Streaming is fast becoming the most popular way to watch TV, but which platforms are the best to register with? At Streaming Wars website, you can find all the latest news and reviews for current and upcoming streaming services. Here, we will tell you about the best streaming platforms you should be using.
Netflix is, without a doubt, the most popular TV and movie streaming service available anywhere in the world. The company is US-based but offers its service in most other countries too, with the exception of China, North Korea, Crimea and Syria. It was founded in 1997 and 20 years later, it had 148 million subscribers worldwide, 60 million of which are within the US. Netflix streams content from a variety of different networks but is most famed for its own original content. Shows such as Orange Is the New Black, Ozark, Better Call Saul, Russian Doll, and The OA have all proven incredibly popular among audiences in many countries. Recently, the shock documentary, Tiger King, became one of the most talked about shows which Netflix has ever produced. The season was recently been expanded by one episode, and you can read more about that here.
Jeff Bezos wants just one thing: to be the biggest and best at everything he does. His company, Amazon, have already conquered many markets, including the sale of computer games, DVDs, and downloadable music. The streaming service, Amazon Prime was launched a while after Netflix, in 2005, but it is now gaining ground fast. This is due mostly to successful Amazon Prime-produced TV shows such as The Man in the High Castle, Hunters, Bosch, and Sneaky Pete. In addition, the service has exclusivity to TV shows produced elsewhere including The Wire, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and Six Feet Under.
This is the newest major TV and film streaming service. Disney had long been interested in entering this market but didn’t launch their service until 2019. It has proven to be a big hit with viewers as it took less than a year to reach 50 million subscribers – 10 million people signed up in the first day alone. Exclusive Disney content includes eight different series based on the Marvel universe and the highly anticipated Star Wars-based series, The Mandalorian.
The BBC is renowned throughout the world for its TV output. Many countries, including the US, have dedicated TV channels showing a number of popular BBC series. The on-demand platform, iPlayer, is completely free to use. It is only available in the UK to TV license payers (although this is not stringently checked), but viewers outside of the UK are able to access the site via VPN. Not everything the BBC has ever produced is always available, but modern classics such as His Dark Materials, War of the Worlds, and Killing Eve can be watched in their entirety. The content changes regularly, and classics such as Fawlty Towers, Monty Python’s Flying Circus, and Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em can often be viewed. Some content on iPlayer is only available for a limited time, but it is clearly displayed when a title will be removed.
These streaming platforms and several others are all available for you to subscribe to. The choice can be a difficult one and many offer a free trial period to new users. This is a great way to learn more about the content of each of the platforms.