Where to get your TV on demand
From £5.99 per month, netflix.com The US subscription service has more than 900 box sets to stream, plus movies. The Netflix app is available on connected TVs, Bluray players and games consoles, or you can use a set-top box or streaming stick (around £40).
Free with the BBC licence fee, bbc.co.uk/iplayer New shows are available to stream for 30 days and you can download to watch offline. It’s available on Freesat, Sky, Virgin Media, YouView, Smart TVs or, as with Netflix, via a set-top box or streaming stick.
From 99p, itunes.com For back-catalogue movies, Apple’s service is close to unbeatable. It is, however, relatively expensive, and it’s hard to get iTunes to your TV without buying an Apple TV.
Amazon Prime Video
From £5.99 per month, amazon.co.uk Amazon’s service is similar to Netflix and is also available as part of a bundle with its Prime service (for £79 per year, including free shopping deliveries). Get it on your TV in the same ways as Netflix.
From £6.99 per month, nowtv.com With Sky’s offshoot service you buy monthly ‘passes’ to watch Sky channels, with packages of sport, entertainment or movies. Access in the same way as for the services above, or buy a Now TV box (from £14.99).