A Comparison of the 4 Most Popular Video Streaming Services

December 30, 2015

9:00 pm

If you need something to watch, you have lots of choices. Many of your options are free, and others will require you to pay monthly fees; there are also several pay-per-view options.

So let us now take a look at four of the most popular video streaming services available so that they can be compared to each other.

Netflix

Price

The streaming services of Netflix cost $9 per month. You can also get the platinum plan for $12 a month, and this option includes access to all of the 4K content available on the website. The platinum plan also allows you to stream up to four devices simultaneously.

Content

This website has thousands of shows in its vast collection. These items include full length movies and television shows as well as TV shows produced by Netflix. The content on this site is constantly growing and always providing new things for its viewers to watch.

Hulu Plus

Price

Hulu Plus costs $7.99 per month. There is also a free version of Hulu that is available if you want to watch something for free; however, you do not have access to all of the content available on the website like you do when you are a paid subscriber.

Content

There are a lot of movies on Hulu Plus, but the selection is not nearly as large as their competitors’ collections. However, Hulu Plus has an enormous amount of television shows, including a vast repertoire of older shows. In addition, this streaming service also provides its viewers with current episodes of cable television shows a few days after they are first aired.

YouTube

Price

The basic services of YouTube are free. However, this website also provides a video-on-demand service that allows you to rent certain movies for $.99 to $3.99. You can also purchase permanent access to certain feature films for $9.99 to $19.99.

Content

This site features content uploaded by its users. While there is a certain percentage of this content that is not professionally created, a lot of the content available is very well produced. In addition, there are also lots of free movies and television shows available as well as a wide variety of pay-per-view feature length films.

Amazon Prime Instant Video

Price

The price of this service is $8.25 per month. However, you can also buy an annual membership for only $99 a year. You also get free two-day shipping on all of your orders from Amazon.

Content

Although the number of movies available with Amazon’s streaming services is not as large as the libraries featured by its main competitors, it’s collection has grown quite a bit because it has partnered with large entertainment corporations like Warner Brothers and Epix. Amazon also features content that it has produced itself.

With all of this content available, it can be overwhelming to somebody trying to sort through all of the offerings trying to find something to watch. However, there are several entertaining platforms that allow individuals to discuss and rate the various shows they are watching. One of the more popular of these services is Bingeout.com.

So jump on the couch and grab a bag of popcorn because there is a whole world of wonderful entertainment waiting for you.

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