Which streaming service is right for your family?

By Jeff Peterson

For the Deseret News

Published: Thursday, Oct. 17 2013 10:30 p.m. MDT

One of the other big differences between Hulu Plus and its competitors, though, that could be a deciding factor is the presence of advertisements that periodically interrupt programming. The one exception is on the Hulu Kids page, an ad-free selection of family-friendly programming similar to Netflix's "Just for Kids" option. Unlike the other two services, though, Hulu Plus does not offer other forms of parental control for the regular selection of movies and TV series.

In a nutshell:

  • The smallest archived content library
  • Next-day viewing of current TV shows
  • Access to hundreds of hard-to-find foreign and art house films
  • A large selection of original content
  • Streaming experience regularly interrupted by ads
  • Hulu Kids
  • No parental controls for regular viewing experience

Cost: $7.99 per month

A native of Utah Valley and a devoted cinephile, Jeff Peterson is currently studying humanities and history at BYU.

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