The best streaming services give you options and get rid of cable TV and annual contracts for good. But there are so many different services right now that people are also trying to avoid subscribing to too many at the same time.
There’s enough competition among the best streaming services that it feels like we’ve got a never-ending supply of content to consume. And since they’re billing us monthly, we can keep our bills down.
All of the best streaming services, whether they offer exclusive original programming, live streaming TV or massive libraries of films and TV shows, let you come and go as you please.
What are the best streaming services?
The best streaming service overall is Netflix, which offers an excellent selection of TV shows, movies and original programming. First of all, Netflix practically controls the conversation around streaming, with most of the big shows and routine success making big new series such as Tiger King and Dead to Me. Netflix has also had most of the standard features that competitors took years to realize mattered—such as user profiles that finally came to Amazon Prime Video—and there’s enough great content that people are unlikely to cancel amid recent price hikes.
Elsewhere, HBO Max provides a boost to the HBO catalogue, with a ton more movies and some new original shows. Some will flock to the service for the DCEU films—Wonder Woman 1984 debuted on HBO Max the same day it hits theaters, for no additional charge—and we’re already loving it for the Harley Quinn show and The Flight Attendant.
Here are the eight best streaming services currently available, according to Tom’s Guide:
1. Netflix ($8.99 per month)
2. HBO Max ($14.99 per month)
3. Disney Plus ($6.99 per month)
4. Hulu ($5.99 per month)
5. Amazon Prime Video ($119 per year)
6. Sling TV ($35 per month)
7. Fubo TV ($64.99 per month)
8. Crackle (free)
Sit back and enjoy!