Best video streaming services

We've looked at the best catch-up TV apps and on-demand movie and TV services, to find out which delivers the best performance-per-pound value, based on usability, content and cost. And our verdict is...

On-demand

Best video streaming services

BBC iPlayer

With quality programmes, downloadable shows and a great interface, BBC iPlayer is the best video-on-demand service out there. Have we mentioned that it’s completely free?

SPECIFICATIONS

Live TV | Offline viewing | Desktop and mobile

Reasons to Buy
Superb content and picture quality
Intuitive and slick interface
Offline viewing
Reasons to Avoid
Nothing of note

Subscription

Best video streaming services

Netflix

It's hard to think of any downsides to this excellent 4K streaming service.

SPECIFICATIONS

4K | HDR | 5.1 surround sound

Reasons to Buy
4K HDR available
Big catalogue
Multi-platform support
Reasons to Avoid
Not often first with latest film releases