On-Demand Streaming Services

Review These Popular Options

Starting at $6.99/Month

The Standard with Ads option begins at $6.99 for unlimited standard-definition streaming on two devices followed by the Standard plan for $15.49 where high-definition viewing is available and includes ad-free viewing. The Premium option costs $22.99 and allows four simultaneous streams in high-definition or 4K Ultra HD when available. You have the option to add extra members to your account who don’t live with you at a discounted rate.

Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Roku, Playstation, iOS, Windows, macOS, Android, Android TV, XBOX, LG, Samsung, VIZIO, Nintendo, and Sony are compatible.


The Standard Package allows for two devices. The Premium Package allows for four devices to be streaming Netflix simultaneously. For pricing information, click here.

Yes, you can actually have up to 100 active Netflix downloads per device. It’s recommended you delete the title once you’ve watched it. Not all titles are available for download. For easy steps on how to download Netflix titles, click here.

Yes, simply select “Download Next Episode” (called “Smart Downloads” on devices running Windows 10 or Windows 11). When you’re finished watching an episode, it will be deleted and the next episode in the series will automatically be downloaded. To learn how to activate the “Download Next Episode” on Netflix, click here.

Yes, parents can set up PIN-protected parental controls. This allows children to enjoy family-friendly TV shows and movies and restricts their access to mature content. 


Apple TV+ is a subscription video streaming service known for its high quality, award winning original shows and movies. In addition, it offers 27 “live” TV channels. For Major League baseball fans, it’s home to Friday Night Baseball. And Major League Soccer fans can buy a Season Pass for $14.99/month, which allows them to watch every team with no blackout restrictions. Apple TV+ releases new content each month and it costs only $9.99 per month.

Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Roku, iOS, Windows, macOS, LG, Samsung, VIZIO, and Sony are compatible.


Yes, Apple TV+ probably has the most generous offline access policies compared to all other streaming services. Apple TV+ does not limit the number of downloads or the number of devices they download to. The only stipulation is the device needs to be subscribed to Apple ID.

Not only does Apple TV+ allow up to six different profiles for your family’s account (each with their own unique login), but also allows simultaneous streaming for up to six devices.

The parental controls on Apple TV+ are based on the rating of shows and movies. The service doesn’t allow playback of certain content based on how the users have set up their profiles related to the ratings (G, PG, PG-13, R) of shows and movies.

Apple TV+ is available in over 100 countries. Plus, you can still watch episodes and movies that have been previously downloaded onto your iPhone or iPad for subsequent viewing — without the need of an internet connection.

Starting at $7.99/Month

Hulu offers two options for their on-demand services. The basic version is $7.99 per month (includes advertisements during programming) while their ad-free tier is $17.99 per month. Hulu’s on-demand streaming library not only includes over 40,000 movies and TV shows, but it also offers next-day streaming of broadcast and cable shows — which is a big advantage over other on-demand only services. Hulu also creates its own original series, movies, and documentaries.

Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Roku, PlayStation iOS, Windows, macOS, Android, Android TV, XBOX, LG, Samsung, VIZIO, Nintendo, and Sony are compatible


Hulu’s content has commercials in its Basic Plan ($7.99 per month) but also offers a “No Ads” Plan for just $17.99 per month.

Hulu’s simultaneous streaming limit is up to two devices. However, when subscribing to the “Unlimited Screens Add-On” (an additional $9.99 per month), you can stream on an unlimited number of devices that are connected to your home network at the same time. If you’re on the go (away from your home network), the “Unlimited Screens Add-On” plan limits you to three simultaneous streams on mobile devices.

Yes, if you subscribe to Hulu’s “The Disney Bundle” (includes Hulu, Disney+, and ESPN+) or the ESPN+ Add-on (includes Hulu and ESPN+), you can purchase and watch UFC PPV events. You can watch pay-per-view events on two screens simultaneously.

Yes, but you are limited to a total of 25 active Hulu downloads across a total of five supported mobile devices. You’ll have access to the unwatched downloads for 30 days, unless the content expires from Hulu’s streaming library. Also, if you start to watch a downloaded episode or movie and then stop, you’ll have 48 hours to finish watching before the download expires. To continue watching the content, you’ll need to download it again. To learn how to download Hulu titles, click here.

$8.99/Month if not an Amazon Prime Member

Membership to Amazon Prime will cost you $14.99 per month or $139 per year, and on top of the shipping and shopping benefits, it includes full access to Amazon’s video streaming service. If you aren’t an Amazon Prime member but still want access to the streaming platform, it costs $8.99/month. Additionally, you can rent or buy movies and shows that aren’t included in the main Prime Video service, as well as subscribe to over 100 premium channels for $4.99 to $14.99.

Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Roku, Playstation, iOS, Windows, macOS, Android, Android TV, XBOX, LG, Samsung, VIZIO, and Sony are compatible.


If you’re an Amazon Prime member, you receive Prime Video as one of the various perks. You also receive free package delivery (two-day, one-day, and same-day delivery options) along with shopping and reading benefits from the site. Subscribing to Amazon Prime costs $14.99 per month or $139 per year.

Yes, Prime Video is also a standalone streaming service. It’s only $8.99 per month if you’re not an Amazon Prime member.

Yes, although not all titles are eligible for downloading. Another caveat is that you CANNOT download onto a laptop or PC. Downloads are only available on mobile devices like your smartphone or tablet.

No, Prime Video is an on-demand streaming platform, meaning you can watch the content at any time while online. So, in the case of your home TV, there’s no need to DVR the content.

$7.99/Month or $79.99 Annually

Disney+ is the streaming home of Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic. The service can be ad-free (no commercials) and includes exclusive access to new original movies and series. The always-growing service is $10.99 per month or $109.99 annually. There is a basic option with ads that costs $7.99/month. As Disney owns both the Hulu and ESPN+ streaming services, there are additional bundling opportunities when also subscribing to these services.

Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Roku, Playstation, iOS, Windows, macOS, Android, Android TV, XBOX, LG, Samsung, VIZIO, and Sony are compatible.


Disney+ offers multiple parental control features including content ratings, kid profile set-up, PIN only access to content, and a password protected “profile creation restriction” to prevent other users from creating new profiles.

Disney+ subscribers can create a shared streaming experience with SharePlay when using an iPad, iPhone, or Apple TV. Subscribers can watch Disney+ content while on FaceTime, allowing them to see and communicate with each other while viewing the content. To learn how to set up to join a SharePlay session, click here.

Disney+ allows a household to set up seven different profiles, more than enough for most families. However, simultaneous streaming is limited to only four devices. To learn more about setting up profiles for each member of your family, click here.

Yes, actually, a separate watchlist can be set up for each profile in your account so each family member can manage their own watchlist. To learn more about setting this up, click here.

Starting at $4.99/Month

discovery+ is a subscription streaming video service that includes unlimited access to over 70,000 episodes of some of your favorite TV networks and TV shows. The channel lineup can change but can include shows like House Hunters, Chopped, Fixer Upper, Dirty Jobs, Gold Rush, Deadliest Catch, Property Brothers, Pawn Stars, American Pickers, Diners Drive-ins and Dives, Storage Wars, Ice Road Truckers, and more.

Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Roku, XBOX, LG, Samsung, VIZIO, and Sony are compatible.


discovery+ is $4.99 per month but the content includes commercials. The “discovery+ (Ad-Free)” option is ad-free and costs $6.99 per month.

New customers who are students or active military will not be able to get discounts. If you had the student discount, then it will automatically switch to the Ad-Lite plan after the 12-month verification period. If you had a military discount and cancel your account, then the discount cannot be reapplied.

discovery+ allows simultaneous streaming for up to four devices. It allows up to five different user profiles for your household’s account.

No, discovery+ does not have a parental controls setting on its streaming platform. 

Starting at $9.99/Month

On May 23rd, 2023, HBO Max and discovery+ combined to became a single streaming service called Max, which is being described as the one service that will have something for everyone. Max offers all the same shows and movies that HBO Max did as well as an influx of reality and lifestyle series from Discovery cable networks HGTV, Food Network, TLC, ID, and Discovery Channel. The ad-free and ad-supported pricing tiers previously offered by HBO Max remain the same with Max, and there’s also a third, even more premium option. Max has recently added live sports content which will be free to subscribers from October 5th, 2023 through February 29th, 2024. Starting in March, the sports add-on tier will be available for $9.99/month.

Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Roku, Playstation, iOS, Windows, macOS, Android, Android TV, XBOX, LG, Samsung, VIZIO, and Sony are compatible.


Max with Ads and Max Ad-Free both allow simultaneous streaming in full HD for two devices. Max Ultimate Ad-Free allows simultaneous streaming in full HD for four devices.

Subscribers can choose from three Max plans:

  • With Ads – $9.99/month or $99.99/year (16% savings)
    Stream in Full HD on 2 devices at once
  • Ad-Free – $15.99/month or $149.99/year (over 20% savings)
    Stream in Full HD on 2 devices at once, up to 30 offline downloads
  • Ultimate Ad-Free – $19.99/month or $199.99/year (over 16% savings)
    Stream in 4K UHD on 4 devices at once, up to 100 offline downloads

If you get HBO with your cable or satellite TV package, you may have access to Max at no extra cost. To find out if your TV provider will support Max, go to Ways to get Max.

Yes, Max’s live sports component began on October 5th, 2023. They offer a wide variety of live sports including MLB, NHL, NBA, NCAA Men’s March Madness, and U.S. Soccer games and matches. They also include other sports programming such as “Inside the NBA” and Bleacher Report highlights and events. In March 2024, the sports add-on tier will be available for $9.99/month. Click here to learn more.


Starting at $5.99/month

Peacock is a streaming “live” TV and on demand movie service owned by NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast. Popular “live” TV channels offered include the WWE Network, Premier League, GolfPass, and NBC Sports. Peacock’s Premium tier ($5.99 per month) permits access to its full library of content, which includes over 40,000 hours of movies and TV shows, and includes over 50 “live” TV channels. The Premium tier include a maximum of five minutes of commercials per hour. The Premium Plus tier ($11.99 per month) is mostly commercial-free and allows for downloading of select titles for viewing offline.

Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Roku, Playstation, iOS, Windows, macOS, Android, Android TV, XBOX, LG, Samsung, VIZIO, and Sony are compatible.


Peacock includes TV shows like The Office, Psych, Saturday Night Live, Law and Order, Yellowstone, Parks and Recreation, King of Queens, Cheers, Downton Abby, 30 Rock, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Keeping up with the Kardashians, The George Lopez Show, Two and a Half Men, Everybody Loves Raymond, and Frasier. It also include  live events such as WWE programming and NBC’s NFL games. The Premium Plus tier ($11.99) is mostly ad free with the ability to download and watch select titles offline.

Yes, popular movies include the Bourne movies, the Fast and Furious movies, Despicable Me movies, Field of Dreams, Jaws, Shrek, ET, Bridesmaids, Casino, and Erin Brockovich.

NBC Sunday Night Football is available via streaming on Peacock.

These games can be streamed on the Premium tier of Peacock, but it’s only $5.99 per month. So, if you’re a fan, it’s still a great deal.