Netflix has over 139 million subscribers worldwide, making it the largest streaming source in the world. Hulu comes in at 25 million. And while even one of these two could mean the canceling of an expensive television fiber optic cable subscription, other services that provide a myriad of options for the streamer who might already have a Netflix account and wants a little more variety to watch.
1: Amazon Prime TV –
Thousands of movies, TV shows, and award-winning original series like The Grand Tour and Man in the High Castle, are available with your standard Prime subscription that starts at just $12.99 per month.
2: FuboTV –
While FuboTV is by no means cheap, there are some perks of choosing Fubo over traditional cable packages. You get access to 90 of the most commonly watched channels, including important sporting networks like Bein Sport, Fox Sports, NBCSN, and all the additional associated networks. One thing to note is there’s no ESPN of any kind, and the plan costs $55 per month. It’s slightly expensive, but you don’t need to lease a cable box if you have Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, or Android TV, and you can cancel any time since there’s no contract.
3: Curiosity Stream –
Absurdly affordable and perfect for kids, Curiosity Stream has the largest collection of documentaries of any streaming service available. Everything from quantum mechanics to dinosaurs, world history to culture and anthropology, Curiosity Stream has it all. It regularly adds programs every month. A 1-year plan costs $20 which is a paltry sum compared to the breadth of knowledge available to Curiosity Stream subscribers.
4: UFC Fight Pass –
In addition to having a library of almost every UFC event, UFC Fight Pass also includes original shows, interviews and documentaries, access to special live events, and 10 other professional fight organizations like Jiu-Jitsu, Traditional Muay Thai, Glory Kickboxing, all women’s mixed martial arts, and more. If you’re a martial arts fan or have a kid who goes to karate or wrestling classes, a UFC Fight Pass subscription is a must-have. At $9 a month, it’s very reasonable.
5: SlingTV –
Starting at just $15 dollars a month, SlingTV is another choice, like Fubo, for cable television for “cord-cutters”. Regular cable channels are available, with special packages based on your interests. For example, even if you got the largest normal subscription at $25, and added the very respectable sports package, you’d still be paying $20 per month less than Fubo.
With so many options, it is possible to get slightly overwhelmed. Analyze your streaming needs, choose the service, and pick the plan that works for you. The best part about streaming services is that you can switch up later or cancel the plans anytime you like.