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What You Should Be Watching on These 20 Streaming Services



Streaming services have taken the entertainment world by storm, offering endless content for a small monthly fee from the comfort of your own home. With countless streaming services available, it can be overwhelming to decide which ones to subscribe to and what to watch once you have access to a platform. Netflix, Max, and Hulu are the most popular streaming services available today, with Peacock, Paramount Plus, Disney+, Showtime, and ESPN+ rising to the top of the list in recent years.

Hulu is easily one of the most successful streaming platforms available today, with dozens of original series receiving Primetime Emmy and Golden Globe nominations. The Handmaid’s Tale, based on a Margaret Atwood novel, is a critically acclaimed story about a devastated world desperate to repopulate and force fertile women into sexual and terrifying circumstances. Other trending shows on Hulu include Cruel Summer, Saintx, and A Small Light.

Max is the official streaming service for HBO, offering an incredible amount of content for everyone out there. The most popular television series available include the hit 90s sitcom Friends and Euphoria, starring Zendaya, which has won several Primetime Emmy’s and Golden Globe Awards. All eight films in the Harry Potter franchise are also available to stream.

Disney+ offers an exceptional selection of nostalgic and modern films and TV series, including cult classics like The Lion King, Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, and Toy Story, as well as today’s biggest box office successes like the Marvel film franchise. The live-action versions of beloved Disney movies, like the 2017 Beauty and the Beast starring Emma Watson, can also be streamed.

Netflix has remained the number-one streaming service in the world since its launch in 1997, with their vast selection of films and television series and the wild success of their Netflix Original Series. Stranger Things, starring Millie Bobbie Brown, David Harbour, Winona Ryder, Finn Wolfhard, Noah Schnapp, Caleb McLaughlin, Gaten Matarazzo, Sadie Sink, Joe Keery, and Natalia Dyer, was immediately credited as the best new television series of the year when it was released in 2016. Today, all four seasons of Stranger Things are available to stream on Netflix.

Prime Video is another great option when looking for a streaming service that offers compelling and original television series. The Hello Sunshine original series Daisy Jones & The Six, based on the novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid, follows a young aspiring musician named Daisy, who will stop at nothing until her voice is heard. At the same time, a small but promising rock band called the Six also struggles to keep their band afloat. When Daisy Jones and the Six eventually meet and try working together, they make one of the biggest hits of the 70s.

The biggest must-watch on Showtime currently is the original series Yellowjackets. Now in its second season, it follows a promising high school girls’ soccer team on their way to nationals. Tragedy quickly sets in as the team’s plane crashes in an open forest with no sign of humans or civilization in sight. Stranded in the woods, facing injury and troubling weather conditions as the cold winter months set in, the team resorts to dark coping mechanisms and eventually cannibalism in order to survive.

Paramount+ is a great streaming service for watching your favorite movies, with a selection of films available to stream that is far greater than most other streaming services. One of the newest films added to Paramount+ is Steven Spielberg’s 2022 Oscar and Golden Globe-nominated film The Fabelmans, a beautiful and deeply emotional story based on Spielberg’s own childhood.

Peacock has a number of television series available to stream, including the U.S. version of The Office and the Real Housewives series. Rainn Wilson has recently released an exclusive series with Peacock called Rainn Wilson and the Geography of Bliss where the actor travels the world trying to find what makes people happy.

Apple TV+ released the successful documentary My Mind and Me, which follows Selena Gomez’s struggles with fame, depression, and mental illness. Her vulnerable and honest approach to the film was incredibly well received, spreading the message that no matter who you are or what mental illness you are battling, you are not alone.

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Discovery+ is a great streaming platform for people who are interested in travel, food, exploring, culture, and all around discovering new things. One of the most interesting shows to stream on Discovery+ is the 2023 series Ciao House, which follows ten culinary experts who live with each other in a gorgeous Italian villa and attempt to prove through challenges who the ultimate chef in the house is.

Shudder is the streaming service for horror fans, offering a selection of classic and contemporary horror films and series.

While there’s nothing quite like the experience of going to a movie theater and seeing a film for the first time, it’s undeniable that at-home streaming services are taking over the entertainment world. For just a small monthly fee, you can subscribe to a plethora of services that will allow you to binge-watch endless content on your own time, and from the comfort of your own home. The number of steaming services available is countless, and it can be overwhelming to decide what services to subscribe to let alone deciding what to watch once you have access to a platform.


Netflix, Max, and Hulu are the most popular streaming services available today. Netflix, first created in 1997, has evolved into one of the leading forces of entertainment and is responsible for creating fan-favorite shows such as Stranger Things, Ozark, The Crown, and Orange Is the New Black. Peacock, Paramount Plus, Disney +, Showtime, and ESPN + are among a few of the other streaming platforms which have risen to the top of the list over the past few years. Here is a guide to all the television shows and movies you should be watching on the 20 top streaming services available now.

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Hulu

the handmaid's tale
Hulu

Hulu is easily one of the most successful streaming platforms available today. With dozens of Hulu original series receiving Primetime Emmy and Golden Globe nominations, the number of shows and films to stream is endless. The Handmaid’s Tale starring Elisabeth Moss is a critically acclaimed story based on a Margaret Atwood novel about a devastated world desperate to repopulate and force fertile women into sexual and terrifying circumstances. Cruel Summer, Saintx, and A Small Light are a few of the other trending shows on Hulu available to watch.

Related: Best Movies Coming to Major Streaming Services in June 2023

Max

Schwimmer and Aniston in Friends
NBC

Max is the official streaming service for HBO. The amount of content to stream on this service is incredible, there is an option for everyone out there. The most popular television series available includes the hit 90s sitcom Friends starring Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, David Schwimmer, and Matt LeBlanc. Euphoria starring Zendaya has gained more attention than any other series in the past three years, winning several Primetime Emmy’s and Golden Globe Awards. All eight films in the renowned Harry Potter film franchise are also available to stream.

Disney +

Emma Watson in Beauty and the Beast
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

The best part about a Disney+ subscription is getting to revisit classic Disney films that millions of people grew up watching. Disney+ offers an exceptional selection of nostalgic and modern films and TV series. Not only are cult classic films like The Lion King, Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, and Toy Story available, but so are today’s biggest box office successes like the Marvel film franchise. The live-action versions of your favorite Disney movies, like the 2017 Beauty and the Beast starring Emma Watson, can be streamed.

Netflix

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Image Source: Netflix

Netflix has held its place as the number-one streaming service in the world since its launch in 1997. Aside from their vast selection of films and television series, one of the reasons why Netflix has remained on top for so long is due to the wild success of their Netflix Original Series. When Netflix’s Stranger Things, starring Millie Bobbie Brown, David Harbour, Winona Ryder, Finn Wolfhard, Noah Schnapp, Caleb McLaughlin, Gaten Matarazzo, Sadie Sink, Joe Keery, and Natalia Dyer, was released in 2016, it took the world by storm and was almost immediately credited as the best new television series of the year. Today, there are four seasons of Stranger Things available to stream on Netflix, and they are getting ready to start production the fifth.

Prime Video

Daisy Jones and The Six Prime Video
Prime Video

Prime Video is another great option when looking for a streaming service that offers compelling and original television series. This past year, Prime Video was the exclusive streaming platform for the Hello Sunshine original series Daisy Jones & The Six, based on the novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid. The story follows a young aspiring musician named Daisy, who will stop at nothing until her voice is heard. At the same time Daisy is trying to launch her career a small but promising rock band called the Six also struggles to keep their band afloat. When Daisy Jones and the Six eventually meet and try working together despite their initial disliking towards one another they make one of the biggest hits of the 70s. Love, lust, lies, drugs, alcohol, passion, and disappointment follow the characters of Daisy Jones & The Six as we watch one of the greatest rock and roll bands fall.

Showtime

The team stands in a line in Yellowjackets.
Showtime Networks

The biggest must-watch on Showtime currently is the original series Yellowjackets. Now in its second season, Yellowjackets follows a promising high school girls’ soccer team on their way to nationals. Tragedy quickly sets in as the team’s plane crashes in an open forest with no sign of humans or civilization in sight. Stranded in the woods, facing injury and troubling weather conditions as the cold winter months set in, the team must resort to dark coping mechanisms — and eventually cannibalism — in order to survive. In Season 2, we get a closer look at all that happened in the woods and the dark presence that followed the girls throughout their journey.

Paramount+

Gabriel LaBelle as Sammy in The Fabelmans (2022)
Universal Pictures

Paramount is one of the leading production companies in the world and has been since it began in 1912 in Los Angeles, California. The company has made some of the greatest films of all time, such as Titanic, The Godfather, and The Shawshank Redemption. Due to the fact that Paramount is such a huge company in terms of filmmaking, Paramount+ is a great streaming service for watching your favorite movies. The selection of films they have available to stream is far greater than most other streaming services today. One of the newest films added to Paramount+ is Steven Spielberg’s 2022 Oscar and Golden Globe-nominated film The Fabelmans. A beautiful and deeply emotional stroy based on Spielberg’s own childhood.

Peacock

The Office
NBC

The best part about Peacock is the number of television series they have available to stream. The U.S. version of The Office, starring Steve Carell, Jenna Fischer, John Krasinski, and Rainn Wilson, is one of the greatest comedy series of the 2000s and gets funnier every time you watch it. The world of Bravo has also made its way over to Peacock, making your favorite Real Housewives series and the incredibly scandalous Vanderpump Rules now available to stream as well. The fan-favorite Rainn Wilson has recently released an exclusive series with Peacock called Rainn Wilson and the Geography of Bliss where the actor travels the world trying to find what makes people happy.

Apple TV+

Selena Gomez
Apple TV+

One of the most successful films to be released on Apple TV+ was the 2022 documentary My Mind and Me which follows actor, singer, and social icon Selena Gomez’s struggles with fame, depression, and long time battle with mental illness. Her documentary provides an inside look at the stars’ life that the public had never gotten to see before. Her vulnerable and honest approach to the film was incredibly well received and fans loved getting a chance to peak into the unimaginable pressures that come with growing up in the public eye. Selena Gomez spreads the message that no matter who you are or what mental illness you are battling you are not alone.

Discovery+

ciao-house
Discovery+

Discovery+ is a great streaming platform for people who are interested in travel, food, exploring, culture, and all around discovering new things. One of the most interesting shows to stream on Discovery+ is the 2023 series Ciao House. The show follows ten culinary experts who live with each other in a gorgeous Italian villa and attempt to prove through challenges who the ultimate chef in the house is. Only one winner will be chosen, and that person receives a life changing prize at the end of the show.

Shudder

Skinamarink on Shudder
Shudder

Shudder is the streaming service for all thing’s horror. With an abundance of shows and movies that have to do with supernatural entities, haunted houses, and gruesome murders, this is the perfect platform for people who tend to lean towards the darker side. While they are always updating the content available to stream, some of the most popular picks are Skinamarink, The Dark and the Wicked, Host, and Watcher.

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Pluto TV

Mike White in Survivor
CBS

Pluto TV differs from most other streaming services due to the fact that it is free to watch content. Unlike Netflix, Max, HBO, and Prime Video, there is no monthly subscription cost to access Pluto TV; you simply download the app on your mobile device, laptop, or TV to watch. The hit reality TV series Survivor, which first aired back in 2000, is easily one of the most popular shows Pluto TV has to offer. With 44 seasons of this show available, it is the perfect series to start binging.

Starz

Tom Holland as Peter Parker and Jake Gyllenhaal as Mysterio in Spider-Man: Far From Home
Sony Pictures

The biggest benefit to having a Starz subscription is the ability to view hundreds of critically acclaimed films and multiple movies from the Marvel franchise. The Marvel Cinematic Universe has dominated the box office for the last 10 years, with Avengers: Endgame currently holding the second place title for highest-grossing movie of all time. Marvel’s Spider-Man franchise has also taken the world by storm especially after the epic release of Spider-Man: No Way Home, which introduced the multiverse. All three Spider-Man films, starring Tom Holland and Zendaya, are now available to stream on Starz.

ESPN+

Fury Vs Wilder 2 (1)
ESPN & Fox Sports

ESPN+ is a live sports streaming service that allows subscribers to view hundreds of sporting events from their televisions, laptops, or mobile devices via the ESPN+ app. With countless exclusive events and perks that aren’t available on the ESPN network, this subscription is ideal for sports lovers and fans. Another draw to this platform is the ability to purchase access to private UFC events and archived footage that you can’t find anywhere else.

MGM+

Taylor Russell as Maren Yearly and Timothée Chalamet as Lee
MGM

MGM+, which was once known as Epix, is an exclusive streaming service that offers hundreds of movies to watch. Not only do they have cult classics available, but a variety of new films released within the last year. This wide range to choose from makes MGM+ a good choice when deciding what services to subscribe to. Timothée Chalamet’s Bones and All, The Social Network, and Damien Chazelle’s Babylon starring Margot Robbie, Brad Pitt, and Diego Calva are currently available.

Vudu

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New Line Cinema

Vudu is also slightly different from other streaming services in terms of payment. Instead of paying a set price every month for your subscription, you can join Vudu for free and then pay a fee every time you want to buy or rent a movie. This situation may not be ideal if you are renting films every night, but definitely gives the viewer more agency over their payments. Another great part of using Vudu is the incredibly vast selection they offer. Almost any movie imaginable is available to rent here, from The Notebook to Fargo to Avengers: Infinity War.

Lifetime Movie Club

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Lifetime

The Lifetime Network is known for distributing a very specific type of content. These films resemble each other in terms of storyline, casting, and more. If you are a fan of Lifetime movies the Lifetime Movie Club is a streaming service you could definitely benefit from. One of the most popular movies available to watch is Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy. Based on a true story this film follows an American girl named Amanda Knox, who was arrested and tried for the murder of her roommate while studying abroad in Italy.

Sling TV

the-morning-show-aniston-witherspoon
Hello Sunshine

Another great option for streaming your favorite television series is Sling TV. You can currently watch the Primetime Emmy and Golden Globe nominated series The Morning Show starring Jennifer Aniston and Academy Award-winning actress Reese Witherspoon. The drama series follows two woman and their experience in the modern American workplace. There stories are raw, and it’s refreshing to see these two brilliant actresses working alongside each other.

Tubi TV

Heartland TV series cast
Genesis International
Entertainment One

Like Pluto TV, Tubi TV is another streaming service that is completely free. They stream content from multiple different studios and production companies across the world including Paramount, Lionsgate, and MGM, which offers a wide range of options. The drama series Heartland, which was released in 2007, now has 16 seasons available to stream, and follows the story of a young woman and her families unbreakable bond and committed to each other through even the hardest moments of life.

YouTube TV

Daemon and Rhaenyra
HBO

Game of Thrones is easily one of the most successful and epic television series of all time. It’s prequel House of the Dragon has been labeled as even better. The perfect place to watch this incredible series is YouTube TV. With every episode from the season available you can start binging now and see why everyone loves this franchise and the characters in them. YouTube TV has hundreds of channels to choose from and an abundance of great content.

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