The best things in life do not necessarily have to be expensive too. They can even be the ones that have great value for money.
For the last 2 decades, Netflix has been hailed as the undisputed king of the streaming platforms. But as different stakeholders have jumped into the industry, they have quickly made their mark and have been gaining turf very fast.
With frequently raising subscription prices, announcing a crackdown on password sharing, discontinuing shows, losing popular shows to other streaming platforms, and lack of production of good shows the big red giant has been losing its subscribers, while there are people looking for other alternatives. So here are some of the best streaming services other than Netflix to invest in.
- Price: $7.99 per month
Launched in late 2019 Disney+ has gathered around 130 million subscribers in just a short span of time.
What made Disney+ so successful?
Disney+ library includes almost every Disney and Pixar movie ever, along with every Star Wars and Marvel series and film (both old and new releases in the pipeline), National Geographic content, all of Simpsons 31 seasons as well as the original hits like The Mandalorian. In short, Disney+ has it all.
It is one of the cheapest streaming services that is still ad-free and also one of the best streaming services in Canada.
- Price: $6.99 per month
Another streaming service that is making its mark is Hulu. It houses a huge variety of famous shows like Futurama, and Seinfeld from different networks like CBS, ABC, and Fox to name a few; all of which you can watch soon after they are released.
It also has its own library of growing shows that have gone critically acclaimed like The Handmaid’s Tale.
- Price: $9.99 per month
HBO Max houses the entire library of HBO with hits like Game of Thrones and Spartacus. Moreover, it also has DC Universe movies, and cult favorites like Rick & Morty, F.R.I.E.N.D.S, the Lord of the Rings movies, and almost an entire collection of Studio Ghibli films.
HBO Max is also the exclusive streaming platform for Warner Bros movies, debuting new movies after 40-45 days of theatrical releases. In 2021, it was the only platform to release movies like Dune and The Matrix Resurrection on the same day as the theatrical release.
It is also producing new and exciting originals.
Amazon Prime Video
- Price: $8.99 per month
If you enjoy an ad-free experience then Amazon Prime Video is the streaming service you should subscribe to. Its library includes a lot of original shows and old hits like The Three Stooges.
But it does not end here, Amazon Prime Video is also releasing new originals which have become very famous very fast like The Boys and The Wheel of Time.
- Price: Free with ads
Peacock TV is NBC’s OTT platform. This means that all NBC’s hits (the old, new, and the ones that will be released in the future) are exclusively available on Peacock TV. However, it’s a US based service and if you try to stream Peacock TV in Canada you need VPN to bypass geo-restrictions.
You can watch originals like Bel-Air, Parks, and Recreation, and Two and a Half Men, along with cult classics like The Office and Harry Potter movies.
Peacock TV also airs sports like Olympics, WWE events, and Premier League soccer.
- Price: $4.99 per month
Just like other channels launching their own streaming platforms, Paramount+ is the streaming platform for parent company ViacomCBS. It houses a library of CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, BET, Nickelodeon, and Paramount Network.
The highlight of Paramount+ is the Star Trek catalog, which includes new Star Trek originals and new Star Trek animated shows. Along with Yellowstone spin-off shows.