Here are the best TV streaming services in these categories: live cable replacements, on-demand services like Netflix and Hulu, and the devices that let you play them all through your TV.
- DIRECTV NOW — Best for Live Streaming. The closest you can get to watching cable TV online, with the widest range of popular channels. Check out the “Live a Little” package ($35/month). This offer has a great channel list with cheap premium networks and high-value base package.
- PlayStation Vue — Best for Sports. If you want sports and nothing else, PlayStation edges out DIRECTV with its offerings. Check out the Core package ($45/month). It offers nationally televised games and regional sports networks.
- Netflix — Best On-Demand Streaming. The biggest library of original content and the biggest budget to continue cranking out hits. Contains hit shows and simultaneous streams. It also offers a commitment to original programs going forward. It is one of the few streaming services that really invest in content.
- Amazon Fire TV — Best Streaming Device. Quick response times and unparalleled stream quality makes the Fire TV an excellent choice for all streaming needs. It comes with excellent stream quality and responsive navigation. The interface is customizable an =d has receptive voice control.