Netflix is all about binge watching your favorite shows. The video streaming service drops full seasons all at once, so we watch them. All at once. Watching episode after episode until the full season has been completed is fun if the show is good.
I guess Hulu frowns upon this behavior, so they have recently revealed that it will not be supporting it. This move seems like one that Hulu users will not appreciate.
Binge watching does have some benefits over the tradition of one-episode-per-week viewing. Users can become more absorbed in a show when they can watch several episodes all at once, rather than being forced to remember the finer details a week later. Some people like to go through a season in one day because of their schedule too.
Apparently, some viewers prefer that week-by-week tradition though, and these are the ones Hulu is targeting with its new plans. Hulu’s Head of Content Craig Erwich has revealed that the streaming service’s original shows will be released as a single episode per week. You can still binge watch. You’ll just have to spend the entire season waiting and avoiding spoilers first. That’s a hard thing to do these days.