What are the best apps similar to Netflix?

Netflix is pretty much synonymous with on-demand video streaming services today with millions of users and a large content library. That doesn't mean there aren't any other choices out there though. If you're looking for apps and services similar to Netflix, have a look at our list below.

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    #1Hulu

    Hulu

    Hulu is a video-on-demand service similar to Netflix that offers a huge catalog of exclusive programs and Hulu Originals. It launched in 2017 and is currently only available in the United States and Japan.

    Websites

    $5.99- Varies by plan

    Kapil Bhati
    Written on February 27, 2018
    "this post is very user-friendly and I read your whole blog it's a great post and very informative post os really thanks for sharing this post."
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    #2Sony Crackle

    Sony Crackle

    Sony Crackle is an over-the-top service of Sony Pictures Entertainment. It offers movies, TV series, and original content similar to Netflix and is accessible on smart devices, TVs, and gaming consoles.

    Websites

    Free

    Scott Wells
    Written on December 30, 2017
    "Nothing much can compare to Netflix when it comes to streaming. Crackle is a close second though because of the way they organize their content."
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    #3Tubi TV

    Tubi TV

    Tubi TV is an entertainment web application that lets you watch popular movies and TV series. You can stream content in full HD and watch videos on your smart device. It is similar to Netflix but the service is free and is ad-supported.

    Websites

    Free

    Lawrence Thomas
    Written on December 27, 2017
    "Not only can you watch the newest movies and tv shows, it's free. It doesn't get any better than that, and their selection is great if not better than Netflix anyway. Plus it doesn't change month to month. And it's free. There aren't a lot of legal free streaming services like Netflix, and this is possibly the best one out there!"

DID YOU KNOW?

Netflix has been in operation since 1997? The company started out as an online DVD rental service. It pioneered the monthly-based subscription service even back then. A business model that it adopted when it started offering online streaming services. It took the online media streaming service by storm. It helped push online video streaming services to greater popularity. It was so popular and used all over the world that people coined the phrase "Netflix and chill" after it. Its Netflix Original programming has produced some amazing shows over the years. Other streaming services such as Hulu and Amazon Prime Video put up a good fight.

Disney recently announced its own online streaming service this year called Disney Plus. Considering it's Disney, this could be a serious threat to Netflix. By now, Netflix has a very sizable user base of around 140 million subscribers worldwide. All Disney-owned content has seen its removal from other streaming services. This included all MCU movies as well as all the Marvel TV shows that Netflix had before. We've already had a glimpse of all things Disney at the recently held D23 Expo this year. The announcement also included plenty of Disney Plus-related content, of course. When it launches, Disney Plus plans will start at $5.99 per month. That undercuts Netflix's current pricing of $8.99 per month for its basic plans. The coming months will be an interesting one for the industry. With the service launching on November 12, we won't have to wait long. So if you've been searching for a service and apps like Netflix, this might be what you've been waiting for.

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    Free Trial

    #4HBO GO

    HBO GO

    HBO GO is the companion app of the popular premium cable channel, HBO. It offers a streaming service for watching all of HBO content from your TV Provider with your HBO Subscription. Original series, new movies every week, docs & more.

    Websites

    $14.99- Varies by plan

    Lauren Edwards
    Written on December 31, 2017
    "This is close to what I was looking for. I wanted a streaming app like Netflix through which I could watch a variety of shows and movies. This is only for HBO, and while is is a streaming app, it only offers HBO stuff. I wanted something a little more varied."
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    #5Vudu

    Vudu

    Vudu offers video-on-demand services similar to Netflix but doe snot require a subscription. It has a library that contains both the latest releases and the timeless classics and is available across all platforms and smart devices.

    Websites

    Pay-per-view

    Zhao Dong
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "This is a great alternative to Netflix. There's quite a bit of selection here. Some movies cost money to rent, and others are free to watch. There are some TV episodes available too. The free ones do have some annoying ads though, but what can you expect with free, right?"
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    Free Trial

    #6Amazon Prime Video

    Amazon Prime Video

    Amazon Prime Video is video-on-demand service just like Netflix where users can watch exclusive Amazon Originals as well as popular movies and TV shows anytime, anywhere. The service contents are either for rent or purchase.

    Streaming Services

    Check price

    Hugo Barron
    Written on January 2, 2018
    "I have used Amazon prime video. It is great and has a great collection of videos "
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    Free Trial

    #7SHOWTIME

    SHOWTIME

    SHOWTIME is a movie and TV series streaming site. It features Homeland, Billions, Shameless, Ray Donovan, and other popular Original Series. Schedule, episode guides, videos and more. 

    Websites

    $10.99- /month

    Margaret Young
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "The Showtime app is great if you have still pay for cable and have it as part of your package or if you are willing to pay the $10.99 a month for the exclusive Showtime content. While Showtime does have good content, I am not willing to dish out the extra $$ for it, preferring to cut ties with my cable bill and stick to Netflix/Hulu."
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    #8ALTBalaji

    ALTBalaji

    ALTBalaji is a video-on-demand (VOD) platform where users can subscribe and watch original content. Its shows and movies cater to both Indian regional languages and even other countries. ALTBalaji is also available on iOS and Android.

    Websites

    Varies by plan

    Hemant Nair
    Written on September 3, 2018
    "I can see this overtaking Netflix, especially in the Indian Region. I hope they can make more bollywood content that can match hollywood quality. 💯"
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    #9Iflix

    Iflix

    Iflix is an online service for watching TV shows, movies, and exclusives as well as a dedicated kids section. The service is currently available in countries across Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa. You can even download and watch offline.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free- Varies by plan

    Jin Yi
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "I got this for my girlfriend's mother, who lives alone nearby. She was missing the old shows and movies from her home, and this really fit the bill. The selection doesn't seem to be as wide and varied as you'd expect if you're used to English programming on Netflix or Hulu, but she seems to be very happy with it."

Summary

Best What are the best apps similar to Netflix
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1HuluWebsites 13 Paid
2Sony Crackle Websites 12 Free
3Tubi TVWebsites 11 Free
4HBO GOWebsites 9 Paid
5VuduWebsites 8 Paid
6Amazon Prime VideoStreaming Services 5 Free
7SHOWTIMEWebsites 1 Paid
8ALTBalajiWebsites 0 Free
9IflixApps 0 Free
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