Last month the hubz and I started a Hulu Plus subscription so we could catch up on the most recent episodes of Bones and Glee. We figured $7.99 wasn’t too shabby for the convenience so we went for it.
It didn’t take me long to become disenchanted with the service. Unlike Netflix or Xfinity On Demand, Hulu Plus drowns viewers in commercials. While they’re only about 30 seconds a piece, it’s ridiculous how many times you have to see the SAME commercials during one episode.
I can assure you, any shred of love I had leftover for Ashton Kutcher has gone the way of the dodo since watching his lame Nikon ads every five minutes.
The other problem we repeatedly encountered with Hulu Plus is the weird, record-esque skipping. It doesn’t happen constantly, but it’s regular enough for it to have given me an eye twitch. A show will be happily moving along and then out of nowhere, without warning, it’ll just flashback five seconds and replay. It’s bizarre, obnoxious and can really poo on a showtune or moving moment.
After discussing it, the hubz and I have decided we won’t be renewing our subscription. I can watch a zillion commercials on TV without paying an extra monthly fee, and if I want sporadic, uninvited instant replays, I’ll just crank up the vinyl.
Disclosure: This review was not compensated in any way and the subscription was paid for by me. This is 100% my opinion, because that’s how I roll.