What makes a streaming service user-friendly? A lot of factors come into play, but mainly, it has to have a decent user interface for smooth navigation, smart categorization for easy location of titles, and of course, reasonable pricing for a cost-effective experience. All of these, plus other details like high-resolution and minimal lagging, will make streaming painless even for the most novice of users.
That said, only a handful of services truly deliver on these fronts. Streaming giant Netflix has multiple servers so it almost never lags, while AppleTV+ stays on-brand by being as sleek as the other Apple products. On the not-so-nice front, however, you have services like Peacock, which even years after its launch has yet to overcome its many bugs, as well as Amazon Prime Video, a boxy platform that doesn't make it immediately clear which titles are on-demand and which are pay-per-view.
Below, we list only the easiest and most pleasant to use streaming services out there.