Video Streaming Guide

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Video Streaming Guide

Cut the cable cord and use our guide to find the best streaming service for you.

Select features to filter through the video streaming options in our guide below.

Streaming Subscription wdt_ID Live TV / Local Channels NESN+ Pro Sports College Sports No Contract Platforms & Devices
Netflix 1 X X X X Android, iOS, web browers, Apple TV, Chromecast, Fire TV, Nvidia Shield, Roku, Smart TVs, PS4, Xbox, Set top boxes
Amazon Prime 2 X X X X Fire TV, Fire tablet, iPhone, iPad, Chromecast, Xbox, PlayStation 4, Smart TVs, Blu-ray players, Apple TV, Roku, Xfinity X1
Disney+ 3 X X X X Amazon, Fire TV and Fire tablets, Roku, Chromecast, iOS, iPadOS, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, Xbox, PlayStation 4, Android-based Sony Smart TVs, Chromebooks, Samsung and LG devices
Peacock 4 X X Fire TV, Fire tablet, iPhone, iPad, Chromecast, Xbox, PlayStation 4 & 5, Smart TVs, Apple TV, Roku, Xfinity
Paramount 5 X X Fire TV, iPhone, iPad, Chromecast, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Portal TV, Samsung Smart TVs, Vizio TVs, LG TVs, Playstation 4, Xbox 1, Xbox Series S, Xbox Seris X, Xfinity Flex, X1, Cox Contour Box
HBO Max 6 X X X X Amazon Fire, Roku, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, PlayStation 4, Macs and PCs, Samsung Smart TV, Xbox One, TiVo
Hulu 7 X X Android, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Echo Show, Fire Tablets, Fire TV, iPhones and iPads, LG TV (select models), Nintendo Switch, Mac and PC, PlayStation 3 (no live programming), PlayStation 4, Roku, Samsung TV (select models), VIZIO SmartCast TVs,
DirecTV Streaming 8 DirecTV Streaming Device, Fire TV, Android, iOS, Roku, Samsung Smart TVs
YouTube TV 9 X X X Smart TVS, Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, Xbox One S, & Xbox One X, PS5, PS4, PS4 Pro, Android, iOS
Fubo TV 10 Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, Mac and PC web browsers, Chromecast, iPhone, iPad, Roku, Samsung Smart TVs
Sling 11 X X X Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, iPhone and iPad, web browsers, Android, Android TV, Xbox, Samsung Smart TVs, LG Smart TVs and VIZIO Smart TVs
Live TV / Local Channels NESN+ Pro Sports College Sports No Contract

Best Streaming Services Based on your Favorite Content

Movie Lovers

Streaming services can do more than deliver on-demand
shows and live TV. Check out the top services that bring
the movie theater experience to your living room.

NETFLIX
DISNEY+
PRIME
APPLE TV
HULU
HBO
PEACOCK
PARAMOUNT

Sports Lovers

From the NFL to the Sox, you don’t need a cable subscription to watch live sports. The sports streaming services make it easy to catch all the prime-time games and general sports coverage you could want.

HULU
FUBO
PRIME
PEACOCK
SLING
YOUTUBE TV
DIRECTV Streaming

Best Live TV Streaming

With these top live TV streaming services, you can ditch your cable provider and still watch prime-time network
shows and sports.

HULU
FUBO
YOUTUBE TV
SLING
DIRECTV Streaming

Streaming Services

Streaming platforms are, in general, subscription services where customers pay for access to video content (live or recorded) provided to them over an internet connection. There are many streaming platforms with differing cost structures and content provided.

It is important to note that a customer must have an internet-connected device (television, computer, phone, tablet etc.) to access a streaming platform.

Prime Video offers unlimited streaming of movies and TV episodes for paid or free trial members in the US and Puerto Rico. With Amazon Channels, you can watch your favorite shows and movies from HBO, SHOWTIME, and STARZ channels.

Compatible devices: Fire TV, Fire tablet, Android, iOS, Chromecast, Xbox, PlayStation 4, Smart TVs, Blu-ray players, Apple TV, Roku, Xfinity X1.

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Pros

  • Membership includes free 2-day shipping
  • Thursday night football available
  • Rentals available
  • Download and watch offline
  • Original shows

Cons

  • Requires internet
  • Not available on some platforms
  • Limited original content
  • Some content costs extra

Game-changing, proprietary over-the-top device that delivers video and integrated content to your TV over the internet. It enables you to watch online videos, listen to music, use thousands of third-party apps, and play games all on your TV.

Compatible devices: DirecTV Streaming Device, Fire TV, Android, iOS, Roku, Samsung Smart TVs.

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Pros

  • 145+ Channels
  • Includes NESN+
  • Premium channels available
  • On demand available

Cons

  • Requires internet or DirecTV satellite set-up
  • Equipment cost for satellite install

Subscription streaming platform featuring a massive library of Disney, ABC, FOX, Star Wars, Marvel, and National Geographic movies and TV show. Great for families to stream child-friendly content.

Compatible devices: Amazon, Fire TV and Fire tablets, Roku, Chromecast, iOS Devices, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, Xbox, PlayStation 4 and 5, Android-based Sony Smart TVs, Chromebooks, Samsung devices, LG devices, Xbox series X and Xbox One.

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Pros

  • Ad free
  • No contract
  • Can be bundled with Hulu
  • Download and watch offline
  • Child-friendly content

Cons

  • Requires internet
  • Gaps in content lineups

FuboTV is the world’s only sports-focused live TV streaming service with top leagues and teams, plus popular shows, movies, and news for the entire household. Watch 100+ live TV channels, thousands of on-demand titles, and more on your TV, phone, tablet, computer, and other devices.

Compatible devices: Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, Mac and PC web browsers, Chromecast, iPhone, iPad, Roku, Samsung Smart TVs.

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Pros

  • Local channels available
  • Premium channels available
  • Some international programming available

Cons

  • Requires internet
  • No ABC or ESPN

HBO Max is a stand-alone streaming platform that bundles all of HBO together with even more TV favorites, blockbuster movies, and new Max Originals for everyone in the family.

Compatible devices: Amazon Fire, Roku, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS Devices, iPod touch, PlayStation 4, Macs and PCs, Samsung Smart TV, Xbox One, TiVo.

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Pros

  • Award winning original content
  • Prepay for one year and get two months free
  • Download and watch offline
  • Great movie selection

Cons

  • Requires internet
  • Limited to movies and exclusive series and programs
  • Content phases out quickly

Streaming content service which offers a library of films and television series from networks such as ABC, NBC, or FX Networks, as well as Hulu original programming. Now offering a subscription for Live TV offering a verity of movies, shows, and sports with over 75+ live TV channels.

Compatible devices: Android, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Echo Show, Fire Tablets, Fire TV, iPhones and iPads, LG TV (select models), Nintendo Switch, Mac and PC, PlayStation 3 (no live programming), PlayStation 4, Roku, Samsung TV (select models), VIZIO SmartCast TVs, Xbox, Xfinity Flex & X1.

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Pros

  • New episodes available day after they air
  • Can be bundled with Disney+
  • Premium channel add-ons available

Cons

  • Requires internet
  • No PBS
  • Frequent commercials

Netflix is a subscription-based streaming service that allows its subscribers to watch TV shows and movies without commercials on an internet-connected device. You can also download TV shows and movies to your IOS, Android, or Windows 10 devices and watch without an internet connection.

Compatible devices: Android, iOS, web browsers, Apple TV, Chromecast, Fire TV, Roku, Smart TVs, PS4, Xbox, Set top boxes.

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Pros

  • Original content
  • Large content library
  • No contracts
  • Good recommendation system
  • Allows simultaneous streaming

Cons

  • Requires internet
  • Limited to no sports content

Expansion of CBS All Access that provides over 30,000 episodes and movies from CBS, BET, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures, Smithsonian Channel, and more. Also gives access to live sports, shows, and news with your local CBS station, the CBS News Streaming Network, CBS Sports HQ, and ET Live. 

Compatible devices: Fire TV, iOS devices, Chromecast, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Portal TV, Samsung Smart TVs, Vizio TVs, LG TVs, PlayStation 4, Xbox 1, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X, Xfinity Flex, X1, Cox Contour Box.

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Pros

  • CBS Content
  • NFL Games
  • Limited ads
  • Live sports

Cons

  • Requires internet
  • Limited CBS content

Peacock is the premium video streaming service run by NBCUniversal. It is home to classic and recent shows from NBCUniversal’s various broadcast and cable networks, along with films from Universal Pictures, DreamWorks Animation, and Focus Features.

Compatible devices: Fire TV, Fire tablet, iOS Devices, Chromecast, Xbox, PlayStation 4 & 5, Smart TVs, Apple TV, Roku, Xfinity.

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Pros

  • Free with ads
  • NBC Content
  • Some sports and WWE content
  • Live content
  • Child-friendly content
  • Robust parental controls

Cons

  • Requires internet
  • No DVR
  • Limited content

An alternative to cable and satellite television and works off streaming, much like Netflix and Hulu. The difference between YouTube TV and other streaming services is that YouTube TV offers live and on-demand TV streaming, just like your cable service.

Compatible devices: Smart TVS, Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, Xbox One S, & Xbox One X, PS5, PS4, PS4 Pro, Android, iOS.

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Pros

  • Local channels available
  • Free 2 week trial
  • 85+ channels for live TV
  • Premium channel add-ons available for free

Cons

  • Requires internet

The first app-based TV service that lets you stream your favorite live TV and on-demand content over the internet. Watch live shows wherever you are, at home or on the go, on your TV, laptop, tablet or phone.

Compatible devices: Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, iPhone and iPad, web browsers, Android, Android TV, Xbox, Samsung Smart TVs, LG Smart TVs and VIZIO Smart TVs.

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Pros

  • Much cheaper than cable
  • Large amount of content

Cons

  • Requires internet
  • Limited local channels
  • Optional packages will make it more expensive
  • Occasional buffering issues

Slow and unstable internet?

Consider a Satellite Provider.

Satellite providers are different and from streaming services as they do not require an internet connection to operate. As implied by the name, satellite providers require the installation of a satellite dish on the customer’s home to deliver their content. Further, satellite providers do offer some enhanced content packages (i.e. on demand movies and TV series) but their services generally revolve around Live TV. If you have a very slow or unstable internet connection you will want to closely consider a satellite provider.

DirecTV uses a satellite type of technology that provides
consumers with digital television. It is one of the world’s largest
providers of digital entertainment. DirecTV also provides premium
video using the most innovative and latest developed technology.

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A direct-broadcast satellite service provider. Dish provides satellite
television, audio programming, and interactive television services
to commercial and residential customers in the United States.

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