Posted: August 30th, 2010.
As you know, Netflix recently released their movie and television show streaming application for the iPhone. With this, iPhone users have two really good alternatives to choose when it comes to watching movies on their iDevice – Hulu Plus and Netflix. So which of the two options works better?
Zatznotfunny looks into three elementary parameters – app launching speed, battery consumption and 3G experience and notes that Hulu Plus is marginally better than Netflix when it comes to the overall experience. The primary point of concern has been the launch speed of the Netflix app. According to the website’s review, Netflix takes as long as 18 seconds to launch from cold start while on a 3G network. Hulu on the other hand loads in less than 10 seconds. In terms of battery consumption, the website points out that Hulu Plus was marginally less taxing on the battery though the difference in performance were not very noticeable. Zatznotfunny also points out that Hulu Plus did a better job at keeping the video running over a 3G network.
Overall, it now looks like Hulu Plus is the winner. Have you used both the apps? Write down your experiences.