Streaming Services for Quarantine: meet the best of US and UK

Streaming Services for quarantine, to make your confinement less tedious.

During this Covid-19 pandemic we are confined to our homes and nothing better to spend the time watching good movies and shows.
Netflix be one of the more popular streaming services in the world, but it’s certainly not the only option available.

If you watch several movies or shows, subscription services like Amazon Prime and Hulu are the best option for you. They offer access to entire catalogs of streaming content, even bigger than Netflix.
For a fan of Marvel and Star Wars the best is Disney+. If you’re the type who only like shows, you should consider services like FandangoNow or Vudu.

We have prepared a list of the best video streaming services for quarantine in the US and UK

Netflix - Streaming Services in US and UK

1 – Netflix

Netflix has a monstrous catalog of movies and TV shows, but Netflix is adding more of it’s in-house produced content like Stranger Things and films like Best Picture Nominees, the Irishman and Marriage Story. Beyond older titles that Netflix has bought the streaming rights too.

Cost US: $9 a month ( SD video on a single screen), $13 a month (HD video on up to two screens), $16 a month for 4K video on four screens.

Cost UK: £ 5,99 a month ( SD video on a single screen), £ 8,99 a month (HD video on up to two screens), £11.99 a month for 4K video on four screens.

Amazon Prime Video - Streaming Services in US and UK

2 – Amazon Prime Video

Prime Video has a large collection, even bigger than Netflix, original shows, like “Good Omens”, “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan”, “The Man in The High Castle” and “The Grand Tour”. You can only stream on up to three devices at once, however and can’t create multiple accounts under the same subscription.

Cost US: $119 a year or $13 a month.

Cost UK: £79 a year or £5.99 a month.

Disney+ - Streaming Services in US and UK

3 – Disney+

If you’re a Disney classics fan, like Peter Pan (1953), Alice in Wonderland (1951), The Little Mermaid (1989) and Beauty and the Beast (1991) will love Disney+. But streaming also has includes content Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar, National Geographic, and The Simpsons, Disney’s recently purchased Fox properties.

Cost US: $6.99 per month, or $69.99 per year ($5.83/month)

Cost UK: £5.99 per month, or £59.99 per year ($5.83/month)

HBO Now - Streaming Services in US and UK

4 – HBO Now

Is for those who enjoy HBO content, series, movies, specials, and documentaries. Game of Thrones, The Sopranos, Deadwood, Big Little Lies, Rome, Silicon Valley are some of original shows HBO.

Cost US: $15 a month.

Cost UK: Not Available In This Country

Hulu - Streaming Services in US and UK

5 – Hulu

Hulu it has older shows from CBS and current shows from NBC, Fox and ABC. Has original content, like Veronica Mars, Castle Rock, Marvel’s Runaways and The Handmaid’s Tale. Hulu is Disney-owned and has become the destination for some of the company’s more adult-oriented content, that it doesn’t want to put on Disney+.

Cost US: $6 a month or $10 (zero ads version). It can also be bundled with Disney+ and ESPN for $13 a month.

Cost UK: Not Available In This Country

YouTube TV - Streaming Services in US and UK

6 – YouTube TV

Youtube TV it offers access all the major networks, including to live TV from up to 50 providers. Some regional sports networks and Bravo, Disney, ESPN, FX, Fox News, Fox Sports, MSNBC, National Geographic. Has an unlimited cloud DVR and supports up to three simultaneous users.

Cost US: $50 a month.

Cost UK: Not Available In This Country

ESPN+ - Streaming Services in US and UK

7 – ESPN+

If you are a sports fan, ESPN+ it’s your place.
With a list huge lineup of live sporting events like the UFC, MLB, NHL and the MLS. Rugby, cricket and college sports of all types.

Cost US: $5 a month or $50 a year (basic service).

Cost UK: Not Available In This Country

CBS All Access - Streaming Services in US and UK

8 – CBS All Access

CBS All Access it has original series like Star Trek: Picard and The Twilight Zone, full-length episodes of CBS programs and plus live programming from local CBS affiliates.

Cost US: $6 (with ads) or $10 a month (ad-free).

Cost UK: Not Available In This Country

Showtime - Streaming Services in US and UK

9 – Showtime

In this streaming you get all of Showtime’s catalog, including movies and documentaries such as Eric Clapton: A Life in 12 Bars and original shows like Ray Donovan and Homeland.

Cost US: $11 or $9 a month *when bought through services like Amazon Prime and Hulu).

Cost UK: Not Available In This Country

Sling TV - Streaming Services in US and UK

10 – Sling TV

Sling TV provides 2 service packages: The Orange package with Disney, ESPN, A&E, the Food Network, and TBS. The Blue package comes with the USA and the NFL Network. Also add premium channels, such as HBO and Showtime and NBA League Pass for an extra fee per month.

Cost US: Sling Orange is $30; Sling Blue is $30 a month. A combined package is $45 a month.

Cost UK: Not Available In This Country

Now TV - Streaming Services in UK

11 – Now TV

Now TV is a service offered by the Sky for those without access to a satellite dish. It offers content broadcast by Sky on one or more of its many channels.

Cost US: Not Available In This Country

Cost UK: Sky Cinema Month Pass – £11.99 per month ( all Sky Cinema channels )
Sky Sports – £9.99 ( all Sky Sports channels for 24 hours ) / Sky Sports – £14.99 ( 7 Day Pass ) / Sky Sports – £33.99 ( Month Pass )
Entertainment Month Pass – £8.99 ( for access to several channels )
Kids Month Pass – £3.99

Sky Go

12 – Sky Go

Sky Go is a live streaming for existing Sky TV customers. Content will depend on your TV subscription package. There is an extra add-on that allows you to include offline viewing on mobile devices. The Sky Q app adds the ability to download recordings to watch offline.

Cost US: Not Available In This Country

Cost UK: Free for Sky TV customers
Sky Go Extra ( on up to 4 devices and offline viewing ) – £5 per month
Sky Go Extra free for Sky Q (multiscreen) customers

MUBI

13 – Mubi

MUBI is an streaming service for cinephile. Includes indie, cult and classic films are then available for viewing for 30 days and there is always a new movie recommended by the MUBI team to watch each day.

Cost US: $10.99 ( month ) free 30-day trial.

Cost UK: £7.99 ( month )

BritBox - Streaming Services UK

14 – BritBox

BritBox is a British streaming service created by the BBC and ITV to be home to decades of classic British TV. Besides serving the United States and Canada, with an anticipated launch in Australia in late 2020.

Cost US: $6.99 ( month ) free 30-day trial.

Cost UK: £5.99 ( month ) free 30-day trial.

Rakuten TV - Streaming Services in US and UK

15 – Rakuten TV

Rakuten TV ( old Wuaki.tv ) is a streaming service, offering movies and TV series for subscription, rental and purchase. He Includes content from studios around the world: Disney, Twentieth Century Fox, Warner Brothers, Sony Pictures, but is smallest and least known service among its competitors.

Cost US: Not Available In This Country

Cost UK: New films £3.49 ( rent ), £8.99 ( buy ) Older films £2.49 ( rent ) £6.99 ( buy )

Apple TV+

16 – Apple TV+

AppleTV+ is the newest streaming service on the market. It’s only got original content at the moment, and for now the selection is rather limited. But it promises to greatly increase the content by the end of 2020. Meanwhile, offers its iTunes library options with a wide range of content available to purchase and rent.

Cost US: $4,99 ( month ) 7 days free

Cost UK: £4.99 ( month ) 7 days free

Google Play

17 – Google Play

Google Play it’s mainly for Android device owners. Has a more limited selection, compared to its main competitor. But has a larger catalog than Apple and offers 4K content.

Cost US: New films $5.99 ( rent ), $12.99 ( buy ) Older films $3.99 ( rent ) $5.99 ( buy )

Cost UK: New movies £3.49 ( rent ), £9.99 ( buy ) Older films £2.49 ( rent ) £5.99 ( buy )

Fubo

18 – Fubo

Fubo TV has both live and on-demand channels from broadcast networks, cable channels and sports networks ( CBS, FX, SyFy and Fox ). Free cloud DVR, that lets you replay programs from last three days.

Cost US: $54.99 ( month )

Cost UK: Not Available In This Country

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19 – Crackle

Crackle it’s free but with many commercials. The Sony-owned platform broadcasts anime, movies, TV shows and original programming.

Cost US: FREE

Cost UK: Not Available In This Country

20 – PokerGo

PokerGo is the best option for poker fans. You can watch both live poker shows and pre-recorded ones old tv shows with great poker players.

Cost US: $10 ( month ) $99 ( annual )

Cost UK: $10 ( month ) $99 ( annual )

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