Introducing the Director of Ad-Free Streaming

Nicole and Michael discuss all the streaming services available now, what it was like in the early days of streaming, and more.

Streaming Facts


  • Netflix permits up to five profiles on one Netflix account.
  • HBO Max is also permitting up to five profiles on one account. Interestingly, they never allowed more than one on the HBO Max predecessor HBO Now. When it comes to simultaneous device streaming, HBO Max caps it at three devices.
  • Hulu allows six profiles.
  • YouTube TV may only come with 3 simultaneous streams, but it allows up to 6 household members to share 1 subscription account.

Streaming Devices

  1. Apple TV
  2. Roku
  3. Chromecast


  • During a typical 30-minute show, users can except an ad before the show starts and two ad breaks during their program. Most hour-long broadcasts have five ad breaks and an ad before the show.
  • HBOMax – no hour will feature more than four minutes of commercials
  • You can skip commercials using the YouTube TV DVR. The feature showed up 2 years ago and plenty of YouTube TV users complained that the feature often forced them to watch commercials.

Which platforms overlap

Best for live sports

  • YouTube TV – Big Ten Network, Fox Sports Network, Golf Network and ESPN
  • Hulu with live TV
  • Sling TV

How to keep track of subscriptions

How to pick things to watch

Free Options

  • Live TV: PBS Video
  • Kids and Families: Kanopy
  • Movies and Documentaries: Kanopy or IMDb TV
  • Network TV Shows: Peacock
  • Original Series: Peacock
  • Sports: Pluto TV

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