35 Best Cord-cutting Add-ons Out There

With so many streaming platforms out there, it's easy to feel like you're missing out. But instead of individually purchasing and switching between countless subscriptions, there is a case to be made that add-ons and bundles are the most cost-effective way to cover ground and stay on top of the latest movies and TV shows.

The Disney+ bundle (which includes Hulu and ESPN+) has something for each family member, while Sling TV packages can be customized for anybody and everybody. It has news, entertainment, and sports channel bundles—name it, Sling probably has it. And if you're looking for something more specific to your viewing needs, plenty of streamers are available as add-ons to existing platforms like Amazon Prime and Hulu. These extras, as they're sometimes called, include Starz, Showtime, Paramount+, and AMC+. 

Below, we list the best cord-cutting add-ons currently available in the market.

Our recommended five best cord-cutting add-ons out there:
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Sling TV + Hollywood Extra $46 Watch
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Disney+ Bundle Trio (Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+) $14.99 Watch
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The Amazon Prime Video and Paramount+ Bundle is for those looking to boost their streaming subscription with even more original shows, popular films, and live broadcasts of news and sports. Under the Paramount tent, you get ongoing franchises like Star Trek and Yellowstone, kids' TV shows like Spongebob Squarepants and Dora the Explorer, and blockbusters like Top Gun and Everything, Everywhere, All at Once—not to mention local CBS stations that stream news, sports, and other live events. And now that Paramount+ has merged with Showtime, you also get the latter network's enviable lineup of documentaries, series, and sporting coverages. 

Since the merger is fairly new, Amazon Prime will occasionally offer the bundle at discounted rates, but generally, it still costs $11.99/month on top of Amazon's $14.99/month subscription. That's not a bad deal for a bundle packed with popular movies, original shows, and live TV.

Price: $26.98/month

Device availability: Amazon Fire TV, Android, Apple TV, Changhong, Chromecast, Haier, Hisense, iOS, LG, Nvidia SHIELD, Panasonic, Philips, PlayStation, Roku, Samsung, Sharp, Skyworth, Sony, TiVo, Vestel, Vizio, Website, Wii, Xbox

Channel lineup: CBS local channels

Amazon Prime Video has nearly 100 channels you can stack onto your subscription, and their specialties range from news to sports to education. But if it's pure entertainment you're after, then the Starz and MGM+ bundle might be of interest to you. You can add the bundle to your Amazon Prime subscription for a discounted rate of $11.99, saving you about $3 versus getting each of them separately. 

Amazon Prime already has a constantly replenished trove of originals, but Starz adds even more comedies, like Party Down and P-Valley, while MGM+ (formerly Epix) adds slick dramas like Godfather of Harlem, FROM, and A Spy Among Friends. It's a bundle made for serial TV fanatics.

Price: $26.98/month

Device availability: Amazon Fire TV, Android, Apple TV, Changhong, Chromecast, Haier, Hisense, iOS, LG, Nvidia SHIELD, Panasonic, Philips, PlayStation, Roku, Samsung, Sharp, Skyworth, Sony, TiVo, Vestel, Vizio, Wii, Xbox

The Amazon Prime Video and Max bundle combines Prime's constant stream of originals with Max's vast array of programming (it has everything from HBO and TCM to Discovery and the Cartoon Network), making it an irresistible offering for true-blue TV fans. But apart from the lineup, what makes the Prime-Max bundle quite the standout is that it offers a 7-day free trial, a feature that currently isn't available on Max. So, if you're looking to test it out before committing to a subscription, this is one of the ways you can do that. Conveniently, the bundle also allows you to pay for everything under one bill via the Amazon platform. 

The only downside here is that Max's more affordable, ad-supported tiers aren't available for choosing, meaning if you want Max on your Amazon Prime channel list, you'll have to make do with paying $16/month. Still, it's a reasonable trade-off for getting all of Max's properties without the hassle of interruptions and commercials. 

Price: $30.98/month

Free Trial: 7 days

Device availability: Amazon Fire TV, Android, Apple TV, Changhong, Chromecast, Haier, Hisense, iOS, LG, Nvidia SHIELD, Panasonic, Philips, PlayStation, Roku, Samsung, Sharp, Skyworth, Sony, TiVo, Vestel, Vizio, Website, Wii, Xbox

The great thing about Prime Video is that you can pick and choose whatever on-demand streaming service to add to your subscription. From Paramount+ to Shudder, Prime covers a pretty wide range of content that helps keep its roster as robust as it is (you can even get competitor HBO Max on your Prime lineup).

One of the more appealing bundles for documentary lovers is the Prime Video and CuriosityStream package, which allows you to pay for both under one billing. While CuriosityStream's cost per month has hiked up to $4.99, CuriosityStream (as of this writing, at least) still costs $2.99 on Prime, making this bundle quite the steal.  If you're looking to access global documentaries on the Prime platform, then this package is certainly worth giving a look at.

Price: $17.98/month

Free Trial: 7 days

Following a multi-year deal signed by both parties, Amazon Prime is now the exclusive home of PBS Kids and all the entertaining and educational shows it carries. This bundle allows you to pay for Prime and PBS content under one bill while giving you all the useful perks of the former platform, namely, parental control and offline downloads so you can supervise what your kid watches and have episodes ready on the go. It's the perfect bundle if you're looking to have both mature content for the adults and appropriate shows for the young ones.

Price: $19.98/month

Free Trial: 7 days

Device availability: Amazon Fire TV, Android, Apple TV, Changhong, Chromecast, Haier, Hisense, iOS, LG, Nvidia SHIELD, Panasonic, Philips, PlayStation, Roku, Roku TV, Samsung Sharp, Skyworth, Sony, TiVo, Vestel, Vizio, Wii, Xbox

MGM dominated the film industry in the 20th century, and despite a slight dip in the early 2010s, it has proven to be a strong contender in the streaming era. With MGM+, the production company continues to put out originals like the dystopian series From, the crime thriller Godfather of Harlem, and Western shows like Billy the Kid. And this is on top of their extensive collection of classic films—it has everything from the 12 Angry Men to Stripes to Ghost World to Babel. All this makes for a significant add-on: MGM+ costs a reasonable $5.99 to add to your existing Amazon Prime subscription. With this bundle, you get to combine MGM+'s decades-long list of content with Prime's top-tier features like offline downloads, parental controls, 4k viewing, and Dolby surround sound.

Price: $20.98/month

Free Trial: 7 days

Device availability: Amazon Fire TV, Android, Apple TV, Changhong, Chromecast, Haier, Hisense, iOS, LG, Nvidia SHIELD, Panasonic, Philips, PlayStation, Roku, Roku TV, Samsung, Sharp, Skyworth, Sony, TiVo, Vestel, Vizio, Wii, Xbox

Spectrum TV Latino is a live TV streaming plan that Hispanic customers of Spectrum Internet can either purchase as a standalone or add to an existing Spectrum Stream TV plan. Unlike the latter, however, Spectrum TV Latino has sports channels, including beIN Sports en Español and TUDN. Other notable channels include Univision, Bandamax, UniMás, Discovery en Español, and in select markets, Telemundo. The package is $25/month (excluding tax) and is compatible with major streaming devices, though it might not work as well on Sony and Amazon Fire TVs.  

Price: Varies depending on your location and account history.

Philo's base package already has notable channels like IFC, AMC, and Sundance TV on their lineup, but with the Movies & More Extra, you get a boost of films, particularly 20th-century classics, documentaries, and celebrity biopics, all for just $3/month. The add-on includes HDNet Movies, FMC, and FETV, which are great alternatives to TMC, as well as REELZ for celebrity stories, Fandor for more modern and intellectual fare, and Sony Movies for past blockbusters. If you're on the fence about the add-on, Philo allows you to test it out for free for seven days.

Price: free for channels available

Free Trial: 7 days

The Max + B/R Sports add-on combines Max's arsenal of on-demand titles from Warner Bros., HBO, DC, and Cartoon Network with The Bleacher Report's wide coverage of live sporting events, including March Madness, the NBA Playoffs, The Stanley Cup Playoffs, and various MLB matches. You could say it's an extension of TBS, TNT, and truTV sports as it airs select (not all) games from those channels, but it also covers so much more, including other sports like golf, cycling, and MMA. Since October 2023, B/R Sports has been added to all Max plans completely free of charge, but once the promo ends, you'll have to pay $10/month on top of your Max subscription to enjoy B/R content. And of course, blackout restrictions apply.

Price: $19.98/month

Device availability: Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS, Roku, Samsung TV, Website, Xbox

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