With the recent launch of Amazon Prime Add on subscriptions, I thought it was time to take a look at the internet provided television market to see what your options are if you are looking at ditching the conventional TV services for a more customised and democratised television and movie experience.
Amazon Prime Add on subscriptions
Amazon recently launched its new Prime Add on subscriptions, this service offers Prime members an à la carte solution for premium on-demand content. Here is a list of the available channels:
Now TV is a service provided by Sky Plc and still has bundles, but they have a 14-Day free trial and some really good deals on the packages and there's no contract, check out their website for the latest offers.
Netflix has many TV shows and movies for you to watch on demand including loads of original series such as House of Cards, Orange is the new black and 13 Reasons Why. They also have many box sets from the BBC, Channel 4 and much more.
Amazon Prime Video has many TV shows and movies available to watch on demand including loads of original series such as The Grand Tour, The Man in the High Castle and Amazon Exclusive such s Mr Robot and Lucifer.
Apple Music has recently launched some TV Shows including Planet of the Apps and Carpool Karaoke. I think Apple is testing the waters with this and I believe we are likely to see an Apple TV service in the future, similar to Netflix.
YouTube TV is an on-demand TV shows and movies you’ll see cable channels like ABC, NBC, FOX, ESPN and Disney among many many more. Unfortunately, it isn't available in the UK yet as it is currently a US exclusive. However, I thought it was worth mentioning as so many of us watch content on YouTube now, it could become our central place for entertainment in the future.
Lastly we have Freeview with 70 standard channels and 15 HD channels through your TV aerial, for no monthly cost. With Freeview Play, you can connect to the internet to watch on demand shows from BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All 4, Demand 5 and UKTV Play.
I've covered the majority of services here in the UK, but there are many to choose from. I hope you have found this blog post interesting, I wanted to get across the many chooses with have for entertainment these days.
As these are internet provides television services most require you to watch via your browser, an App or a set-top box. So please check you are able to watch them before purchasing.
Let me know in the comments if you have any of these services and what you think of them.
Thanks for reading,
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