Top Streaming Services Besides Amazon Prime Video

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Last Updated on September 1, 2021 by Amrit Chatterjee

Amazon Prime Video is a video streaming service by Amazon Prime. Its content library boasts of the most popular documentaries, TV shows, latest movies, Amazon Originals, and much more.

To start streaming on the platform, connect to a reliable connection such as Cox internet, log in to your account and use the search bar to choose from the different genres/categories.

It lets you download its content and watch it without the need for an internet connection.

Although Amazon Prime Video is an affordable and reputable streaming service that caters to all tastes, you might want to try a different streaming service to explore its features and offerings.

Here are some of the best streaming services in 2021.

Netflix

Netflix is perhaps the most well-rounded video streaming service in 2021.

This platform has it all, from award-winning TV shows to the latest movies and documentaries to Netflix Originals.

You can watch Netflix on almost all devices, including Android, iOS, Windows, and Linux; it is compatible with all.

Also, its content’s cross-device transition is relatively smooth and accurate. This means that you could easily pause a video on one device and resume watching it on another without any hassle.

Netflix is a premium video streaming service that requires you to pay a monthly or annual fee. There are different subscription plans that you can choose from depending on your needs.

Hulu

Hulu (via Hulu)
Hulu (via Hulu)

Hulu is a US-based streaming service that offers original shows and those of leading networks such as PBS, Starz, AMC, 21st Century Fox, and more.

You can also expand your options by adding live channels to your subscription. The channel availability may be different for different areas; however, the major ones such as CBS, ABC, and National Geographic are covered in most regions.

The site works well on all streaming devices, including Smartphones, Android, iOS, and Chrome browsers.

Vudu

Currently owned by Fandango, Vudu is an on-demand streaming service that does not charge its users a monthly subscription fee.

So you can enjoy a massive library of content on the site without making an account.

Just like Amazon Prime Video, the platform offers a simple way for its users to rent or purchase movies/shows that they wish to watch. However, the video quality of Vudu is much better because it loads content in HDX.

The service also provides users a better video quality than the HD streams of providers such as Amazon Instant Video and iTunes.

YouTube TV

YouTube TV has a superb selection of news channels and live sports, and a wide range of entertainment options. Among the most popular networks available are ABC, CNN, NBC, ESPN, CBS, and AMC.

It now also features local PBS channels and from ViacomCBS and Discovery network.

In case YouTube TV’s library is not enough for you (which is hardly the case), you also have the option to add other packages, including CuriousityStream and Acorn TV, to your subscription.

The platform offers unlimited cloud DVR storage. It can keep your recordings for up to nine months, and you can conveniently stream your content from anywhere within America.

Also, since one YouTube TV membership can support multiple accounts (up to six), so you can share it with your family and friends. However, note that simultaneous streaming is only possible from three accounts.

fuboTV

fuboTV is another great alternative to Amazon Prime Video. But the platform is primarily focused on sports content. It was, in fact, created for football enthusiasts to watch live games, but over time, it expanded to include more variety of content.

The fuboTV base package has around 100 channels. It includes prominent networks such as AMC, TLC, USA Network, and Food Network.

fuboTV has impressive DVR capabilities. It can store 250 hours by default and support three simultaneous streams (with an add-on, you can even expand it to 10 streams at a time).

One of the best features of this streaming service is its Lookbook feature, through which you can watch anything that you may have missed till 72 hours after it was first aired.

Besides your web browser, you can enjoy the streaming service by downloading apps for Android, Apple TV, iOS, Chromecast, smart TVs, Fire TV, and Roku devices. The service is also available on Xbox consoles.

Sling TV

Owned by Dish Network, Sling TV is another well-known streaming service that lets its users choose the programs they want to watch from various channels.

The service has multiple plans, and customers can easily select one that fits their requirements and budget well.

The Sling Orange plan is its base package available for $30; it does not allow multiple streams. The Sling Blue plan comes for the same price, but it allows more streams and has different channels.

While the Orange plan has ESPN and Freeform, the Blue package comes with MSNBC and Fox Sports. The Sports Extra Package includes NHL Network, NBA TV, MLB Network, and several other prominent channels.

Just like the streaming services mentioned above, Sling TV also offers DVR. However, to avail of the service, you have to pay an additional $5.

The service works on the web, your cell phones, Apple TVs, Smart TVs, streaming devices such as Roku, and the Xbox console.

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