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.

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Best Streaming Services 2022: HBO Max, Hulu, Disney Plus, and More

Sep 6, 2022

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

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Best Live TV Streaming Services 2022: YouTube TV, Hulu Live, Sling TV, and More

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.

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Best Streaming Services for Sports 2022: ESPN Plus, fuboTV, and More

Sep 12, 2022

Major league sports are always in season. If you’re a cord-cutter, make sure you’re set up with the right streaming service to get your game on.

Best Streaming Services for Anime

Best Streaming Services for Anime 2022

Sep 7, 2022

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

Jun 1, 2022

Had it with rising subscription fees? We’ve collected 11 inexpensive and no-cost streaming services you can enjoy right now.

Best Streaming Deals

Best Streaming TV Deals for September 2022

Sep 1, 2022

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 a Live TV Streaming Service

Aug 25, 2022

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

Aug 26, 2022

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.

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Best Streaming TV Devices 2022

Dec 3, 2021

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 2022

Mar 18, 2022

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.

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Chromecast with Google TV Review

Nov 2, 2021

Forget everything you know about Chromecast: Chromecast with Google TV is the first new serious streaming device to come along in years.

Apple TV 4K Review 2022

Apr 26, 2022

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.

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Roku Ultra Review 2022

Jun 6, 2022

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

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Review

Mar 4, 2022

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.

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On-Demand TV Streaming Customer Satisfaction Survey 2022

Jan 19, 2022

In partnership with Researchscape, surveyed over 6,000 current on-demand TV streaming customers to evaluate their satisfaction with their services’ features, content, functionality, pricing, and more. Some lined up with our own findings in our Best On-Demand Streaming Services 2022 review, some didn’t.

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Live TV Streaming Customer Satisfaction Survey 2022

Live TV streaming services aren’t exactly like cable or satellite, so curious cord-cutters rightfully have concerns: Is it worth it to switch to streaming? According to our survey results, most people feel they’re getting their money’s worth with YouTube TV and Hulu + Live TV.

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What Is Streaming TV?

Aug 25, 2022

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?

Sep 26, 2022

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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