Hulu’s raison d’etre was simply to offer a legitimate free alternative to piracy. The free option is now gone. Pirates are kinda notorious for not really being into paying for stuff.
Of the two paid options, one shows tons of ads, offering an inferior experience to your cable company’s DVR. This is why I never paid for Hulu-- I will never pay to see advertising. Ever. The other paid option, recently released and marketed as ad-free, stunningly still shows ads too.
Shitshow all around, really.
Why is Netflix successful? Because it does exactly what you expect. You pay your $whatever per month and you can watch whatever you want, all-inclusive, no ads. There’s a reason why people love Netflix and hate Hulu.