Netflix is currently the biggest streaming service in the world. There are many reasons why this is the case, from being the first platform of its kind to hit the mainstream consciousness to their continual efforts to churn out high-quality original shows and movies.

Yet, the streaming world has changed a lot in recent years. Now in 2021, there are various platforms now vying with Netflix for that lucrative streaming pot of gold. Highlighted below are some of the best ones to consider.

HBO Max

When you add a stellar HBO library with other premium content, you get HBO Max. This streaming platform boasts everything from acclaimed comedies like Curb Your Enthusiasm to iconic dramas like The Sopranos.

HBO Max is also a haven for movie lovers. The platform made headlines when it announced it would be streaming all of Warner Bros.’ new movies in 2021 upon release, including Matrix 4, The Suicide Squad, and Godzilla vs. Kong. For fans of Japanese animation, HBO Max also features the revered Studio Ghibli movie collection.

Peacock

Even though it only launched nationwide in July 2020 and hasn’t gone beyond the United States as of yet, there’s no doubt Peacock is the fastest-growing streaming service right now. Launched by NBCUniversal, Peacock supplies a combination of on-demand and live content, boasting everything from popular comedy show The Office to complete coverage of the upcoming Olympic Games.

Peacock’s recent acquisition of the WWE Network demonstrates it has no intention of slowing down its rapid growth. Add in that it comes with free and competitively priced premium tiers, and it is easy to see why so many are signing up for this streaming service.

Disney+

Even though it’s not as prevalent as other streaming services pumping out original content, Disney+ is still worthy of a subscription. Star Wars, Pixar, Marvel, The Simpsons, and more – what’s not to like? Plus, when they do release their own exclusive shows, they are usually well-received. You only have to look at the responses to The Mandalorian and WandaVision as proof.

Unibet TV

A betting platform might not seem like the most obvious choice for this list. However, the Unibet TV betting and live stream feature is one of the best ways to enjoy sport over the internet. It supplies the chance for users to watch the latest events live from sports such as football, tennis, NFL, baseball, and NHL.

Another advantage in Unibet TV’s favor is that it doesn’t cost anything extra to use. All you need to do is place a bet on the event you want to watch or have money in your Unibet account.

Amazon Prime Video

Perhaps the second most popular option behind Netflix, Amazon Prime Video packs in an ample amount of content – both new and existing. As for their original programming, the platform includes Jack Ryan, The Grand Tour, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and The Boys.

When you factor in that Amazon Prime also covers Amazon Music and free Prime delivery, it’s a great deal for those who want more than simply a video streaming service.

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