Streaming cost: $8 a month
So NBCUniveral (CMCSA), Fox Entertainment (NWS) and Disney-ABC's (DIS) television streaming venture that lets scores of TV geeks watch Community a day after it airs also streams movies? Yes, but it pays to drop that $8 a month.
Hulu Plus touts past Oscar-winning films including
Seven Samurai and
The Crying Game, but you get only 30-second previews of the films unless you sign in. While Hulu Plus' episode content is still chopped up with commercials, its movie catalog runs uninterrupted and looks just fine in HD when streamed through a set-top box such as a Roku.