Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph started Netflix in 1997 as a DVD rental and sales business over the internet. A year later, they added a subscription service to allow for renting at a monthly fee. The game-changer was when the founders introduced a streaming service they called ‘Watch Now’ in 2007. Streaming allowed for watching content online at the customer’s convenience hence catalyzing the growth of the service to date. Today, Netflix is the go-to place for movie and TV streaming and original content across various languages and genres – all at a monthly subscription cost ($9.99, $15.49, $19.99) variable on the region of origin. This article offers alternatives to people who can’t afford a subscription or have it unavailable in their countries;
Amazon Prime Video
Amazon Prime is the best alternative on the market offering original programming and plenty of popular movies, TV, and sports. Its subscription comes free if you’re an Amazon Prime member. Individually, it costs $8.99 per month. The app allows for offline watching, remembers where you left off on shows from device to device, saves favorites, and recommends shows. As a member, you can opt to subscribe to other specialty channels like STARZ, SHOWTIME, and Cinemax.
If you happened to be a fan of the show Game of Thrones, then you’ve seen HBO somewhere. HBO Max is a premium streaming service by WarnerMedia that comes at $14.99 a month with a cheaper ad version at $9.99. Its features include; parental controls, offline support for downloads, and multiple viewer profiles on top of the unlimited up-to-date content.
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This service is free but as with most free things, there’s a price to pay. In this case, you are watching on Crackle ads is the price. These ads run depending on how long your show runs. Nonetheless, there’s still great content ranging from Hollywood films to cult classics and TV shows. Crackle is supported on all devices (android, iOS, and smart TVs), has a user-friendly interface allowing for content search and sorting, and is accessible with or without logging in.
This allows you to stream and/or download thousands of movies and TV shows of any genre completely free in HD and FHD quality. To use, it doesn’t require any registration and is supported on iOS and Android devices, TV, and PC. Has a simple interface, allows for content favorite and filter, and additionally, no adverts despite being free. So it’s worth a try.
It is a free online store for content ranging from the latest movies, series, news, and much more. Net Naija supports various video formats like HD and MP4, is accessible 24/7, and requires no need for login details to start streaming or downloading. Content ranges from any industry (Hollywood, Bollywood, Nollywood, and Spanish) or genre – all easily accessible thanks to the app’s layout and ‘Search’ feature.
This bears pretty much the same features as the original version with the exception being the ability to stream your content free without having to do any login or pay any subscription – you just need a steady internet connection. This app is available for PC and Android users.