Streaming quality on demand content while on the go is convenient and fun, and we no longer have to sit for hours glued to the couch. Although an undisputed king of streaming services, Netflix gets a fair share of hate in the online community. It is a fact that Netflix is one of the most popular and reliable streaming services out there. Right now people spend more time streaming contents from Netflix than watching traditional television.
It seems that one should look beyond well established names,lays a booming market of alternative services. They adhere to the mobile friendly developments on the market and keep up the pace with the shifting needs of the customers.
Below are excellent streaming websites that are worthy of being Netflix alternatives.
Amazon Prime Video :
Amazon Prime Video tops the list of the best alternatives to Netflix; we can categorically say they are both on the same level when it comes to user experience, video quality, premium services and other qualities of rating a streaming website.
Amazon Prime Video is an American Internet video on demand service that is developed, owned, and operated by Amazon. It offers television shows and movies and Prime Videos, a selection of Amazon Studios original content and licensed acquisitions included in the Amazon’s Prime subscription.
Another advantage of Amazon Prime Video is that you can use rewards from other Amazon services to pay for your Amazon Prime subscription. You can enjoy the free 30-days trial when you sign up
Hulu is an American subscription video on demand service fully controlled and majority-owned by Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer & International.
A business segment of The Walt Disney Company with NBCUniversal owned by Comcast as an equity stakeholder.
Hulu goes side-by-side with Netflix and Amazon Prime when it comes to popularity and contents.
Hulu features a vast collection of its original contents; like District 9, The Handmaid’s Tale, Jackass 3, Ask Dr Ruth, Shakespeare in Love, etc. Hulu is also home to the latest Hollywood movies, Bollywood movies, Manga/Anime Series, and more.
Streaming on Hulu costs less than streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime, which is why it is a credible alternative for both. The standard streaming package cost US$7.99, that is a dollar less than Netflix and two dollars less than Amazon Prime. However, new members can not subscribe to the standard package immediately after signing up; they must subscribe to the US$5.99/monthly package for a limited time, this package is great as well but features some ads.
HBO Now is an American subscription video on demand service operated by American premium television network HBO.
With HBO NOW enjoy instant and unlimited access to every episode of every season of the best HBO shows, movies, comedy, sports, and documentaries.
HBO NOW has made its name known for ground-breaking TV series like Sex and the City, Boardwalk Empire, Axios, Gentleman Jack, Big Little Lies, and many more.
HBO NOW is an excellent alternative to Netflix especially when you love TV shows.
you can also find a lot of documentary and kids’ program in HBO NOW library.
HBO NOW is one of the few streaming services that provide the best video quality in their movies, fans of Game of Thrones can relate.
Streaming on HBO NOW is quite expensive than the first two streaming services mentioned; you will be paying US$14.99 every month to stream on HBO NOW, but it would worth it. Get started with the free 30-days trial when you sign up.
Disney+ Hotstar :
Disney+ Hotstar is India’s largest premium streaming platform with more than 100000 hours of drama and movies in 17 languages from India & across the world.
Hotstar offers both Free and Premium content but is limited to four countries only. Hotstar is officially available in Canada, India, UK, & USA. However all regions has their separate libraries.
Means a subscriber watching show sports on Hotstar India the same program is geo-blocked in Hotsar US library.
ZEE5 is an Indian video on demand website run by Essel Group via its subsidiary Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited.
It was launched in India on 14 February 2018 with content in 12 languages across originals.
ZEE5 mobile app is available on Web, Android, iOS, Smart TVs, among other devices.
100000+ hours of TV Shows from ZEE network, Movies, International & Original content, music online in the language of your choice. Watch 90+ Live TV Channel on Zee5.
ZEE5 offers both free and premium content for users. Zee5 has an all access pack at Rs 999 per year of Rs 99 per month where users can stream the service on five devices simultaneously. The all access pack with Gaana+ subscription will cost Rs 198 a month. Then there are monthly regional packs like Tamil, Telugu, Kannada at different monthly and yearly price points.
Some times Airtel, Vodafone, Jio, Idea gives free ZEE5 subscription to its customers time to time.
The download option for popular movies and shows is available as well and users can also stream content on low bandwidth.
Sony Liv run by Sony Pictures Networks based in Mumbai, India.
It’s premium subscription will cost Rs 499 for a year in India.
It can be use for seven days, 30 days and six months also. However, SonyLIV does not have a download option so watching content offline might be a problem.
The service automatically adjusts the streaming quality of the content based on the network connection and there does not seem to be an option to select manually. On SonyLIV, one will find more local content and less of Hollywood movies, etc. There is a dedicated section for live Sony TV channels as well as Live sports events such as cricket. One can also access original content such as ‘The Good Vibes’, ‘Lost & Found, ‘#LoveBytes 2’, etc and host of regional content in Tamil, Gujarati, Punjabi. Then there is the LIVFIT section for fitness related shows.