As the world echoes in quarantine and lockdown all over, it gets a lot more annoying than usual. Well, now is the time for the television geek who has been quarantined inside you for ages to snap out of it and start functioning by watching things on the internet and other streaming platforms. It might not be as easy to find a best streaming services, unless you’ve already known one or maybe heard of the giants in the industry. For all those and the others, too, here are the six best video streaming services as of now.
The global online streaming services market is expected to grow by USD 149.96 billion, during 2020-2024.
Top 6 Best streaming services of 2022
- Basic ($8.99)
- Standard ($12.99)
- Premium ($15.99)
I bet no one is currently reading this and not heard of Netflix. Yes, Netflix is the best video streaming service, which has grown exponentially with the ongoing rise in demand for content and a better platform for viewers. Although it would be much better if they would add a feature to download Netflix content. It spans across a large variety of international critically acclaimed web series, shows, and movies, of course. With a reasonable price for the content it offers, its usage and membership is ever-growing with time.
With the best quality it provides to the topical content it garnishes, it has garnered attention from all around the place—indeed the best choice for the viewer with more than enough time and enough money, I must say.
2. Amazon Prime Video
Included in your $129 per year Amazon Prime subscription or $8.99 per month standalone subscription
Amazon prime video, which comes along with its premium subscription for shoppers, is the top competitor for the giants in the industry. Started as a small range content providing platform, it has risen to the standards of the everyday man making amendments each time, making it better and worthy of its opponent. In promoting talented work and providing a platform for such content, it is equal.
Varying from top movies to brand new original web series and shows, to regionally-acclaimed series and great content, it boasts of a vast membership and views. It is the best choice if you want to view great original shows or small scale products too.
But it is undoubtedly over flooded with the plethora of bad decisions and not so great content on the platform when compared to the extensive access of good content.
- Hulu ($5.99)
- Hulu No Ads ($11.99)
- Hulu + Live TV ($49.99)
- Hulu No Ads + Live TV ($59.99)
- $12.99 a month when bundled with Disney Plus and ESPN Plus.
Hulu is the next largest streaming platform besides Netflix. It is great for TV shows when compared to movies. The ads are definitely to be withstood to while you are watching with utmost interest. Getting a Hulu account is a MUST though. It has a large variety of great options for the viewer, and as it is added with live TV, it has been considered an excellent opportunity for everyone, not only the movie geek.
Added TV is the best option in this streaming platform and so soars up the price too when compared to other movies and series streaming services. Nevertheless, it has always been an excellent choice for the average viewer, and it also enjoys a large membership too certainly because of the added options, but if you don’t want to go for the TV daily programs, then switching to the above two platforms is a great option too.
4. Disney Plus
- $6.99 a month, or $69.99 a year
- $12.99 a month when bundled with Hulu and ESPN Plus.
It is one of the fast-growing video streaming services only because of the exclusive ‘Disney‘ content it provides to the daily viewer.
Yes even though started as a small scale video streaming platform to give some Marvel entertainment and other small shows, the addition of all the Disney related Hollywood content that has ever been made in the industry, the viewership has indeed soared and is continued to be the best platform for all Disney’s animated movies and some in the collaboration of the current giant Marvel too.
But in terms of competing with the others, well it need not as the variety of content it is currently offering is a different aspect when compared to the TV shows and other cinema the others provide. Disney + is its competition as of now. It is the number one choice for families and kids.
5. HBO Now: Price: $14.99
HBO Now and HBO Go are home for the original award-winning HBO content, which is most of the original HBO shows and series. Originally started as an add on to a television subscription, it has emerged as an internet platform to provide its content to its viewers at any time.
It is restricted to great HBO content only, though. It is an excellent choice for the average HBO user. It also offers some other movies, TV shows which add on to its features, but even with all these, it is still way behind its other competitors in the industry.
6. YouTube TV: Price:$49.99 /month
YouTube TV is the Google hub for all its live TV shows and a massive library of movies for rent and other usage too. It is an excellent choice for the general audience for viewing. As it is Google, you can imagine the range of content it offers.
But keeping the price range in mind, if you don’t want to browse across archives, you can ignore this too as it is not a necessity when compared to the other guys out there. But if you are patient enough and have a great deal of time, then well, this is for you to explore and enjoy daily.
There are other great options too out there, but I think they are limited to a specific small range of content, each having its viewership,.I think they don’t stand a position. If you are an avid anime watcher or a great sports enthusiast covering all the matches, then there are a lot of other excellent video streaming platforms out there.
Stay Home Stay Safe while binge-watching all these series.
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