Google Play & iTunes

Price: film distribution: $ 5 for standard resolution, $ 6 for HD. Buy movies: 10 to 20 dollars in HD. TV shows: from $ 2 to $ 3 per episode, with discounts for whole seasons.

Compatible devices: Android and mobile iOS, smart TVs with Android TV, Chromecast, Roku and even Apple TV devices (streaming from an iPhone via AirPlay).

For whom? For Android and Google fans who just want to rent and buy digital films.

Google Play offers a wide range of newly released movies, while TV shows are often available the day after they are broadcast. The on-demand format of Google Play is similar to Vudu or iTunes and can be an excellent addition to sites such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. Like most other services in this list, Google Play supports 4K and HDR and a useful update of the Android application Google Play Movies & TV now shows when a TV or movie series is available.

This platform is great for new movies, but the fact that it’s not available on all devices (and probably never) means it’s not for everyone. The content payment model is great to keep up with the latest versions, but rental rates will rise quickly. If you are not a member of Amazon Prime, Google Play is a good place to look for a movie, and the service occasionally offers some great deals.

iTunes

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Price: movies: $ 6 for renting HD movies, $ 20 for purchases; TV: $ 3 for HD rental, $ 25 for a season pass (for selected programs).

Compatible devices: available on most mobile devices and computers, but generally not in a transfer box other than an Apple TV.

For whom? For those who want to borrow or buy films and prefer to stay in the Apple ecosystem.

We have already covered the services of Google, Amazon and major streaming companies, but iTunes is ideal for those involved in the Apple ecosystem. The Apple company realized long ago that physical business is dying and was one of the first to set up a digital music company for MP3. Over the years he did the same with films and television programs.

iTunes has virtually all rental and purchase content that can be found in other services, including new releases and older films and TV series. Apple gets big points for selecting content and buying options, although the negative is that it is not available on all devices. The content payment system also becomes expensive if you consume a lot of films and TVs. That is why we recommend that you use iTunes to fill in the gaps in Amazon Prime, Netflix and Hulu.

Like the other services on this list, iTunes offers 4K and HDR movies, including Dolby Vision, but due to relatively limited hardware compatibility, it is probably only useful if you have an Apple TV 4K device.

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