5 streaming services cheaper than Netflix

Platforms appear as an alternative for users who want to watch series and films for lower prices; discover five options that are more affordable than Netflix.

Netflix’s basic plan costs R$25.90 per month and entitles you to watch the catalog on one screen at a time, with 480p resolution. For users whose budget does not support this amount, there are other platforms, such as Globoplay, Amazon Prime Video, and HBO Max, which can serve as a cheaper alternative for watching films and series. Like Netflix, these services also offer a wide catalog of productions. Some of them even allow you to watch content on more than one device at a time and offer better video resolution.

It is worth remembering that Netflix announced that it will launch a cheaper subscription in 2023. Although the new plan does not yet have defined values, it is known that it will have advertisements and will not give access to all the titles present in the catalog. The lower subscription fee is an attempt to increase the number of subscribers to the platform. In the following list, check out five options for streaming services that are cheaper than Netflix.

1. Amazon Prime Video

Amazon Prime Video is a streaming platform with an annual subscription of R$9.92 per month (R$119 per year), while the monthly plan costs around R$14.90. You can try the service for 30 days free. After this period, it is automatically renewed on a monthly or annual basis. Users can watch content on the website or on the Prime Video app, which works on Android and iPhone ( iOS ) cell phones, tablets, and certain models of smart TVs.

It is possible to use the service on up to three screens at the same time. Customers can also download titles and watch offline on the mobile app. The catalog includes national and international films, Amazon original works, series, documentaries, anime, and children’s content. Although it is cheaper than Netflix, a downside to Prime Video is that some titles are not available with the subscription. They are part of specific channels, such as Premiere, Paramount+, and MGM, and it is necessary to pay an extra amount to access the content.

2. HBO Max

Another cheaper alternative than Netflix is ​​HBO Max. The “Mobile” plan, which costs R$19.90 per month, R$18.30 for the three-month package, or R$14.16 for the annual plan, is the more affordable option. However, it only allows you to consume content on a smartphone or tablet, on just one screen at a time. You can still download series and films to watch whenever you want.

HBO Max’s annual multiscreen plan, in turn, is what allows for the biggest savings. It costs R$19.99 per month and is available on all devices, such as smart TVs, computers, video games, smartphones, and tablets. It is possible to watch on up to three screens at the same time, with 4K resolution, and create up to five different profiles. In addition to original productions, the HBO Max catalog includes famous series from the HBO channel, films from Warner Bros and DC, children’s cartoons from Cartoon Network, as well as live events, such as the UEFA Champions League and the Campeonato Paulista.

3. Discovery+

Discovery+ offers an annual package of R$18.90 per month, while the monthly plan costs R$21.90 per month. With any subscription, up to four simultaneous screens are available – much more than the offer of just one screen available in Netflix’s basic plan. The catalog stands out for including famous programs from channels such as Food Network, HGTV, Health, TLC, Animal Planet, Discovery Science, Discovery Investigation, Discovery Kids, Discovery Turbo and Originals. In addition, Discovery+ has an award-winning series and exclusive content. Streaming works on your computer, smart TVs, and apps for Android and iPhone (iOS) devices.

4. Globoplay

Another alternative to Netflix is ​​Globoplay, which costs R$14.90 per month for the annual plan or R$24.90 for the monthly plan. These packages are the most basic and include films, series, soap operas, realities, programs, and other content from the broadcaster, as well as live broadcasts from the Globo and Futura channels. The service allows you to download titles to watch offline wherever you want and has the possibility of adding up to two different profiles. You can watch content on your desktop, smart TV, cell phone, or tablet.

The main negative point, compared to Netflix, is that Globoplay’s catalog is more segmented. To access certain titles, you must subscribe to the common package along with other specific channels, such as Telecine, Premiere, and Starzplay, which makes the subscription more expensive.

5. Apple TV +

Apple TV+ is a streaming platform that costs R$9.90 per month, charged after the seven-day free trial ends. The service application is available for iPhone, iPad, Apple computers, and notebooks, as well as some models of smart TVs, including televisions from Samsung and LG, and video games such as PlayStation and Xbox. You can share your subscription with up to five people in your family.

Streaming also allows users to download their favorite content to watch offline. With films and series called Apple Originals, the catalog features productions made exclusively for Apple, as well as other films, series, children’s content, documentaries, and more. A difference is that this service offers live baseball games for free, in partnership with MLB, Major League Baseball, or Major League Baseball, in Portuguese.

Mehran Khan

Mehran Khan is a tech enthusiast who also has a great passion in writing. During his 8 years of career, he has covered news, features, and evergreen content on multiple platforms. Apart from keeping a close eye on emerging tech developments, he likes wasting time at the gym.