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MGM+ is an on-demand streaming service that offers a good mix of recent Hollywood blockbusters, original series, and perhaps best of all, classic titles from the studio's heyday in the 20th century. Think The Apartment, To Catch a Thief, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Fatal Attraction, and more. A subscription is priced at $6/month, and it's available both as a standalone app and as an add-on to most cord-cutting services including Hulu, Amazon Prime, and YouTube TV. Continue Reading →

Sundance Now is an on-demand streaming service that offers international thrillers and prestige dramas from around the world. It's owned by AMC Networks, which operates other noteworthy networks like IFC and Shudder, so you'll often see crossovers from these studios. It updates its catalog weekly, and a subscription costs a reasonable $7/month, which you can cancel anytime and try first with a 7-day free trial. Continue Reading →

If reality shows and documentaries are a staple in your household, then Discovery+ might be a good addition to your streaming lineup. Aside from originals, the streaming service offers content from channels like CNN, TLC, The Food Network, HGTV, and Animal Planet, to name a few, while some of the titles you can expect to see are Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unkown, 90 Day Fiance, and MILF Manor. It has two plans, one costing $5/month and another ad-free plan that costs $9/month. Continue Reading →

Starz is an on-demand streaming service that currently costs $10/month or a discounted $70/year. Like HBO and Showtime, the premium cable channel offers a mix of classics, originals, blockbusters, and indies in its catalog, all ad-free. To name a few, Starz is the streaming home of shows like Power, Outlander, P-Valley, and Party Down, as well as movies like John Wick, Jumanji, The Equalizer, and for the family, a couple of Disney live-action movies. Continue Reading →

The on-demand streaming service Disney+ gives you access to thousands of films and TV shows not just from Disney itself, but from partner studios like Marvel, Pixar, Star Wars, National Geographic, and ABC. It's a giant umbrella of content for a fairly reasonable price of $7.99/month with ads and $13.99/month without, but if you want even more, Disney+ offers premium add-ons you can stack to your plan, as well as the famous Trio bundle, which gives you Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ at a discounted price. Continue Reading →

The PBS app makes it so that you can watch your favorite PBS shows (including local programming) anytime and anywhere. It's completely free to download and compatible with most streaming devices and TVs, making it a great streaming companion wherever you are. The app features educational kids' shows and favorites like Arthur, as well as documentaries, dramas, and news programs like PBS NewsHour. Continue Reading →

Well-known to film lovers around the globe, Mubi is a highly curated streaming service that offers a selection of indie, international, cult-favorite, and classic films, which it rotates and updates every day. Every week, it also recommends a new film for you to enjoy. A subscription costs $10.99/month, but you can also pay for a discounted price ($95.88) with an annual plan. Continue Reading →

Specializing in all things anime, Funimation is an ad-free on-demand streaming service that features the latest films and TV shows out of Japan, with comprehensive dubs and subs for English-speaking viewers. A subscription costs $7.99/month, and you can pay an extra $2 for more simultaneous streams and offline downloads. Funimation was bought by competitor Crunchyroll in 2020, but to date, it continues to stream and serve customers as usual. Continue Reading →

Hulu may be on the cheaper side at just $7.99/month, but the on-demand streaming service boasts an ever-growing catalog of original series like The Handmaid’s Tale, primetime hits like Modern Family, and BBC imports like Killing Eve. It’s also where you’ll find FX’s critically acclaimed titles like Atlanta, Fargo, and Reservation Dogs. Hulu runs on ads, but if you can’t stand commercials, you can go ad-free for $17.99/month. Continue Reading →

Designed for the ultimate sports fan, Fubo is an on-demand and live TV service that streams games from multiple leagues including the NFL, NBA, MLB, and the Premier League. You can get up to 215 live channels on your lineup, which includes coverage on RSNs and local stations, though you might have to pay extra if you want premium entertainment channels like Starz and Showtime. Continue Reading →

Combining the best of streaming and cable, Hulu with Live TV pairs Hulu’s original programming like Only Murders in the Building, imports like Normal People, and licensed ABC shows like Modern Family with live TV channels like CNN, CBS, and TCM to give you an all-in-one TV package. The plans start at $77/month (with ads), but for an additional fee, you can upgrade to a bundle that removes commercials and throws in Disney+ and ESPN+ to the mix. Continue Reading →

While best known for streaming epic shows like Succession, Game of Thrones, and The White Lotus, Max rounds its selection with blockbusters from Warner Bros., news from CNN, reality shows from Discovery, and for an additional fee, live sports from B/R. Max’s plans begin at $10/month, but if you already have HBO, you should check with your TV provider to see if it can give you Max at no additional cost. Continue Reading →

Often dubbed as the best cordless replacement to cable, YouTube TV is a live TV streaming platform that gives you access to more than 100 channels, sporting events, local channels, unlimited DVR space, and up to three simultaneous streams. But what really gives YouTube TV its edge is customization; depending on your needs, you can easily add premium channels like HBO, sports channels like NFL Redzone, and Spanish channels like Unimas to your preferred lineup. Continue Reading →

Carrying over 110 channels on its most basic plan alone, Vidgo is a hefty on-demand and live TV streaming service that offers cloud DVR, multiple streams, and access to your local ABC and FOX stations. Sports fans will be glad to know that the lineup includes ESPN, Fox Sports, and the NFL Network, while Spanish-language viewers will find much to like in the service’s Vidgo Mas plan, home to more than 45 Spanish live channels. Continue Reading →

Apart from NBC sitcoms, Bravo reality shows, live news channels, and sports events like Sunday Night Football and Premier League matches, Peacock is also the streaming home to originals like Girls5Eva, Poker Face, and Bel-Air. A subscription costs $6/month, but if you want to opt out of ads and tune into your local NBC channel on top of all this, then you can choose their Premium Plus plan, which costs $12/month. Continue Reading →

True to its name, Frndly TV is an on-demand and live TV streaming service that’s friendly both on the wallet and for viewers of all ages. At just $7/month, it offers more than 40 live channels, including The History Channel, Hallmark, and The Weather Channel, plus DVR and lookback features and multiple profile options. It’s ideal for those looking for a wholesome, family-friendly streaming experience. Continue Reading →

DirecTV Stream is a streaming service that offers everything from live TV, local channels, on-demand films, sports packages, and even premium cable networks like HBO and Starz for an additional fee. Its plans, which start at $70/month, are on the pricier side of live TV, but that’s because it offers unlimited DVR and streams on top of at least 75 channels, depending on the plan you pick. Continue Reading →

At just $25/month, Philo is one of the most affordable on-demand and live TV streaming services out there. It boasts over 70 live channels, including AMC, Lifetime, and Paramount Network, 70,000 movies, and unlimited DVR. If you ever find Philo’s base package wanting, the service also allows you to stack add-ons like Starz and MGM+ to your plan. Continue Reading →

Sling’s Orange + Blue is for those who want to combine the family-friendly content of Sling Orange with the sports and news focus of Sling Blue. The live TV package has a total of 46 channels, including IFC, TNT, and MGM, plus cloud DVR and simultaneous streams. As with its individual plans, you can select from bundles like the Sports Extra or the News Extra to enhance your base package. Continue Reading →

Sling Blue is an affordable live TV subscription that’s well-suited for viewers hoping to keep up with the latest reality shows, FOX programming, and NFL matches. Compared to Sling’s other live TV plan, Sling Orange, Sling Blue has more channels, 40 in total, which you can customize and stack with premium add-ons like Starz and Showtime. It’s also the plan to pick if you’re looking for local channels, as select markets have access to ABC and NBC stations. Continue Reading →

Sling Orange is Sling's most basic live TV package. It has a total of 32 live channels covering entertainment, news, and sports, plus some on-demand titles on top of that. What sets it apart from other plans is it exclusively carries ESPN, ESPN2, Disney Channel, Freeform, and the Food Network, so it's best suited for family and sports viewing. It also has NBA and NCAA programming, making it ideal for hardcore basketball fans. Continue Reading →