Cut the Cord and Binge-Watch Your Favorite Fashion Shows on These Apps
All over the U.S. (and around the world), people are ditching their cable and satellite subscriptions in favor of streaming services, such as Netflix and Disney Plus. This trend is known as “cord-cutting”.
Streaming your favorite shows allows for much more flexibility— many platforms allow you to record live shows if you aren’t able to watch them when they premiere, while others have certain shows available all the time.
If you’re looking to binge-watch a show or two to satisfy your craving for fashion, here are the top eight streaming platforms/apps that will allow you to watch your favorite shows.
YouTube TV is the live streaming platform from YouTube and its parent company, Google/Alphabet Inc. This platform allows you to watch live channels in the same way you would if you still had cable or satellite— except that it will only cost you $64.99 per month! So you’ll be able to watch and record any shows that are currently playing on major networks on smart TVs, Roku, Fire TV Sticks, new PlayStation and Xbox consoles, and your smartphone or tablet.
Hulu is another great streaming platform to get your fashion fix. A basic Hulu subscription starts at $6.99 a month, where you can enjoy fashion-related TV shows such as:
- Keeping Up with the Kardashians
- Project Runway and Project Runway Allstars
- RuPaul’s Drag Race Allstars
- Ugly Betty
- Absolutely Fabulous
Hulu + Live TV is Hulu’s live streaming option, similar to YouTube TV. For $64.99 per month (the same as YouTube TV), you get to access Hulu’s library, as well as live channels. Both Hulu and Hulu + Live TV are available on just about every device that can connect to the internet.
Netflix is the most popular streaming service because it’s been around the longest and it offers a large collection of content for every interest imaginable. It’s also one of very few platforms that are completely ad-free no matter which package you choose, with prices starting at $9.99 a month. Although there is no live TV streaming option, you can find these fashion-related shows:
- Young, Famous & African
- Queer Eye
- Next in Fashion
- Record of Youth
- My Runway
Netflix is also available on just about every device that can connect to the internet.
Amazon Prime members can enjoy its streaming platform, Prime Video, for free while non-Prime members pay only $8.99 per month. Like Netflix, it’s an ad-free platform and doesn’t offer any live channels. It does, however, offer these fashion-related TV shows:
- Ugly Betty
- The Collection
- Making the Cut
- The Bold and the Beautiful
Prime Video is available on most smart TVs and your mobile devices.
HBO’s streaming platform gives you access to most of the networks TV shows, movies, documentaries, etc. Access this impressive category of content starting at $9.99 a month, and you can also enjoy these fashion-related TV shows:
- Katy Keene
Access HBO Max on the latest smart TVs, your smartphone or tablet, your computer or laptop, and on your game console (Xbox One and PS4/5).
Fubo is another live-channel streaming platform that’s comparable to YouTube TV and Hulu + Live TV. One advantage that Fubo has over the other two services is that it offers more channels, for just five more dollars. However, most of these channels cater towards sports (soccer) lovers, rather than fashion lovers. Still, you can watch Project Runway and People Magazine Investigates: Crimes of Fashion on your smart TV, mobile devices, web browsers, and Xbox One.
Philo is a lesser-known streaming platform that is named after its founder, Philo Farnsworth. For $25 a month, you’ll be able to stream a few live channels and it also offers People Magazine Investigates: Crimes of Fashion for the fashion lovers. You can watch Philo on most smart TVs, web browsers, mobile devices, Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, and Android TV.
NBC’s streaming platform allows you to watch TV shows and movies from the network for free— with ads. You can go ad-free with Peacock Plus ($9.99 per month), and you can watch Project Runway and Keeping Up with the Kardashians on Peacock Premium ($4.99 per month). Peacock is available on smart TVs, mobile devices, computers and laptops, and game consoles (PlayStation and Xbox). You can also learn how to access this app and more on a Fire Stick.
So you have a good variety of options to get your fashion fix. Choose one or more streaming services based on your budget, preferences, and supported devices.