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The Most Expensive Streaming Services Right Now

Streaming services are evolving into completely distinct offerings, and some, by including many features, have gotten more expensive than others. This is the case of Fubo for example, who offer movies on-demand but also over a 100 cable channels. 

Below we count down the best expensive streaming services. 

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Anyone looking for a solid selection of big-name TV shows and new movie releases probably won't be disappointed.

Starz has an agreement to run all of Sony Pictures' movies as they come out. The platform also has thousands of other movies from a variety of studios including blockbuster action, comedy and drama.

TV shows range from classics with categories including Throwback Cartoons, to Bingeable Series covering thousands of titles.

Price: $8.99 per month

Device availability: Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, iOS, LG TV, Roku, Samsung TV, Xbox.

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Like its namesake festival, Sundance Now focuses on indie movies and documentaries. You’ll find a fair share of less-represented shows, so it’s a go-to if you’re seeking to discover new content that is a little out of the mainstream.

Price: $8.99 per month

Free Trial: 7 days

Device availability: Android, Android TV, Apple TV, Fire TV, iOS, Roku.

Top on SUNDANCE NOW:

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If you’re a fan of the many great AMC series, you’ll find them all here, as well as additional library content from sister networks BBC America, IFC, and SundanceTV, and the complete collections of fellow AMC Networks streaming services including Shudder, Sundance Now and IFC Films Unlimited. So it’s safe to say that if you like independent film and award-winning shows, you won’t be disappointed with this bundle.

Price: $8.99 per month

Free Trial: 30 days

Device availability: Roku.

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shot from the movieVictoria (2015)Much like Berlin’s infamous nightlife, which serves as the backdrop to the plot, this daring German real-time drama will eat you up and spit you out. After leaving a nightclub at 4am, Victoria, a runaway Spanish girl, befriends a gang of four raucous young men, climbing rooftops and drinking beers among the city’s moon-lit streets. […]ON Amazonamcplusshot from the movieI, Daniel Blake (2016)Revealing the gaps in the social safety net, I, Daniel Blake, is a tale centered around a blue collar worker navigating the welfare system in England. At a time where class and social mobility could not be more politically salient, this film calls into question the notion of the “citizen” and exposes the inaccessibility to […]ON Amazonamcplusshot from the movieAfter the Wedding (2006)Danish films somehow have a unique approach to emotions that are rarely matched and this Susanne Bier-directed drama is no exception. Its protagonist is Jacob Peterson, a driven idealist played by Mads Mikkelsen, who runs a fledgling orphanage in India. Close to giving up, Peterson returns to Copenhagen to meet a billionaire, who is offering […]ON Amazonamcplusshot from the movie4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007)How far would you go to help a friend? The answer to this question might turn out quite differently after you have lived through the 2-hour squalor of 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days. Set in the bleak late-1980s reality of Communist Romania, under the ironclad rule of Stalinist dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu, Anamaria Marinca […]ON Amazonamcplus

Without about 2,000 films in its collection going as far back as the 1900s, the Criterion Channel is definitely one for the fans of classic and art-house cinema in general. The collection reportedly features movies from 55 different countries, across six continents. Each month, the on-demand library is reorganised with a freshly handpicked set of films becoming available on rotation.

Price: $10.99 per month

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

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shot from the movieThe Great Beauty (2013)The Great Beauty is a film of superlatives! Originally titled La Grande Bellezza, this movie by Italian star director Paolo Sorrentino is so replete with lush, opulent cinematography, it sometimes borders on sensory overload. Having won Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards, as well as the Golden Globe, and the BAFTA award […]ON Criterionchannelshot from the movie4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007)How far would you go to help a friend? The answer to this question might turn out quite differently after you have lived through the 2-hour squalor of 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days. Set in the bleak late-1980s reality of Communist Romania, under the ironclad rule of Stalinist dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu, Anamaria Marinca […]ON Criterionchannelshot from the movieIn the Mood for Love (2000)Called a masterpiece by many and featured on many best-of-the-21st-century lists, Director Wong Kar-wei has created a thing of singular beauty. Every frame is an artwork (painted, as it were, with help of cinematographer Christopher Doyle) in this meticulously and beautifully crafted film about the unrequited love of two people renting adjacent rooms in 1960s […]ON Criterionchannelshot from the movieFallen Angels (1995)Wong Kar-wai’s dreamlike masterpiece is a perfect portrayal of the wilderness of a city at night. A hitman trying to get his job done, a woman hunting the prostitute who stole her boyfriend, and a mute who loves his father’s cooking: each of the characters in Fallen Angels is eccentric and interesting in their own […]ON Criterionchannel

There's no shortage of big-name Hollywood movies on SHOWTIME. Original programming is all available on-demand, including shows like Homeland, Californication, and Shameless, to name but a few.

Price: $10.99 per month

Free Trial: 30 days

Device availability: Amazon Fire TV, Anrdoid TV, Apple TV, LG TV, Playstation TV, Roku, Samsung TV, Xbox.

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With approximately 800 feature films, documentaries, and shorts available on the Library at one time, and a very consistent refreshing of the library in the Now Showing section, Mubi is one of the go-to services for dedicated film buffs who want to be surprised.

Price: $10.99 per month

Free Trial: 30 days

Device availability: Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, iOS, LG TV, Roku, Samsung TV.

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You'll find all the classics and big block-busters. When it comes to on-demand streaming services, Amazon Prime probably has the largest catalog, with more than 12,000 movies alone. Amazon is also producing more of its own TV shows, which range from hits like The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel to irreverent comedies like Fleabag.

Price: $12.99 per month

Free Trial: 30 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, Wii, Xbox.

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With shows from other networks from Cartoon Network to CNN, there's a good chance you'll find something that's worth watching. While HBO Max has a lot more to offer than what you'd get on the HBO channel, it also provides all the hits, like Game of Thrones, The Wire or Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.

Price: $14.99 per month

Device availability: Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, PlayStation, Roku, Samsung TV, Xbox.

Top on HBO Max:

shot from the movieBlue Valentine (2010)Legend has it that director Derek Cianfrance had the co-stars and co-executive producers Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling live together in the same house for a month in preparation of their roles. The fictional couple they play in Blue Valentine lived in the same house. True or not, this created the harsh proximity, intensity, and […]ON Hbomaxshot from the movieYou Can Count on Me (2000)Written and directed by Academy-Award-winning Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea, Gangs of New York), you can certainly count on the qualities of this subtle, beautiful, and moving drama about two siblings growing apart and reuniting later in life. An Academy-Award-nominated Laura Linney plays Sammy, a single mother in a small town who is extremely […]ON Hbomaxshot from the movieSuccessionSuccession centers in on a global mega-corporation called Waystar RoyCo (based loosely on Disney) and the Roy family that runs it, who might also evoke parallels to other well-known real-world dynasties. Following the declining health of Logan Roy, the pater familias played by Brian Cox, the company’s heir apparent Kendall Roy (Jeremy Strong) sees himself […]ON Hbomaxshot from the movieIn the Mood for Love (2000)Called a masterpiece by many and featured on many best-of-the-21st-century lists, Director Wong Kar-wei has created a thing of singular beauty. Every frame is an artwork (painted, as it were, with help of cinematographer Christopher Doyle) in this meticulously and beautifully crafted film about the unrequited love of two people renting adjacent rooms in 1960s […]ON Hbomax
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If you already have other streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime, Philo is the perfect option to get access to Live TV without spending too much money. At $20, it has an offer that beats much more expensive services. Plus, in terms of the channel lineup, it has a little bit for everyone, from news channels like BBC World News to the Discovery Channel, to Nickelodeon and Vice.

Price: $20 per month

Free Trial: 7 days

Channels available: 64 channels

Device availability: Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS, Roku.

Get Sling if you're specific about the channels you watch: if you like sports, they have a package for that, if you like news, another one. You can get both of course, but being able to pick either is a big advantage of Sling. One small thing to keep in mind: if you like to record your shows using the DVR functionality, Sling charges extra for that.

Price: $35 per month

Channels available: 50 channels

Device availability: AirTV, Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS, LG TV, Roku, Samsung TV, Xbox.

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