Why still pay for standard television?
Television’s golden years are over. You want to watch whatever you want, whenever you want. You say goodbye to fixed programming and annoying commercials. And hello to binge-watching your favorite series!
An internet-only subscription would be an excellent choice. A fast, unlimited and cheap connection – like edpnet’s VDSL XL – and a subscription to one of the streaming services below: that’s all you need for endless viewing pleasure.
Watching TV over the internet is the future
Watching whenever and wherever you want, without commercials: that’s internet television. Trendsetter Netflix is still the undisputed king, although that’s about to change. Disney+, Amazon prime, Apple TV, Hulu en HBO Now are joining the scene, and they’re here to stay. Let’s have a look at the options
Netflix still is the biggest supplier of internet television. With a wide array of top series (like ‘Orange is the New Black’ and ‘House of Cards’), a good value for money (starting at 7,99 euros per month) and a large offer for children, they’re at the top of the streaming services.
Streamz is voor iedereen beschikbaar voor €11,95 per maand voor 4 gelijktijdige HD-streams, met gratis testperiode van 2 weken. Er is ook nog Streamz+. Dat geeft je het hele aanbod van Streamz, aangevuld met nog eens 300 recente filmtitels, voor €19,95 per maand. Streamz is ook beschikbaar via de Streamz tv-app. Er zitten momenteel 1.000 titels in het aanbod, waaronder dit najaar al meteen 11 exclusieve titels die er hun Vlaamse première kennen.
At 49 euros per year, Amazon Prime is likely to be the cheapest online streaming service. They have hit series like Jeremy Clarkson’s ‘Grand Tour’ and ‘The Romanoffs’. Their range of films is a bit smaller, though.
HBO NOW / HBO Max
HBO has a few of the most successful series to offer, like ‘Game of Thrones’, ‘Girls’ and ‘True Detective’. You’ll have a lot to binge-watch. There’s one catch, though: they’re not available outside of the U.S. Even though that’s quickly fixed with a VPN service. HBO Max will be launched in May 2020 for the same price as HBO Now. All current subscribers are switched to HBO Max for free. HBO Max would only be planned for Europe before 2021.
If you’re looking for evening filled with internet TV, Disney+ will fulfill your wish. For 6.99 euros per month, you get all Disney, Pixar, Star Wars and Marvel films, plus everything from 21st Century Fox. They also own a few popular series like ‘The Simpsons” and ‘How I Met Your Mother’. Disney + will be available in Belgium from the 15th of September.
Hulu has a lot of viewers tied to their screens by series like ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ and Stephen King’s ‘Castle Rock’. Like HBO, Hulu’s not yet available in Belgium, unless you know how to use a VPN service.
Apple has its own original series like ‘See’, ‘The Morning Show’ & ‘The Elephant Queen’. Starting November the first 2019, Apple TV will be available for 4.99 euros per month. Apple subtitles everything and even offers subtitles for the deaf and hearing-impaired. Also, they offer audio descriptions in 8 languages.
Watching TV over the internet? With an internet-only subscription!
Whatever streaming service you choose, an internet-only subscription is the way to go. With edpnet's VDSL XL you’ll surf at max. 100Mbps. That’s more than enough to watch all your favorite series in HD on different screens.