7 services that want to rule online TV

Updated: Jul 14, 2014 6:11 PM UTC | Originally published: Aug 20, 2012

Vudu (Wal-Mart)<\/h1>\nContent: <\/strong>20,000 movies and TV shows\n\nCost: <\/strong>99\u00a2 rentals; $4.99 purchase\n\nStreaming launch: <\/strong>2004

Vudu (Wal-Mart)

Content: 20,000 movies and TV shows Cost: 99¢ rentals; $4.99 purchase Streaming launch: 2004

Apple iTunes <\/h1>\nContent: <\/strong>130,000 movies and TV shows\n\nCost: <\/strong>$2.99 rentals; $9.99 purchases\n\nStreaming launch: <\/strong>2005\n\n\n\n\n\n\n<\/strong>\n<\/strong>

Apple iTunes

Content: 130,000 movies and TV shows Cost: $2.99 rentals; $9.99 purchases Streaming launch: 2005

Amazon Instant <\/h1>\nContent:<\/strong> 120,000 movies and TV shows\n\nCost: <\/strong>99\u00a2 rentals; $4.99 purchases; $79 a year\n\nStreaming launch: <\/strong>2006\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n

Amazon Instant

Content: 120,000 movies and TV shows Cost: 99¢ rentals; $4.99 purchases; $79 a year Streaming launch: 2006

Hulu<\/h1>\nContent: <\/strong>58,500 movies and TV shows\n\nCost: <\/strong>Free or $7.99 a month\n\nStreaming launch:<\/strong> 2007\n<\/strong>

Hulu

Content: 58,500 movies and TV shows Cost: Free or $7.99 a month Streaming launch: 2007

Netflix<\/h1>\nContent: <\/strong>50,500 (est.)* \n\nCost:<\/strong> From $7.99 a month\n\nStreaming launch: <\/strong>2007\u2020

Netflix

Content: 50,500 (est.)* Cost: From $7.99 a month Streaming launch: 2007†

Epix (Viacom, MGM, Lionsgate)<\/h1>\nContent: <\/strong>15,000 movies \n\nCost: <\/strong>Varies \n\nStreaming launch: <\/strong>2009

Epix (Viacom, MGM, Lionsgate)

Content: 15,000 movies Cost: Varies Streaming launch: 2009

Comcast Xfinity<\/h1>\nContent: <\/strong>Comcast movies, TV shows, and sports\n\nCost: <\/strong>From $29.99 a month\n\nStreaming launch:<\/strong> 2010

Comcast Xfinity

Content: Comcast movies, TV shows, and sports Cost: From $29.99 a month Streaming launch: 2010