The Latest Trends in Streaming Services
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.
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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