Which is the best streaming service? Compare prices and content

Amazon Prime Video logo button on a remote control for a smart TV, Lafayette, California, February 16, 2022. Photo courtesy Tech Trends.  (Photo by Gado/Getty Images)

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A brand new streaming service launches in the UK this June with the arrival of Paramount+.

But with so many other TV platforms to choose from, it can be difficult to narrow down which one is right for you.

Continue reading: What will be streamed on Paramount+ on launch day

We take a look at what each of the major streaming platforms offers and how much they cost.

UK Streaming Services – Which is the Best?


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Available: Launches in the UK on Wednesday 22nd June 2022

How to stream: If you’re an existing Sky customer you can either bundle it with your Sky Q package, or if you subscribe to Sky Cinema you can access it automatically at no extra charge.

Otherwise, Paramount+ is available in an app that can be streamed on devices such as phones, tablets, laptops, and smart TVs.

What you can see: Paramount+ offers a huge variety of content, from original TV series to its back catalog of movies.

On the release day, there will be new highlights among the available highlights star trek series Strange New WorldsVideo game TV adaptation gloriolehistorical drama The First Lady with Viola Davis, Michelle Pfeiffer and Gillian Anderson and a new version of The man who fell to earth with Chiwetel Ejiofor and Naomie Harris.

Also pay attention The offera dramatization of producer Albert S. Ruddy’s production experiences The Godfatherthe entire series of yellowstone and its new prequel 1883 and series by Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Uma Thurman Super pumped: The fight for Uber.

Anson Mount as Captain Pike in Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.  (excellent+)

Anson Mount as Captain Pike in Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. (excellent+)

Later in launch month, new celebrity reality series All Star Shore Joey Essex and Chloe Ferry will face off against contestants from around the world in a party challenge.

There is an enormous range of films including a range of Star Trek titles and classics such as Pulp Fiction, Footloose and Mean Girls.

Kids will love movies, including PAW patrol, Clifford the big red dog and transformersalthough most Paramount+ offerings are aimed at adults.

Price: £6.99 per month or £69.90 for the whole year.


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stranger things is a smash hit for Netflix. (netflix)

Available: now

How to stream: The Netflix app can be used on devices such as phones, tablets, laptops and smart TVs.

The difference between basic, standard, and premium subscription packages relates to how many different screens you can watch it on at the same time, how many devices you can download content to, and whether it’s available in HD or Ultra HD.

What you can see: Netflix is ​​a streaming content giant worldwide, with TV and movies for all tastes and lots of hidden content to discover using the genre codes.

Belonging to the originals of major drama series breaking Bad spin off Better call SaulFantasy Sci-Fi stranger things and drug thrillers by Jason Bateman and Laura Linney ozark.

Continue reading: Everything will stream on Netflix in June

Popular reality series include love is blind and Sell ​​sunsetand Netflix has become known for its addictive true-crime documentaries King of the Tigers, make a killer, Fire and The Tinder scammerand stand-up specials by star comedians like Ricky Gervais and Aziz Ansari with their sitcoms After the live and master of nothing also included.

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King of the Tigers was a lockdown must. (netflix)

Not only is it changing the face of television, it’s also changing film, with Netflix-exclusive films regularly garnering awards — including notable titles The power of the dog, The Irishman and Tick, tick… boom!.

Subscribers can set up child profiles with an equally wide range of content for younger viewers – as well as original content and TV shows such as coco melon and The Cuphead Showvarious lego movies, Shrek, Hotel Transylvania and family classics like hook and Beethoven are all available.

Netflix also includes hit drama box sets from BBC and ITV, as well as US series such as breaking Bad.

Price: Basic – £5.99 per month, Standard – £9.99 per month, Premium – £13.99 per month.

Prime video

Rachel Brosnahan in The Wonderful Mrs. Maisel (Amazon Studios)

Rachel Brosnahan in The wonderful Mrs. Maisel (Amazon Studios)

Available: now

How to stream: When you sign up for Amazon Prime, the subscription package includes access to streaming content via the Prime Video app, which works on devices such as phones, tablets, laptops and smart TVs.

What you can see: The Amazon originals for which the streaming service has become known include, among others The wonderful Mrs. Maisel, The young, jack ryan, The Romanoffs, reachers and The Man in the High Castle.

Jeremy Clarkson has found a new home on the platform with car series The Great Tour and agricultural documentary Clarkson’s farm.

Continue reading: Everything will stream on Prime Video in June

As well as its own original content, Prime Video includes many other TV shows and films that have become popular elsewhere, and its varied children’s content includes favorites such as Peppa Pigthe BBC adaptations by Julia Donaldson and a TV spin-off series of Kung Fu Panda.

Price: £7.99 a month, including Amazon Prime.


The Mandalorian

The Mandalorian adds the war of stars Franchise. (Disney+/Lucasfilm)

Available: now

How to stream: Via the Disney+ app on devices such as phones, tablets, laptops and smart TVs.

The standard subscription package at Disney+ allows simultaneous viewing on up to four different devices, downloading on up to 10 devices and hosting virtual TV parties for up to five friends.

What you can see: Marvel fans won’t want to miss out on a Disney+ subscription, which includes access to many of the MCU films and original series such as hawk eye, Loki and Mrs Miracle.

war of stars has also found a home in ministry for his films and television shows, including new series The Mandalorian.

Continue reading: Everything will stream on Disney+ in June

comedy caper Only murders in the building and biopic series Pam & Tommy have garnered a lot of attention lately, and the new Kardashians reality series is also on Disney+.

This is arguably the best platform for children’s content – access the Disney and Pixar film back catalog with us Encanto, Moana, To redden, Cruella, Frozen, Guardians of the Galaxy, Aladdin, Black Panther, Luke and many, many more all available.

Price: £7.99 per month or £79.90 for the whole year.


A spy among friends Damian Lewis will star. (ITV)

Available: Later in 2022

How to stream: ITVX is due to launch later in the year, integrating the currently free on-demand service ITV Hub with the paid BritBox.

Different subscription levels provide access to either free content with ads or additional premium content without ads.

What you can see: In short, all content from the ITV Hub and BritBox is migrated to ITVX under various subscription levels, giving you access to some of the best UK TV programming.

The new service will feature drama, comedy and reality series which can be viewed in full on the service once the first episode has aired on ITV and new drama series will be available on ITVX six to nine months before they air on ITVX .

Content also includes series from BBC, Channel 4 and Channel 5, as well as original BritBox content such as: Why didn’t you ask Evans? and the dryness.

Newly commissioned series include A spy among friends with Damian Lewis and Guy Pearce, nolly with Helena Bonham Carter, Confessions of Frannie Langton starring Karla-Simone Spence, Sophie Cookson and Patrick Martins, Lenny Henry’s six-part drama The little birds and Litvinenko with David Tenant.

Price: Prices TBA.

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