There are a couple of major exceptions — Amazon Video isn’t on Apple and Google devices, and iTunes and Apple Music aren’t on non-Apple devices, for example — but for the most part the big stuff is covered.
The Daredevil is in the details, however. For example, you’ll have to use your phone, tablet or computer to get some apps onto the big screen via some devices. This feature, known as AirPlay on Apple Devices and Cast on the Chromecast and Android TV devices, covers most of the major omissions. Even then you may have to resort to screen mirroring, or a favorite app might not be available at all.
To help spell out exactly what’s available on what box, stick or dongle (and how you can get it) we maintain a big chart. It encompasses what we consider the top 75 or so entertainment apps across a variety of categories and all of the major living room streaming platforms, aside from Smart TVs and game consoles.
This information only applies to the United States (with the exception of the BBC iPlayer app, which is exclusive to the UK). App and streaming service access varies significantly worldwide.