What platform I subscribe? The alternatives beyond Netflix


Javier Romualdo

Los Angeles (US), 16 apr (EFE).- On-demand television, “streaming”, tv series for the internet… there Are several ways of naming these platforms of entertainment, which have become the entertainment of choice for many during the confinement with Netflix as a leader, although there are alternatives to the giant.

It is common among the conversations of quarantine recommended series and movies, but some may have the feeling of having exhausted the catalog of Netflix, and not find anything to call their attention to: Disney, Apple, Amazon and other companies offer products with interesting options.

Although in each country the offer varies according to the rights issue, all the alternatives to Netflix feature productions that have received awards and support from the public. These are some of them:


Few know that the giant of e-commerce founded by Jeff Bezos is also a platform of internet tv which can be accessed with the subscription of Amazon Prime.

In fact, their productions have gained the respect of the critics and have taken delivery of awards such as the Golden Globes and the Emmy’s, which have been praised especially his comedies “Fleabag” and “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”.

The british “Fleabag” was crowned at the recent Emmy as best comedy, with the best actress award of the season. With an argument seemingly simple, that of a single woman living an identity crisis in the midst of the turmoil of London, the fiction offers moments hilarious, twists of plot and an acidic critique of the modern life.

For its part, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” triumphed in the same way in the Emmy earlier, although on this occasion the comedy travels back in time to a New York of the mid-TWENTIETH century in which your protagonist decides to be a comedian after separating from her husband, with all that implies at that time.

And the third option won Amazon is neither comedy, nor the present nor of the past. The dystopian “The Man in the High Castle” recreates an imagined world in which Japan and Nazi Germany would have won World War II. It is based on a story by Philip K. Dick, and has Ridley Scott in the production, a nod to “Blade Runner”.


In addition to the manufacture of iPhones and iPads on which to view content, Apple decided last year that it would also create formats for the same.

To boot, the company of the apple joined Jennifer Aniston, one of the actresses more popular in the universe of television, that on “The Morning Show” plays a successful news anchor in television whose career looks over to the cliff.

This fiction noted for combining contemporary issues such as the rise of the internet, the movement #MeToo and the “fake news” in a plot that the two months of its premiere achieved the nomination for the Golden Globe.

At the same time, Apple premiered two productions of science fiction: “See”, which imagines a future in which the human species has lost the sense of sight and had to find new ways of interacting; and “For All Mankind”, which questions to where I would have come to mankind its the space race would never have finished.

A series of Snoopy as the main character is the option child of this catalog.

Apple TV+ costs about $ 4.99 a month and is free to those who have purchased a product from the company in the last year.


Of all the alternatives to Netflix, HBO is perhaps the most well-known among the public and more respected by the seriéfilos.

Needless to mention that it is the responsible of “Game of thrones”, and that before the production fantastic to become a worldwide phenomenon and has won the respect of the critics with “The Wire” and “The Sopranos”.

Its stamp of quality has become thickened recently with “Westworld” and the miniseries “Chernobyl”.

But beyond his apparent solemnity, the catalog of HBO includes comedies like “Silicon Valley”, a satire of the technology gurus; and “Veep”, with 17 Emmys gives a vision ridiculed the political life in Washington D. C., which many see as being more adjusted to the reality that the “The West Wing”.


Although the release of Disney+, the “Netflix” of the factory of Mickey Mouse, was highly publicized, their extensive catalogue includes content that have been able to go unnoticed and be an interesting option.

The platform has met all the classic Disney movies, from “The Lion King” to “Frozen”, with the titles of Pixar, such as “Toy Story” and “Cars”, which offer hours of entertainment for the little ones.

In addition, Disney+ sum factories full of Marvel and Star Wars, with other space dedicated to the documentary of National Geographic.

Among the original series of the company highlights “The Mandalorian”, a kind of “western” in the universe “Star Wars” that has revolutionized the internet, thanks to the endearing character of Baby Yoda.

The subscription to Disney+ round 6,99 dollars a month, according to the currency of each country and is not yet available in Latin america. EFE



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