CNET Top 5
The 5 best streaming video services not named NetflixSure, there's a big red giant in the streaming video world. But there's plenty of competition out there. Find out where you should be watching video.
Welcome to TOP 5. Today we're counting down the top 5 streaming video services not named Netflix. At number 5, YouTube. Millions of hours of video, and you can watch so much of it for free. It's on every platform, and you can even upload your own stuff to add to the giant catalog that's Is YouTube. Google's even got a paid version that chucks out all of the ads with YouTube Red. Did you know that a subscription to YouTube Red also gives you a subscription to Google Play music? True story. Number four, Crackle. Sony's Crackle.com service has been around for awhile now. It might be one of the most overlooked video services out there. It's got originals like sports jeopardy, and comedians in cars with Jerry friggin Seinfeld. On top of that they're lots of movies that pop up every month. Sure, the service has ads but it's great a great catalogue. At number three, HBO Now Speaking of great catalogues, it's really tough to compete with HBO NOW. It's the most expensive service on this list, but the quality is great. HBO still negotiates to get great movies quickly on it's service, then there's all of HBO's excellent original content including Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Ballers and Game of Thrones. At number two is huluPLUS. Hulu has the most current database of television shows you can find. It features tons of content from the majority of the big networks including NBC, Fox, and ABC. Additionally, Hulu built up its movie catalog with big name titles like Interstellar, The Hunger Games, and lots and lots of James Bond movies. $8 per month gets you what Hulu calls limited ads. $ 12.00 per month gets you virtually no commercials on any Hulu content. And number one at number is Amazon Prime, yeah you knew this was coming but sit still. Amazon Prime is the best alternative to Netflix out there. Why, Amazon's original content like Transparent and Mozart in the Jungle, they're winning awards Amazon video apps are also pretty awesome because they let you download Prime video content to watch offline. Then, there's a whole bunch of other Amazon Prime benefits like two-day shipping, access to Amazon Prime music, and even unlimited photo uploads. [SOUND] Hey, if you wanted to know what's coming and going online in the world of video, check out cnet.com/netpicks. For more top fives like this, check out top5.cnet.com. I'm Iyaz Akhtar, and we'll see you later. [MUSIC]