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I tried EVERY streaming service so you don't have to!

From the long, long, title I'm sure you can tell what this article is about. I've been trying out every video streaming service since quarantine and I've created a list of the best ones to the worst ones of 2020! I determined the best video streaming services based on price, the amount of quality videos to stream, and accessibility.


The ones that aren't listed are either terribly terrible OR you can find them within another streaming platform listed.


*List is in order from Best to Worst.

Fubo TV

The best one!


Fubo Standard is "the classic base package." That gets you some 109 channels, 30 hours of cloud DVR, and the ability to watch two things at once. It costs $59.99 a month. I feel like it's worth it!


I watched everything possible on Fubo TV! They have so many options and choices for entertainment.

Philo

Love it!


$20 gets you more than 40 channels, including AMC, HGTV, History, Discovery, and Nickelodeon. Another $4 per month gets you a dozen more channels, including Cooking Channel, Nicktoons, and Discovery Family.


I like that you can stream movies and shows by the seasons like Netflix but also get the Live TV option. I think they perfectly executed what it means for Video Sharing.

Roku

Roku has a special place in my heart because they have all the classics. That's my go to when I'm craving old fashioned television.


It's free to use, unless you get upgrades but you don't need them.


Gidget, Growing Pains, Facts of Life, and Sanford and Son are some of the classics I like to watch. I don't know if they became the classic TV spot intentionally, but that's their niche and I love it!



Hulu

A classic!


Hulu Basic costs just $5.99 a month, making it one of the cheapest streaming services on the market. This plan offers ad-supported access to all of Hulu's on-demand programs. Hulu Premium runs you $11.99 a month and offers ad-free streaming for the majority of Hulu's on-demand content.


They have the best adult cartoons on Hulu. If you're a fan of Reality TV this is gonna be your favorite app.

Disney +

A lot of fun for kids!


I think it's $6.99 monthly and $69.99 a year. If you bundle with Hulu and ESPN it's $12.99 a month.


Every Disney show and movie you can think of is here. It's the BEST app if you have kids and tots because Disney + provides hours of entertainment. As an adult, it can get old to watch kids stuff all the time.

Netflix

My biggest issue with Netflix is consistency. They go through phases where they have really entertaining content and then it gets dry for months!


I pay the $15.99 for Netflix and when they have really good shows I feel like it's worth it. But, after I've watched everything multiple times. It gets dry and I let my account get suspended until I'm ready to use it again.


Bojack Horseman, Working Moms, and Hyperdrive were some of the best shows to watch. I actually, like Netflix for the Netflix Original content. That's always the most entertaining stuff to watch. I also think that their sitcoms and reality shows are awesome too! They could use a bit more work on their movies because it's a hit or miss.

BET +

It's not bad.


BET Plus costs $9.99 a month. It's also commercial-free, so it is not supported by ads.


Tyler Perry does a lot of shows on this app so you know there's entertainment. My issue is the monotony in the content. I feel like BET + only appeals to a certain type of black person which is evident in the type of content they produce. I recommend it if you're a fan of urban entartainment.

Youtube TV

Unnecessarily expensive!

 

YouTube TV costs $64.99/month for 1 membership with up to 6 accounts. Memberships include your local ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC streams, ESPN, regional sports networks, and more. Also included: free unlimited cloud DVR storage space.


I only used it for the free trial because there are two other apps that are cheaper and pretty much the same.

Apple TV

Waste of money! I think they're popular because people like Apple.


I think it's $4.99 to use. Plus an additional fee for upgrades. The upgrades are the only entertaining programs so you'd want to do that.


The Morning Show is the only thing I watch. I feel like Apple TV should put more effort into their entertainment or not have it at all.

Sling

Ehh! Nothing to write home about.

 

Sling TV lets you watch live channels from ESPN, CNN, Fox at $30 a month.


The free content is terribly boring. I can tell they put zero effort into their app and now that there are other apps that do the same thing, you might have as well save your $30.

Amazon Prime Video

The worst! I feel like they put zero effort into their video streaming service. It appears that they bought the movies that rerun on television (the ones NOBODY cares to watch) and called it a day. 


Amazon Prime is free when you have a Prime membership and that's the ONLY reason I have it. I would never pay money for Amazon Prime Video until they put more effort into their selection.


Documentaries are your best bet when watching Amazon. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is the BEST piece of entertainment they own and that's all I use Amazon Prime Video for.

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