Is there anything better than curling up on the couch with a blanket and your favorite movie or TV show? We don’t think so either.
Data shows that we love our entertainment. Reports show that seven out of 10 households have multiple subscriptions to subscription video on demand (SVOD) services.
But with so many options out there, finding your next favorite service can be a challenge. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the top SVOD platforms so you can compare and contrast. Keep reading to learn more!
Before we go any further, you might find yourself asking why people don’t just turn to cable. At the end of the day, it comes down to price.
You may have heard the term ‘cord-cutting’ used to describe a new generation of entertainment fans who would rather pass on lofty cable fees. According to surveys and financial reports, most people cut the cord to save money, as cable companies balloon their prices each year.
When you sign up for that affordable cable package, there are a ton of hidden charges your provider won’t tell you about.
You’ll have to pay extra for things like:
HD broadcasting fees
Local sports fees
Cable box rental fees
When all is said and done, your $60 cable package can come out to around $90 when you account for each fee. It’s no wonder why SVoD analytics show that it’s a profitable venture.
Our Favorite SVOD Platforms
Whether you’re ready to wave goodbye to cable or you’re just looking to supplement your TV subscription with some great originals and on-demand content, there are a ton of great ways to binge-watch.
Here are a few personal picks for our favorite non-linear VOD services!
If it weren’t for Netflix, there’s a good chance that this list wouldn’t exist in the first place. When Netflix first introduced streaming options back in 2007, no one was quite sure what to make of it.
At the time, Netflix’s streaming was little more than an incentive for customers interested in its DVD service.
Over a decade later, Netflix is an entertainment juggernaut. With thousands of programs and movies to watch (and more added all the time) there’s always something to check out on Netflix.
Amazon Prime Video
Amazon’s promise of discounts and free two-day shipping isn’t all you get with your Prime subscription.
If you’ve yet to check out their SVOD platform, Prime Video, you’re missing out on some sleeper hits like “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and “Good Omens.”
Prime Video’s library is massive, which is both a blessing and a curse. While you could spend hours checking out their selection, the lack of curation means you’ll find far more misses than hits.
Hulu/Hulu + Live TV
Hulu has one massive advantage over its competitors: next-day network TV. While some channels are opting to create their own SVOD services, Hulu subscribers have access to the latest shows from networks like: