SVOD platforms began as an alternative to cable television, but today many viewers seem to prefer this kind of service, giving way to the emergence of new platforms with interesting and entertaining content.
Without a question, SVOD is here to stay.Users still want content without so much invasive advertising. So, let’s take a look at SVOD platforms preferred by the public.
What does SVOD mean?
SVOD stands for “Subscription Video on Demand”, which allows users to consume as much content as they want for a monthly or annual subscription fee, unlike AVOD platforms (LINK), which generate their income through advertisements.
Best SVOD Platforms
In this growing ecosystem, here are some of the most successful SVOD platforms
The pioneer of SVOD broadcasting, Netflix leads our list. With more than 210 million subscribers worldwide, its main audience (74+million users) is in the United States. It has not stopped growing, and now has one of the largest libraries of original content. It owns the famous Korean series Squid Game, which has been a major hit in more than 90 countries, an unprecedented achievement for a Korean series.
The fast-growing Disney Plus currently has more than 204 million users, and is expected to reach 284 million by 2026.Its growth is of course largely due to such popular franchises as Star Wars and Marvel. In addition, it is one of the best platforms for children, with a large library of original content.
Amazon Prime Video
This platform has gained popularity in recent years, thanks to its broad variety of original content that includes series, documentaries, animated films, and much more. It also gives subscribers access to other exclusive services, such as Amazon Photo, which allows you store all your photos on the cloud, with no space limit. And it offers deals on music and shopping.
Hulu has an extensive library, but for someone looking for a live TV option, Hulu offers this as well. Earlier this year it expanded its coverage internationally, thanks to its owners, The Walt Disney Company.
This is another SVOD giant, which between 2019 and 2021 increased its subscribers more than 40%. A synonym of quality entertainment, HBO Max’s original content includes some of the most-admired titles and franchises.
The SVOD streaming market is increasingly popular, as there continue to be big changes in the way television is consumed. Movies, programs, series, special offers, services, ad-free content and 24-hour availability are some of the most important reasons people subscribe to them.