Our world is becoming more and more interconnected. Not only are our phones, watches, and TVs online, but also many of the objects in our environment, including our appliances and even our clothes . In such a scenario, it is not surprising that many people are switching from cable and broadcast TV to streaming services. After all, streaming provides a far superior experience, frequently across many devices for a reasonable price or without advertisements. As a result, over the past few years, many popular streaming apps and services have appeared. Of course, there are established streaming giants like Netflix and Spotify, but there are also a few challengers to their hegemony, like Apple with its Music and TV services, Disney, and YouTube Music, to mention a few. New services are introduced every year, and 2020 will be no different. The following ## interesting streaming services to watch out for in this year are listed.
Hulu, a Fox product that offered American viewers video that had already been shown on TV, was well-liked, but never quite as well-liked as Netflix or Amazon Prime Video. It joined the Mouse House as a result of the Disney-Fox merger, making it even more thrilling than before.
First off, the service has expanded internationally; it is now accessible on any device, be it a phone, a computer, or a smart TV, in more than 200 countries. Disney intends to load it with all the properties that don’t fit into the family-friendly Disney , so its content offering will be incredible. This suggests that a new Aliens series may debut on Hulu soon.
Currently, there are three tiers of Hulu service: an ad-supported “budget” tier for $5.99 per month, an ad-free tier, and a “package” that includes Disney and ESPN subscriptions.
“DC Universe,” a DC Comics-related streaming service that Warner tested out, failed to draw in the audience it required to remain in business. Instead, HBO Max will be a new service that WarnerMedia will include in its lineup.
Using resources like its cable station The CW, its premium service HBO, and original programs created particularly for HBO Max, HBO Max will contain more than 10,000 hours of material.
HBO Max will debut in North America first, with a localized version arriving in Latin America later that year and in some regions of Europe in 2021. It will eventually spread worldwide.
Let’s look at NBC’s own streaming service, “Peacock,” which will launch in the US this July (with no word on other countries at this time). Peacock will have a huge library of content, including reimaginings of hit shows like “Battlestar Galactica,” family fare like “Madagascar: A Little Wild,” a spinoff for the “Real Housewives” reality series, and the well-known “Saved by the Bell” in addition to classics like “The Office” and “Parks and Recreation” and access to movies and series from Lionsgate and Starz.
In the US, Peacock will be free but with a constrained library and advertisements. Users will need to pay $5 to access the entire library (and watch 5 minutes of advertisements every hour), and another $5 to use the service without advertisements. If and when the service goes global are still unknown.