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Students choose favorite streaming service

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Students choose favorite streaming service

The Twitter poll shows that Netflix at 74 percent, is the favorite, with Hulu at 16 percent and Amazon at 10 percent, and HBO not even being picked at all. Streaming services are a favorite of students at Northwest to relax.

The Twitter poll shows that Netflix at 74 percent, is the favorite, with Hulu at 16 percent and Amazon at 10 percent, and HBO not even being picked at all. Streaming services are a favorite of students at Northwest to relax.

The Twitter poll shows that Netflix at 74 percent, is the favorite, with Hulu at 16 percent and Amazon at 10 percent, and HBO not even being picked at all. Streaming services are a favorite of students at Northwest to relax.

The Twitter poll shows that Netflix at 74 percent, is the favorite, with Hulu at 16 percent and Amazon at 10 percent, and HBO not even being picked at all. Streaming services are a favorite of students at Northwest to relax.

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After the school day releases at 4:00, students like to return home to relax and get a start on homework. One of their favorite ways to relax, however, is through watching series or movies on streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and HBO.

“My favorite is Netflix,” senior Carly Davis said, speaking for the majority of Northwest students.

Since the rise of Netflix as an online streaming service, others have arisen in competition. The main four streaming services are Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and HBO. Each has their advantages and disadvantages.

HBO offers unique shows, such as the popular “Game of Thrones” series, but also can be expensive for families. There are parental controls and the content is award-winning, but the price tag, compared to cheaper alternatives, can stand in the way.

Amazon Prime has no commercials and is part of a program that gives members benefits when using other parts of the Amazon website. Some titles, however, require extra money from members, especially movies. It is also difficult to use with the search bar function.

Hulu has original content as well, and has multiple payment options. Removing ads, however, comes with the more expensive payment plans. There also is an inferior selection when it comes to movies. Content cannot be downloaded offline, making it impractical for students who may want to stream away from home.

Netflix is relatively cheap to use, and it has a constantly-changing selection of movies and TV. It also has original content, such as “Stranger Things” and “Bird Box.” Netflix makes recommendations according to the content the user consumes, and is free of advertising. Sometimes it can take longer for seasons of TV shows to be updated. It also allows users to download the content for offline streaming.

“Netflix is my favorite,” senior Carly Davis said.

The student population of Northwest seems to agree with her, according to the results of our Twitter poll. Netflix was the majority winner at 74 percent. Hulu took second place at 16 percent, and Amazon following close behind at 10 percent of the votes. HBO did not even earn a single vote.

“Netflix is easy to use,” Davis said. “It also has different shows and movies and changes a lot. So it’s always interesting to use.”

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One Response to “Students choose favorite streaming service”

  1. Cyrus on February 28th, 2019 12:55 pm

    Crunchyroll? It’s a legal anime streaming site and you can watch anime for free at 1080p. Ever since they updated their video player it works even better. Adblock works great there, too.

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