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11 Best Netflix Alternatives That You Can Explore Right Now

Netflix has many binge-worthy shows like Ozark, Stranger Things, The Walking Dead, Daredevil, Breaking Bad, and The Twilight Zone, but you might run out of things to watch. This is why we have curated a comprehensive list of alternatives to help you combat streaming crave. Some of the streaming services are free, while others offer premium subscriptions. 

Pick your best option based on your unique streaming needs and let’s jump right in!

1. Disney+

Disney+ was launched in 2019 but the service has been immensely successful. There is no secret sauce for their success because every streaming fan knows how amazing the catalog is. You can watch all the Avengers movies in sequential order, Pixar documentaries, original Disney movies, and animated movies. 

Top-rated shows? The Mandalorian, Cosmos, The Simpsons, Gravity Falls, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Once Upon a Time, Agent Carter, Life Below Zero, and The Right Stuff.

Popular movies? Avengers: Infinity War and the Endgame, Soul, Mulan, Black Panther, Inside Out, Guardians of the Galaxy, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Iron Man, and Ralph Breaks the Internet.  

Available on: iOS and Android devices, Smart TVs, Xbox One and X Series, PlayStation 4 and 5, and set-top boxes. 

Best-suited for? Families and kids. 

Price: $6.99 per month or $69.99 every year. 

2. HBO Max

HBO is home to several entertaining movies and evergreen shows. Since its inception, it has been a go-to service for anyone who is looking for a heartwarming story or the types of thrillers that keep you on the edge of your seat. For starters, HBO Max is a new online streaming service that offers Oscar-winning titles from Warner Bros, DreamWorks, Walt Disney, TNT, Adult Swim, Paramount Pictures, and much more. 

Top-rated shows? Game of Thrones, Rick and Morty, Doctor Who, Euphoria, Gossip Girl, True Detective, Chernobyl, Friends, The Wire, South Park, Six Feet Under, Sesame Street, and The Undoing. 

Popular movies?  Wonder Woman 1984, Joker, Batman trilogy, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Flight Attendant, Suicide Squad, It, Pulp Fiction, Justice League, and A Star is Born. 

Available on: iOS and Android devices, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Mac, Windows, Smart TVs, Amazon Fire TV devices and tablets, and Chromecast.

Best-suited for? Crime/drama fans. Families. 

Price: 14.99 per month. 

3. Hulu

Hulu is an American streaming service that is quite popular up North America. The service offers a good user interface with several popular titles like Fargo Parks and Recreation as well as originals.  Although the service isn’t available anywhere outside the United States, you can use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to get access to Hulu. 

Top-rated shows? Grey’s Anatomy, The Simpsons, Lost, Rick and Morty, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, How I Met Your Mother, The X-Files, Vikings, Family Guy, The Handmaid’s Tale, and American Horror Story.

Popular movies?  Parasite, Deadpool, Run, Gone Girl, Terminator: Dark Fate, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, 12 Years a Slave, Happiest Season, and Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch Musical. 

Available on: iOS and Android devices, Samsung TV, Roku, Android TV, Vizio Smart TV, Amazon Fire tablet, Chromecast, and Apple TV. 

Best-suited for? American expats. Crime/drama fans. 

Price: $5.99 per month for a basic package and $11.99 per month for a premium package with no ads. 

4. Amazon Prime Video

Do you use Amazon for online shopping? I bet you do! You can also access Prime Video on Amazon, which offers exclusive TV shows and movies. The Boys and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel are a few originals, but the catalog is larger than that of Netflix. Personally, the user interface can be a bit annoying for you at first but once you get the hang of it then it’s as simple as 1, 2, 3. 

Top-rated shows? Parks and Recreation, The Boys, Mr. Robot, House, Schitt’s Creek, Fleabag, Suits, Downton Abbey, The Fall, The Night Manager, RuPaul’s Drag Race, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Bones, and Orphan Black.  

Popular movies? The Avengers, Train to Busan, Casino Royale, Black Box, Bumblebee, Arctic, Creed II, Rocketman, The Grand Tour Presents: A Massive Hunt, The Truman Show, and Sound of Metal. 

Available on: Web browsers, Amazon Fire TV devices, Smart TVs (Samsung, LG, Sony, Vizio), PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One and Series X, iOS/Android devices, and tablets.  

Best-suited for? Drama fans. 

Price: Prime Video is free if you are an existing Amazon Prime subscriber. But as a standalone streaming service, you have to pay $8.99 per month. 

5. Peacock

Explore action, drama, adventure, and comedy movies and TV shows on Peacock if you are in the US. As a new over-the-top streaming service, you can stream many free titles without paying a single cent. 

Iconic and era-defining shows like The Office, Suits, and Parks and Recreation are available for free. If you are outside the US, then use a VPN to gain access to Peacock within no time. 

Top-rated shows? Yellowstone, This is Us, Downton Abbey, Parks and Recreation, Battlestar Galactica, The Fall, Psych, Chicago P.D, Chicago Fire, 30 Rock, Kitchen Nightmares, Covert Affairs, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, 21 Jump Street, and Brave New World. 

Popular movies?  Pride and Prejudice, Zombieland, Schindler’s List, Children of Men, The Little Rascals, Wanted, 2021, Inside Man, Hunter Killers, and The Way I See It. 

Available on: iOS and Android devices, Chromecast, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Android TV, and Apple TV 4K.  

Best-suited for? Comedy/Drama fans. 

Price: Free

6. Pluto TV

Another free streaming service that gives you access to thousands of movies and more than 250 channels. From true crime shows to super hit movies, Pluto TV offers a wide array of titles to consumers in the US and some parts of Europe (Hint: Use a VPN if you can’t access Pluto). You can enjoy both on-demand and live TV shows. 

Top-rated shows? Doctor Who, Alone, 90210, Midsomer Murders, The Walking Dead, Death Note, Naruto, Merlin, Married… with Children, The Addams Family, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventures, and Shameless. 

Popular movies? Memento, Donnie Darko, Amelie, Mosul, The Hunt, Arrival, Apocalypto, Once Upon a Time in the West, Useless, and Legion.  

Available on: iOS and Android devices, Chromecast, Roku, Amazon Kindle, TiVo Stream 4K, Amazon Fire TV, and Fire TV Sticks. 

Best-suited for? Satisfying your nostalgia. Drama fans. 

Price: Free

7. Crackle 

Trashy movies, that’s all Crackle is all about. Just kidding. The free streaming service offers a wide array of genres like action, sci-fi, comedy, conspiracy, fantasy, and horror. Crackle is not exactly Netflix-level, but it’s free and available in the US. Living abroad? Try this strategy to get your Crackle fix.  

Top-rated shows? Community, All in the Family, Happy Endings, Doc Martin, 21 Jump Street, Jackie Chan Adventures, Just Shoot Me, Detectorists, Last Resort, and Rescue.

Popular movies? Cloverfield Lane, The Big Short, The Man from Earth, We Need to Talk About Kevin, Mr. Nobody, Almost Famous, Zodiac, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. 

Available on: iOS and Android devices, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, web browsers, Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Chromecast, Apple TV, and Smart TVs. 

Best-suited for? Nostalgia-loving fans. Trashy horror and drama fans. 

Price: Free

8. Tubi TV

Are you still reading horror fans? Tubi TV is your very own couch-comfy streaming service that features quirky and mostly B-grade sexy movies. We are not exaggerating by saying this: Tubi TV has more zombie and horror movies than Netflix. Most Netflix subscribers know the service sucks when it comes to horror movies. With Tubi TV, you don’t have to worry about getting scared (or bored for that matter). 

Top-rated shows? Cosmos, The Fall, Death Note, One Punch Man, Hell’s Kitchen, Haven, Degrassi: The Next Generation, Leverage, V, Mr. Bean, and The IT Crowd.

Popular movies?  Fight Club, Memento, Train to Busan, Ghost in the Shell, Gravity, Donnie Darko, The Hunt, Deja Vu, Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Sleepy Hollow, and Legally Blonde. 

Available on: iOS and Android devices, Chromecast, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Nvidia Shield, TiVo, and Amazon Fire devices.

Best-suited for? Horror fans. Couples. 

Price: Free

9. Sling TV

Sling offers both on-demand shows and live TV to its subscribers. The best part is the service offers both paid and free packages. The service has more family-friendly content, sports, TV shows, and movies. Netflix doesn’t offer live TV, but Sling does, so make up your mind. Ready to enjoy 85,000 shows and movies?

Top-rated shows? The Big Bang Theory, American Gods, Shameless, Rick and Morty, Your Honour, Homeland, Forensic Files, Grace Under Fire, Parks and Recreation, Killing Eve, and The Graham Norton Show. 

Popular movies?  Spider-Man: Far From Home, Rocketman, Creed II, Stuck in Love, The Illusionist, Captain America: The First Avenger, Terminator Genisys, and Zombieland: Double Tap.

Available on: iOS and Android devices, Roku, Chromecast, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Samsung TV, TiVo Stream 4K, and Apple TV. 

Best-suited for? Updated content library. Crime/fantasy/drama fans. 

Price: $30 per month. 

10. Crunchyroll 

Time for some anime! Crunchyroll has different types of anime that are available in Spanish, French, Arabic, Russian, Italian, English, and Portuguese. You can explore the biggest collection of anime with more than 1000 entertaining series and 30,000 episodes. 

Top-rated shows? Haikyu, Hunter x Hunter, Golden Time, Naruto Shippuden, Attack on Titan, My Hero Academia, The Familiar of Zero, Dragon Ball Super, One-Punch Man, and JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure. 

Popular movies? The Last: Naruto the Movie.  

Available on: Roku, web browsers, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Apple TV, iOS and Android devices. 

Best-suited for? Die-hard anime fans. 

Price: Starting with $7.99 per month with no ads. 

11. Paramount Network

This is a new service, but it offers both scripted and non-scripted TV series. From comedy sitcoms, feature films, originals, to combat sports, there are many entertaining options. We will create a detailed guide on Paramount, but for now, you can check the most popular stuff on the service.  

Top-rated shows? Mom, Wife Swap, Lip Sync Battle, Two and a Half Men, Yellowstone, Bar Rescue, Ink Master Angels, 68 Whiskey, I Am, Battle of the Fittest Couple, and Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story.

Popular movies?  You can watch TV channels but on-demand movies are not available. Maybe in the future, Paramount Network might sign licensing contracts for movies. But for now, you can access AT&T, Spectrum, YouTube TV, Verizon, Optimum, Dish, and DirecTV. 

Available on: iOS and Android tablets and phones, Amazon Fire TV, and Roku. 

Best-suited for? Netflix-haters! 

Price: You can get Paramount Network via YouTube TV and Sling. 

No more “Netflix and Chill”…

We hope these streaming services can please your streaming FOMO. Plus, if you can’t access any streaming service due to geographical limitations, then you can use our VPN app to gain complete access. With PureVPN, we don’t need road[block]s (and we don’t have them either!) 

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Sameed Ajax Sameed is a Digital Content Producer at PureVPN who covers cybersecurity, streaming, and weekly news. Besides that, he wastes time playing FIFA, eating pizza, and sending tweets.

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