Netflix is the most popular video on demand platform in recent times. There is no doubt that they have paved the way for a new model of consuming entertainment: all the major companies already have their own streaming service - and those that do not, are already putting the batteries to grab part of the pie as soon as possible.
The key question then, would not be if there is alternatives to Netflix -that there are- but which ones are really worth it. In an industry in which the oversaturation of content is beginning to be a problem for the consumer, it is necessary to walk with lead feet, and it is no longer worth jumping into the pool with the first proposal that does not enter through the eyes. What are the best alternatives to Netflix in 2019?
10 alternatives to Netflix: other streaming and on-demand video platforms
Some popular streaming video platforms are only available in certain countries, so if we are interested in hiring any of these services, such as Hulu, we would have to use a VPN.
Personally, I believe that it is best to opt for platforms that broadcast in our geographical region, since in addition to being cheaper, it is easier to claim in case of suffering any type of incident. With that said, let's get down to business ...
Amazon Prime Video
Netflix's great competitor has a first and last name: Amazon Prime Video. Both in terms of quality, quantity and price, Prime Video is the great alternative to Netflix. Here we find self-created series such as The Good Omens, The Boys, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, The Man in the High Castle, American Gods or the future Lord of the Rings series.
Although the interface is not as intuitive as that of Netflix and many films do not promote them as they should, it has many cult films and quality titles from the 80s, 90s and 2000s. If you look only at the price -36 euros per year, in Spain- the jump from Netflix to Prime is well worth it. Of course, it does not have as many movies and series in 4K as Netflix.
Subscription price: 36 euros per year (Spain) | Registered devices: unlimited | Simultaneous reproductions: 3 | Go to Amazon Prime Video
Another great alternative to Netflix is the video-on-demand (VOD) platform of the US channel HBO. Here quality prevails over quantity: there are fewer series and movies than on Prime Video or Netflix, but in general they are much better.
In its catalog we find recent blockbusters, superhero films, comedy, highly acclaimed series such as "The Handmaid's Tale", "Chernobyl", "Game of Thrones", "Big Little Lies", "Silicon Valley", "Veep" or " Los Sopranos ”and a good handful of more than interesting documentaries. Of course, there is absolutely no anime.
Subscription price: € 7.99 / month (Spain) | Registered devices: 5 | Simultaneous reproductions: 2 | Go to HBO Spain
If what we want is to be well stocked with Japanese animated series and movies and the Netflix or Prime Video offer does not satisfy us, nothing better than taking a look at Crunchyroll. This streaming platform specialized in anime broadcasts the episodes that are broadcast in Japan just an hour later, and has iconic titles such as One Piece, Hunter X Hunter, Naruto Shippuden, Boruto, Attack on Titan, One Punch Man or the new Dr. STONE.
The monthly subscription has a cost of 4.99 euros per month, but the best of all is that there is also a free plan with which we can see the content of the platform - a little more restricted, yes - if we are willing to swallow the odd ad along the way. Perfect for testing and deciding if we are willing to make the leap.
Subscription price: Free or € 4.99 / month | Registered devices: unlimited | Simultaneous reproductions: 2 | Go to Crunchyroll
Another attractive alternative to Netflix. In Disney Plus we will find a quantity of content of excellent quality, with a catalog of true vertigo: all the films of Marvel, Pixar, Star Wars, National Geographic and Disney animation classics. All this together with new series (Mandalorian) and films created exclusively for the platform. There is nothing.
Because it is a relatively new service (it was released in Spain last March) it has a fairly affordable price: € 6.99 / month or an annual subscription of € 69.99 per year. Of course also has a 7-day free trial period that we can take advantage of to taste their honeys and see if we are interested in continuing to subscribe to the platform.
Subscription price: € 6.99 / month | Registered devices: unlimited, although it is only allowed to download content for offline viewing on a maximum of 10 devices | Simultaneous reproductions: 4 | Go to Disney +
Hulu is one of the most important streaming platforms in the United States. For now, it can only be accessed with a VPN or by residing in the country, so it is not one of the most viable options for the general public.
Anyway, it has a simply impressive catalog of series and movies, along with a lot of reality, talk shows and contests. Total, offers content from more than 200 television channels and studios. Packages to add premium cable channels and live TV are also available.
Subscription price: $ 5.99 / month (basic plan) | Registered devices: unlimited | Simultaneous reproductions: 2 | Go to hulu
Movistar + Lite
Movistar + is the great Spanish streaming content service, and the one that is betting the most on the creation of its own content. Until now, you had to be a Movistar customer to have access, but recently the company has launched Movistar + Lite, which does not require that we have any lines contracted, thus becoming a service similar to the one we can find on other platforms such as Netflix or HBO.
Currently the platform offers original content from channels # 0 and #Vamos, Movistar Series, Movistar SeriesManía and sporting events. Programs like La Resistencia or Late Motiv and series like 'Game of Thrones', 'Orange is the New Black', 'House of Cards', 'True Blood' or 'Mad Men'. As its name suggests, it is a "light" version of the classic Movistar +: less content, but cheaper and accessible to everyone.
Subscription price: 8 euros / month | Registered devices: unlimited | Simultaneous reproductions: 2 | Go to Movistar + Lite
The digital platform of Warner Bros and DC Entertainment offers streaming series and movies as well as comics in digital format. If we are fans of Batman, Flash, Superman or true fan favorites, this is the only streaming platform dedicated exclusively to superhero content, so it is worth a look.
In addition to having the company's classic catalog, it is also premiering original series such as Titans, Doom Patrol or the sadly canceled The Swamp Thing. Unfortunately, the service is not yet available in Spain (requires VPN connection).
Subscription price: $ 7.99 / month | Registered devices: unlimited | Simultaneous reproductions: 2 | Go to DC Universe
This Spanish platform, previously known as Wuaki.tv, was acquired by the Japanese company Rakuten, thus changing its name to Rakuten TV. We are facing one of the proposals with the most experience in the sector, being one of the first to offer streaming content on demand.
The platform offers a wide catalog of series and movies (mainly aimed at a young audience), although its great defect with respect to Netflix, Movistar + or Prime Video, is that it does not have content of its own creation, which means that it cannot stand out with material exclusive. Secondly, one of its great advantages is that it has a video store section -which is paid separately-, where we can rent movies and watch them at home shortly after their release in theaters. Therefore, it has some of the most current titles, which is not bad either.
Subscription price: 7.99 / month (Rakuten Wuaki) | Registered devices: unlimited | Simultaneous reproductions: 2 | Go to Rakuten TV
Another of the streaming offers that have been playing the most in recent months is the Sky platform. The service offers series and movies, as well as 16 live television channels, such as FOX, MTV, Canal Historia, Nickelodeon or SyFy, among others.
Personally, after having tried it for several days, I think it is one of the scarcest alternatives in terms of content, since it basically limits itself to offering videos on demand of what is broadcast on its TV channels along with the odd movie. On the other hand, if we like the programs and series that these channels broadcast, it can be a very viable option, since its price is one of the lowest and allows up to 3 simultaneous reproductions.
Subscription price: € 6.99 / month | Registered devices: unlimited | Simultaneous reproductions: 3 | Go to Sky Spain
If we look for a free alternative to NetflixWe can also take a look at the Snag Films website. Here we will find a wide selection of alternative cut movies, some of them in HD and all without the need for registration.
If we are lovers of independent cinema and we do not care too much about premieres and popcorn cinema, this is a place that we cannot miss.
Subscription price: Free | Go to Snag Films
Honorable mention: Popcornflix
We end the list with another free alternative to Netflix. In this case, we will need a VPN to be able to view the content, but the truth is that to be a free and legal streaming platform It is one of the most complete that we can find today.
The movies and series they broadcast are moderately old, although generally quite good (American Beauty, Star Trek), and they even offer exclusive content of their own creation.
Subscription price: Free | Go to PopcornflixYou have Telegram installed? Receive the best post of each day on our channel. Or if you prefer, find out everything from our Facebook page.