Research and compare on-demand internet streaming media services available in the US.
The wide world of internet TV allows us to watch our favorite shows how we want, when we want. You might be getting everything you want from your current provider, but are you paying the most feasible price for it? Possibly not.
Whether you’re up for a night of plotting cold-blooded revenge with the Underwoods, raging at the latest episode of Game of Thrones or learning to cook with Walter White and Jesse Pinkman, there’s many services that cater to your viewing needs. We’ve compared the top USA services head-to-head to help you decide on the best streaming provider for you.
|Name||Service||Content||Pricing (USD)||Contract Type||More info|
|Streaming||TV, movies||SD – $7.99, HD – $8.99, UHD – $11.99.||No lock-in||More info|
|Streaming||TV, movies||Prime – $99, Rentals – starting at $0.99 for 24 hours.||Annual subscription fee||More info|
|Streaming||TV, movies||Hulu – Free, Hulu Plus – $7.99.||No lock-in||More info|
|Streaming||TV, movies||No subscription fee, rentals range from $0.99 to $5.99.||No lock-in||Go to site|
|Downloading||TV, music, movies||TV – From $1.99 per episode, Movies – $14.99 to buy and $3.99 to rent.||No lock-in||More info|
|Streaming||Soccer||$9.99 per month.||No lock-in||Go to site|
|Streaming||Christian Movies and TV shows||$10.99 per month.||No lock-in||Go to site|
|Streaming||Original and Exclusive Documentaries||$2.99 per month in SD, $5.99 per month in HD and $11.99 per month in 4K.||No lock-in||Go to site|
|Streaming, mail-based||Video games, movies||Starts at $6.99 per month.||No lock-in||Go to site|
|Streaming||HBO TV episodes||Free with your HBO subscription. If you do not have a subscription to HBO, you can purchase HBO Now for $15 a month.||No lock-in||Go to site|
|Streaming||TV, movies||Free with your regular TV subscription through participating television providers.||No lock-in||More info|
|Streaming||TV, movies||Free with STARZ subscription or $8.99 per month.||No lock-in||More info|
How do I choose a streaming service that best suits me?
Yes, we all know Netflix is the crowned king of streaming video on demand (SVOD). Their unrivaled library, global expansion, and quality exclusives have cemented their position at the top for many years now. But did you know that Hulu Plus actually uses less data per hour, or that Amazon Prime Instant Video streams Comedy Central shows, like Key and Peele? It’s the little differences like these that will make you reconsider your streaming provider of choice. So sit back, relax and let us walk you through the many options available to you.
Internet TV, or SVOD, are provided by companies like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon. They allow us to stream the latest (and exclusive) content from your computer, Smart TV, smartphone, tablets, and gaming consoles. It’s a relatively new concept that allows for users to completely customize their viewing experience by allowing them to watch what they want, when they want. With a sturdy internet connection and a monthly subscription, you can get everything your cable provider already gives and so much more.
Television Network Streaming Services
From basic cable channels like CBS to premium services such as HBO and Showtime, different networks are starting to launch their own standalone streaming apps. Some options are listed below but make sure to research online to find more networks, as new apps and services are frequently becoming available.
- Showtime- Starting at $10.99 per month, Showtime recently went solo with its app streaming hit shows such as Masters of Sex, Homeland, and Shameless. Showtime streaming is currently available on Apple and Android devices, and Roku. Amazon Prime, PlayStation Vue, and Hulu customers can add Showtime to their accounts.
- HBO Now- The first major premium network to go out on its own was HBO. The network’s content has been available online for a while now via HBO Go, but uses had to log in with their cable network account information. For $14.99, you can sign up for HBO NOW, the online-only streaming version. Available on Android, iOS, Web, and Roku.
- CBS All Access- Stay up to date on all your favorite series and sitcoms such as NCIS, The Good Wife, and The Big Bang Theory, for only $5.99 per month. CBS All Access is compatible with Android, iOS, web, Roku, and Chromecast.
What devices can I stream Internet TV on?
You can stream most services through just about any device with a display and an internet connection. From tablets, to Playstations, MacBooks to PCs, everyone is eligible to stream Internet TV. Below is a list of common devices used to stream Internet TV.
- Xbox 360
- Playstation 3
- Playstation 4
- Wii U
- Android Smartphones
- Android Tablets
- Blu-ray Players
- Smart TV