The Best Streaming Service
It seems like the number of streaming options increases every day. Whether you want one streaming service that rules them all or a cost-effective combo that meets your family’s TV and movie streaming needs, check out these major players and start squeezing your budget!
Best Streaming Selection
Netflix has maybe the biggest and most often refreshed movie selection in the streaming world. Its interface was always good, but it has improved lately with the addition of categories. Netflix also creates its own original content, including series such as “House of Cards,” “W/Bob & David,” and other programs that your coworkers talk about on Monday mornings.
HD video will cost you $9.99 per month or $11.99 for Ultra HD. At the $9.99 price point, you can watch Netflix on two screens at once. The $11.99 package gives you four screens at once.
Want to watch “Late Night” the next day or keep up with shows in real time, so you don’t have to worry about spoilers in your Facebook feed? For broad selections and rapid availability of current TV shows, look to Hulu. Hulu has two services, one with limited commercials for $7.99 and the other with no commercials for $11.99.
Best Original Content
If you’ve already seen everything and crave fresh, original voices and new content, Amazon Prime has been turning heads with original programming. If you haven’t checked out what they have in stock, it’s time. For $99 a year or $8.25 a month, 100’s of movie and show choices are at your disposal. And not to mention free two-day shipping and access to many other amazon prime goodies.
“Silicon Valley,” “Veep,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Eastbound & Down,” and “Game of Thrones” all call the network home. It’s a limited selection and not all HBO programming is available, but if you’re interested in quality over quantity, HBO has a 40-year head start on both Amazon and Netflix when it comes to original content. HBO Now can be streamed at a low cost of $14.99 a month. A must-have in any cord-cutting strategy.
Rising Star: Seeso
Calling all comedy nerds: Up-and-comer Seeso boasts both original and beloved comedy shows, such as “Monty Python’s Flying Circus” and the classic sketch show “The Kids in the Hall,” streaming for the first time since leaving Netflix long ago. Not bad for $3.99. Keep Seeso in mind for your comedy fix.
At the end of the day, the streaming service that’s right for you depends on what you’re looking for. Regardless of your taste in entertainment, chances are good that there’s an option that’s perfect for you when you’re ready to cut the cord to your cable box. Utilizing the Squeeze, the cord cutting feature will allow you to immediately compare services and prices. This is a pretty cool feature when trying to figure out whether to add Netflix, Hulu, or HBO Now. If you could save up to $600, why not give streaming a shot?