This Search Engine Helps Cord-Cutters Find Their Favorite Shows

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Streaming services are a gift to anyone sick of paying the outrageous costs of traditional cable TV. But it isn’t always easy to figure out which services offer your favorite shows.

Fortunately, a website called JustWatch allows you to search for the programming you want to watch and learn which streaming service carries it.

Writing for The Verge, Chaim Gartenberg says:

“At its core, JustWatch is a search engine for digital media. Type in a movie or TV show, and it’ll tell you everywhere you can stream it, watch it for free with ads, buy, or rent it. Once you’ve found what you’re looking for, you simply click and it’ll link you directly to that service.”

Gartenberg notes that JustWatch isn’t the only website offering this type of service. But he adds that he has found JustWatch to be “far and away the most reliable and useful” of such sites.

Among other things, he praises JustWatch’s option to filter search results for specific streaming services, such as Hulu or Netflix. You can also filter by categories such as:

  • Movies
  • TV shows
  • IMDB rating
  • MPAA age ratings
  • 4K programming

How to find the right streaming service

If you are looking for a streaming service, there is good news and bad news.

First, the good stuff: You have an ever-growing list of options to choose from, with prices to match almost any budget.

Unfortunately, all that choice also can be overwhelming. So, we’re here to help.

If you’re new to the notion of streaming and aren’t sure you’re ready to ditch cable just yet, try streaming for free. Find out how to do that in “15 Free Streaming Services to Watch While Stuck at Home.”

If you find that you like streaming, take the plunge by diving in more deeply. Drop your cable service for a streaming alternative that almost certainly will save you money.

We run down some of the best options in “4 Streaming TV Services That Cost $20 a Month — or Less.”

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