Top 20 Video Streaming Services


List of the 20 most popular online video streaming services.

1. Netflix
Offers a wide selection of movies and TV shows and original programming.

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Offering video streaming services for $7.99 per month, Netflix has a good collection of feature length movies and Tv shows. One can also ask for physical DVD’s to be delivered to their mailbox. Almost every app store has a Netflix app and one can avail Netflix not only into their smartphones but in their gaming consoles and video streaming boxes too. 

Company site: netflix.com

2. Freedocast 
Make your PC a studio by adding special effects to videos.

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Freedocast provides Flash Video Encoder in an effort to improve the quality of video streaming. A user can chat with other users and broadcast live videos. A distinguishing feature of this video streaming site is providing the option of adding special effects to your live videos. 

3. Skype QIK
Exchange video messages between two individuals and between groups 

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Skype QIK is social networking supported video streaming site thus you can sharing and embedding videos easy. Available on Android, IOS and Windows, QIK has made video exchange among groups and individuals possible. 

Company site: skype.com

4. Amazon Prime Instant Video
Partnership with Epix and Warner Bros has expanded Amazon Prime Instant Video’s services.

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With an yearly subscription of $79, Amazon Prime Instant Video offers pay per view movies and shows along with instant streaming content. It is predicted that Amazon’s ever expanding video library might surpass Netflix in the future.

Company site: amazon.com

5.YouTube
Viewers can upload their own videos on this video streaming platform.

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Hosting almost any variety of video an individual can possibly imagine, YouTube started its services in the year 2005. While most of the content on YouTube is free, each movie you rent costs $3.99 and purchasing price varies from $9.99 to $19.99. YouTube has a unique compilation of videos which cannot be found on any other video streaming site. 

Company site: Youtube.com

6. Hulu Plus
View shows aired recently on your cable TV.

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Offered for free initially, subscription to Hulu Plus costs $7.99 per month now. While other video streaming services get a particular TV show series after the season ends, one can get it within 3-4 days of being aired Hulu Plus. Started in 2007, it is a joint venture between Fox Broadcasting, Disney –ABC and NBC Universal.

Company site: hulu.com

7.Vimeo
Watch and share high quality HD videos.

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Basic users can upload up to 500 MB of data and premium users can upload up to 1GB of data at Vimeo.  Vimeo has a high definition video support, artistic user base, widescreen format as well as easy to navigate interface. 

Company site: Vimeo.com

8. iTunes
This video streaming service is available only on Apple devices.

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iTunes has an amazing collection of movies, TV shows and new releases but it’s pay per content model makes the services quite expensive. Purchasing a multi pass is recommended if you need to view every episode of a particular TV show. 

Company site: apple.com

9. Crackle
Get amusing content for free.

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This Sony owned video streaming platform provides varied variety of video and amusing content for free. This obviously has a drawback as you have to watch a number of advertisements in between. Crackle also has its original content but the video rotation is very repetitive. 

Company site: crackle.com

10. Metacafe
Make money out of your video’s page views.

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Just like Youtube, Metacafe has a wide range of video tutorials which can be downloaded instantly. Metcafe is primarily because of the page view earning system dedicated to its users. Recently Metcafe has started streaming HD videos also. 

Company site: Metacafe.com

11.Vudu
Avail new releases at the same time as they release on DVD.

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Vudu is available on almost any set- top streaming box as well as on IOS, Android and Windows. Renting a movie basically costs $3.99 to $5.99. It’s free digital locker service hosts ultra violet digital copies too that comes free with your purchased movies.

Company site: vudu.com

12. Periscope
A video streaming app available on IOS and Twitter.

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Purchased by twitter in early 2015, Periscope provides the users the option whether or not to post the video publically. The user can also let the videos to be shared only among family and friends. The user knows he is appreciated when he receives hearts in form of appreciation. 

Company site: periscope.com

13.Veoh
Watch TV shows not available on other video streaming sites.

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Offering TV shows such as The Big Bang Theory, CSI, Everwood for free, Veoh can easily be embedded to websites and blogs. Veoh has a high quality of video streaming resolution but its commercial videos are only available for people living in the United States.

Company site: Veoh.com

14. YouNow
Watch live broadcasts on this video streaming site.

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YouNow allows its users to broadcast videos through webcam and their mobile phones. This live social TV platform is mainly popular for the live broadcasts available every single minute. On YouNow one can know the latest trending video and meet new friends too.

Company site: younow.com

15.Vaughn Live
Make new friends on this video streaming site

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Users can live stream videos on this site along with making friends with other fellow users. Listen live FM streaming and watch variety of TV shows and theatre acts too. Vaughn Live aims at creating a better broadcasting experience for its users.

Company site: vaughnlive.tv

16. Vokle
Vokle allows taking text and video call questions from audiences.

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Vokle allows broadcasting wide range of videos and audios to the audiences. It also allows the audiences to discuss and interact on a common platform through texts and video calls.  This video streaming site also allows embedding and sharing videos on social networking sites.

Company site: vokle.com

17. Meerkat App
Stream your videos live on Twitter.

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Available on Android and IOS, Meerkat is a video streaming app which posts directly to Twitter. Recently the app has also started supporting Facebook which will help the user to announce his live streams on Facebook too. 

Company site: meerkat.com

18. Tube+
Google’s replacement for YouTube for Apple devices.

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Tube+ is Google’s official replacement for Apple’s withdrawal of YouTube App. When it comes to design and functionality, Tube+ is simpler than YouTube. The only drawback is that one cannot save the downloaded videos in local folders and playlists.

Company site: tubeplus.is

19. Sling TV
Watch TV channels without cable or satellite.

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Cheaper as compared to cable services, Sling TV comes without any contract for $20 per month. But is expensive when compared to other video streaming services and viewer’s only have the option to watch one device at a given time. 

Company site: sling.com

20.Flixwagon
Upload videos on Youtube through Flixwagon.

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Users with 3G or WiFi enabled phone can broadcast live videos through Flixwagon. Users at Flixwagon can share videos with their friends and family and also upload their videos automatically on YouTube. 

Company site: flixwagon.com

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