Streaming Services: Your Guide to Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max, Disney Plus, Paramount Plus and More
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With a slew of streaming services already at your disposal (Netflix, Hulu, Paramount+), high-profile options (HBO Max, Apple TV+, Disney+, Peacock) and new choices competing for your wallet (Discovery+), it's almost impossible to subscribe to everything --on 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 HBO Max to Apple TV+ and Disney+ to Discovery+, including the original programming they each have to offer in addition to the familiar library content that may make it worth your while.
Sign up for Paramount+ now to enjoy all the content the streaming service has to offer. Plans start at $5.99 per month, with the option to save 15% if you pay annually. There is also a one month free trial for new subscribers.
STARTING AT $5.99 PER MONTH
Current Original Series: iCarly, Evil, Behind the Music, Rugrats, Younger, The Real World Homecoming: New York, Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Picard, The Stand, The Good Fight, The Twilight Zone, Why Women Kill, The Challenge: All Stars, For Heaven's Sake, Coyote, No Activity, Kamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years
Upcoming Original Series: Frasier, Halo, Y: 1883, 6666, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies, The Offer (The Godfather series), Guilty Party (starring Isla Fisher), Some Good News (with John Krasinski), The Game, The Fairly OddParents, Dora the Explorer, SEAL Team
Notable Library Content: More than 20,000 TV episodes and movies from ViacomCBS networks MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, BET, Paramount Pictures and CBS; including Beverly Hills, 90210, The Brady Bunch, Cheers, I Love Lucy, Melrose Place, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, five original Star Trek TV series
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$8.99 per month (Amazon Prime Video only) or $119.99 for one year (Amazon Prime subscription)
Current Original Series: The Underground Railroad,The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, The Wilds, Hunters, Modern Love, Jack Ryan, The Boys, Making the Cut, Carnival Row, Fleabag, Homecoming, Bosch, Goliath, Upload, The Expanse, Undone, Flack, Hanna, Tell Me Your Secrets, Them, Panic, Solos
Upcoming Original Series: Untitled Lord of the Rings Prequel Series, The Wheel of Time, Daisy Jones & the Six, The Expatriates, A League of Their Own, The Kids in the Hall
Current Original Films: Without Remorse, The Tomorrow War, Sylvie’s Love, Coming 2 America, Jonas Brothers documentaries
Upcoming Original Films:Cinderella, Everybody's Talking About Jamie
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
Current Original Series: The Morning Show, The Mosquito Coast, Dickinson, Ted Lasso, See, For All Mankind, Truth Be Told, Home Before Dark, Defending Jacob, Central Park, Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet, Servant, Little Voice, Little America, Lisey's Story, Physical
Upcoming Original Series: Hedy Lammar (starring Gal Gadot), The Last Thing He Told Me (starring Julia Roberts), Lessons in Chemistry (starring Brie Larson), My Glory Was I Had Such Friends (starring Jennifer Garner), Pachinko, Foundation, The Shrink Next Door (starring Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd), Untitled Oprah Winfrey/Prince Harry Mental Health Docuseries, The Problem With Jon Stewart
Current Original Films: Cherry, Billie Eilish: The World's a Little Blurry,Wolfwalkers, On the Rocks, The Banker, Greyhound, Palmer, The Velvet Underground
Upcoming Original Films:Killers of the Flower Moon, The Sky Is Everywhere, Tetris, Swan Song
$5 per month (with ads); $7 per month (without ads)
Current Original Series: Chip and Joanna Gaines’ Fixer Upper: Welcome Home (via Magnolia Network), numerous 90 Day Fiance spinoffs, Crikey! It's a Baby special, Amy Schumer Learns to Cook: Uncensored, Pimple Popper: This Is Zit, Frozen in Time, Love Games, Unseamly: The Investigation of Peter Nygård
Notable Library Content: Extensive programming from Discovery’s 14 networks, including Discovery, TLC, Animal Planet, Food Network, HGTV, ID, A&E, History, Lifetime, OWN, Travel, Science Network and The Dodo; over 55,000 episodes of content from House Hunters, Ghost Adventures, Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, Chopped, Property Brothers, Deadliest Catch, Worst Cooks in America, Dirty Jobs and more
$6.99 per month or $69.99 for one year (increases to $7.99 per month or $79.99 for one year by March)
Current Original Series: Loki, Turner & Hooch, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, The Mighty Ducks: Game-Changers, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, Big Shot, The Mandalorian, WandaVision, Diary of a Future President, The Imagineering Story, The World According to Jeff Goldblum, Encore!
Upcoming Original Series:The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder, Hawkeye, Doogie Kameāloha, M.D., Obi-Wan Kenobi, Ms. Marvel, She-Hulk, Ahsoka, Andor, Lando, Secret Invasion (Nick Fury series), What If…?, Little Town (Beauty and the Beast prequel), Moana: The Series, Tiana, Baymax
Current Original Films: Black Widow, Cruella, Luca, Raya and the Last Dragon,Soul, Flora & Ulysses, Hamilton, Mulan, Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions, Clouds, Black Is King, Artemis Fowl, Lady and the Tramp, Noelle
Upcoming Original Films: Disenchanted, Sister Act 3, Home Alone, Pinocchio, Three Men and a Baby, Hocus Pocus 2, Peter Pan & Wendy, Cheaper by the Dozen
Notable Library Content: 500 movies, including the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Star Wars, all Pixar films 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
Current Original Series:Gossip Girl, The Flight Attendant, Love Life, Selena+Chef, Generation, Made for Love, Legendary, Expecting Amy, Search Party, Doom Patrol, 12 Dates of Christmas, Veneno, Harley Quinn, The Big Shot With Bethenny, Friends Reunion
Upcoming Original Series: Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin, Green Lantern, Julia (Julia Child series), Tokyo Vice (starring Ansel Elgort), Circe, Untitled Gotham Series, The Sex Lives of College Girls, Untitled Conan O’Brien Weekly Variety Series
Current Original Films: Space Jam: A New Legacy,Judas and the Black Messiah, Godzilla vs. Kong, Mortal Kombat, Zack Snyder’s Justice League, Locked Down, Unpregnant, The Witches, Superintelligence, Let Them All Talk, An American Pickle
Upcoming Original Films:All of Warner Bros.’ 2021 movie slate, including Dune, The Matrix 4, The Suicide Squad, The Many Saints of Newark (Sopranos prequel) and Those Who Wish Me Dead
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 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
$5.99 per month (with ads); $11.99 per month (without ads)
Current Original Series:American Horror Stories, Normal People, The Handmaid's Tale, The Great, High Fidelity, Little Fires Everywhere, Shrill, Ramy, PEN15, Devs (FX on Hulu), Woke, Veronica Mars, Mrs. America (FX on Hulu), A Teacher (FX on Hulu), Dollface, Animaniacs, Hillary, Taste the Nation With Padma Lakshmi, Love, Victor, McCartney 3, 2, 1
Upcoming Original Series: Only Murders in the Building (starring Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez), Nine Perfect Strangers (starring Nicole Kidman), The Girl From Plainville (starring Elle Fanning), Dopesick, Y: The Last Man (FX on Hulu), Shogun (FX on Hulu), The Old Man (starring Jeff Bridges), Candy (starring Elisabeth Moss), Untitled Kardashian-Jenner Project, Conversations With Friends, Iron Mike, Pam & Tommy (starring Lily James and Sebastian Stan), How I Met Your Father (starring Hilary Duff)
Current Original Films: Plan B, False Positive, Summer of Soul, The United States vs. Billie Holiday, Palm Springs, Happiest Season, Bad Hair, We Are Freestyle Love Supreme
Upcoming Original Films: Vacation Friends
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; Parasite, The Spy Who Dumped Me, 27 Dresses, Mission: Impossible - Fallout, Juno, Aquaman and hundreds more movies
$8.99 per month (basic plan, SD only); $13.99 per month (standard plan, includes HD); $17.99 per month (premium plan, includes ultra HD)
Current Original Series:Firefly Lane, Shadow and Bone, Ginny and Georgia, Bridgerton, The Crown, The Witcher, The Umbrella Academy, Dead to Me, You, The Queen’s Gambit, The Baby-Sitters Club, Dear White People, Virgin River, Sweet Magnolias, Ratched, Hollywood, Never Have I Ever, Fuller House, Grace and Frankie, The Kominsky Method, Narcos, Ozark, Queer Eye, Russian Doll, Sex Education, Stranger Things, Outer Banks, Selena: The Series, Julie and the Phantoms, Emily in Paris, Big Mouth, Jupiter's Legacy, Halston,
Upcoming Original Series:Untitled Cowboy Bebop Series (starring John Cho), Untitled The Chronicles of Narnia Series
Current Original Films:Malcolm & Marie, Pieces of a Woman, To All the Boys franchise, The Kissing Booth franchise, The Princess Switched franchise, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Mank, Enola Holmes, Da 5 Bloods, Becoming, Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga, The Woman in the Window
Upcoming Original Films:Tick, Tick… Boom!, The Kissing Booth 3, He's All That
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.
Current Original Series: Girls5eva, Dr. Death, Rutherford Falls, Punky Brewster, Saved by the Bell, Brave New World, A.P. Bio, Psych 2: Lassie Come Home, The Amber Ruffin Show
Upcoming Original Series: Bel-Air (Fresh Prince of Bel-Air drama reboot), One of Us Is Lying, Law & Order: Hate Crimes, Angelyne, Battlestar Galactica reboot, MacGruber, New York Undercover
Notable Library Content: The Office, 30 Rock, Parks and Recreation, House, Parenthood, Everybody Loves Raymond, Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Late Night With Seth Meyers, as well as exclusive U.S. streaming rights for Universal Pictures' film slate and beyond in the network TV window -- including Fast & Furious 9 and Jurassic World 3 -- as well as select live and on-demand content from news and sports events
$20 per month for access to 64 basic cable channels (and unlimited DVR), including Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, AMC, Food Network, MTV, Nickelodeon, CMT, TLC and Lifetime; add-ons include Starz channels for a $9 per month or Epix channels for $6 per month
What Networks Are Included? A&E, AMC, American Heroes Channel, Animal Planet, Aspire, AXS TV, BBC America, BBC World News. BET, BET Her, Cheddar, CLEO TV, CMT, Comedy Central, Cooking Channel, Crime Investigation, Destination America, Discovery, Discovery Family, Discovery Life, DIY Network, Food Network, FYI, Game Show Network, Get TV, Great American Country, Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Drama, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, HGTV, History, IFC, INSP, ID, Law & Crime Network, Lifetime, LMN, Logo, Motor Trend, MTV, MTV Classic, MTV Live, MTV2, Newsy, Nick Jr., Nickelodeon, NickToons, OWN, Paramount Network, PeopleTV, Revolt, Science Channel, SundanceTV, TasteMade, TeenNick, TLC, Travel Channel, TV Land, TV One, UPtv, VH1, Vice, WE tv
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