With the whole world affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, millions of people were forced to be confined to their houses due to medical reasons or work conditions. As a result, streaming services quickly became one of the essential components of our daily lives.
With each passing year, we see new streaming services being launched to compete against the established giants. For example, we saw HBO Max and Disney Plus going up against Netflix and Hulu last year.
While there are plenty of streaming services, it is nearly impossible for any single streaming service to contain all of your favourite TV shows and movies. But we have created a list of the best streaming services for 2021 to watch in Canada.
Keeping that in mind, it is possible that you have subscribed to multiple streaming services or have asked a friend to share their account with you because you can’t settle for just one.
With so many choices out there, it sometimes gets overwhelming to stick with just one streaming service in the long run.
But the real question is when was the last time you evaluated which streaming service offers the best TV shows and movies as per your taste?
Suppose you haven’t, then don’t worry. We did this to help you decide which one will be worth your time and money.
In today’s blog post, let’s check out some of the most popular streaming services right now so that you can find the best TV streaming service to get started.
Hulu – Best for watching the latest shows
Hulu’s Plus Live TV subscription works as a cable replacement. It is amazing. It lets you stream more shows and movies than any other streaming service. You can also watch The Office and Parks and Recreation on Hulu Live TV subscription even though the shows themselves have moved back to Peacock.
You also have a choice to subscribe to the Hulu basic subscription plan that costs about $6/month or the Hulu premium subscription for $12/month if you are not interested in seeing the shows in real-time.
Unfortunately, there is one flaw in this service. It doesn’t have seasons for a few shows, such as Bob’s Burgers or Family Guy. So if you are planning to binge-watch the whole show and find a season missing, you might have to look around on some other streaming service.
There’s no doubt that Hulu’s content library is extensive, and it will get even bigger in October with new shows and movies, but ultimately it doesn’t have everything.
Also, if you are a Hulu subscriber, you can add various other streaming services such as HBO, Cinemax, Showtime, and Starz for a small additional fee.
Netflix – Best for watching old TV shows
Netflix is considered to be the king of streaming services and a pioneer of binge-watching. It has an enormous content library divided and organized based on various regions where the service is operational.
It has many iconic shows such as Gilmore Girls, Supernatural, Glee, and many others. The service has also become a fan favorite for its original movies, shows, and even documentaries.
Its recent original shows such as The Queen’s Gambit, Bridgerton, Mindhunter, and Stranger Things have been praised by the viewers and critics as well.
Netflix was originally the first streaming service to introduce the idea of binge-watching. The streaming service usually releases all of the TV show episodes together so that you can binge-watch them in one sitting.
Once you are done with the show and waiting for its next seasons, Netflix will mix up its content library and excite you with something else in the meantime.
Amazon Prime Video – Best for watching the latest movies
You can access Amazon Prime Video by subscribing to Amazon Prime (e-commerce website) for $13/month or $6.49/month (student discount).
The streaming service allows you to watch, rent, and even buy the latest movies. You can also watch movies for free as long as they have a little icon with a prime tag on them.
Amazon Prime Video is heaven for viewers that love to watch movies. One study revealed that Amazon Prime Video has three times as many movies as Netflix. Although not all of them are blockbusters, it is still a comprehensive movie collection.
Amazon Prime Video also releases quality original shows such as The Boys, The Man in the High Castle, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and many more.
Disney Plus – Best for watching Disney movies
Disney Plus is home to the complete Disney franchise. Everything Disney studios have created up to this point can be found under this roof.
Apart from award-winning original shows like Loki, WandaVision, The Mandalorian, and The Falcon and Winter Soldier, Disney Plus also contains every Marvel and Star War movie to date.
The service also streams the latest Disney movies but for an additional cost. For example, the Mulan live-action and Marvel’s Black Window were available on Disney Plus with premier access for $30 on the same day the movies received theatrical releases.
After its seven-day free trial is over, the service is available for $8/month. You can also subscribe to a bundle of Disney Plus with either Hulu or ESPN.