The times of having to tune in live or purchasing costly disks so as to watch your most loved motion pictures and TV shows and motion pictures are no more. They have been gone for quite a long while now, especially with the advancement of technology and the introduction of streaming platforms to the world. YouTube, Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Instant Video, Hulu, and so much more.
The rise of these streaming sites also creates a lot of confusion. Which one’s the best? Which one should you spend your money on? You will find out in this article. Let’s have a rundown of each platform and see what they have to offer individually.
According to Tom’s Guide, Netflix can be considered the “great-granddaddy” when it comes to streaming services and platforms, and this is not without reason. As of 2018, the service has more than 137 million streaming subscribers all over the world.
Netflix not only gives access to endless movies, TV shows, stand-up comedy specials, documentary series and even originals such as Sense8 and House of Cards, but now they even get to download most of these shows for offline streaming. One monthly subscription fee starts from $11.
Netflix is extremely consistent with quality, performance and selection. Users are given the opportunity to make up to five profiles, which ensures that their content does not get mixed with loved ones’. It has a great recommendation framework and brilliant UI/UX.
Starting from $8.99 every month, Amazon Prime Video is considered one of the top three streaming services as of last year, second only to Netflix.
The most noticeable aspect of Amazon Video is that it has a remarkable selection of comedy and an even better selection for children, as compared to its rivals. This is because of Amazon’s contract with Viacom – which also gives access to some programs from Nickelodeon, MTV and Comedy Central.
Amazon’s video streaming service not only has a lot for kids, but lets users go back to days of HBO as it gives them endless access to a never-ending collection, including classics like The Wire and even The Sopranos.
One con of this service is that it rarely ever gets new movies and shows but still has great originals. Another sad thing is that a la carte content costs more.
Hulu is a lifesaver for those individuals who want to keep up with the latest films and shows, but don’t have the desire to pay for a cable subscription or even an HD antenna.
Except for CBS’ programs, Hulu lets users access shows from most major networks, just for $8 per month. Yes, of all three most popular streaming services, Hulu is the least expensive. It even offers access to amazing original programs and a bunch of cable shows the next day after airing.
What you might not like about Hulu is that despite paying for it, you will still have to endure frequent commercials. You might also find the interface a little cumbersome. The good thing is that you get access to a number of classic anime series.
Make your choice now!
The times of having to tune in live or purchasing costly disks so as to watch your most loved motion pictures and TV shows and motion pictures are no more. They have been gone for...