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Beyond Netflix and Hulu: 100 Plus Video Streaming Services Available in 2021

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There has never been a better time to be a cord cutter. Gone are the days when Netflix and Hulu were the main sources of entertainment. Today we have the opposite problem. Streaming services are now a dime a dozen. There are so many on-demand and live TV streaming services available with wide variations in quality and content, that services that may appeal to us can go unnoticed. Below is a sortable list of more than one hundred video streaming services covering entertainment, sports, documentaries, and more, so you can find what providers you've been missing. This isn't a complete list of available video streaming services, but it covers most of the bigger providers.

The top 100 video streaming services can be watched on Roku, Tivo Stream 4K, Amazon Firestick, smart televisions, and on tablets and smartphones

The top 100 video streaming services can be watched on Roku, Tivo Stream 4K, Amazon Firestick, smart televisions, and on tablets and smartphones

I've ranked these services by levels, which are subjective on my part. Levels aren't an assessment of their quality. They are mainly my assessment of popularity and appeal. Level 1 services, like Live TV streaming services, alternatives to cable and satellite TV, have wide appeal and wide name recognition. Level 2 services are either less well known or appeal to a narrower audience. Level 3 services are the least known, appeal to a narrower audience, or have less content.

Another ranking is Type. Many of these 100-plus streaming services are labeled Entertainment because they offer a mix of movies, TV shows, educational content, and documentaries. Others, that are more specific, like anime and independent, will be given a label that's largely descriptive of what they offer. Live TV streaming services is a popular category.

Lastly, I deal with the cost of these services. Because subscription prices can change, I don't provide them. Instead, I indicate whether they are free, paid, or have both free and paid content. A couple of these services offer free content through public libraries. A library card is required. Check the price before signing up because offerings are subject to change. Many offer free trials.

Streaming services listed here are available on a variety of devices like Roku, Tivo Stream 4K, Amazon FireStick, smart TVs, and apps for tablets, and smartphones.

NameTypeLevelCost

Netflix

Entertainment

1

Paid

Hulu

Entertainment

1

Paid

Hulu with Live TV

Live TV Streaming

1

Paid

Amazon Prime

Entertainment

1

Both

HBO Now

Entertainment

1

Paid

HBO Max

Entertainment

1

Paid

Disney+

Entertainment

1

Paid

CBS All Access

Entertainment

1

Paid

Peacock

Entertainment

1

Both

Apple TV

Entertainment

1

Paid

AT&T TV NOW

Live TV Streaming

1

Paid

Starz

Entertainment

1

Paid

YouTube TV

Live TV Streaming

1

Paid

YouTube Premium

Entertainment

1

Paid

YouTube

Entertainment

1

Free

Sling TV

Live TV Streaming

1

Both

Showtime

Entertainment

1

Paid

Epix

Entertainment

1

Paid

ESPN+

Sports

1

Paid

VRV

Anime

1

Both

Facebook Watch

Entertainment

1

Free

Twitch

Entertainment

1

Free

DC Universe

Entertainment

1

Paid

Cinemax Go

Entertainment

1

Paid

PBS

Entertainment

1

Free

Crunchy Roll

Anime

1

Paid

Roku Channel

Entertainment

1

Free

Philo

Live TV Streaming

1

Paid

Funimation

Anime

1

Paid

Fubo TV

Live TV Streaming

1

Paid

Acorn TV

British

2

Paid

The CW

Entertainment

2

Free

Comedy Central

Comedy

2

Free

AMC Premiere

Entertainment

2

Paid

Happy Kids

Kids

2

Free

VUDU

Entertainment

2

Both

Crackle

Entertainment

2

Free

Pluto

Entertainment

2

Free

Tubi

Entertainment

2

Free

Univision NOW

Latino

2

Paid

PBS Kids

Kids

2

Free

Sundance Now

Entertainment

2

Paid

PopcornFlix

Entertainment

2

Free

Xumo

Entertainment

2

Free

Kanopy

Entertainment

2

Library Card

Hoopla

Entertainment

2

Library Card

Britbox

British

2

Paid

Quibi

Entertainment

2

Paid

MLB.TV

Sports

2

Paid

Vidgo

Live TV Streaming

2

Paid

NBA League Pass

Sports

2

Paid

Sports Gold

Sports

2

Paid

The Criterion Channel

Entertainment

2

Paid

UMC

Urban

2

Paid

Shudder

Horror

2

Paid

Hallmark Movies Now

Entertainment

2

Paid

IMDB TV

Entertainment

2

Free

Boomerang

Kids

2

Paid

NHL Live

Sports

2

Paid

DreamworksTV

Entertainment

2

Paid

Curiosity Stream

Documentaries

2

Paid

NFL Game Pass

Sports

2

Paid

Fox Soccer

Sports

2

Paid

Nick Hits

Kids

2

Paid

Redbox

Entertainment

2

Paid

Frndly

Entertainment

2

Paid

Rakuten Viki

Asian

2

Paid

Tribeca Shortlist

Entertainment

2

Paid

BigStar Movies

Independent

2

Free

Smithsonian Plus

Documentaries

3

Paid

Fandor

Independent

3

Paid

Dust

Science Fiction

3

Free

FlixFling

Entertainment

3

Paid

Local BTV

Live TV Streaming

3

Free

Mubi

International

3

Paid

Laugh Out Loud!

Comedy

3

Free

Vimeo

Entertainment

3

Free

Screambox

Horror

3

Paid

Revry

LGBT

3

Both

GuideDoc

Documentaries

3

Paid

WOW Presents Plus

Drag

3

Paid

UFC Fight Pass

Sports

3

Paid

Ginx Esports TV

Sports

3

Paid

Broadway HD

Broadway Shows

3

Paid

Locast

Live TV Streaming

3

Donation

DAZN

Sports

3

Paid

Pureflix

Entertainment

3

Paid

Dove Channel

Entertainment

3

Both

HIDIVE

Anime

3

Paid

MovieSphere Free

Entertainment

3

Free

Magnolia Selects

Independent

3

Paid

History Vault

Documentaries

3

Paid

Hi-YAH!

Asian Action Movies

3

Paid

KOCOWA

Korean Dramas

3

Paid

B/R

Sports

3

Paid

Willow

Sports

3

Paid

F1

Sports

3

Paid

PGA Tour Live

Sports

3

Paid

Baby Boomer TV

Entertainment

3

Free

VEVO

Music Videos

3

Free

Dekkoo

LGBT

3

Paid

WWE Network

Sports

3

Free

FILMRISE

Entertainment

3

Free

CBS News

News

3

Free

ABC News

News

3

Free

Kidoodle.TV

Kids

3

Free

The Great Courses Plus

Educational

3

Paid

FilmRise True Crime

True Crime

3

Free

Toon Goggles

Kids

3

Both

MagellanTV

Documentaries

3

Paid

The Archive TV

Entertainment

3

Free

Vyou

Independent

3

Both

Sky News

News

3

Free

The Weather Network

Weather

3

Free

TED

Educational

3

Free

Genius Kitchen

Food

3

Free

Reuters TV

News

3

Free

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This content reflects the personal opinions of the author. It is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and should not be substituted for impartial fact or advice in legal, political, or personal matters.

© 2020 LT Wright

What Streaming Services Do You Recommend?

Danny from India on September 03, 2020:

Cece this list is very exhaustive, thanks.