The Latest Trends in Streaming Services

April 19, 2023

Streaming services have changed the way we consume media. With so many options out there, it can be hard to keep up with the latest trends and news in the world of streaming. Here’s a look at some of what you can expect from them!


Original Content: The Battle for Exclusive Shows and Movies

One of the biggest trends in streaming services is the race for exclusive shows and movies. Streaming services are investing billions of dollars in creating original content to entice viewers to sign up for their platform. Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, and Disney+ are just a few of the streaming services investing in creating their own content. This trend is only going to continue, so expect more and more exclusive shows and movies in the future!

Netflix led the way in creating original shows and movies, with popular shows like Bojack Horseman, Stranger Things, House of Cards, The Crown, and more. Yet, other streaming platforms were not far behind! Amazon Prime has hitters like The Boys, Fleabag, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel; Hulu has Love Victor, Only Murders in the Building, The Great, The Handmaid’s Tail, and Letterkenny; and HBO Max has Succession, The Last of Us, The White Lotus, Barry, Rain Dogs, and Game of Thrones: House of the Dragon – not to mention Apple TV, Disney+, and more making made-for-streaming content.


The Rise of Live TV Streaming

Another trend in streaming services is the rise of live TV streaming. Streaming services such as YouTube TV, Hulu Live, and Sling TV are now offering live TV channels, making it possible to cut the cord on traditional cable TV. This is particularly popular with younger viewers, who prefer to watch content on their own schedule.


Ad-Supported Streaming Services

Ad-supported streaming services are also being seen more and more frequently. While many streaming services offer an ad-free experience, some services such as Peacock, Pluto TV, and Vudu offer free content with ads. This trend is appealing to viewers who don’t want to pay for a subscription but are willing to watch ads in exchange for free content. Most platforms have now switched to a tiered model, offering options with no ads or some ads for a lower fee.


Streaming Services for Niche Audiences

Outside of the top players in streaming services, there are other services catering to niche audiences. Streaming services such as Crunchyroll, Shudder, and CuriosityStream offer content specifically for fans of anime, horror movies, and documentaries, respectively. This trend is allowing viewers to find content that caters to their specific interests and passions.

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With so many options, what should you choose? It would be easy to start accounts for more and more streaming platforms, looking to find the best shows on each. If, instead, you are looking to minimize the number of services you have at once, here are some top shows on these platforms by genre to get you started!


Succession – HBO Max

Black Bird – Apple TV

Justified – Hulu

The Terminal List – Amazon Prime

Severance – Apple TV

Ozark – Netflix

Luthor – Pluto TV


Barry – HBO Max

The Great – Hulu

Better Call Saul – Netflix

Fargo – Hulu

Big Little Lies – HBO Max

Killing Eve – Hulu


Night Sky – Amazon Prime

See – Apple TV

The 100 – Netflix

Stranger Things – Netflix


Ted Lasso – Apple TV

The Other Two – HBO Max

Letterkenny – Hulu

Somebody Somewhere – HBO Max

Loot – Apple TV


Love is Blind – Tubi

Selling Sunset – Netflix

90 Day Fiance – Discovery Plus

Southern Charm – Peacock

Project Runway – Tubi

Alone – Pluto TV

Naked and Afraid – Discovery Plus


The world of streaming services is constantly evolving, with new services and shows emerging all the time. From original content to live TV streaming, ad-supported streaming services to niche content, there’s something for everyone in the world of streaming! Keep an eye on the latest news and trends to stay on top of the latest developments.



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By: Rachel Valerio

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