Watch: Bill Gates Reveals His Worst Fear in Netflix Docuseries TrailerPlex Enters The Streaming Service Wars With Cable-Style Bundle Stay on target As someone who closely follows the gaming industry, I’ve been paying a lot of attention to the brewing war between PC games stores. Every other month Epic scoops up another exclusive to replace Steam’s monopoly with its own and players and developers alike aren’t quite sure how to feel. It’s fascinating.But an even larger version of this same battle is playing out in the mainstream with the ongoing streaming service wars. No longer content to provide content for competitors Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon, everyone and anyone is creating their own niche streaming TV service to rake in those sweet subscription bucks. And the result of this fragmentation is each individual service will have fewer unique shows.Don’t believe us? Starting in 2021 beloved mockumentary sitcom The Office is leaving Netflix and coming exclusively to NBCUniversal’s upcoming streaming service launching in 2020.We’re sad that NBC has decided to take The Office back for its own streaming platform — but members can binge watch the show to their hearts’ content ad-free on Netflix until January 2021— Netflix US (@netflix) June 25, 2019This is a pretty big deal because although Netflix loves to tout its own original programming, it knows that millions of users stay subscribed just to play feel-good sitcom classics in the background. It’s like a new version of the syndication model. Why else shell out hundreds of millions of dollars to keep the rights to a show as mediocre as Friends?But all those old shows are owned by other parent companies who are now realizing that content would be way more valuable as incentives to subscribe to new streaming services the companies wholly own. Hello, Disney+. Goodbye, sexy Marvel Netflix superheroes.Of course, the obvious way this could all backfire is that by slicing up the market too much you just recreate the confusing cable model that pushed everyone away from traditional TV and towards streaming in the first place. Doom Patrol is a great show, but I understand why not a ton of people wanted to subscribe to DC Universe on top of everything else just to check it out.So watch The Office on Netflix while you still can. Maybe this is why Netflix is making Space Force, a new show from office co-creator Greg Daniels starring Steve Carrell?View as: One Page Slides1/201. So many streaming TV services to choose from. Where do you start?2. Netflix is still arguably the biggest name in streaming TV.3. Although it no longer has a free option, Hulu is a great streaming TV service that is worth paying for.4. From buying to renting to subscribing to individual channels, Amazon offers a bevy of streaming TV options.5. YouTube Red subscribers can watch original shows from streaming stars, but YouTube TV lets you watch actual live TV.6. Hook up a Slingbox and watch the cable and live TV you’re already paying for anywhere.7. You have to buy channels in bulk and still deal with commercials, but with DirecTV Now you get the real live TV experience delivered through streaming.8. Crunchyroll is the best anime streaming service if you’re all about subtitles.9. If dubs are more your thing, Funimation Now is the anime streaming service for you.10. If you want to stream shows and documentaries that actually teach you something, go with CuriosityStream.11. AMC Premiere just focuses on current AMC shows, but for Walking Dead super fans that might be enough.12. With Boomerang, tons of retro cartoons, from Looney Tunes to Scooby-Doo, can all come back to you13. FuboTV may be the escape from cable that sports fans are looking for. It’s pricey, but being able to easily stream live sports and more from dozens of channels with only one subscription might very well be worth it.14. Brown Sugar has all of the classic Blaxploitation movies you could want and then some. It’s niche, but it’s one of the most impressive niche libraries we’ve seen. 15. For the true cinephile, FilmStruck has a large collection of classic films from all eras and countries, including movies from the Criterion Collection.16. CollegeHumor’s Dropout provides premium streaming online laughs.17. DC Universe offers live-action adaptations of less familiar superheroes, like Doom Patrol.18. Along with presenting streaming services like Netflix and Sling through one box, Dish AirTV also lets you watch local over-the-air channels with an additional installation.19. Get a streaming media device to enjoy these services on your TV. Our favorite is the Amazon Fire Stick.20.