11 of the Cheapest Streaming Services for the Cord-Cutters

Long gone are the days of running to the bathroom or for a snack between commercial breaks. With so many streaming services, cable feels like an obsolete inconvenience as more people cut the cord to save money, watch TV whenever they want, and ditch ad breaks.

1. Peacock

Price: Free for some content, $4.99/month+. Best for: Fans of current & classic NBC shows, original movies. What you’ll get: The free version of Peacock will only get you a couple of movies and TV shows. But the $4.99 plan includes live TV like Sunday Night Football, Premier League, and WWE. Plus, you’ll be able to watch new episodes of your favorite shows the day after they air.

2. Hulu

Price: $6.99/month+. Best for: Fans of Hulu original content, CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox, FX, ESPN, AMC, and other networks and movie studios. What you’ll get: Access to most shows from partner networks listed above the day after airing, original Hulu content.

3. Disney+

Price: $7.99/month+. Best for: Fans of Disney, Marvel, National Geographic, Star Wars, and Pixar. What you’ll get: Access to Disney original movies and TV shows, both classic and new.

4. Netflix

Price: $8.99/month+. Best for: Netflix original content, international TV shows and movies, short films, and partner channels (will vary by country). What you’ll get: Watch on one screen at a time and download content on one device.

5. Amazon Prime Video

Price: $8.99/month+. Best for: Amazon Prime users, fans of Amazon Prime original content, watching new shows and movies from various networks and studios. What you’ll get: IMDB TV shows (free with ads), Amazon original content, content from partner networks and studios (may vary by region), and one free subscription to a Twitch

6 HBO Max

Price: $9.99/month+. Best for: Fans of HBO content. What you’ll get: Access to HBO originals, although you’ll have to watch with ads.


Price: $9.99/month+. Best for: Fans of SHOWTIME content. What you’ll get: Access to SHOWTIME originals.

8. Philo Price: $25/month+. Best for: Fans of major TV networks, such as Food Network, A&E, BET, CMT, and AMC who want to record live TV to watch later or stream online. What you’ll get: The ability to record an unlimited number of live TV programs and store them on your DVR for 12 months or stream shows online.