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    Est. $7.99 per month
    Pros: huge library of streaming movies and TV programs, broad hardware support, original programming
    Cons: most top movies are older titles, catalog filled out with lots of low-quality films
    not avail.
     
    Subscription
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    Broad range of smart TVs, Blu-ray players, video game consoles, set-top boxes and other connected devices.
    Primarily older titles, new titles from some independent studios/distributors and via a deal with Epix. Number of titles not publicly available.
    Extensive catalog of past-season TV shows and series. Number of titles not publicly available.
    Yes
    Yes
    DVD/Blu-ray Discs by mail (requires separate subscription)
     
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    Est. $7.99 per month
    Pros: current-season TV programs, some high-quality movies, good hardware support
    Cons: limited movie content, licensing agreements can lead to user confusion, movies and TV shows include ads
    not avail.
     
    Subscription
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    LG (TVs/Blu-ray), Vizio (TVs/Blu-ray), Sony (TVs/Blu-ray/PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4), Samsung (TVs/Blu-ray), Panasonic (TVs/Blu-ray), Sharp (TVs), Philips (TVs) Toshiba (Blu-ray), Dynex (Blu-ray), Microsoft (Xbox 360/One), Nintendo (Wii/Wii U) Apple T
    More than 4,000 movies or movie series. Primarily films from independent studios and distributors, some older hit movies, complete The Criterion Collection library.
    More than 2,600 TV series. Includes current-season episodes of series from NBC, ABC, Fox, The CW, others; past-season shows from CBS and some cable networks. Additional content available for viewing on a laptop or computer at Hulu.com.
    Yes
    No
    Commercial supported
     
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    Pros: good hardware support, original programs, it's free
    Cons: limited number of streaming movies and TV shows, commercials
    not avail.
     
    Free subscription
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    Sony (TVs/Blu-ray/PS3, PS4 and PS Vita game console), Samsung (TVs/Blu-ray), LG (TVs/Blu-ray), Vizio (TVs/streaming player), Toshiba (TVs/Blu-ray), Roku (streaming player), Apple (streaming player), Microsoft (Xbox One and Xbox 360), more.
    More than 200 films, exclusively from Sony Pictures Entertainment.
    More than 60 past-season TV series, all produced/distributed by Sony Pictures Entertainment.
    Yes
    No
    Commercial supported
     
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    Est. 99 cents and u…
    Pros: lots of new movies and TV shows, best-quality video streaming, widely available
    Cons: pay separately for every movie and TV show, best-quality video costs extra
    not avail.
     
    Video on demand
    N/A
    N/A
    Most Internet-connected home entertainment gear, including smart TVs, Blu-ray players, video game consoles and set-top boxes. Notable exceptions are the Apple TV and Nintendo Wii/Wii U. Chromecast support is also missing, but promised to be on its way.
    More than 20,000 titles, including many recent Hollywood hits.
    More than 4,200 TV "seasons," including current series and classic shows.
    No
    Yes
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    Est. 99 cents and u…
    Pros: large selection of movie and TV programs, good video quality, movies and TV shows can be downloaded for offline viewing
    Cons: requires Apple TV for viewing on a living room TV, must pay separately for each movie or TV program
    not avail.
     
    Video on demand
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    Apple TV
    65,000 movies (worldwide). Content includes lots of recent Hollywood hits as well as a vast catalog of older titles.
    250,000 individual episodes (worldwide). Complete series runs of still-running and classic programs. Current-season shows available soon after they air. Content from broadcast, basic cable and premium cable channels.
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    No
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