With the sudden uptick in at-home time, many of us are turning to streaming video to pass the time. And while there are certainly a variety of categories and genres out there to binge watch, game shows in particular can often invoke a bit of interactivity, turning the normally passive nature of watching TV into an active competition among everyone in the household. With that in mind, we thought we’d gather a few streaming options to help our readers get their game show fixes on.
Netflix: Highlights include Jeopardy!, Minute to Win It, Winsanity, Awake: The Million Dollar Game
Netflix sports a rather modest collection of game shows right now. There’s one season of Winsanity, a short-lived game show hosted by Donald Faison. Elsewhere, the Netflix series Awake: The Million Dollar Game challenges contestants to complete tasks after being awake for 24 hours. The clear highlight here is Jeopardy!, although the selection is fairly limited at the moment. Rather than full seasons or collections based on tournaments, Netflix offers episodes based on memorable contestants, such as Seth Wilson or Cindy Stowell, who tragically passed away in 2016 before her championship run could air.
Hulu: Highlights include Jeopardy!, Cash Cab, Spin the Wheel
For a far more robust selection of Jeopardy! episodes, you can turn to Hulu. The service boasts 13 seasons, and 74 episodes in total. Among those are custom playlists for season 31’s Teachers Tournament and Season 30’s College Championship. It’s worth noting, though, that the most recent episodes are from about 2016-2017, so adjust your pop culture knowledge accordingly. One more recent highlight, however, is the prime-time special Jeopardy!: The Greatest of All Time, which brought back three of the show’s all-time best for a showdown.
Amazon Prime Video: Highlights include Ellen’s Favorite Games, Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?, Deal or No Deal, Family Feud
While there are a few more recent game show options on Prime Video, including Ellen’s Favorite Games and Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?, most of the selection skews toward classic fare thanks to a partnership with Buzzr. You’ll find various incarnations of Family Feud, including a few seasons from the Richard Dawson era, along with Press Your Luck and The Match Game.
Buzzr: Highlights include To Tell The Truth, Match Game, Password
Speaking of Buzzr, the classic game show network is available via cable and satellite, but it’s also available via Amazon Prime and Pluto TV. Sling TV also recently announced it’s adding Buzzr to its lineup via its Sling Orange and Sling Blue packages. Beyond that, Buzzr also makes a number of classic episodes available via its YouTube channel.
Game Show Network: Highlights include Family Feud, Deal or No Deal, Match Game, Cash Cab
As the name implies, Game Show Network features a number of classic and more recent shows, including the Steve Harvey-era Family Feud, Cash Cab, and Deal of No Deal. It’s also adding a new show called Master Minds in April hosted by Brook Burns and featuring Jeopardy! legend Ken Jennings. Along with traditional cable and satellite providers, GSN is also available via Philo, Frndly TV, FuboTV, and Sling TV.
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