Tired of waiting for weeks and months for the TV premiere of that movie you really wanted to watch but somehow couldn’t; or waiting for the DVDs for that latest movie that didn’t air in the theatres in your area; or are you sulking over that one episode of your favourite TV series that you missed and now can’t keep up with the story anymore? Well, whatever be the case, “Netflix and chill” seems to be the answer to all your movie and TV shows related problems these days.
And why wouldn’t it be?! With a wide range of movie and TV shows available, in English, as well as in other languages around the globe, and with subtitles and dubs to further quench your thirst of international shows, Netflix is definitely the king of streaming, on the global level. As of the second quarter of 2k19, Netflix had a whopping number of 151 million+ paid subscribers around the world, and over 6 million free trial users. With the latest movies, TV shows, ‘Netflix Originals’ adaption of your favourite books and stories, and even animations and animes, this streaming giant has definitely taken the world by storm.
But in this era of throat-cut competition, having a monopoly over any industry is close to impossible. With so many alternatives coming up to replace Netflix, with cheaper subscription rates (some even free like Couchtuner !), you must be wondering what are the other best go-to options for your relaxation time after hours of work. So here is the list of the five best streaming substitutes:
5 BEST ALTERNATIVES TO NETFLIX:
If you’re running out of things to watch on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video gives you a wide range of TV shows and movies from various networks, and Amazon Originals, that you won’t find on other streaming platforms.
Can you imagine a version of Netflix that’s free (and we’re not just talking about the free trial version here), forever? That’s Tubi for you! Tubi doesn’t cost a penny and gives you the luxury of choosing over a wide range of TV series and movies, including those that are not available on Netflix (p.s.: they have a whole “Not on Netflix” section).
Hulu makes up as a great alternative, credits to its diverse range of movies and shows (some of which get instantly streamed in here!). With 20 million+ subscribers, Hulu proves to be a tough competitor for Netflix.
Does the weeb in you need more than what it gets on Netflix? Crunchyroll is the answer for all you anime fans out there! It specializes in Asian TV favourites for an affordable price, which can be accessed on different devices and platforms.
Movie freak? Vudu is at your service! Owned by Walmart, the platform provides you with free movies, and even more even if you subscribe for the paid version. The only drawback is that you won’t find your favourite TV shows here.