Nowadays, finding a new show to watch can be a nightmare of choice. With so many streaming services dominating your television, where does one even begin?

As content is so spread out across these different streaming services, it might be tempting to subscribe to all of them. I would like to show you that that doesn’t have to be the case, however. The worst-case scenario is that you sign up to it and find that it has nothing to offer you entertainment-wise.

That is why I would like to narrow it down for you. To demonstrate which streaming services have the most value for money and which audiences they cater to.

NETFLIX

Netflix (The Casual Streaming Service)

Caters to: General Audiences
Monthly Asking Price: £9.99 (Standard Package)
Notable Shows: Stranger Things, Sex Education, The Haunting of Hill House, Bridgerton

Pros:
  • Different Price Packages depending on your preference for watching.
  • A great diversity of content from all genres of television and film.
  • Frequent rotation of film and TV shows to keep you interested.
Cons:
  • The sheer amount of content available to you can quickly become overwhelming.
  • Inconsistent quality of shows and films.
  • Most shows and films don’t stay on the service permanently.
Personal Rating: 4/5 for the content, 5/5 for the service itself

AMAZON PRIME VIDEO

AMAZON PRIME VIDEO (The Film and TV Lovers' Streaming Service)

Caters to: Avid Film and TV Lovers
Monthly Asking Price: £7.99 or £8.99 for Prime Video only
Notable Shows: The Boys, Invincible, Jack Ryan, Upload, Mozart in the Jungle

Pros:
  • Emphasises quality over quantity. Less shows put out per year, but are of a higher overall quality.
  • Signing up for the standard Prime package that includes Prime Video, as opposed to just signing up to the latter gives you many more useful benefits besides the streaming service.
Cons:
  • The User Interface in general is clunky, hard to navigate, and even harder to find what you want.
  • It can be hard to obtain just a Prime Video membership since Amazon pushes you to get the standard Prime package it offers.
Personal Rating: 4/5 for the content, 3/5 for the service itself

DISNEY+

DISNEY+ (The Family-Friendly Streaming Service)

Caters to: Families
Monthly Asking Price: £7.99
Notable Shows: The Mandalorian, WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki

Pros:
  • With an abundance of Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars shows and films, families will have no trouble finding content to watch together.
  • Clearly divided into categories depending on your preference.
  • The new addition of the STAR category gives parents and teens more to watch.
Cons:
  • If you are not a Disney, Marvel, or Star Wars fan, there’s not much reason to stick around.
  • The newly added STAR category, however, doesn’t have much in the way of recognisable content and is mostly lesser-known films and shows.
Personal Rating: 5/5 for the content, 4/5 for the service itself