App review by Jacqueline Rupp, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Free TV and movies online; some have iffy content.

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 9 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 13+

This title has:

Too much swearing
age 18+

Good streaming service but has flaws

Bugs The Parental Controls are useful but they don't get everything that's not appropriate. Certain movies and shows may have "blocked" you may also like titles for example the movie "Adventures in Babysitting" (an allowed movie) once said you may also like "Red Riding Hood" (a blocked movie) then that movie said you may also like "SAW" (a blocked and nearly NC-17 horror movie) and you could see the info about the blocked movies as well but not be able to play titles. Not only can movie info viewing can be bypassed but with Parental Controls on it may even block actual kid-friendly movies and shows like "Step by Step" and "Full House". Parental controls don't work well on movies with profanity and other inappropriate content if it was from one of the movie channels (HBO, Cinemax, Showtime, Starz, etc). Some movies might even allow inappropriate trailers to be viewed but not the movie itself. Ads If you don't have the ad free subscription you could get bombarded with ads (not as many as you would get for Live TV but still lots of ads.) and even ads to inappropriate shows that are blocked with Parental Controls on. Ease of Use The functionality of the app is easy to use with organized menus and movies and show lists and an easy to use search bar. Conclusion The app is pretty good to use but I don't recommend it unless you are mature for the with restrictions on there's barely anything on Hulu for Hulu mostly has content that is PG-13, R, or higher rating.

This title has:

Easy to play/use
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
  • Pricing structure: Paid, Free (There are four separate pricing levels, Basic (which runs $5.99/month), Premium (which runs $11.99/month and eliminated ads), Basic + Live TV (which runs $54.99/month), and Premium + Live TV (which runs $60.99/month).)
  • Release date: March 18, 2008
  • Category: Photo & Video
  • Publisher: Hulu, LLC.
  • Version: 7.3
  • Minimum software requirements: Requires iOS 12.0 or later. Requires Android 5.0 and up
  • Last updated: February 4, 2021

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