Netflix: Undisputedly leading the streaming market, Netflix boasts a vast library of new releases, classics, indie films, and unmatched television content. With approximately one-third of North American bandwidth dedicated to Netflix, it’s a streaming giant at $7.99 per month.
Hulu: A strong contender to Netflix, Hulu offers free online content and a $7.99/month Hulu Plus option for mobile, smart TV, and player-streaming. Known for its quick TV show availability after airing, Hulu is a go-to for SNL, The Office, and 30 Rock fans.
Amazon Instant: Competing with Netflix and Hulu, Amazon Instant at $6.67/month includes streaming titles and free two-day shipping on Amazon products. While not always inclusive of popular shows like The Walking Dead, it offers commercial-free streaming.
VUDU: VUDU excels in on-demand new releases and TV streaming, available for free on various devices. With HDX, offering the highest quality HD content with Dolby Digital Plus 7.1 surround sound, VUDU stands out for its quality streaming experience.
HBO GO: The premier mobile streaming app, HBO GO boasts a sleek iPad app and is a frontrunner in the streaming market. While best experienced on WiFi with headphones, it sets itself apart as a subscription-only service with great potential for future developments.
While streaming has its limitations, such as unavailable sports and local news, it remains a fantastic entertainment companion, requiring only a high-speed internet connection and a suitable streaming device.