Tired Of Netflix? Here Are 15 Other Streaming Services To Know About

Tired Of Netflix? Here Are 15 Other Streaming Services To Know About

 

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With video on demand services like
Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video becoming increasingly
popular, the streaming options are becoming increasingly overwhelming.
(Next on the horizon: Apple TV+ and Disney+, both set for launch in
fall 2019.) And so more TV watchers are subscribing to streaming
services and even ditching traditional cable altogether — not only to
cut costs but for the freedom to watch their favorite programs on
their own time.

Whether you’re looking to cut the cord or
just want to stay in the loop with all the streaming world has to
offer, you’ve got a plethora of options. Here are 15 you may or
may not be familiar with.

YouTube TV

What you get: YouTube TV members get
access to more than 70 channels including news and live sports. It
also comes with free unlimited DVR storage space, six accounts per
household and the ability to stream on three devices at once.

What you don’t get: Access to YouTube
Premium (YouTube’s music service)

Price: $64.99 a month

How to watch: YouTube TV is compatible
with Android and IOS devices, Chrome, Google Chromecast, Roku, Apple
TV, Android TV, Xbox One and supported Samsung and LG TVs.

DC Universe

What you get: For all things DC, this is
the service to have. Subscribers get unlimited access to exclusive
original series, legendary films and TV series, animated movies and a
curated collection of 2,500 comics. Members will also get access to an
exclusive members-only shop and chances to win exclusive experiences
and event tickets.

What you don’t get: Non-DC Universe
content and the latest DC movies and series. So, don’t
expect to see movies like “Aquaman” or “Suicide Squad” or even series
like “DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow” on this service.

Price: $74.99 a year or $7.99 a month

How to watch: DC Universe is available on
web browsers, IOS devices, Apple TV (4th generation and newer),
Android devices, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Xbox One (after
June 17, 2019).

 

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Philo

What you get: This internet TV company
offers 58 channels including popular networks such as HGTV, Comedy
Central, BET, Lifetime, OWN, TLC, WE tv, and MTV. Users also get
unlimited recording can stream on up to three devices at once, and can
save shows for up to 30 days.

What you don’t get: Original content

Price: $20 a month

How to watch: Philo is currently
available on: Mac and Windows (on a web browser), iPhone and iPad,
Android phones and tablets (on Chrome), Android TV, Roku, Apple TV,
and Amazon Fire TV.

FuboTV 

What you get: If you find yourself
turning on the TV mainly to watch sports then fuboTV is perfect for
you as the service’s main focus is to provide access to
sports channels such as NFL, MLB, NBA, and MLS. It also comes with
access to more than 100 non-sports channels including CNN, FX,
HGTV, TNT, Comedy Central, and Bravo. Users can also add extra channels
such as Showtime or FX Plus to their subscription and can stream on
up to three devices at a time.

What you don’t get: Original content

Price: $64.99 a month/Starter Plan; See page for prices for other plans

How to watch: fuboTV is currently
compatible with Amazon Fire TV, Android Mobile, Android TV, Apple
TV, web browsers, Chromecast, IOS devices, Roku, Samsung Smart TV and
some Google-approved Android TV devices.

Sling TV

What you get: Like Philo and fuboTV,
Sling TV is also an option for individuals thinking of breaking away from
traditional cable. Users get access to up to
55 channels including CNN, Freeform, ESPN, Lifetime, Comedy
Central and optional local channels. Subscribers can also personalize
their subscription by adding extra channels such as Starz, Showtime or
international channels at an extra cost. This internet TV service
offers three levels of subscription: Sling Orange, which allows you to
stream on only one device at a time; Sling Blue, which allows you to
stream on three devices at once; and Sling Orange + Sling Blue, which
allows you to stream on up to four devices at once.

What you don’t get: Original content

Price: $35/mo

How to watch: Sling is currently
compatible with Amazon Fire devices, Android tablet or phone, Android
TV, Apple TV, Chromebook, Chromecast, Google Chrome Browser, IOS
devices, LG TV, Microsoft Edge Browser, Roku, Samsung, Windows 10,
XBOX, Xfinity X1 (International and select Latino services only).

HBO Now

What you get: HBO Now is a standalone
streaming service that gives subscribers access to all HBO content
including movies, documentaries, sports, and original hit shows like
“Game of Thrones,” “Big Little Lies,” “Insecure” and more to
those who don’t have it through their cable provider. (Not to be
confused with HBO Go, the streaming option that comes with an HBO
cable package.)

What you don’t get: Non-HBO content

Price: $14.99 a month

How to watch: HBO Now is compatible with
Amazon fireTV, fireTVstick, Android TV, Roku, Apple TV, Samsung TV,
Google Chromecast, PS4, Xbox One, Android devices, IOS, fire tablets
and web browsers.

Showtime’s streaming
service

What you get: This premium network now
offers a subscription-based service, so you can watch it even without
cable. Subscribers get access to the same Showtime content, which
includes popular commercial-free movies, documentaries, comedy
specials, sports, original series like “Shameless,” “The
Chi,” “Ray Donovan,” and plenty more. Subscribers can
watch live TV and download full episodes and movies to watch offline
whenever they choose to as well.

What you don’t get: Non-Showtime content

Price: $10.99 a month

How to watch: Showtime is available on
Amazon Fire Devices, Amazon Fire TV, Android, Apple TV, Chromecast,
iPad/iPhone, LG Smart TVs, Roku, Samsung Smart TVs, and Xbox One

 

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Starz’s streaming
service

What you get: This is also another
premium channel that offers a subscription-based service for those who
don’t have this channel through their cable provider. Subscribers get
access to all Starz content including thousands of movies and TV shows
including hits like “Power” and “Outlander.” Subscribers
can stream on up to four devices simultaneously and get unlimited
streaming and downloads.

What you don’t get: Non-Starz content

Price: $8.99/mo

How to watch: Starz is compatible with
web browsers Edge, Chrome, Firefox, and Safari on the Windows 7 or
higher and OSX 10.5.7 or higher. The Starz app is also available on
devices such as Chromecast, Apple TV, iPhones, and iPads running iOS
8.1 or higher, as well as most Android phones and tablets running
Android OS 4.1 or higher.

Sony Crackle

What you get: This streaming platform by
Sony Pictures offers movies, TV shows, and original content

What you don’t get: Giving that this
service is free, don’t expect to see recent shows or movies on
Sony Crackle. Some titles include “The China Syndrome” starring
Jane Fonda from 1979 and “The 5th wave” from 2016, so if you’re
feeling nostalgic this could be right for you.

Price: Free

How to watch: Sony Crackle is supported
on Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, Android Phone and Tablet, Android
TV, Apple TV, IOS, Chromecast, web browsers, LG TV, PlayStation 3 and
4, Roku, Samsung TV, Sony TV, Vizio TV, Xbox One, and Xbox 360.

AT & T TV Now

What you get: This subscription streaming
TV service from AT&T is another cord-cutting option.
DirectTV Now subscribers get access to cable channels including CNN,
Fox, MTV, TNT, and more. DirecTV Now also offers different packages
that include premium channels such as HBO and Cinemax and additional
add-ons such as international and Spanish programs. This service
allows users to record and save shows for later and stream on up to
three devices at once.

What you don’t get: Original content

Price: Packages vary from $69.99-$94.99/mo + Taxes & Fees

How to watch: DirecTV Now is compatible
with Roku TV, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Google Chromecast, Samsung
Smart TV, IOS devices, Android phones and tablets, and web browsers
Chrome and Safari.

 

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 Paramount+ (Formerly CBS All Access)

What you get: As the name suggests,
subscribers get all access to CBS content including live TV, CBS
news and original series such as “The Twilight Zone” and “Star Trek:
Discovery.”

What you don’t get: Non-CBS content

Price: $5.99 a month (with commercials)
or $9.99 a month (commercial-free)

How to watch: Subscribers can watch Paramount+
All Access on Apple TV, Android devices, Google Chromecast, fireTV,
IOS devices, PS4, Roku, Samsung smart TV, Vizio smart TV, Windows
10 and on Xbox.

Disney+ 

What you get: On Nov. 12, 2019, Disney
launched its very own streaming service strictly for Disney content
– this includes Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic
content such as “Toy Story,” “Captain Marvel” and much more.

What you don’t get: Non-Disney content

Price: $7.99 a month or $79.99 a year

How to watch: Subscribers can watch
Disney+ on smart TVs, phones, laptops, tablets, and gaming
consoles.

Apple TV+

What you get: Apple TV + is also a new
streaming platform that will launch this fall – the official date has
not yet been announced. The service, which is exclusively on the Apple
TV app will offer original shows and movies across various genres.
And names such as Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Anniston,
Jason Momoa, Steven Spielberg, and more are slated to be a part of that
upcoming content.

What you don’t get: Non-Apple TV content

Price: $4.99 per month after a free 7-day trial

How to watch: On the Apple TV app

WarnerMedia

WarnerMedia is also trying its hand at
the streaming game. In 2018,  AT&T (which now owns the media
company) unveiled plans to launch a subscription video on demand
service, which was expected to launch in beta form in late 2019 and
then fully in early 2020, according to reports. The service, which is
now launched fully-features movies and TV shows from
WarnerMedia subsidiaries including HBO Max, Cinemax, and Warner Bros.

Prices range from $16-$20/mo.

BET+

BET has launched a standalone
streaming service called BET+, according to Variety. The
service features original content from Tyler Perry, a new series from
“Girls Trip” writer Tracy Oliver, and content from other Viacom cable
brands as well, Variety reported.

Price: 7 days free, then $9.99 a month

 

Information provided by Chereese Cross

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