Here are the best new movies and series for seniors from the major TV streaming services. Highlights for January-February 2024 are:
- Sam Spade on Acorn and AMC+
- The New Look and Masters of the Air on Apple TV+
- Death and Other Details on Hulu
- True Detective and Curb Your Enthusiasm, Final Season, on Max
- Belgravia Season 2 on MGM+
- Willie Nelson and Family and June on Paramount+
- Oppenheimer and The Holdovers on Peacock
- Expats and Jesse Stone movies on Prime Video.
Details and previews are below, with the channels in alphabetical order. For the best deals on subscribing to streaming TV channels, see our article, Streaming TV Deals.
What’s New On Acorn TV
Acorn TV specializes in British films and TV shows, particularly mystery series like Dagliesh, Harry Wild, Manhunt, Line of Duty, Foyle’s War, George Gently, Midsomer Murders, and Murdoch Mysteries.
New in February on Acorn TV is Madame Blanc Mysteries, Season 3, starting Feb. 19. Other recent Acorn additions are Steeltown Murders, Hidden Assets and The Vanishing Triangle. Also available on Acorn is the AMC+ series Monsieur Spade.
What’s New On Amazon Prime Video
Amazon Prime Video has dozens of original series and movies, plus thousands of new and classic TV shows and movies. An Amazon Prime membership gives you both Prime Video plus free shipping on Amazon orders, free Prime Music, and more benefits.
For a list of new movies currently on Amazon Prime, visit: Amazon Prime Recently Added Movies. Notable recent additions are the Jesse Stone series starring Tom Selleck. and Woman in Gold starring Helen Mirren.
Below is a video summary of what’s new on Prime Video in February plus previews of two recent additions to Prime: Expats starring Nicole Kidman (started January 26) and Reacher Season 2 (started December 15). You can find more previews on the Amazon Prime Video YouTube Channel.
What’s New On AMC+
AMC+ has exclusive new series like Dark Winds and classic AMC series like Mad Men and The Walking Dead. AMC+ also has top shows from BBC America, IFC, Sundance TV, Shudder, Sundance Now and IFC Films Unlimited.
Below are previews of two new AMC+ series: Sam Spade (started January 14) and the new Walking Dead with Andrew Lincoln, starting February 26. You can find more previews at the AMC+ Youtube Channel.
What’s New On Apple TV+
Apple TV+ has exclusive series like Monarch, The Morning Show, Ted Lasso and Slow Horses, documentaries like Prehistoric Planet, and new movies.
Below are trailers for three new Apple TV+ shows: The New Look, a historical drama set in Nazi-occupied Paris, starting February 14; that started in January: Killers of the Flower Moon, a movie by Martin Scorsese, and Masters of the Air, a series that started January 26. Starting February 16 is The Dynasty: New England Patriots. You can find more previews at the Apple TV+ Youtube Channel.
What’s New On BritBox
BritBox is another streaming service like Acorn TV that specializes in British TV shows and movies.
BritBox shows include classic British mystery series like Agatha Christie’s Poirot and Miss Marple, plus Sherlock Holmes, Vera, Inspector Morse, Lewis and Father Brown. BritBox also offers original series like Karen Pirie.
Below are previews of two new series on Britbox: Archie, a biopic about Cary Grant (premiered December 7), and Three Little Birds, which started February 1. You can find more previews at the Britbox Youtube Channel.
What’s New On The Criterion Channel
The Criterion Channel offers almost 3,000 of the finest American and international classic films like Fellini’s 8 1/2, Chimes at Midnight, The Asphalt Jungle, The Long Goodbye and Fanny and Alexander.
What’s New On Disney+
Disney+ is the exclusive home for many of your favorite movies and TV shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic.
Below is a look at what’s new on Disney+ in February. You can find more previews at the Disney+ Youtube Channel.
What’s New On HBO Max
HBO Max – now rebranded as just “Max” – is HBO’s online streaming service that gives you access to HBO’s original series such as Succession, Game of Thrones, plus many movies, recent and classic, and TV series such as Friends. HBO also partners with TCM to bring you many classic movies like The Maltese Falcon and Asphalt Jungle. Max also includes many popular shows from Discovery, HGTV, and Food Network.
You can view several free episodes of HBO Max series, without subscribing, at: HBO Max Free Shows
Below is a video roundup of what’s new in February on HBO Max plus a preview of True Detective Night Country, which started January 12, 2024. New additions for February include Curb Your Enthusiasm, Final Season, starting February 4, Tokyo Vice Season 2 starting February 8, and Priscilla starting February 23.
You can find more previews at the HBO Max Youtube Channel.
What’s New On Hulu
Hulu is a premium streaming service that offers some of the top TV series, movies and documentaries. You can find a complete list of what’s new at Hulu at:
Below are previews of two recent additions to Hulu: Grimsburg, an adult animated series voiced by Jon Hamm (started January 7) and Death and Other Details starring Mandy Patinkin (started January 26). You can find more previews at the Hulu YouTube Channel.
What’s New On MGM+
MGM+ (formerly called Epix) is an American premium cable and satellite television network owned by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The channel’s programming consists of recent and older theatrically released motion pictures, original series, documentaries, and music and comedy specials.
Below is a trailer for Belgravia: The Next Chapter, which started January 14 on MGM+. (Season 1 is also available now on MGM+). You can find more previews at the MGM+ Youtube Channel.
What’s New On Netflix
Netflix is the world’s top streaming service with 158 million paid memberships in over 190 countries. Netflix has dozens or original series and movies, plus thousands of TV shows and movies, both recent and classic, American and international.
Below are previews of what’s new on Netflix. Highlights of recent additions include The Crown Season 6 (all episodes available since December 14) and Maestro (started on Netflix Dec. 20).
What’s New On Paramount+
Paramount+ (formerly known as CBS All Access) offers original series like 1883, Mayor of Kingstown, and Star Trek Discovery, plus your favorite CBS shows.
Below are previews of two recent additions to Paramount+: Willie Nelson and Family and June (a documentary about June Carter Cash).
You can find more previews at the Paramount+ Youtube Channel.
What’s New On Peacock
Peacock is a streaming service from NBC Universal with full seasons of exclusive originals; next-day airings of current NBC, Bravo, and Telemundo hits; live sports; and thousands of hours of TV shows and movies.
Popular shows on Peacock include Blacklist, Law and Order (original and spinoffs), The Office, and Yellowstone (all seasons). New original shows include Poker Face.
Below are previews of two movies now available on Peacock: Oppenheimer and The Holdovers. You can find more previews at the Peacock Youtube Channel.
What’s New On Showtime
Showtime‘s streaming service offers online access to commercial-free, award-winning SHOWTIME original series, can’t-miss movies, groundbreaking documentaries, laugh-out-loud comedy specials, hard-hitting sports and much more.
Below are previews of these new shows on Showtime: The Woman in the Wall (started January 19), and Golda (started Dec. 20). You can find more previews at the Showtime Youtube Channel.
What’s New On Topic
Topic is a streaming service that has international series and films from more than 40 countries, including Nordic Noir, French political thrillers, and supernatural mysteries from Italy and Senegal.
Topic’s originals include the Agatha Christie inspired series, Hjerson. You can watch the Topic channel on any Roku TV or with a TV that has a Roku device attached.
Below are previews of two recent additions to Topic: Enemy of the People and Felix. You can find more previews at the Topic Youtube Channel.
How to Stream TV Channels
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What To Watch
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