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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.

  • Stream Live TV channels
  • Hulu Originals
  • Full seasons of current and classic shows anytime, anywhere

Our top pick: Hulu + Live TV

Watch hundreds of your favorite shows with a free Hulu + Live TV trial.

  • $44.99/month with first week free
  • Stream over 60 news, sports and entertainment channels live
  • Record 50 hours of live TV with Cloud DVR service
  • Unlimited access to Hulu’s full content library
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Compare streaming services

Name Product Service type Pricing Free trial 4K or UHD Number of devices Simultaneous streams
On-demand streaming
$5.99
30 days
Yes
99
1
On-demand streaming
$6.99
7 days
Yes
10
4
Sports
$4.99
No
No
99
3
Sling TV
Sling TV
Pay TV
$15
7 days
No
4
4
On-demand streaming
$8.99
30 days
Yes
99
2

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Redbox On Demand

Rent or buy your favorite movies and TV shows without a monthly subscription. Stream instantly at home, on your computer, tablet or phone.

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Never miss a fight with DAZN

Never miss a fight with DAZN from DAZN

From Bellator to boxing, DAZN subscribers can get access to over 100 fight nights a year for only $19.99 a month. Cancel anytime.

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Join Amazon Prime - Watch Thousands of Movies & TV Shows anytime

Join Amazon Prime - Watch Thousands of Movies & TV Shows anytime from Amazon

Unlimited instant streaming of 1000s of movies and TV shows. Plus FREE 2-day shopping on millions of items. Join now with a free 30-day trial. Amazon and the Amazon logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.

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Case study: Rhys's experience

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Rhys Subitch
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Living in a house with six other people meant having access to a wide variety of Internet TV services. I contributed three accounts — Amazon Prime Video, Netflix and VRV — but had access to Hulu and a few others.

While I definitely took advantage of Hulu at times, mostly for new Brooklyn Nine-Nine episodes, Netflix continues to be my go-to streaming service for movies. Meanwhile, Amazon Prime Video comes with my Prime subscription — which is a staple for grocery and food delivery — and hosts my favorite bad ghost-hunting shows.

Now that it’s just my partner, my cat and me, we kept the original three streaming services — Netflix, Amazon Prime and VRV. Hulu just didn’t offer enough variety or other perks to get us on board.

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 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.

What is Streaming Video On Demand (SVOD)?

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.
SHOWTIME Free Trial

SHOWTIME Free Trial from Amazon

No cable or satellite account necessary. Watch your favorite SHOWTIME shows -- sign up for your free trial. Amazon and the Amazon logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.

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Join Amazon Channels - Free Trial

Join Amazon Channels - Free Trial from Amazon

Amazon Channels offers a variety of TV shows and movie channels from Starz, HBO, Cinemax and more. Try a free trial today. Amazon and the Amazon logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.

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Join HBO Free Trial

Join HBO Free Trial from Amazon

Watch your favorite HBO shows, no cable or satellite needed. Amazon and the Amazon logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.

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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.

  • PC
  • iMac
  • Macbook
  • Xbox
  • Xbox 360
  • Playstation 3
  • Playstation 4
  • Wii
  • Wii U
  • Android Smartphones
  • Android Tablets
  • iPhone
  • iPad
  • Blu-ray Players
  • Smart TV
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    BarbbohnApril 3, 2019

    I’m trying to cancel my Netflix account in my home. How can I do this?

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      JoshuaApril 4, 2019Staff

      Hi Barbbohn,

      Thanks for getting in touch with Finder. I hope all is well with you. 😃

      To cancel your Netflix subscription, please follow these steps:

      1. Sign in to Netflix.
      2. Click the down arrow at the top right of the page, next to your profile name.
      3. Select the Account section.
      4. Under Membership and billing, click the gray Cancel membership box.
      5. Click Finish cancellation to confirm you want to cancel.|

      You can learn more about how to cancel your Netflix membership on this page.

      I hope this helps. Should you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach us out again.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Cheers,
      Joshua

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    MichaelJanuary 16, 2019

    We live south of Tucson, AZ. We have Cox – but prices are high and we don’t use most of the package. We would like TV service that gives us local (abc,cbs,nbc,pbs), then CNN and MSBNC. If we had Cooking, Food, & HGTV – good benefit. All the services like HULU and Amazon Prime sound good, but will they provide our basic needs?

    Will we need internet cabling – then do we need PCs to receive- or can our SmartTVs do all the work?

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      JeniJanuary 20, 2019Staff

      Hi Michael,

      Thank you for getting in touch with finder.

      Hulu, Amazon Prime, Netflix etc also known as Internet TV would require you to be connected on the internet to get movies/TV shows you wish to watch. You could sign up using your mobile phone or computer then watch on your Smart TV using your login details. In relation to your cable TV shows like CNN and MSNBC inquiry, there are many subscription-based streaming services that let you watch cable news without a cable subscription like DirectTV, Hulu, Fubo and more. I suggest that you try these streaming services since they have free trial to make sure that you’re getting the one that suits your needs most.

      I hope this helps.

      Thank you and have a wonderful day!

      Cheers,
      Jeni

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    IvanDecember 13, 2018

    I just want to watch my sports on my television. What streaming service gives me the three local channels (abc-cbs-nbc , ESPN and the football network all in one service)?

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      AshDecember 15, 2018Staff

      Hi Ivan,

      Thank you for contacting finder.

      You may check this page for the Sports Streaming Services where you may subscribe to. You may compare the services they offer as well as their monthly subscription fee to know which one will be suitable for your preference.

      I hope this helps.

      Please do not hesitate to reach out again to us if you have additional questions that you needs assistance with.

      Cheers,
      Ash

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    RandyNovember 6, 2018

    I have a smart tv will Curiosity work and does it provide the Science channel?

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      joelmarceloNovember 7, 2018

      Hi Randy,

      Thanks for leaving a question on finder.

      Having Curiosity and the Science channel is not always guaranteed if you have a smart tv. It will always depend if you have a subscription for those channels. A smart TV is a digital television that is, essentially, an Internet-connected, storage-aware computer specialized for entertainment. You can check with your internet provider if they have a bundle for cable tv so that you can also watch regular cable channels on your smart tv. You can also read our guide above on how to subscribe to the most popular internet TV’s in the market today.

      Please send me a message if you need anything else. :)

      Cheers,
      Joel

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    enriqueOctober 7, 2018

    I want to cancel my Netflix account

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      johnbasanesOctober 8, 2018Staff

      Hi Enrique,

      Thank you for leaving a question.

      Please follow the steps below to cancel your Netflix account:

      Sign in to Netflix.
      Click on the downward arrow at the top right corner of the page, next to your profile name.
      Select the Account section.
      Under Membership and billing click the grey cancel membership box.
      Next click Finish cancellation to confirm you want to cancel.

      To know more about cancelling your Netflix account, you may click on this LINK. Hope this helps!

      Cheers,
      Reggie

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    ChaskaMarch 15, 2018

    Can I find Big Ten Network live on an internet provider? Cost?
    Can I find Fox News live on an internet provider? Cost?

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      DanielSeptember 16, 2018

      Big ten live is live on hulu with live tv 39.99 a month and also fubo for around the same.

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      RenchMarch 20, 2018Staff

      Hi Chaska,

      Thanks for your inquiry.

      Unfortunately, Big Ten Network and Fox News live channels are not included in any internet plan or internet provider. You can watch these channels from their official sites. I’m afraid there’s also no app for Big Ten Network and Fox News. You may contact your cable provider to get these live channels.

      There’s also BTN Plus. To watch BTN Plus, purchase a monthly or annual BTN Plus Subscription on BTN2Go for conference-wide action or a single favorite school.

      Best regards,
      Rench

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