Ask any college student if they watch television. The answer for many years has been “Yes of course.” However, if you ask around now, the answer is no not really. Netflix and Hulu Plus are slowly taking over the popularity of television. Netflix and Hulu Plus have started producing their own original series, such as House of Cards, Arrested Development, and Orange is the New Black.
To subscribe to Netflix’s streaming service, which includes tv series and film, you get 1 month free, and each additional month is $7.99. Hulu Plus’ pricing is the same as Netflix, but you only get one week free. Both sites have many overlapping shows and movies. However, some movies or shows are exclusive to one. For example, you can only watch Breaking Bad on Netflix– it’s not available on Hulu Plus. While there is some overlap, Netflix offers significantly more TV and movies than Hulu Plus, but Hulu has currently airing television shows the day after they air (in most cases). In addition, some classic cults such as Titanic and Top Gun are absent from both streaming sites, due to a terminated licensing contract.
Here is a link to get a free month of Netflix, along with a link to Hulu Plus for one week free:
Streaming movies on your laptop, phone or tablet is much more convenient than your standard television that’s in the living room. Not to mention, the commercial advertisements that seem to spam tv. Investing in a laptop with a retina display and maybe buying a small projector, like this one for $200 can not only replace cable and tv by giving you a bigger “screen”, but it can probably save you money.