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Your Guide to Live TV and On-Demand Streaming

We may be called, but we absolutely love our streaming TV. You might call streaming our dirty little secret.

Streaming is cheap, convenient, and flexible. And with the breadth of streaming services available these days, streaming has pretty much anything any fan could ask for.

Ready to cut the cord and jump into TV streaming? Let the editorial team at help you navigate the waters of TV streaming.

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TV made easy

Tired of cable? Want to save some cash? Well, streaming TV is a very good alternative, and we review streaming services and streaming devices for a living. Not only that but, we survey real customers and dig into the nuts and bolts of this relatively new TV tech.

We review every top on-demand streaming service

If you don’t know already, streaming is much, much more than just Netflix and Hulu these days. There’s literally an on-demand streaming service for every type of fan. Check out one of our reviews, and see which on-demand streaming service is right for you.

We may be, but we know live TV streaming

Live TV streaming services are the real, true-blue replacements for cable. You don’t have as many options as on-demand streaming services, and live TV streaming services can be pretty pricey. But if you want live sports, news, and special events, live TV streaming is where it’s at, and we got the reviews to help you choose the right one.

You want the best streaming service, you got it

At this point, some of our newer readers might be a little lost (so many logos and funny corporate names). That’s why our experts curate best-of lists and give out Editor’s Choice awards, so you don’t waste your time with streaming services that aren’t up to snuff.

Get the best streaming service for you

Best Streaming Services 2024: Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, and More

Jul 18, 2024

Our experts spent thousands of hours researching and testing 20 top on-demand streaming services so you don't have to.


Best Live TV Streaming Services 2024: YouTube TV, Hulu Live, Sling TV, and More

Jun 11, 2024

We’ve ranked these live TV streaming services based on bang-for-your-buck value, features, reliability, and our most recent live TV streaming customer satisfaction survey results.


Best Streaming Services for Sports 2024: ESPN+, Fubo, and More

Jun 4, 2024

Streaming services are finally delivering the sports we desire. But there’s a lot to choose from nowadays, so we’ve broken down the top services that lay out the best channel and league offerings for sports fans.

Best Streaming Services for Anime

Best Streaming Services for Anime 2024

Dec 12, 2023

Our experts tested every major service and found that Hulu provides the best user experience for anime fans.

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Best Free and Cheap Streaming Services

Jan 29, 2024

We’re all about the bang for your buck here at, but how about bang for no bucks? Expensive premium streaming services are cool and all, but discovering free and cheap entertainment is a small victory that’s (mostly) priceless. We’ve rounded up 14 of those small victories for your streaming enjoyment.

Best Streaming TV Deals

Best Streaming TV Deals and Discounts for July 2024

Jul 2, 2024

Want to save some money on streaming TV? Our experts scour the internet every month so you can get the best streaming deals.

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Compare streaming services head to head

Have you narrowed down your choices? Our experts also compare top streaming services head to head, so you can drill down a little bit more before you sign up.

There are a lot of services out there. We can help.

Again, all the streaming choices can get overwhelming. Let our gentle, guiding arm lead you the whole way, from how to choose a streaming service to how to bundle more than one streaming service.

How to Choose the Best Live TV Streaming Service

Sep 20, 2023

Since there are more live TV streaming options than the choices you have with cable (which is limited by area) or satellite (which is limited to DIRECTV and DISH), shopping around is a must. Once you have a decent internet connection, which live TV streaming service should you go with?

9 Streaming Bundles to Replace Cable

Jul 11, 2024

With no contracts and simple-but-affordable packages packed with popular channels, streaming TV is an attractive alternative to cable TV. But streaming’s best quality is customization. It offers the ability to create your own streaming service bundles tailored to your interests, while still saving you money over cable.

What show should you watch next?

No need to channel surf—you can find the perfect show for your tastes with the help of our TV show algorithm. It’s like a mystical TV mind reader.

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Streaming devices can make or break your experience

Streaming devices are the engine that keep your streaming services running. You can go full-on muscle car (like Apple TV 4K) or settle for an economy hatchback (like Google Chromecast). No shade either way because the one you choose should depend on your needs and budget, not keeping up with the Joneses.

Best streaming devices - Apple TV, Roku and more

Best Streaming TV Devices 2023

Nov 16, 2022

We reviewed the top TV streaming devices on the market right now from Roku, Apple, Google, Amazon and more. Find out which device came out on top.

Chromecast 3rd Generation Review 2023

Jan 29, 2024

Google's Chromecast 3rd Generation is a plug-and-play streaming device in the most literal sense: simply insert it into your TV’s HDMI port, and you’re ready to go.

Apple TV 4K Review 2023

Jun 9, 2023

If you love Apple products, the Apple TV 4K won’t disappoint. It’s elegant, easy to use, and packed with the potential to support all your favorite apps.

Roku Ultra

Roku Ultra Review 2023

Jan 29, 2024

As the name suggests, the Ultra is Roku’s top-of-the-line streaming device—and it lives up to the title.

Roku Express

Roku Express Review

Dec 11, 2023

Roku Express is a tween—not quite an over-the-top streaming box or an HDMI stick but somewhere in the middle. The distinction matters less than the price: it’s just $24.99, which makes the Express the cheapest full-featured streaming device on the market.

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Review

Jan 29, 2024

Amazon’s Fire TV Stick 4K, like most streaming sticks and dongles on the market, is good for those who want the benefits of a set-top streaming box without, well, the box.

We know the industry, so you can trust us

It’s not enough to give our opinions. We want to hear from real customers and know how the technology actually works. Read up on what customers think and how it all works before you dive into the stream.

Read our annual customer satisfaction survey for on-demand streaming

On-Demand Streaming Customer Satisfaction Survey 2023

Apr 12, 2023

We asked 6,900 real customers what they think about their on-demand streaming services.

Read Our Live TV Streaming Customer Satisfaction Survey

Live TV Streaming Customer Satisfaction Survey 2023

Apr 10, 2023

Hulu + Live TV and YouTube TV are the top dogs in our 2023 live TV streaming customer satisfaction survey, which asked 6,900 current subscribers, “How’s your stream?”

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What Is Streaming TV?

Feb 9, 2024

Streaming TV is simply video content delivered over the internet instead of a cable in the ground or a dish on the roof. Watch on a TV, tablet, phone, laptop, or wherever you want, no muss or fuss—if you have a decent internet connection, you’re ready to stream.

Cable vs. Streaming TV: Which is Better?

May 9, 2024

Should you spend your hard-earned bucks on good ole reliable cable TV, or new-ish internet-based streaming TV? Both deliver live and on-demand television to your eyeballs, but there are subtle, and some sharp, differences between the two. (Psssst: most of our cable notes also relate to satellite TV.)

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