Streaming Services: Your Guide to Disney Plus, Apple TV Plus, HBO Max, Netflix and More
By Philiana Ng
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With several streaming services having already been at your disposal (Netflix, Hulu, CBS All Access) for years and a slew of high-profile options competing for your wallet (Apple TV+, Disney+), it's almost impossible to subscribe to everythingon top of a cable bill. So, which streaming services are right for you?
With so much to choose from, here is ET's helpful guide to every major streaming service, from Netflix and CBS All Access to Apple TV+ and Disney+, including the original programming they each have to offer in addition to the familiar library content that may make it worth your while.
(As more information comes out in the next several months for upcoming streaming services, this story will continue to be updated.)
How Much Does It Cost? $4.99 per month
(People who have bought a new iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Apple TV or Mac starting Sept. 10 receive a free one-year Apple TV+ subscription.)
Current Original Series (available at launch): Carpool Karaoke, The MorningShow, Dickinson, See, For All Mankind
Upcoming Original Films:The Banker
Upcoming High-Profile Projects: Servant (Nov. 28), Truth Be Told (Dec. 6), Oprah’s Book Club, Amazing Stories, Defending Jacob, Foundation, Lisey’s Story, Little America, Little Voice, Untitled Brie Larson CIA Series, On the Rocks, The Sky Is Everywhere
Current Original Series (available at launch): High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, The Mandalorian
Current Original Films (available at launch): Lady and the Tramp, Noelle
Upcoming High-Profile Projects: Lizzie McGuire (2020), Diary of a Female President (2020), Star Wars: The Clone Wars (February 2020), The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (fall 2020), Loki (spring 2021), WandaVision (spring 2021), What If…? (summer 2021), Hawkeye (fall 2021), Untitled Obi-Wan Kenobi Series, Untitled Cassian Andor Series, Love, Simon
Notable Library Content: 500 movies, including the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Star Wars, all Pixar films (except Toy Story 4) and classic Disney originals (i.e., Frozen, High School Musical, The Little Mermaid); 7,500 episodes of TV, including Boy Meets World, The Simpsons, Kim Possible and That’s So Raven
How Much Does It Cost? $8.99 per month (basic plan, SD only); $12.99 per month (standard plan, includes HD -- most popular); $15.99 per month (premium plan, includes ultra HD)
Current Original Series:13 Reasons Why, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, The Crown, Dead to Me, Dear White People, Fuller House, Grace and Frankie, GLOW, The Kominsky Method, Mindhunter, Narcos, On My Block, Ozark, The Politician, Queer Eye, Russian Doll, Sex Education, The Society, Stranger Things
Upcoming High-Profile Projects: The Witcher (2020), You (from Lifetime, 2020), Space Force, Hollywood, Ratched,Shadow and Bone,A Chorus Line, Dare Me, The Sandman, Unsolved Mysteries, Untitled Cowboy Bebop Series, Untitled The Chronicles of Narnia Series
Notable Library Content: Love Island, Grey's Anatomy, This Is Us, 9-1-1, The Masked Singer, Superstore, Killing Eve, The Simpsons, Family Guy, Bob's Burgers and hundreds more TV shows; The Spy Who Dumped Me, 27 Dresses, Mission: Impossible - Fallout, Juno, Aquaman and hundreds more movies
How Much Does It Cost? $8.99 per month (Amazon Prime Video only) or $119.99 for one year (Amazon Prime subscription)
Current Original Series:The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Modern Love, Jack Ryan, The Boys, Carnival Row, Fleabag, Transparent, Hanna, Homecoming, The Expanse, Good Omens, Undone, Free Meek, Lorena
Upcoming High-Profile Projects: Untitled Lord of the Rings Prequel Series, The Wheel of Time, Utopia, The Banker's Wife, The Expatriates, The Hunt, Them, Making the Cut
Notable Library Content: Law & Order: SVU, Teen Wolf, The Sopranos, Downton Abbey, True Blood, Psych, House, The Wire, American Horror Story, Monk, Vikings, Animal Kingdom, Roseanne, Bones and hundreds more TV shows; A Simple Favor, The Big Sick, Late Night, Varsity Blues, Marvel Cinematic Universe and hundreds more movies
Upcoming Original Series: Gossip Girl, The Flight Attendant, Dune: The Sisterhood, Green Lantern, Search Party (from TBS), Doom Patrol (with DC Universe), Raised by Wolves
Other Upcoming High-Profile Projects: Americanah, Grease: Rydell High, Love Life, Made for Love, Tokyo Vice, Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai, Strange Adventures, Expecting Amy, Bourdain
Notable Library Content:Friends, The Big Bang Theory, Pretty Little Liars, Gossip Girl, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,Rick & Morty,South Park, all HBO programs, future seasons of CW’s Batwoman and Katy Keene will be among 10,000 hours of content available; more than 1,800 movies, such as Lord of the Rings franchise, every Batman and Superman film from the last 40 years and every DC title
When Does It Launch? April 15 for Comcast's Xfinity TV and broadband-only customers. It will debut nationally July 15.
How Much Does It Cost? Free with ads, however, there are pricing tiers. Peacock Premium -- which has a total of 15,000 hours of live and on-demand content, as opposed to Peacock Free which has 7,500 hours -- will be available to Comcast Xfinity TV and broadband subscribers and Cox Communications’ video customers for no additional charge, with ads. An ad-free version will cost $5 per month. For those who don't have service through a Peacock-affiliated TV or broadband provider, Peacock Premium is available for $10 per month for no ads and $5 monthly with ads.
Upcoming Original Series:Saved by the Bell reboot, Punky Brewster spinoff, Brave New World (from USA Network), Dr. Death, A.P. Bio (from NBC), Battlestar Galactica reboot, Psych 2: Lassie Come Home (from USA Network)
In a huge move, The Tonight Show and Late Night will also premiere on Peacock before airing later in the evening on NBC. Starting in July, the two shows will stream on Peacock at 8 and 9 p.m. ET, respectively, before they air on TV three and a half hours later.
Notable Library Content: The Office, 30 Rock, Parks and Recreation, House, Parenthood, Everybody Loves Raymond
In addition, Peacock will have exclusive U.S. streaming rights for Universal Pictures' 2020 film slate and beyond in the network TV window -- including big movies like Fast & Furious 9 and Jurassic World 3 -- as well as select live and on-demand content from news and sports events, like select coverage from the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics.
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