Which Streaming Service Won’t Break The Bank?

Netflix (from $7.99 per month)


The $7.99-per-month plan is for one standard-definition stream. For two concurrent HD streams (two people watching from the same account at the same time), it’s now $9.99 for new members. For $11.99, you can get up to four concurrent streams and support for 4K content.

Amazon Instant Video (from $8.99 per month)


Amazon Instant Video ($99) is about to be cheaper than Netflix, while a $10.99-per-month option comes with Amazon Prime’s free shipping, not to mention Amazon Photos and Music and the Kindle Lending Library. If you’re going to stick with the full package for the long haul, though, the $99 annual rate is likely your best bet.

Hulu (from $7.99 per month)


Hulu has a limited number of titles you can watch for free. But for full seasons of current and classic TV series, as well as original content, you’ll need to subscribe for $7.99 per month.

Sling TV (from $20 per month)


Sling TV is the most expensive streaming services on this list, but it’s probably as close to the traditional TV experience as you can get. For $20 per month, Sling TV offers live access to channels like AMC, TBS, The Food Network, CNN, TNT, and more. You also get ESPN and ESPN2, but a $5 Sports Extra package adds nine more sports channels, and you can bundle HBO Now into Sling TV for an extra $15 per month.