Binging at Its Best
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Binging at Its Best

Binging at Its Best

The Best Streaming Services

YouTube launched in 2005. At the time Netflix was a matter of waiting for the DVDs to come in the mail. In fact, Justin TV, the early incantation of Twitch even started streaming before Netflix.

Now, in 2022, there are over 200 streaming services available. The idea of opening up the TV guide to watch the big three networks is no longer even a thought. We can binge entire seasons of television shows, past and present. In many cases, depending on the service, we don’t even get a break unless we hit pause to run to the bathroom or get a snack.

The U.S. is a nation of streamers. Our devices and our televisions are smart enough to give us the ability to watch almost any program or movie that we desire.

With all of the options, what are the best ones?

1. Netflix  

Available in 190 countries offering package plans that provide programming for all backgrounds, Netflix is the most accessible platform and access means success. Netflix produces content including award-winning series Stranger Things, Bridgerton, Money Heist, and Squid Game which has a massive following on social media sites.

Netflix not only has some of the best original shows, but it also takes us down memory lane. Some of our favorite shows, Seinfeld, Friends, Grey’s Anatomy, and Criminal Minds are all available. Newer shows as well, Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, and Blacklist are also available.  

The variety of genres on Netflix for both series and movies makes it even better and definitely a great investment in your entertainment.

2. Hulu

Hulu also offers a variety of original entertainment. From series like The Handmaid’s tale, which has received a rating of 8.4 on IMD and 83% on Rotten Tomatoes, to limited-run series like The Act, Hulu has given us great performances and well-written programming.

Hulu also owns the rights to next-day streaming from ABC, NBC, Fox, Comcast, and Disney. For those that have opted out of cable, it allows you to keep up with your favorite network shows as if you were turning the channel. Hulu also offers live tv streaming services and a wide variety of movies and additional channels, including prime channels like Showtime, STARZ, and Cinemax.

3. HBO Max: Online streaming services for movies.

The quality of movies on HBO max is top-notch. HBO max is a great fount for classics as well as new releases. Original series, such as The Sopranos and Westworld, as well as programming offered on the HBO Max hubs such as Looney Tunes or Turner Classic Movies, allows you to pick some of the best entertainment available for a date night or a family night.

4. YouTube

YouTube isn’t just for instructional videos anymore. It has revolutionized the world’s of information, learning, and knowledge with a wide variety of entertainment. From lifestyle, gaming, travel, commentary, and movies to original series it is accessible to everyone all around the world.

YouTube not only offers free streaming services but there is also YouTube TV that has over  85  live stations such as CBS and NBC just to name a few. YouTube also has original movies, or you can always learn how to fix the water pump in your vintage Volvo.

5. Disney Plus

It’s not the Wonderful World of Disney the children of the 70s and 80s grew up with. Disney Plus has content for all age groups and it’s one of the streaming platforms. It often creates memorable family moments, watching old favorites with your children and seeing them through their eyes. Offers new shows to get into like the many shows from the Star Wars franchise.

Disney Plus has many unique shows that are hard to find on any other platform as well, like Loki, High School Musical and many more.

There are many more streaming services out there, Roku, Apple TV, Sling, Crackle and Amazon Prime, just to name a few more. All have their own set of unique programming to provide you with whatever binge you’re ready to embark on. The only thing missing is the popcorn.