Looking for Something New to Watch?
These 5 new streaming TV services have the goods.
So you’ve watched everything on Netflix (or you’ve been cut off from using your mom’s password), now what? Maybe it’s time to jump into another TV stream.
Here are five streaming TV alternatives to Netflix that carry exclusive original content you may not have seen before. In most cases, they cost a little less than Netflix per month, and none of them have a password-sharing crackdown policy (yet).
1. Paramount+ does drama ($4.99–$9.99/mo.)
If you like the gritty drama of cable’s Yellowstone, Paramount+ is building a universe of like-minded shows from writer/director Taylor Sheridan, including prequels 1883 and 1923 (with Harrison Ford), and present-day crime series Mayor of Kingstown and Tulsa King (starring Sylvester Stallone). Paramount+ also carries live sports (including the NFL and NCAA) and local CBS channels.
2. SHOWTIME has the buzz ($10.99/mo.)
Yellowjackets, a time-jumping drama about teen girls stranded in the wilderness in the ’90s and their lingering modern-day trauma, is SHOWTIME’s buzziest series in years. Shows like Billions and Your Honor are also solid hits from the network that produced modern classics like Homeland, Shameless, and The L Word. You can also catch live boxing and MMA on SHOWTIME.
3. Peacock has the LOL comedies ($4.99–$9.99/mo.)
Besides being the only place where you can stream iconic NBC comedies like The Office, Parks and Recreation, and 30 Rock, Peacock also produces its own original comedies. Poker Face (starring Natasha Lyonne and created by Knives Out’s Rian Johnson) is Peacock’s newest breakout hit, preceded by hilarious exclusives like A.P. Bio, Killing It, and We Are Lady Parts.
4. Prime Video has movies and originals ($8.99–$14.99/mo.)
Prime Video’s biggest claim to streaming fame is comedy The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, but the service that conveniently comes with your Amazon Prime membership has plenty of other originals, including new musical drama Daisy Jones & The Six (starring Riley Keough). In addition to a growing slate of originals, Prime Video also carries over 25,000 new and older movies.
5. Disney+ is for kids and adults ($7.99–$10.99/mo.)
Star Wars, Marvel, The Simpsons—Disney+ is all about the stuff you grew up on (and continue to love today). Disney+ may be mostly for kids, but there’s also plenty for adults, like the tense Star Wars series Andor, out-there Marvel show WandaVision, and R-rated superhero fare like Deadpool and Logan (check those parental control boxes). You can also bundle Disney+ with Hulu and ESPN+ for one of the best combo deals in streaming for $12.99 or $19.99 a month.