Streaming Services: Your Guide to Disney Plus, Apple TV Plus, HBO Max, Netflix and More

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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 everything on top of a cable bill. So, which streaming services are right for you?

Past draws have been Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon reuniting for the first time in nearly 20 years -- since they played sisters on Friends -- on Apple TV+'s original drama series, The Morning Show. Then, the galaxy far, far away expanded with Disney+'s live-action series The Mandalorian. And now there's CBS All Access' anticipated Star Trek: Picard series, featuring the return of Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard.

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.)

CBS All Access

Star Trek: Discovery

'Star Trek: Discovery'

CBS All Access

How Much Does It Cost?$5.99 per month or $59.99 for one year (with ads); $9.99 per month or $99.99 for one year (without ads)

Current Original Series:Star Trek: Discovery, The Good Fight, The Twilight Zone, Why Women Kill, Tell Me a Story

Upcoming High-Profile Projects: Star Trek: Picard (Jan. 23, 2020), Star Trek: Lower Decks (2020), The Stand, Interrogation

Notable Library Content:Beverly Hills, 90210, The Brady Bunch, Cheers, I Love Lucy, Melrose Place, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, five original Star Trek TV series

Apple TV+

The Morning Show

'The Morning Show'

Apple TV+

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


High School Musical: The Musical: The Series

'High School Musical: The Musical: The Series'

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How Much Does It Cost?$6.99 per month or $69.99 for one year 

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


The Crown

'The Crown'

Sophie Mutevelian/Netflix

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 ProjectsThe 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


The Handmaid's Tale

'The Handmaid's Tale'

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How Much Does It Cost? $5.99 per month (with ads); $11.99 per month (without ads)

Current Original Series: The Handmaid's Tale, Castle RockLooking for Alaska, Veronica Mars, Shrill, Ramy, PEN15, Four Weddings and a Funeral, The Act

Upcoming High-Profile Projects: Dollface (Nov. 15), Reprisal (Dec. 6), Marvel's Runaways (Dec. 13)

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 

Amazon Prime Video

'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel'


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 


Gossip Girl

The cast on the set of 'Gossip Girl' in 2007

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When Does It Launch? May 2020

How Much Does It Cost? $14.99 per month

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


Saved by the Bell

'Saved by the Bell'

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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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