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Netflix vs Disney+ vs Amazon Prime Video vs HBO Go

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In a word: All of the above. Each streaming service is worth your money depending on what you want to watch.

But if you’re really leaning toward one or two in particular, there are a few factors to think about. Here’s a quick breakdown:

Netflix

Netflix has 200+ TV shows and movies that you can watch on any device. With Netflix Originals like House of Cards and Stranger Things, there are many reasons why it’s a great deal at $7.99 per month or $13.99 for 4K quality.

There are also over 50 kids titles available, which makes it a great option for families with young children who want to stream together as a family unit.

Amazon Prime Video

Amazon Prime Video has over 75,000 titles available for streaming and thousands of titles available for purchase on Amazon Instant Video, including original series like The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and The Man in the High Castle, as well as exclusive content from HBO including Insecure and Game of Thrones pre-season content.

Amazon Prime Video also has a sizable free library that includes original series like The Tick and Sigmund and the Sea Monsters, along with its thousands of other TV shows and movies available for purchase on its website.

That means Amazon Prime members have access to some of the best TV shows around (and some of the newest), along with exclusive movies that can only be streamed through Amazon, like Roma and The Big Sick.

HBO Now

HBO Now is a great option for those who want to watch HBO content without having to pay for a whole cable package.

HBO’s original series like Game of Thrones, Westworld, and Veep are exclusive to the service, although you’ll also have access to all of the older shows like The Sopranos and Sex and the City. It’s also available as part of Amazon Prime Video if you don’t already have it.

Disney+

Disney+ launched in 2019 with over 10,000 titles available right away and more than 7,500 Disney films and live-action series from its vault. That means you can stream classic Disney animated features like The Lion King and Aladdin along with live-action features like Marvel’s Iron Man movies or Pirates of the Caribbean.

In addition to Disney TV shows, there will be five original series including The Mandalorian created by Jon Favreau (Iron Man) that takes place after the fall of the Galactic Empire in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.

That’s not to say you can’t have a lot of fun with the free options. YouTube has tons of original series and many kids are big fans of playing YouTube videos as a background for storytime or while doing crafts.


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