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The main casualty of the streaming wars so far has been your wallet. Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, CBS, HBO, Apple, Disney; they all demand a monthly tithe. Toss in a live service like YouTube TV, the music app of your choice, and whatever gaming concoction suits your needs, and you're suddenly ringing up a pretty grim bill. But wait! The proliferation of streaming services has also included a bumper crop of free options. They're the perfect cure for subscription fatigue.
The adage "you get what you pay for" does apply here to some extent. The selections generally aren't huge, and you'll generally have to watch a few ads along the way. But they're also better than you might expect. Just this week, Amazon promised to infuse its recently rebranded IMDb TV streaming service with "thousands" of new titles in the coming months, according to Variety. And just a few months ago, Roku added free streaming of Roku Channel content to its app, which means there's a good chance you've already got it on your smartphone.
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In other words, while you shouldn't expect any of the following to replace Netflix from your streaming regimen, you shouldn't count them out, either. Each almost certainly offers at least something that you want to watch. And it won't cost you an arm and a leg—or anything at all—to take advantage.
We just talked about this! No need to belabor it, other than to note that to access its library you'll need to create an account, or use your existing Amazon credentials. Your current options are decent but not great; the most popular movie appears to be Drive, although bonus points for also carrying Paddington. Your best bet for a binge is probably sci-fi series Fringe, and not just because it rhymes. And even though it's getting a deluge...
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