Hulu is an online TV and movie streaming service which allows customers to watch both current and back seasons through a variety of internet connected devices.
How Does It Work?
The original Hulu service was a free streaming service that partnered with networks to provide people with a way to watch the most recent episodes of their favorite shows any time they choose, with minimal commercials and advertising.
The Hulu Plus service was intended to complement their free service, by asking people to pay an affordable fee to expand their access to television shows and movies. Now, people not only get access to the most recent five episodes of a television show, but they can have access to the entire current season, and in many cases, more than one past season.
Members can also view Hulu shows and movies through a wide variety of devices, and if you begin watching the show on one device and cannot finish, it will save your spot automatically and let you pick up where you left off from any other device.
Technically speaking, you can get access to Hulu from any device that gets an internet connection, including your mobile phone, tablet, Blu-Ray player, gaming console, or smart TV.
Their website does offer a full list of Hulu compatible devices, and updates it regularly as new devices are added.
A Hulu subscription starts at $5.99 per month and users who try the service but don’t wish to continue will have to sign onto their Hulu account and cancel the service to avoid any future charges.
It is important to point out that despite being a paid-for service, Hulu still shows commercials and advertisements because, as they say, paying for such extensive licensing rights is incredibly expensive and they want their service to be as affordable as possible.
Because Hulu doesn’t offer any long term contracts and is instead a month-to-month service, you are welcome to cancel at any point without applicable refunds. However, if you encounter serious technical problems that are interrupting or preventing your viewing, you should contact their Customer Service right away to see what they can offer you in terms of service or pro-rated refunds.
Customer Service Contact Info
Customers who would like to speak to their Customer Service team about their questions, concerns, or complaints can do so by phone at 888-439-4858 or by submitting them directly to their website through the Contact Us link.
Hulu is a very popular streaming service that appears to be well regarded by reviewers and tech publications as well as well-liked by their members.
Unfortunately this service is only available to be used in the United States and Japan at this point, due to licensing issues, so it will not be available outside of those areas. If you are traveling to Japan and wish to utilize your Hulu service there, you’ll have to look at their Hulu Japan page.
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