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With smartphone giants launching high-end devices having an HD display, streaming videos on Android devices is currently on the rise. Popular streaming services like Netflix or YouTube are also working hard enough to optimize their apps or websites for people who watch their content on mobile. In this article, we shall discuss the top 10 video streaming apps and websites. Some of them are paid, while others are free.

Netflix

Talking about streaming apps where you can watch movies and tv shows, the first one that comes to our mind is Netflix. With millions of users worldwide, it is a one of a kind app which you can watch both in your desktop, Android TV as well as download the app on your Android smartphone. The contents of Netflix varies across different countries and the best thing is, apart from watching popular movies and TV shows, Netflix also has its in-house contents, termed as Netflix originals. And trust us, 500 million downloads prove that Netflix is capable of what it claims.

Amazon Prime

If you subscribe to Amazon for Prime membership, not only you will get the advantages of a prime customer like free delivery or one-day delivery, but also, you will get access to Amazon Prime streaming service. It hosts over hundreds of popular movies and TV shows. All the contents are properly organized by genre, language, and other categories. And yes, just like Netflix, Prime also has in-house contents which vary based on your geolocations. Although they do not have such a huge collection as Netflix, yet, based on the amount they charge from customers, the content is quite decent.

YouTube

Yes, the first streaming service in internet history. What started with a simple cat video is now a website as well as an app where you can access millions of videos, movies as well as music. Moreover, if you subscribe to YouTube Red, you will have access to some of YouTube’s original production. Like The Karate Kid series. You can also watch movies on YouTube, some of which are free, while others are paid.

HBO GO

If you are a fan of Games of Thrones and Chernobyl, you obviously have used or heard about HBO Go. It is a popular streaming application which you can download at the play store. It hosts quite an impressive collection of Hollywood chartbusters along with all of HBO’s original productions. However, there is a small drawback. You need to subscribe to HBO via your cable operator. While signing up in the application, you need to enter the cable operator details. Only then, you will be allowed to access and enjoy its contents.

Hulu Plus

Just like the apps listed above, Hulu Plus is another popular streaming application. If you are a Marvel fan, you will find some of your favorites like Runaways, Cloak, and Dagger, etc on Hulu Plus. The app is free to download but in order to view the contents, you will be required to pay a monthly subscription charge of $7.99. Also, it’s not like you have to pay the amount without trying out the app. For first time users, there is a trial period of 7 days. We are pretty sure, within that time, you will be assured that the app is worth investing.

Movies Anywhere

This is not exactly an individual organization that owns streaming rights to specific movies or TV series. This app hosts a collection of content from popular streaming services. You will have contents from Amazon Video, iTunes, Google Play movies and many other streaming networks. Although you will be required to pay for premium contents, the best part of using this app is, you can manage all your library under a unified platform. You don’t need to open individual apps to access different content. However, in future updates, we will wait for features like 4k movies. For features like this, you have no choice but to open the official apps whose contents you are streaming.

Sony Crackle

A product of Sony Entertainment, Sony Crackle is another application which you can download for free at Google Play Store. You can find a huge collection of movies in this app, including the ones coming from Sony Pictures. Just like the previous ones, this app also allows you to download offline content. So that you can watch them later, even without internet connectivity. The app has a nice and smooth interface and can load and stream HD videos quickly under moderate internet connectivity. The best part is that Crackle’s service is completely free. The streaming service is entirely supported by ads and usually, the movies that you watch will have an ad break for a few minutes.

Tubi

This is another free video streaming application available at play store having a download count of more than 10 million. It showcases some really popular Hollywood classics which can rarely be found anywhere else. You can watch whatever you like without the need for signing up. If you have a Smart TV, Xbox or any other casting option, you can use this app on your large television screen as well. And since all the movies are available in HD, resolution won’t be an issue.

Vimeo

If you regularly watch YouTube, you may consider trying out Vimeo. It is a popular video streaming site which introduced HD video streaming for the first time in internet history. Although most of its contents are published by users, Vimeo’s focus always has been on publishing high-quality videos. It also publishes 360-degree videos which you can watch using your VR device.

Dailymotion

We have already discussed YouTube. It will be a sin to leave out its competitor. Dailymotion is another streaming service which went live after YouTube was launched. At present, Dailymotion showcases millions of videos which are uploaded by both amateurs as well as professional vloggers. All videos are organized categorically, which a special focus is given on trending videos and current hot topics. The algorithm of this site is similar to YouTube. The recommended videos get personalized with the content that you watch.

Although YouTube and Netflix top the list, apart from the apps and sites we listed above, there are hundreds of websites and applications where you can browse your favorite video content like Hotstar APK for Android which is a paid streaming service. Let us know which one you found best to be added in your list of favorites.

 

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