Although I have previously lamented the loss of the video store, there are some superb choices out there for those of us who have embraced the streaming culture that exists as a way to watch our favourite movies. Everyone is aware of the riches of Netflix but what other online streaming choices are out there for the avid movie goer?
I've decided to have a look at the best options available on identify the advantages and disadvantages of all:
1. Netflix: (www.netflix.com)
Compatability: Smart TVs,Streaming Media Players,Game Consoles,Set-top Boxes,Blu-ray Players,Smartphones & Tablets,PCs & Laptops.
Cost: One month free trial and €7.99 per month for basic package thereafter
Pros: Original produced content, affordable price,
Cons: Movie catalogue could be improved
2. Amazon Prime Video (www.primevideo.com)
Compatability: Android phones and tablets, iOS phones and tablets, Kindle Fire tablets, some LG and Samsung smart TVs and online at PrimeVideo.com.
Cost: One month free trial and €2.99 per month for the first six months and €5.99 per month after that.
Pros: Affordable price, may have some movie choices that are not available on other streaming services
Cons: Not as compatible as other services, poor selection of films.
3. NOW TV (www.nowtv.com)
Compatability: NOW TV Set-top Box (€25), Game Consoles,Smartphones & Tablets,PCs & Laptops.
Cost: 14 day free trial and €15 per month thereafter.
Pros: The best movie selection of all streaming services available with a premiere every day and movies available just 8 months after their initial release.
Cons: The most expensive of the movie streaming services available, not as compatible as other services.