10 Best Netflix Alternatives of 2020 (Free & Paid Options)

Netflix has over the years grown to become a household name in the video streaming sector, so much so that it has become a one-stop platform for many when it comes to streaming exciting movies and shows. This is facilitated by its ever-growing library of entertaining content. However, if for some reason, Netflix doesn’t totally meet your expectations, here is a comprehensive list of 10 best Netflix alternatives for you.

1. Amazon Prime Video

Amazon Prime

The parent company behind one of the most sort after e-commerce website seems to have gotten feet more than being wet, to be submerged in the video streaming business. So much so that has worked its way into being one of the top Netflix competitors, one that is best described as the closest alternative to Netflix.

Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, The Man In The High Castle, and Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan e.t.c were some of the top-grossing shows that were airing on Amazon prime video as at the time this article was written.


Hbo Max

Enter the Pioneers of the highly loved Game of Thrones series. HBO max is a more premium version of the standard HBO service. It offers a lot of exclusives you won’t find on standard HBO service. The Big bang theory, the fresh prince of Bel-Air, doctor Who and pretty liars are some of the exclusive shows available on HBO max that wasn’t available on the regular service as at the time this article was written.

Aside from the aforementioned exclusives, HBO Max also grants its users access to channels from Warner Media. Channels which include CNN, TNT, TBS, TruTV, Adult Swim, Cartoon Network. In summary, HBO Max is a top contender in the Video streaming business. However, enthusiasts should note that HBO Max is $2 costlier than the standard Netflix package, which goes for $12.99 per month.

3. Hulu


Hulu a streaming service that is one of the subsidiaries under Walt Disney is yet another highly recommended alternative to Netflix. Why is this so? Much like Netflix, Hulu offers a very robust library of movies and TV shows. One of the perks of using Hulu is that you will give early access to popular series. Hulu users will typically have to wait a week and on some special occasions a day, to get access to nearly released series, something other video streaming services have not been able to perfect.

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Hulu also comes in as one of the cheapest video streaming service, with its entry-level subscription fee being at $5. However, enthusiasts who subscribe to this standard package will be offered a tone of ads. To get an ad-free service, enthusiasts will have to take things up a notch, to pay $11.99 per month.

4. Crackle

Sony Crackle

Crackle is one of the free Netflix alternatives available. It is a streaming service from Sony that offers entertaining content free of charge. Crackle offers over 150 feature-length movies and over 75 shows for your viewing pleasure. Content delivered on the crackle platform is mainly sourced from MGM, Paramount, and Warner Bros.

Enthusiasts who are willing to settle for the crackle platform should bear in mind that they will be served with a plethora of adverts as this is the system sony chose to make up for the free service they are offering. Crackle users are served with a 30-second commercial before the movie or show begins, which is then followed up by three additional ads and Nine additional movies that are longer than one hour thirty minutes.

5. Disney Plus

Disney Plus

Looking for a Netlfix alternative that suits the need of juveniles in your custody? Then Disney+ may just be what you need. Disney Plus is a video streaming service, that is centered on providing content that best suits children. Aside from having entertaining content for kids, Disney plus also offers family movies and TV shows that could also keep adults from being bored.

As at the time this article was published, the price for Disney plus subscription was around $6.99 a month, which amounts to $69.99 a year.

6. Acorn TV

Acorn TV

Acorn TV is yet another awesome Netflix alternative that offers a bunch of exciting and entertaining content to stream. The Acorn TV streaming service offers popular shows which include  Inspector George Gently, Doc Martin, Midsomer Murders, and lots more.

However, enthusiasts are to note that Acorn TV is sort of short in terms of country coverage, this is to say it doesn’t have a wide range of coverage. Do well to verify if you can get it in your region. As at the time this article was published, the price for Disney plus subscription was around $5.99 a month

7. Fandor


The Fandor video streaming platform holds one of the biggest libraries for indie, foreign, and documentary films. A library so big that it accommodates entertaining content you won’t find on Netflix. Fandor offers a filter that lets enthusiasts quickly choose between new and old titles.

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Fandor also lets enthusiasts filter movies using the country of production. As at the time this article was published, the price for Fandor subscription was around $5.99 a month

8. Apple TV Plus

Apple TV+

Apple also has a rival on the list. Apple TV Plus is one of Apple’s provision for video streaming. It also happens to be a good alternative. It offers top-notch entertaining content for a cheaper price, which is so unlike Apple. I guess the competition required them to make the dressing.

Apple TV Plus offers a variety of entertaining movies and shows, that encompasses adult’s series for enthusiasts of age 18 and above. Apple TV Plus also boasts of having coverage in about 120 countries. As at the time this article was published, the price for Apple TV Plus subscription was around $4.99 a month.

9. Quibi


Unlike the other alternatives listed, Quibi is a video streaming platform that is tied to an app that can be mainly used on handheld devices which either run Android or iOS operating system. Getting content from Quibi on a bigger screen would require you to cast your smartphone screen onto your television set.

Contents you will find on Quibi include comedies, reality shows, news programs, and dramas. As at the time this article was published, the price for Apple TV Plus subscription was around $4.99 a month with ads. Stepping things up a notch to remove ads will cost you $7.99 a month.

10. Turbi TV


Last but certainly not least, is yet another free video streaming service. Thanks to its partnership with movie giants like Lionsgate, Paramount, and MGM.

Turbi TV is able to offer over 50,000 movie titles for free. However, enthusiasts shouldn’t also forget the fact that they will be served with ads, as this is the avenue from which the platform gets financed.

Wrapping up

There you have it – a comprehensive list of the 10 best Netflix alternatives. If you have any personal favorite or other recommendations, you feel should appear on this list, do well to drop them in the comment section below.

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