Hulu: Watch TV & Stream Movies
- Last update: 3 years ago
- Version: Varies with device
- Size: Varies with device
- Compatibility: Varies with device
- Author: Hulu
- Content rating: Rated for 12+
- Package name: com.hulu.plus
Please note: to download the app, you will get links to the Official Website and/or official digital sources.
Hulu is a streaming app, presented by the company of the same name. It offers a wide range of movies, TV shows, Hulu Originals, live TV, and more content to stream and download.
Design, Navigation, and Usability: Average
The app’s design is pretty average for the streaming industry. It offers basic structure with several sections pinned at the bottom of the screen, a search tool to find a specific show or movie, and a separate page for each show with detailed information and episode list.
The interface is user friendly most of the time, and you will easily find the show you need. You will also easily navigate through the app and switch between different episodes. The only section, which still requires work to be done, is the live section, as it is not very intuitive for the first time.
The usability of the app is not remarkable, as well. When you get familiar with the app’s structure, you will understand that it could be more effective and comfortable. The idea with separate pages for each show is good to discover new shows but slows down the search for the needed episode to continue watching.
Features and Security: Not So Great
The features of the Hulu app are also pretty basic. You can live stream shows and movies, create your own lists, and download content to watch offline. The only outstanding feature is the combination of streaming both released shows and movies and live TV channels, as most services focus on one of those things. The discouraging part of Hulu’s app is the commercials: even with an ad-free subscription, there will still be ads before shows. To stream live TV channels, you will have to purchase a TV plan. Choosing a correct plan is not so intuitive while switching it later is very hard.
As for security, the app suffers the same problem as most streaming services. The account protection is pretty weak, and many users report being hacked.
We do not recommend using the Hulu app, as it has several weak points mentioned in the text. The most disturbing problem is the ads, which spoil the whole watching experience. We would suggest choosing Hulu only if you want to watch their exclusive content. Otherwise, it is better to look for another streaming app.
Pros : Large library with exclusive shows;
Option to watch live TV channels;
Modern interface and all the necessary features for streaming.
Cons : Ads will pop up even with an adfree plan;
Plan selection is a hard process while changing your plan is even harder;
Watching live TV channels require paying additional fees.
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