Netflix, Hulu and HBO are the most popular Streaming Services in the world right now. But among the bests, there is a best.

Netflix, Hulu, HBO: Which Streaming Service is Your Best

Netflix

Netflix, Inc. is an American media-services provider headquartered in Los Gatos, California, founded in 1997 by Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph in Scotts Valley, California.

Netflix

Netflix streams in 4K. Netflix supports HDR video. You can download Netflix content to watch offline on a mobile device when you’re traveling or for your daily commute on the bus / train.

The great-granddaddy of streaming services remains the best. As you probably know, Netflix provides unlimited streaming of TV shows, movies, comedy specials and original programming (including Orange Is the New Black, House of Cards and the fourth season of Arrested Development) for one monthly subscription fee.

No other service has yet given Netflix an honest-to-goodness run for its money in terms of selection, quality and performance consistency. You can even create up to five different profiles on a single account to make sure that your favorite content doesn't mess up recommendations for your friends and loved ones.

Hulu

Hulu

Hulu is a U.S.-based subscription video on demand service fully controlled and majority-owned by Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer & International, a business segment of The Walt Disney Company, with Comcast's NBCUniversal as an equity stakeholder owning 33%.

The main thing Hulu has that Netflix can’t give you is live television: Hulu with Live TV (now $44.99 monthly) pairs the video-on-demand service with a bundle of live cable and broadcast networks that you can stream from anywhere whenever you want. But if live TV is what you’re after, you’ll have to move up to a completely different pricing tier.

If you want to keep current with the latest TV shows but don't feel like investing in a cable subscription or an HD antenna, Hulu is the best solution.

This service provides access to most major network shows (aside from CBS' programs) and a handful of cable shows the day after they air. It also lets subscribers access a show's current season — or often all of the program's seasons.

In addition, the service hosts a number of original shows (including joint ventures with the BBC, like The Wrong Mans and season 4 of The Thick of It), a selection of offbeat movies and a surprising amount of classic anime series. Even with a paid subscription, you have to sit through commercials, but far fewer than if you watched the same shows on cable.

HBO

HBO is an American premium cable and satellite television network owned by AT&T's WarnerMedia. The programming featured on the network consists primarily of theatrically released motion pictures and original television shows, along with made-for-cable movies, documentaries and occasional comedy and concert specials.
HBO

HBO is home to the shows that everyone is talking about – from groundbreaking series, documentaries and sports to the biggest blockbuster movies available anywhere.

For over forty years, people who love entertainment have recognized HBO as the original – the first and best place to find the world’s most innovative programming.

We believe that amazing things happen when gifted storytellers are allowed to pursue their own vision in their own way. That’s why so many of television’s most creative minds make HBO their home.

HBO operates seven 24-hour networks, including HBO Family, HBO Comedy and HBO Latino, which offers hit movies, boxing and a diverse array of series in Spanish.

Pay TV subscribers can also watch over 150 hours of the best of HBO’s programming anytime, with HBO on Demand through their set-top boxes.