All you need to know about streaming services

Online streaming services provide a reliable, user-friendly interface
A representational image displaying Netflix app open on a mobile screen. — Cnet
A representational image displaying Netflix app open on a mobile screen. — Cnet

In this immensely advanced era, online streaming services have proven to be the most subtle way out of conventional cabled services.

And who wouldn’t be inclined towards such a need-driven bliss which offers a wider landscape of content you can enjoy?

All they require is a sound internet connection and a subscription plan which doesn’t cost you more than you pay for those old, withered-cabled services.

Online streaming services provide a reliable, user-friendly interface, a wide range of features and a diverse, ever-increasing catalogue of content.

The only downside, seemingly, is that they might not align with your budget. Given that, if you’re still willing to invest a little in your much-needed entertainment, we can help you with that.

GadInsider chose the best three streaming services after examining a variety of the most acclaimed and preferred services and what they have to offer. Keep reading to learn more.

3 best streaming services

  • Netflix
  • Max
  • Amazon’s Prime Video


  • Netflix is currently the top-tier streaming app for original series, films, and documentaries in 2023, and that’s why it’s our top pick.
  • It’s the best platform for big shows like The Witcher or Stranger Things that receive the attention of billions of viewers globally along with critical praise and awards.
  • It offers a wide variety of famous TV shows and more original series, films, documentaries and specials which its competitors don’t.
  • Shows and movies make their way to the platform as soon as they are released, through which the company caters to different tastes along with gaming options and categories for kids. Moreover, anime and foreign language titles are a treat.
  • Starting at $7 a month for an ad-supported account and $15.50 monthly for the standard ad-free plan, its price is in the middle of the TV service pack.
  • While its premium-tier subscription gives you 4K content for four screens, both standard plans — with or without ads — feature HD streaming which is supported on two devices simultaneously.


  • Max, a fusion that’s formed as a result of the merger between Warner Bros. Discovery and AT&T, turned HBO Max into Max.
  • It’s an updated app full of popular TV shows and movies which utilise HBO's entire library, DC Universe titles, along with favourites such as Friends, the Lord of the Rings movies and almost every Studio Ghibli film.
  • Max has a solid streaming collection for kids and the ability to control ratings on kids' profiles better than other services, it’s also the best way towards Warner Bros.-owned feature films.
  • At the higher end of the streaming spectrum, it stands beside Netflix with its $10 per month package, and if you’d go ad-free, that will cost you up to $16 or $20 per month.
  • With the addition of Discovery Plus unscripted content and an 8.0 rating, Max consistently drops new releases, possesses a large back catalogue and offers smooth, user-friendly features.

Amazon’s Prime Video

  • Prime Video features ad-free, quality original shows and movies in abundance, along with an impressive back catalogue of older favourites (and B-movies you haven't heard of) and NFL is delivered on Thursdays.
  • If you'd head on to check out its originals like The Rings of Power or its large movie selection, it may even be worth paying $9 a 9-a-month TV service fee. Plus, for millions of Prime subscribers, the Prime Video channel is already included for free.
  • The only drawback is that it lacks the catalogues for content classification like we have on Netflix and Hulu. Also, there's some paid content mixed in with free content.