The Top 3 Streaming Services

More and more people are cutting the cord and switching to streaming services. While most people just have Netflix, there are some of us who have subscriptions to multiple services, such as Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, and Showtime. Some people prefer having a bigger movie selection, and others just want to binge watch their favorite TV shows with their family. In addition, there are a few parents who like using a text message spy to keep track of what their children are watching. Which streaming service should you use? I’ve put together a small guide about the most popular ones.

Netflix

Netflix is great for families.
Both kids and parents love Netflix.

Netflix is everyone’s go-to for movies, TV series, and more. That’s because it has a little bit of everything. From classic sitcoms like “Friends,” to Disney movies that the whole family loves, to original supernatural series like “Stranger Things,” Netflix is a one-stop entertainment source. Its parental controls help parents rest easy, even if they don’t have a text message spy app installed on their child’s phone. Plus, Netflix starts at only $8 a month. Personally, I think that it’s best for people who are really into all kinds of movies, because its collection is a little sparse when it comes to both classic and newer releases.

Hulu

Hulu, on the other hand, is more geared toward people who are big fans of broadcast television. Some of the most successful shows of all time, like “Seinfeld” and “Will & Grace,” are exclusive to Hulu. It also offers new episodes of shows that are currently running on major networks, such as “Brooklyn Nine Nine.” They’re usually available to watch the day after their network premiere.

Amazon Prime Video

If you’re an Amazon Prime customer, then this is a no-brainer. It already comes with your membership, along with other perks such as two-day free shipping. However, if you aren’t interested in Amazon Prime, you can subscribe to their streaming service for just $9 a month. Amazon Prime Video offers a good mix of TV shows, movies, and original programming such as “Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams.” Plus, it’s the only streaming service that has the rights to the incredibly popular “Downton Abbey.”