What Movie & TV Streaming Service is Best For You?

Aspen Square Management Blog Post

Internet streaming has evolved tremendously over the past decade. The freedom to watch what you want, when you want at your convenience is what makes streaming services, like Netflix and Hulu, a must-have in every household. In the age of streaming, cable television has diminished greatly and will only continue to do so as these streaming platforms expand over time. Not to mention how expensive cable is. In this blog, we are going to share with you the top streaming platforms so you can figure out which one(s) would be the best fit for your home.

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Netflix is one of the first platforms to emerge in this streaming day in age. Netflix offers 3 different plans: Basic, Standard, and Premium starting at $9 a month. Let’s break down the different plans:

  • Basic – The basic plan costs $8.99 a month and has limited features. You can only use it on a single screen at a time and the resolution is limited to standard definition (SD)
  • Standard – This plan costs $12.99 a month and allows you to watch on two screens at the same time in high definition (HD)
  • Premium – The premium plan costs $15.99 a month and with that, you can watch on four screens at once and you can watch in HD or 4K Ultra HD if available.

Visit their website today to sign up and get a 30 day free trial!

Disney Plus

The entertainment giants have jumped into the streaming world as well! Disney+ is a new streaming service that just launched in November of 2019 and it’s already been a huge success. The cost is $7/month or $70 if you prepay for a full year and you will have access to all things Disney, Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar, and even National Geographic! One of the most popular things to merge out of Disney Plus is the new Star Wars series, The Mandalorian, which many Star Wars fans believes are one of the best things to come out of Star Wars since Disney took over the franchise. Disney Plus also has an option to bundle with Hulu, which you can read more about below.


Hulu is a premium streaming service that offers some of the latest and greatest TV shows and movies. Here are the different plans they offer:

  • Hulu – The standard Hulu subscription costs $5.99/month. But there will be ads.
  • Hulu (No Ads) - This subscription is the version without ads. This package costs $11.99/month.
  • Hulu + Live TV – This subscription is like having cable, but better! Offering 60 live and on-demand channels, you are sure to find something worth watching!
  • Hulu (No Ads) + Live TV – Exactly the same as the Hulu + Live TV package, but with no ads.

In addition to all these packages, Hulu also offers premium add-ons where you can add HBO, Cinemax, Showtime, or Starz. If you purchase a live TV plan, you can live stream these channels. Pricing for each is listed below:

  • HBO - $14.99/month
  • Cinemax - $9.99/month
  • Showtime - $10.99/month
  • Starz - $8.99/month

After you sign up, you’ll be able to change or cancel your subscription at any time. But that’s not all – Hulu also offers a Disney bundle that includes Hulu, Disney+, and ESPN+. This bundle costs $12.99/month. With Hulu, you don’t have to worry about long term commitments. This package will vary depending on the Hulu subscription you have so be sure to check their website for all the details.

Amazon Prime Video

As we all know, Amazon is one of the top tech companies out there, in addition to Google and Apple, so of course they have their very own streaming platform! The great thing about Amazon Prime Video is that it is included with your Amazon Prime membership. Amazon Prime costs $119/year or $12.99/month. Not only do you get access to their streaming service, but you also get so much more! Visit their website for a full list of Amazon Prime benefits.

Apple TV+

Apple has its very own streaming service as well called Apple TV+ which offers original TV shows and movies in 4K HDR quality. It costs $4.99/month and is exclusively available through the Apple TV app. And of course, you can watch on your Apple TV set-top box, iPhone, or iPad. You will also be able to download and watch offline. You can expect to see new shows often, as they have committed to adding new originals each month.

YouTube TV

YouTube also has their very own TV streaming service. YouTube TV gives you access to watch live TV from 70+ channels, including all your favorites. The cost is $49.99/mo. But that doesn’t just give you access to watch live TV, it also allows you to record with unlimited storage space, so you will never miss your favorite shows! You can share with your family with up to 6 different accounts. Plus, you can cancel whenever you want with no contracts. You can view YouTube TV from any streaming device like Chromecast, Roku, Amazon Fire TV Stick, and so much more. Visit their website to get more information and to sign up for a free trial today!

These are all the streaming giants out there right now and we hope this blog post will help you to choose the right one for you! We all love being able to watch anything you want on demand, and streaming services offer just that! Plus, many of our apartments for rent in Massachusetts offer FREE INTERNET! That’s right, you can enjoy having internet included with your rent at: Alpine Commons, Aspen Chase, Sugarloaf Estates, and Beacon Square Apartments. So, ditch those expensive cable bills and explore all that streaming services have to offer.