Guide to Streaming Video Services
Heavy TV Watchers can save big $ when switching to Streaming Services.
In the early days of video streaming services, your choice was simple: Get Netflix. It's more complicated now, with Netflix battling other well-known subscription services, such as Amazon Prime and Hulu, as well as with upstarts including Acorn, DirectTV Now, & Sling TV. If you only watch a few movies or shows each month, it probably makes more sense to opt for a pay-per-view service, such as Amazon Video, FandangoNow, or Vudu.
But if you do watch a lot of programs or movies, or you're looking to cut back on—or cut off—your pay TV service, subscription services make the most sense. They offer up an all-you-can eat buffet of streaming content, often at a price well below what most of us spend each month for pay TV.
But it's not always easy to untangle your choices. This chart of the major video streaming services should help. We'll be adding new services as they emerge, so keep checking back for our updates.