Netflix was the leader in TV streaming service, largely replacing cable for many subscribers around the world. They offer a large selection of television shows and movies, with a library exceeding 20,000 feature items. Netflix has many original series, providing even more content to their subscribers.
Amazon has created a product that combines movie, TV, music, and book streaming all in one easy-to-access platform. Amazon Prime is more than just a streaming service, it also saves members fees on shipping for Amazon.com orders. Amazon has been in business for over 20 years and is now known as the world's largest online retailer!
Owned by Google, YouTube is one of the largest video streaming platforms available online. With millions of views racking up every day, YouTube's platform has a little bit of everything for all interests and genres. Ranging from short viral videos to clips of a series you've been struggling to find, YouTube has access to channels all over the world.
Anyone can create a video and upload it to YouTube today and could be seen by millions of viewers tomorrow. Subscribers can even buy or rent some of the newest movies and TV shows.
HuluPlus is the paid subscription version of Hulu, which has a vast library of free TV shows for viewing. Hulu was originally started by the heads of the four major TV networks (FOX, ABC, NBC, CBS), and thereby HuluPlus has a large selection, and in some cases exclusive access, of the shows that air on those networks.
VidAngel launched to help families enjoy shows through eliminating questionable content. The technology allows customers to choose what they want to see or hear when watching streamed television. VidAngel's slogan is, "Watch however the bleep you want". The company was involved in a legal battle in 2016, but became reactive to change their focus on providing filtering services for streaming television instead of movies.
Apple created and launched iTunes in January of 2001, allowing users to listen to music anywhere on their Apple devices. Apple then added streaming movie and tv through iTunes and Apple TV. This plunge into the television streaming space adds to the many unplugged streaming entertainment options.
Vudu is an online movie and TV streaming service that is owned by Wal-Mart and has been around for over ten years. They do offer $2 for two day DVD rentals which is extremely competitive for movie rentals. Their main business stems from digital streaming, providing even more, entertainment options to consumers.
Crunchyroll provides anime on demand giving users access to thousands of hours of videos and different episodes of popular Asian content. This online service was founded by UC Berkley graduates in 2006. There are more than 5 million users of Crunchyroll's online service.
Sling TV won the CES 2015 awards for the "Best Home Theater Product" and the "Best Software/App." It has also been rated the "Best in Show" by Engadget for its pricing, easy-to-navigate interface, and the fact that it could be the beginning of the end for traditional pay television in the United States.
Fandango Now was started in April of 2016 as a part of Fandango, providing on-demand video movie, tv streaming, and downloading services to everyone. Customers are able to read company reviews, see Rotten Tomatoes scores, watch trailers, and purchase movie tickets or a Fandango gift card in minutes online or through the Fandango app. No subscription is needed and customers can watch what they want when they want.