Stream For Less With These $5 And Under Streaming Services

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If you’re looking to save on the cost of streaming then the best option is to simply cut down on the number of subscriptions you are paying for. However, you can also consider paying for annual plans, or even more simply, signing up for cheaper streaming services to begin with.

Streaming services under $5 a month

All of the streaming services listed in this guide cost $5 a month or less. We’ve excluded any streaming services that are free, so if you are looking to remove the cost completely, check out our guide on the best free streaming services.

AMC+ ($4.99/month)

AMC Plus Home screen

AMC+ is a good option for those looking to save money, as a $4.99 subscription not only unlocks access to AMC content, but also content from Sundance Now, IFC Films Unlimited, and Shudder. It should be noted that the $4.99 plan is an ad-supported plan, with AMC+ charging more than $5 for an ad-free viewing experience.

Cineverse ($4.99/month)

Cineverse streaming service

Cineverse can actually be conisdered a free service as some of the content is available to watch without a subscription. However, if you are interested in unlocking access to the entire library, and without any ads, a subscription costs $4.99 a month.

Curiosity Stream ($4.99/month)

Curiosity Stream
Curiosity Stream

Curiosity Stream is a great option for those looking for access to more history, nature, science and technology content. What’s more, with a monthly subscription priced at $4.99, it is a fairly cheap way to unlock access to more documentaries.

Discovery+ ($4.99/month)

Discovery Plus Shark Week 2022

While Max subscribers get access to a good amount of Discovery+ content at no additional cost, a standalone Discovery+ subscription is a much cheaper option for those that just want access to the best of Discovery Channel, HGTV, ID, and other Discovery networks. A subscription costs $4.99 a month and includes ads. While an ad-free plan is available, it also costs more than $5 a month.

Dove Channel ($4.99/month)

Dove Channel
Dove Channel

Dove Channel is a good destination for any homes looking for more family-friendly content and especially movies and shows that place a greater focus on inspirational and family values. While some content can be watched for free, ad-free access to the full catalog costs $4.99 a month.

F1 TV ($3.49/month)


F1 TV can be a good option for homes interested in Formula 1 racing. While access to every F1 race live will cost more than $5 a month, subscribers to the $3.49 a month plan get access to F1 live timing data, as well as the option to watch full replays of races after they’ve ended.

Fandor ($4.99/month)


Fandor is for those who love films and offers access to new releases from the festival circuit as well as a library of content subscribers might not find avaiable on other streaming services. While some movies are available to watch for free, full and ad-free access to the entire catalog costs $4.99 a month.

HIDIVE ($4.99/month)


HIDIVE is a good option for those looking to stream more anime content. The service offers access to a library packed with new and classic anime shows and movies as well as a selection of HIDIVE exclusives. A standard HIDIVE subscription costs $4.99 a month.

History Vault ($4.99/month)

History Vault
History Vault

Whether looking for more content on ancient empires or modern warfare, History Vault has you covered. This streaming service unlocks access to more than 4,000 documentaries and series covering historical topics, people and events. A History Vault subscription currently costs $4.99 a month and offers ad-free access to all of the content.

Hi-YAH! ($4.99/month)


Fans of martial arts and Asian action movies and shows don’t need to look any further than Hi-YAH!, as the streaming service offers access to hundreds of hours of programming from the likes of Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Donnie Yen, Tony Jaa, Johnnie To, and Yuen Woo-Ping. Access to all of the Hi-YAH! catalog costs just $3.99 a month.

KlowdTV ($2.50/month)

Klowd TV
Klowd TV

KlowdTV is a service that offers access to live channels, and most of them can actually be watched for free. However, if you want access to channels like AWE and OAN, a subscription costs $2.50 a month. Alternatively, subscribers can upgrade to the $4.99 a month plan and get access to even more premium channels, including GSN, HSN and Pursuit.

Lifetime Movie Club ($4.99/month)

Lifetime Movie Club
Lifetime Movie Club

Lifetime Movie Club is a great option for fans of Lifetime content as a subscription unlocks access to hundreds of new and classic movies. The service also regularly rotates content to ensure subscribers always have something new to watch each week. An ad-free Lifetime Movie Club subscription currently costs $4.99 a month.

Magnolia Selects ($4.99/month)

Magnolia Selects
Magnolia Selects

Created by Magnolia Pictures, Magnolia Selects offers access to a curated selection of movies and shows. With the catalog spanning various genres, it can also be a good option for busier households. For those interested in giving this service a try, a standard Magnolia Selects subscription costs $4.99 a month.

John Finn
John Finn

By John Finn

John Finn is the Founder and Editor of Streaming Better, a platform created in 2019 to help consumers navigate the complicated live TV streaming and subscription service market.

John has been covering technology for various online publications since 2014. After originally covering the wider tech industry as a writer and editor, John now spends his time focusing on the emerging video-streaming market, including live TV streaming, SVOD, AVOD, FAST, and TVOD services.

In a bid to keep up to date on the industry, John actively subscribes to multiple streaming services at the same time. However, John continues to advocate that the best approach for consumers is to rotate between streaming services as needed.

A Psychology graduate from England, who now lives in the US, John previously worked in the aviation industry as an airline reviewer. While reviewing airlines isn't quite the same as reviewing devices and streaming services, John brings the same analytical eye to all of his reviews and industry analysis, along with a special emphasis on what's best for the consumer.

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