Inqabblu Netflix, Amazon, Sema, Wuki, TalkTalk TV(Blinkbox), Google Play u iTunes
Il-ġranet ta jeħtieġu erjal jew dixx tas-satellita li sate tiegħek TV u l-ħtiġijiet ħars movie huma twal marret. konnessjonijiet tal-broadband veloċi fetħu mod ġdid sħiħ ta 'jkollna kontenut, jbid pletora ta 'servizzi streaming. Iżda liema waħda hija aħjar?
Mhux is-servizzi kollha streaming huma maħluqa ugwali. A lott jkollhom libreriji jikkoinċidu, iżda ħafna jvarjaw wildly fil-prezz, kwalità u d-disponibilità fuq il-mezzi li tuża.
Prezz: £ 5.99 – £ 8.99 fix-xahar
Forsi l-juggernaut tal-kontendenti hawnhekk huwa Netflix, li bdiet bħala ditta kiri Istati Uniti DVD u morphed fis-servizz globali streaming.
Prezzijiet ivarjaw minn £ 6 sa £ 9 ibbażata fuq kemm iskrins inti tixtieq li tara fl-istess ħin, kif ukoll ir-riżoluzzjoni tal-fluss, li hits 4K fl-aħħar quċċata sakemm konnessjoni bl-internet tiegħek u apparati jistgħu jimmaniġġjaw dan.
Qawwa Netflix huwa l-appoġġ cross-pjattaforma u streaming tiegħu ta 'kwalità, li s'issa tiżboq ħafna mis-servizzi l-oħra. Hemm app jew mod biex nixxiegħa Netflix fuq pretty ħafna kull mezz disponibbli, għalkemm xi televiżjonijiet smart anzjani huma l-eċċezzjoni. Netflix huwa servizz streaming biss, madankollu, li jfisser li inti ma tistax tniżżel wirjiet jew films għall-wiri offline.
katalogu kontenut tal-kumpanija tvarja skond il-pajjiż. Fir-Renju Unit, huwa relattivament żgħir ma 3,000 films disponibbli skond id-data mill streaming Unogs servizz tfittxija. Netflix għandha ftit big isem turi ġodda TV appoġġjati biss minn wirjiet anzjani jew anqas popolari. Movies tipikament jidhru bosta xhur wara li huma disponibbli fuq televiżjoni bi ħlas. librerija Istati Uniti tagħha huwa ferm iktar estensiv.
Netflix magħmula jew turi TV esklussivi, inkluż Kamra tad Cards, Jessica Jones, u Orange huwa l-iswed Ġdid, urew popolari.
Verdett: aħjar cross-pjattaforma ta 'appoġġ u streaming kwalità, librerija fir-Renju Unit huwa relattivament żgħir
Amazon Prim Video Instant
Prezz: £ 6 xahar jew parti minn Amazon £ 79 fis-sena Prim abbonament
video streaming servizz Amazon jvarja wkoll skond il-pajjiż. librerija tiegħu hija differenti fir-Renju Unit meta mqabbla mal-Istati Uniti, per eżempju, iżda jgħaqqad servizz ta 'abbonament ma' film u TV juru kiri jew servizz tax-xiri.
Għal dawk li jabbonaw għal servizz Prim Amazon, utenti jiksbu aċċess għal subsett ta 'films u TV turi li spiss tinkludi l-ewwel koppja ta' staġuni ta 'televiżjoni. L-istaġuni li ġejjin huma mbagħad disponibbli għal ħlas addizzjonali. għażla movie tagħha għandu diversi exclusives streaming, imma kif ma Netflix spiss jieħu waqt biex jidher. Il-librerija tar-Renju Unit ta 'juri popolari huwa differenti fil-kontenut, iżda huma simili fid-daqs għal Netflix. Jenfasizza jinkludu Sur Robot, Alfa House u trasparenti.
Amazon jappoġġja streaming permezz ta 'diversi konsols, stess TV nar u tablet apparati tiegħu, apparati IOS u appoġġ fil-browser. turi TV u films jistgħu jiġu maħżuna għall-wiri offline fuq mezzi IOS. Support for Android devices not made by Amazon is poor, requiring a multi-step process to install the Amazon Video app through the Amazon Underground store, which must be downloaded from Amazon’s website as it is not available in the Google Play store.
Streaming quality is similar to Netflix and will stretch up to 4K with Amazon’s Fire TV box.
Verdett: a decent streaming subscription, with additional pay-for options making it the most comprehensive service
Sky Now TV
Prezz: Movies £9.99 (month), Entertainment £6.99 (month), Sports £6.99 (day), £10.99 (week), month (£31.99)
Sky’s Now TV is subdivided into three separate services: isport, Entertainment and Movies. Each gives you streaming access to Sky’s live channels, on-demand content and catchup.
Entertainment includes Sky’s traditional channels and some others that are not available on Freeview, as well as a fairly large collection of box set television shows, including current hit TV shows. Movies includes Sky movies and roughly 1,000 movies for on-demand viewing, including many that appear well before they do on other subscription services. Sport provides live access to seven Sky Sports channels.
The TV and Movie packages have the largest range of current and new shows and films, but they readily expire from the service, later appearing on other streaming providers such as Netflix. Now TV’s advantage is getting them first for a subscription service, often only weeks after being available for purchase on Blu-ray or DVD.
Now TV’s sports offering is almost unique in providing live streaming access to premium sport, with only BT Sport providing similar.
The quality of the streaming, while HD, isn’t quite as good as Netflix or Amazon and does not support 4K streaming. It is particularly apparent with sport, as the frame rate is noticeably poorer than traditional broadcast.
Sky’s support of devices is relatively good, with decent Android, iOS and console apps, support for Roku, some of LG’s smart TVs and computers using Microsoft’s Silverlight. But its support isn’t quite as diverse as Netflix.
Verdett: għaljin, but has content you either can’t get or gets way before other subscription services
Entertainment **** movies **** Isport ****
Prezz: rent from 99p, buy from £5.99
As well as Now TV and Sky Go, which is only available as part of a satellite subscription, Sky also has a separate movie rental and purchase service called Sky Store. It’s just for movies, but includes about 1,000 movies with a solid selection that appear around the same time as the films are released on Blu-ray and DVD.
Movies bought through Sky Store give the user access to an HD stream of the movie, plus a DVD sent to their home in the post. Rentals are in SD-only and start at 99p. Movies can be watched through a variety of tablets, computers and streaming boxes, but the quality varies. The highest 1080i resolution HD video can only be watched with Sky’s +HD boxes, leaving YouView, sena, Now TV boxes and tablets left to 720p. Macs and Windows Vista or older computers can only view SD content.
Verdett: good for movies you want to buy digitally with a DVD, but is often lower quality than rivals on some devices
Prezz: from £3.49
Formerly known as Blinkbox, TalkTalk TV store is a pay-per-view TV and movie rental and digital purchase store. Unlike some of the others, there is no subscription option.
The library of new movies and TV shows is quite extensive, with the latest TV shows such as Marvel’s Agents of Shield appearing often only hours after being aired on TV.
Rented or purchased content can be watched on Android, iOS and Windows tablets and smartphones, Google’s Chromecast, computers, consoles except the PS4, a couple of Blu-ray players and handful of smart TVs. The smartphone and tablet apps can also download content for offline viewing.
Users have the option of streaming in standard definition or in HD for more money, although it is only in 720p and with stereo audio, not Dolby Digital Plus surround sound.
Verdett: a solid library of new and popular ad-hoc rentals and purchases with good multi-platform support, iżda l-ebda 5.1 or 1080p
Prezz: rental from £1.89, purchase from £4.99
Another pay-as-you-watch store, Wuaki is based in Spain and is run by Japanese retail firm Rakuten and offers a similar collection of recently-released TV shows and movies for rental or purchase to the other ad-hoc services.
Device support is solid, covering a similar range of devices as TalkTalk TV store, including Chromecast, Xbox, IOS, Android EE TV, computers and some smart TVs, with the obvious exceptions being the PS3 and 4.
You can download content for offline viewing on tablets and smartphone, but HD content can’t be played via the website, smartphone or tablet apps. Streaming via a Chromecast was rock solid and looked pretty good, but was only available with stereo sound.
There is also a selection of free content available from Viki, which is labeled as “global TV from Asia and more”, and a few free movies such as John Travolta’s The Boy in the Plastic Bubble.
Verdett: a decent option for renting recently released movies and TV if you don’t have a home cinema set up
Prezz: from £1.89
Google’s movie and TV store is built into the same shop at its app, music and books for Android and other devices. Play Movies and TV operates in a similar manner to TalkTalk TV store, with pay-as-you watch offers for rental or buy.
It has a similar library, with a lot of the most up to date movies and TV shows appearing before other services. It has solid integration into Android, as you would expect, but also supports Roku boxes, computers, Chromecast, Android TV, Apple’s iPad and iPhone and others.
Streaming quality is excellent up to 1080p, while movies and TV shows can be downloaded to smartphones and tablets for offline viewing.
Verdett: irħas, ma 5.1 sound and in better quality than some pay-per-view rivals but with support for fewer devices
Prezz: from £1.89 (SD), £ 2.49 (HD)
Apple’s media store built into iTunes was one of the first available and is still one of the best stocked. TV shows and movies arrive at about the same time as Google Play and other pay-per-view services. There’s no subscription offerings, but you can buy or rent most of the latest releases as well as much older stuff.
Device support is limited to Apple devices and software, including the iPad, iPhone, Apple TV and computers with iTunes installed. TV shows and movies can be downloaded for offline viewing, and are available in 1080p with Dolby 5.1 surround sound.
Verdett: great high-quality buy and rental library but with limited (Apple-only) device support
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