Streaming Services and how they stack up.
You have to take your 30-minutes, 10-hour, or 34-hour break, now what? How are you going to spend that time? I have compiled a list of the best streaming services for you to look into, and compare the best options to get in some quality down time!
Of course there are your number 1’s that you hear so much about: Netflix, Hulu, and HBO, but are they the best ones for what you want to watch and enjoy?!
Let’s find out by comparing just a few that are available…
Amazon Prime Video
Cost: $119 per year or $13 a month
Shows: Includes tons of original shows and episodes such as “Django Unchained,” or “The Americans.” You can also access HBO’s shows, OR add on Showtime, plus other additional services for $9-$15 a month on top of the $13 a month. Amazon also puts out documentaries and original films from time to time.
Good: Wide selection, included with your Prime account, original shows
Bad: Rarely gets new videos or updated shows, not available on every device, current movie services come at an extra cost
AT&T Watch TV
Do you have an AT&T phone plan? Then this may be your answer.. I do and I utilize this subscription.. It is one of my top 3 picks!
Cost: FREE, yes FREE, for anyone who is already an AT&T Unlimited and Unlimited Premium Wireless subscribers. $15 for everybody else.
Shows: 30 live channels, but no local broadcasts. Also includes: Cartoon Network, CNN, TBS, TNT, Turner Classic Movies, Discovery, HGTV, BET, Comedy Central, PLUS more than 15,000 TV shows and movies on demand!
Good: Free for AT&T subscribers, wide selection
Bad: No local channels
Perfect for anyone who does not have cable but still wants to watch HBO only shows!
Cost: $15 a month
Shows: All HBO series, documentaries, movies, and specials
Good: Original programming, top-tier movies, original news programming
Cost: Only $8 a month (with ads), but $12 a month without the ads.. and if it’s your first year of service? A whopping $6 per month.
Shows: Anything from ABC, FOX, NBC, even older CBS shows including “Seinfeld,” and original HULU shows! They also have several movie selections to choose from.
Good: Great selection of current TV shows, inexpensive, original shows
Bad: Frequent commercials, inconsistency in TV show seasons
The king of all binge watching.
Cost: $11 a month
Shows: Includes a large amount of TV shows and movies, as well as their own original series of shows.
Good: GREAT selection, good recommendation system
Bad: Constant changing of available shows and movies, limited new content
Cost: $40 a month
Shows: Live TV from up to 50 different providers, including all well-known and major networks. It will also offer a DVR cloud storage space with an unlimited amount of storage!
Good: Unlimited storage, can save shows and movies, wide variety of networks to choose from