An interesting study came out a few weeks ago by Champion Traveler that showed data suggesting that the Netflix library around the world was growing in every country except the US. There were some interesting numbers in there, showing that most countries still have smaller library sizes, but the US is slowly declining in total title count, and it appears there will only be a larger decrease in coming months as more content owners pull the plug.
While Hulu won’t release exact numbers, it was interesting to see that the Netflix numbers in the US were declining. To us, it seems like Hulu’s library is continually growing, and with the big owners of the service, ABC, NBC and FOX, all betting big on streaming, it doesn’t look like it will slow down anytime soon.
Just this month alone, with all the new shows premiering, Hulu has a large portion of them available next-day, as well as a full live stream of the the shows for those people that have upgraded their accounts to do so.
Of course Netflix is available in most countries, while Hulu is still only available in the US (and sort of in Japan), there’s no telling when Hulu will expand their library into more countries, but we’re certainly watching to see if they make the move here soon! They have a lot of powerful backers, and there’s no doubt that it could only be a matter of time before they do so.