Hulu and the 4 Things that Set it Apart From Other Streaming Giants

Hulu is a US based streaming service like HBO Max that allows you to watch famous TV shows, movies, and documentaries on multiple devices. Considering the success of online streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Disney Plus, parent company The Walt Disney is planning to launch Hulu worldwide. Therefore, viewers can expect that they will be subscribing to one of the famous streaming services in their respective countries including Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Germany, France, Russia, etc. in 2021.

That said, Hulu is still successful in becoming a major player in the online streaming industry despite being limited to the US viewers only.   Continue reading this post to discover how Hulu has beaten its competitors by improving its performance in different areas like partnership with different media networks, content diversity, pricing, compatibility, etc.    

Valuable partnerships

Hulu is famous for making strategic and successful partnerships with different content providers in the past. On April 30, 2009, The Walt Disney Company acquired a 27% stake in Hulu.

Furthermore, there were other notable collaborations Hulu made on different occasions to beat other streaming platforms. During October 2011, Hulu made a decisive 5-year deal with The CW network.

Likewise, Hulu made yet another useful multi-year deal with BBC network during September 2013 that allowed the service to broadcast BBC’s 2000 programs across 144 TV shows in the first year.

Hulu successfully expanded its Kids content library by making another fruitful partnership with Disney-ABC Television group in 2016. According to this deal, Hulu obtained exclusive video on demand rights to telecast past seasons of particular seven series from different Disney channels like Disney Junior, Disney XD and others on its platform.

Content power

What makes Hulu different from the other streaming services is its impressive original content that does not disappoint its subscribers at all.

The service has produced some of the most famous TV shows and movies of all time in the past for its viewers. These popular shows and movies are The Great, Seinfeld, Normal People, Killing Eve, The Handmaid’s Tale, Minding the Gap, Booksmart, Parasite, Palm Springs, etc.

Therefore, it is highly likely Hulu’s stunning success will reach new heights in the coming years. This is because the service will keep creating famous original TV shows and movies like Castle Rock, Pen15, Casual, Sorry to Bother You, The Cabin in the Woods, Happiest Season, etc. for its subscribers in 2021 and beyond.  

Happiest Season was the latest movie released on Hulu two months ago. Surprisingly, the movie created new records viewership wise. The film broke the previously created opening weekend viewership record on Hulu.      

Affordable pricing and live TV option

Interestingly, you can subscribe to Hulu’s basic or premium plan without breaking your bank. You will need to pay $5.99 per month to get its basic plan subscription on a monthly basis.

Similarly, you will pay $11.99 per month to obtain its premium plan subscription. This way, you can watch Hulu ad-free on demand content on your desired devices.

Apart from this, Hulu has added another feather in its cap in the shape of a live streaming feature. If you want to enjoy the said feature, you can subscribe to Hulu with Live TV package by paying $54.99 per month.  

By doing so, you can access media coverage of 60+ news, sports, and entertainment channels. The story does not stop here as you can also stream Hulu on demand content be it TV shows, movies or documentaries all in one place.

When you use a Hulu with Live TV package, you can use its impressive simultaneous streams feature. The said feature allows you to stream your favorite media content on two (2) different devices at the same time.  

As far as the importance of live streaming feature is concerned, this was one of the major initiatives that successfully helped Hulu differentiate itself from the other video on demand services by a big margin.     


It would not be wrong to say that Hulu is one of the most compatible streaming services out there. Luckily, you can watch Hulu on a wide range of devices such as Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, Apple TV, Smart TVs, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Gaming Consoles, etc.

The Takeaway

Hulu is one of the most successful video on demand services available in the streaming industry like Netflix, Disney Plus, Amazon Prime Video and others. According to Disney, the famous US based streaming service will keep adding new subscribers in its customer base within the next five years or so.

As a result, more than 50 million users would subscribe to Hulu by the end of 2024. It means the future of Hulu looks encouraging as it will continue to improve its services by adding new and attractive features regularly.

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