Netflix is easily one of the world’s most popular online TV and movie streaming services, but there are plenty of Netflix alternatives as well if you want to spend less or have an appetite for viewing even more content.

With Netflix, you get a library that includes smash hits series and movies like Stranger Things, The Witcher, The Killer, Black Mirror, Indian Matchmaking (hey, listen…), and more, there’s a ton of content for consumption. There’s also a slew of third-party content, including many Indian movies and series.


However, subscribing to Netflix can also be quite pricey. The Basic tier, which costs AED 29/month, only supports one device at a time and at 1080p resolution. The Standard tier, which is priced at AED 39/month, supports two devices at a time with no upgrade to the streaming resolution. The Premium tier, which supports four devices, 4K resolution streaming, Netflix games, and spatial audio, would seem to be the most logical choice for many. But it’s a costly affair to get into at a whopping AED 56/month for the premium tier, or AED 672/year.

Thankfully, plenty of Netflix alternatives are available for you to try out, all of which include a plethora of top-tier original content – both English and Indian – as well as a ton of third-party TV shows and movies from around the world.

Price Comparison: Netflix vs Prime Video, Apple TV+, Disney+ and OSN+

Streaming ServicePrice per month
NetflixBasic: AED 29
Standard: AED 39
Premium: AED 56
Amazon Prime VideoAED 16
Apple TV+AED 27.99
Disney+AED 39.99
YouTube PremiumAED 23.99

Amazon Prime Video

Amazon Prime Video is one of the best deals in the business, and – for how affordable it is – quite mind-boggling and possibly your best option for Netflix alternatives. For AED 16/month, an Amazon Prime subscription not only nets you the full catalogue of Prime Video but also free domestic one-day delivery from the Amazon store, free international delivery from Amazon US and UK, monthly free PC games and premium Twitch experience, exclusive deals during Prime Day, 10% off on all Amazon Home Services, free delivery on groceries, and lots more.

When it comes to TV shows and movies, Prime has slowly climbed up the ranks in terms of quality in the past few years, whose’ catalogue includes series and movies like The Boys, Gen V, The Continental, Good Omens, Reacher, Totally Killer, Air, and the upcoming Fallout series. It’s also home to Indian content, including Tiger 3, The Village, Pathaan, Jubliee, and more.


OSN+ in the Middle East is home to OSN originals and features series and movies from other streaming giants like HBO, Paramount+, and NBC/Universal, which do not have their local equivalent in the region. This means that if you want to watch shows like Halo, Game of Thrones, House of the Dragon, The Last of Us, Twisted Metal, and others, OSN+ is the only way to access those shows here.

There’s plenty of other content to look forward to, with shows like The Curse, Succession, The White Lotus, Our Flag Means Death, and movies like Champions, My Happy Ending, Sam & Kate, and more, which launched recently. You will also be able to enjoy full seasons of old classics like The Office, True Detective, The Sopranos, and lots more.

An OSN+ subscription costs AED 39/month or AED 399/year. Currently, new subscribers will receive the first month at 50% off by using the code LAST50 during checkout.


Apple, too, has joined the online streaming race, and with seemingly infinite money at hand, they have been roping in top directors and actors from Hollywood to produce some quality content for us.

Their original movie lineup includes the likes of Greyhound, Tetris, Causeaway, The Velveteen Rabbit, Fingernails, Ghosted, Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie, The Family Plan, Flora and Son, The Pigeon Tunnel, and more. They aren’t lagging behind on their original series either, with absolute bangers in the form of Slow Horses, The Morning Show, Foundation, The After Party, The Changeling, For All Mankind, Severance, and more.

An Apple TV+ subscription costs AED 27.99/month and can be subscribed from and enjoyed on non-Apple devices as well.


Disney+ is home to over 13,000 movies and TV shows, including hundreds of Disney Classics, Pixar’s animated films, the entire catalogue of Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and Star Wars movies and shows, Hulu exclusives, and National Geographic documentaries.

If you are a fan of the MCU, you will be able to watch the entire collection of movies, including recent hits like Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3, and shows like Loki, WandaVision, Daredevil, Hawkeye.

Disney+ also features content from several big movie studios in the world, which brings to its platform movies like Avatar 1 and 2, The Eyes of Tammy Faye, West Side Story, Cruella, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and Oscar-nominated flicks like The Favourite, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Banshees of Insiherin, and more.

It also has Pixar movies at its disposal, including the Toy Story series, the Cars series, Finding Nemo, Inside Out, Zootopia, Elemental, The Incredibles, Wall-E, Onward, Soul, Luca, Turning Red, Lightyear and more. Hulu shows are also available on the platform, with shows like The Bear Season 1 and 2, Only Murders in the Building, Flamin’ Hot, White Men Can’t Jump, The Clearing, The Boston Strangler, and reality shows like ‘Till Death Do Us Part: Kourtney and Travis.

A Disney+ subscription costs AED 39.99/month or AED 354.99 (12 months for the price of 9).

YouTube Premium

YouTube Premium might not appear as one of the Netflix alternatives, but it is another cost-effective option for your online streaming needs. While it may not fetch you the latest TV series and movies, it does provide one crucial benefit: add-free YouTube experience.

With Google ramping up advertisements on the platform with multiple unskippable adverts, a YouTube Premium account has become absolutely necessary to enjoy your favourite YouTube channels (such as Tbreak Tech, eh?) while keeping your sanity intact.

YouTube Premium is also home to a slew of original content made in partnership with Google and popular YouTubers. You can enjoy shows and series like Mind Field, Sherwood, Wayne, Liza on Demand, Scare PewDiePie, Weird City, Lifeline, Sideswiped, and more.

A YouTube Premium subscription costs AED 23.99/month, while students can have it for AED 13.99/month.

Mufaddal Fakhruddin
Mufaddal Fakhruddin

Mufaddal Fakhruddin has been writing about games and technology for the past 15 years. He has lost count as to how many reviews he has written over the years, but he is sure headphone reviews make up at least 70% of that.


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