Cord cutting is still in its infancy and is only just growing up. And with all growing services come growing pains…
Several services that started off “rough” recently have grown up. Here are my top three services that deserve a second look.
Hulu has been stuck in third place behind Amazon and Netflix for many years. It has struggled with complaints about ads and poor catalog; however, Hulu has been busy recently growing with new shows and a new app.
Not that long ago Hulu brought in a new CE, Mike Hopkins, and things started to change. Hulu now offers the much demanded ad-free option and has been locking down content deals. Slowly Hulu has been taking shows from Netflix and other places and growing its back catalog. No longer is Hulu a place to just get the last few episodes of a show. Now you can find full seasons.
Hulu is also releasing ever improving original content. Most notable is this month’s The Handmaid’s Tale.
If you hated the user interface in the past, Hulu also has a new app coming with a brand-new look and feel. Hulu is even working on an option to allow downloading for offline viewing.
#2 Sling TV
Sling TV was the first live TV service to become successful in the United States; however, with all new things it had some rough spots at launch. Now Sling TV has greatly improved the quality of its stream and apps.
Sling TV has also recently started to roll out a DVR to all of its devices. This missing feature now allows Sling to be competitive with other live TV streaming services.
#3 Amazon Prime Video
Amazon Prime Video was one of the early video streaming services to come out; however, its Prime service has come a long way. From an exclusive deal to get access to the back catalog of HBO shows to new deals with the BBC and others you will find an ever-growing list of shows and movies.
Amazon Prime also has the largest catalog of movies on any subscription streaming service. From newer movies such as 10 Cloverfield Lane and Iron Man to classics such as Top Gun and Indiana Jones, you will find something to watch.
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