Why pay for a cable subscription when you can stream all of your favorite shows?
Never before in the history of the entertainment industry has there been such volume of content and so many ways to view it with cord-cutting apps such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and so many more.
On-demand and streaming content is continually on the rise in this ever-increasing digital era and if you have a solid Internet connection at an affordable price, you really can’t go wrong.
Watching your favorite shows has never been easier with these top 6 Best Cord-Cutting Apps.
You may be surprised to learn that Netflix has been around since 1997, starting simply as a DVD mailing rental service.
This streaming service is one of the premiere of its kind and is often synonymous with the idea of cord-cutting apps and online digital content.
Netflix perhaps has one of the most extensive libraries of online content available and helped pave the way for non-network series and original films.
They offer two monthly subscription packages, either $10.99 for two screens, or $13.99 for up to four screens. With this you can get access to their amazing original content from shows like The Crown, A Series of Unfortunate Events, Stranger Things, House of Cards, The Get Down, and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
Netflix is also riding the nostalgia wave by green lighting shows like Fuller House and Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.
Hulu wasn’t always a paid-for service, but with its current content and high results we can’t blame them for charging a little extra when we look at all they have to offer.
One of Hulu’s strengths is their variety of TV shows, especially regarding new and currently airing programs. They include shows from stations such as ABC, FOX, NBC, older CBS shows, and all of “Seinfeld” (which was previous difficult to stream online).
A subscription to Hulu only costs $6/month for the first year of service and only $10/month if you want to get rid of those pesky ads.
They also have a great deal with Spotify premium for students so you can get both music and TV streaming services together for only $5/month.
Amazon.com has grown to dominate the online shopping world, so it would make sense that they would grow to become one of the top streaming services as well.
With an Amazon Prime subscription, you not only get free shipping and other perks for your online orders but also access to thousands of film and TV shows.
The Amazon Prime video app is perhaps better than some of the other services listed regarding their selection of new releases and critically acclaimed films. For cinephiles, they also have trivia information about each’s shows production available to read while you watch.
You can also rent and buy digital content with this app so you can watch more movies from the comfort of your own home without the inconvenience of scratched DVDs and movie rental late fees.
Sign up and get access to all of they have to offer by getting an Amazon Prime membership starting at $8.25/month and you can watch some of their popular original shows such as The Man in the High Castle, Mozart in the Jungle, and Catastrophe.
Get the channel without the cable.
HBO should be congratulated for being one of the first network channels to embrace the idea of streaming its own content. They were ahead of the curve and are still thriving because of it.
Other networks have since created apps and streaming options on their websites, but HBO NOW still remains at the head of the pack and is available through many other streaming services, including Amazon, Hulu, Direct TV NOW, PlayStation, and Sling.
For $14.99/month, you can catch up one of today’s hottest shows, Game of Thrones, as well as other HBO series like The Wire and The Night Of.
Unlike other cord-cutting apps on this list, Sling TV gives you more than just a catalog of shows to binge watch: you get entire channels.
Sling TV was rated in 2017 as the #1 Live Streaming Service based on the number of OTT households reported by Comscore.
At $20/month, they provide access to over thirty channels such as ESPN, AMC, TNT, CNN, History, HGTV and the Disney Channel.
Streaming services are getting more and more recognition in recent years for the quality of their original work. Original films and shows from Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu have won awards from Emmys to Golden Globes and have even received Grammy and Oscar nominations.
6.CBS ALL ACCESS
You don’t need cable anymore to watch content as it airs.
With CBS All Access, you can access their programming live, 24/7. This not only includes their full-length shows but also the latest NFL game that you won’t want to miss.
CBS All Access is also getting their feet wet in the original streaming content game with shows such as Star-Trek: Discovery and The Good Fight which can only be watched on their app and not their network channel.
This app gives you great access to network programming for $6/month, or $10/month with no ads, without the hassle and costs of a full cable or satellite subscription.
This is by no means a definitive list, but here are a few honorable mentions for some other noteworthy streaming apps and services:
SnagFilms (Indie Films)
FilmStruck (Indie Films)
TMC NOW (Classic Films)
FXNOW (The Americans, American Horror Story, Fargo)
FOX NOW (New Girl, The Simpsons, Ghosted)
NBC App (This is Us, The Good Place, Jimmy Fallon)
ABC GO (Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy, Dancing With the Stars)
Disney Movies Anywhere (Disney, Pixar, and Marvel movies)
Direct TV NOW (60+ channels)
PlayStation Vue (Lots of Available Channels)
FuboTV (Sports Channels)
Acorn TV (British Programs and More)
Plex (Record and Watch Movies, Music, and Shows)
Tubi TV (Free Streaming)
Flixter (Buy, Rent, and Watch Movies)
YouTubeTV (Cable Free Live TV)
YouTube Red (Music, Videos and, Original Series)
Don’t miss out!
Streaming services are the future of television and entertainment programming.
Have any questions about how to access these 6 Best Cord-Cutting Apps from your TV, phone, or computer? Give us a call at JF Cabling and we’ll help you cut the cord and start streaming.