There is a convenience when it comes to online streaming, right? The convenience of sitting down in the privacy of your own home and viewing shows and movies that are at your finger tips. When thinking of online video streaming, one often associates it with Netflix with the term. But what if I told you that there were alternatives that may beat Netflix out for the online streaming factor?

Paid

Hulu

Viewing Platforms: Xbox, PS3, Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, iPad, iPhone, Android, Apple TV, Roku, TiVo Premiere, Kindle Fire, Nook, Web Browser (with Adobe Flash), Smart TVs, and Blu-Ray players with app downloads
Price: $7.99 per month (with advertising) and $11.99 per month (without advertising)

Amazon

Viewing Platforms: Xbox, Wii U, Wii, PS3, iPad, Roku, Kindle Fire, Web browsers, Smart TVs, Blu-Ray players with app downloads
Price: $99 per year or $8.99 per month for Amazon Prime and/or individual prices for non-Prime video purchase or rental

Vudu

Platforms: Xbox, PS3, Smart TVs, Blu-ray disk players with app downloads, Roku, Android, iPad, desktop Web browser
Price: Movies are 99 cents to $5.99 to rent; $4.99 to $24.99 to purchase. TV shows are $2.99 HD/HDX and $1.99 SD to purchase; an entire season is $16.99 to $43.99. This isn’t a monthly subscription, this is a pay as you watch deal.

iTunes

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Viewing Platforms: Download for MacOS, iOS, and Windows
Price: For movies, new releases are $19.99 in HD, $14.99 for SD; older films are $9.99 in HD, $3.99 for HD rental. TV shows are $2.99 per HD episode or $1.99 in SD and up to $49.99 for season passes in HD.

Sling TV

Viewing Platforms: Apple, Android, XBoxONE
Price: Sling Orange is $20 per month and Sling Blue is $25 per month. Add-ons include premium channels such as Cinemax, Starz, Showtime, and HBO. There are also a sports package, kid friendly channels, and channels for other languages. Each add-on is rated prices from $5 to $10.

Alternates in Other Countries

BoxTV (India)

BoxTV offers a large amount of movies, tv shows, and documentaries in tons of different languages. For more information, check it out here!

Stan (Australia)

BYO internet, data, and supported device” and you’ve got HD and 4K movies and show to stream.

HayU (UK)

HayU is what is trending in the world more so than movies and tv shows, but you can find all the popular episodes here!

CraveTV (Canada)

Stream tv shows and movies along with popular titles from premium channels such as Showtime. Get the detail here!

Streema (Mexico, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa)

You can watch shows and news clips from all around the world. To watch titles from each location, you must download an extension. This is more of a newsy site, in case you were wondering!

Alternates in Other Languages

While Netflix and other paid streaming sources have other languages other than English, sometimes there aren’t many titles in other languages that viewers want to watch. Streaming services based on language, solve this.

  • Yaveo (Spanish)
  • Panataya (Spanish)

Free

While free and a great alternatives to paying for online streaming, there are always questions of quality. Remember, you get what you pay for!

  • Crackle
  • Tubitv.com

Netflix is the end all to streaming services but it may not be everyone’s cup of tea. That’s ok… To each their own! Which streaming service do you prefer? Are you a hardcore Netflix Junky? Does Amazon rule your roost? Or are you more of a Hulu person? Which streaming method do you prefer! Is your preference not on the list! Email us at team@netflixupdate.com to let us in on your streaming secrets!