cable box or cable service other than $40 internet fee. Netflix covers everything else for me entertainment wise.. Oh, and I watch my sports online with my laptop hooked up through HDMI.
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