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6 Best Streaming Services, According to Frugal Redditors

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As the number of streaming companies grows — not to mention those with hard-to-remember names like Fubo, Philo, and Tubi — it's easy to get lost comparing the countless services. It's equally frustrating that streaming services have become more like cable TV providers, with companies raising prices and introducing advertisements. Still, for most consumers, streaming remains the cheapest choice. Savvy, budget-conscious Redditors recently shared their top streaming services for 2023. Here are the best streaming services, according to Redditors.


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Sling TV
Sling TV

Sling TV

Price per month: $40 and up

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Cord-cutters who miss live television should consider Sling, a contract-free service that provides channels like CNN and Cartoon Network alongside on-demand content. For its basic service, subscribers can stream 31 channels and record 50 hours of programs on one device. Redditors especially like Sling for its sports coverage.


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Pluto TV
Pluto TV
Disney+
Disney

Disney+

Price per month: $7.99 and up

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Home to the hottest intellectual property around — we're talking Disney, Marvel, and Star Wars content— Disney+ is a streaming powerhouse that earns r/Frugal's stamp of approval. Penny-pinching Redditors say that the service is worth the money, even if you don't have kids. Plus, you can bundle Disney+ with Hulu for just $9.99.


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Netflix

Netflix

Price per month: $6.99 and up

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Netflix appears to have regained its footing after losing subscribers for two consecutive quarters last year. Part of the streaming giant's new direction includes its new "basic with ads" tier, a $6.99 a month plan that competes with cheaper streaming services. Redditors praised the platform for its Netflix originals, documentaries, and free games. "I’ve thought about canceling Netflix but for now I still think it’s a decent option for my family," one user writes.

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Prime Video

Prime Video

Price per month: $14.99 (or $139 per year)

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If you can take advantage of the student discount or already use Prime for its other perks, Redditors say Amazon's streaming service is worth the extra dough. When there are deals available, you can also sign up for other streaming services like HBO Max and Paramount+ at a discount through Prime Video.

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Hulu

Hulu

Price per month: $7.99

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With an ad-supported student plan as low as $1.99 a month and pricier live TV offerings, the Walt Disney-owned streaming service has something for everyone. Redditors recommend the Hulu and Disney+ bundle, which starts at $10 a month. Popular Hulu draws include award-winning shows like "The Handmaid's Tale" and "Dopesick."