17 Best Netflix Affiliate Program Alternatives (2023)
Streaming services are growing in popularity and usage. Even though the growth has slowed down a bit in recent years, streaming services still represent a major shift in the way people consume media, and they are likely to continue to play a significant role in the entertainment industry for the foreseeable future.
Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ and other popular streaming services are here to stay.
In this article, you will learn what happened to the Netflix affiliate program and what are the best alternatives.
Netflix Affiliate Program
The Netflix affiliate program brought millions of new subscribers to the Netflix platform. It was paying a decent commission of $10 for just signing up for a free trial which attracted many affiliates.
Amazon Prime Video is the biggest Netflix competitor that has an affiliate program.
To be able to promote Amazon Prime Video, you have to join Amazon Associates and promote Amazon Prime.
Amazon pays $3 for each visitor you get to sign up for an Amazon Prime 30-day free trial.
The commission is lower than what you could have earned with the Netflix affiliate program, but still, you get paid for just getting people to sign up for a free trial; even if the people you referred subsequently cancel their free trials, you still get paid:
"Does a visitor need to complete the Amazon Prime 30-day free trial before I get paid?
You will be paid a bounty for all eligible Amazon Prime 30-day free trials regardless of whether the visitor completes the full 30 days."
Amazon Prime Video does not have as much content as Netflix, but their collection is still huge, with many original shows like The Peripheral, The Rings of Power, etc.
The cookie duration is just 24 hours.
Philo is a live TV streaming service that offers a smaller subset of entertainment and lifestyle channels.
Philo subscribers get access to channels like History and Discovery Channel, Food Network, and many others.
You have the option to join the referral program and affiliate program.
Philo Affiliate Program
Philo affiliate program can be joined on CJ Affiliate.
The cookie duration is a decent 30 days.
Phillo affiliates get paid for signing up for Philo's 7-day free trial.
You will get paid $5 even if your referrals do not become customers after the free trial.
If they do, you earn $10.
The Philo affiliate program only operates in the US, so you will not get any commission for referrals outside the US.
Philo Referral Program
If someone ends up subscribing to Philo via your referral link, you’ll earn a $5 credit towards your next Philo subscription cost, and they’ll get $5 off their first month’s subscription payment.
This means you cannot make any money through the Philo referral program, as you can only save on your own Philo subscription. If you are not a Philo subscriber, this referral program is not for you.
Philo allows multiple referrals to be applied to one bill, so if you get a few people to subscribe to Philo through your link, you can use Philo completely for free.
People have to end up subscribing to Philo, so you will get nothing if they cancel their subscription during a free trial.
UPDATE: As of 08/09/22, Philo canceled the referral program. The affiliate program has not been canceled.
FuboTV is a streaming service that primarily focuses on live sports. If you have a website about sports, the Fubo TV affiliate program is a great option for you.
You can join their affiliate program on Impact Radius.
The cookie duration is 30 days, and you can earn between $10 and $30 for every referral.
You don’t get paid for free trial sign-ups, only for confirmed subscriptions.
fubo (USA) - $30 commission
fubo Latino (USA) - $15 commission
fuboTV (Canada) - $25 commission
fuboTV Spain (Spain) - $10 commission
All Other - $30 commission
4. Sling TV
Sling TV services offer over 30 live TV channels and streaming up to 150. It has both referral and affiliate programs.
Unlike traditional cable or satellite television, Sling TV does not require a long-term contract which makes it very popular.
Sling TV Affiliate Program
Sling TV used to have an affiliate program on CJ Affiliates, but they have recently moved it to the Impact Radius affiliate network.
Affiliates get paid $3 for every referral that signs up for the 7-day free trial. The cookie duration is 7 days.
If the referral becomes a paying customer, you receive $15. The cookie duration is 90 days since the free trial.
Sling TV Referral Program
Sling TV Referral Program allows you to receive up to $200 off your Sling bill each year.
If your friend referral becomes a paying subscriber to a Sling TV base service(s), both you and your referral receive a $5/mo. discount for 4 months. Therefore, you can earn up to $20 off your Sling bill from each referral.
You cannot earn more than $200, meaning you can only get 10 referrals each year (provided they will be customers for 4 months).
Paramount+ (formerly CBS All Access) is another popular streaming service operated by CBS Interactive. With a Paramount+ subscription, you get access to more than 30,000 episodes, live TV, and all CBS original content.
The subscription costs just $4.99 a month, which is also the main selling point.
You can join the Paramount+ affiliate program on Impact Radius.
The cookie duration is 10 days. Just the canceled Netflix affiliate program, the commission is $10.
Paramount+ has a free 7-day free trial, but you only receive a commission for a paying customer.
Disney launched its own streaming service in 2019 called Disney+.
Disney+ exclusively streams the company's blockbusters, such as Marvel, Star Wars, and Pixar movies.
Even though Disney+ is relatively new, it is already the third biggest online streaming service.
The Disney+ affiliate program is hosted on the Impact Radius affiliate network.
Nevertheless, just like the Netflix affiliate program, Disney+ no longer wants to operate its affiliate program.
You can still find the program through a direct link to the affiliate program page, but you can no longer find it by browsing Impacts brands.
The affiliate program page mentions the program has 21 days cookie duration and pays $0.
The question is whether Disney+ only temporarily canceled their program by lowering the commission to $0 or if it is permanent.
Hulu is one of the oldest streaming services, founded all the way back in 2007. It has a vast library of TV shows and movies
In 2019, Disney acquired full operational control of Hulu (currently has a 60% stake in the service).
As a result, people can get Disney+ and Hulu bundle.
Affiliates could promote the bundle on Impact, but as you learned from the Disney+ section, the program currently pays $0 commission.
Hulu can still be promoted individually on FlexOffers and Rakuten Advertising.
On Rakuten, the Hulu affiliate program has 14 days cookie duration and a $2 commission per sale.
ESPN+ is a sports subscription video streaming service in the USA. Americans can watch popular leagues and tournaments like the NFL, NBA, MLB and many others.
Just like Hulu, ESPN+ is also owned by Disney+ (currently has an 80% stake in the service).
Disney+ offers a trio bundle: Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+.
ESPN+ could have been promoted through the Disney+ affiliate program on Impact and a standalone affiliate program on Impact.
However, for both, the commission is currently $0, and nobody knows if the program is closed temporarily or permanently.
9. Dish Network
Looking for a high-paying streaming affiliate program?
Dish Network pays $100 per sale if your referral remains a customer for at least 60 days.
The Dish Network affiliate program is hosted on CJ Affiliate and has 30 days cookie duration.
How can Dish Network afford to pay such a high commission? Dish Network is a TV service that requires a satellite dish installed on the customer's home, so customers are expected to use their services longer.
10. NOW TV
NOW TV is a Netflix affiliate program alternative for affiliates in the UK.
It is a subscription-based streaming service that offers a wide range of TV shows, movies, and sports events.
The NOW TV affiliate program is hosted on the Awin affiliate network and has 30 days cookie duration.
The affiliate commission ranges from 20 to 45 GBP, depending on the subscription plan.
You can see the up-to-date commission table through the link below.
11. Curiosity Stream
Even though Netflix has documentaries in its catalog, it primarily focuses on entertainment shows.
Curiosity Stream is a streaming service that has documentaries and nothing else.
The Curiosity affiliate program can be joined on CJ Affiliate and has 45 days cookie duration.
The commission is $3 per sale.
You get a commission from sales from the following countries: the USA, the UK, Canada, Australia, and Singapore.
12. DIRECTV Stream
DIRECTV Stream is another service that has a high-paying streaming affiliate program.
Like Dish Network, DIRECTV Stream is a TV service requiring a satellite dish installed.
The DIRECTV Stream affiliate program is also hosted on CJ Affiliate and has 15 days cookie duration.
The affiliate commission ranges from $75 to $250, depending on the subscription plan.
FITE is a streaming platform specializing in live combat sports such as boxing, MMA, wrestling, and kickboxing.
Unlike most sports streaming platforms, FITE has a subscription but also a pay-per-view model.
This means that people can buy access to a single sports event if they don't want to pay for a monthly subscription.
The FITE affiliate program is hosted on CJ Affiliate and has 30 days cookie duration.
FITE affiliates can earn $10 for a monthly subscription sale and $20 for an annual one.
If your referral does not buy a subscription but access to a single sport match, you receive 10%.
14. Peacock TV
Peacock TV is a relatively new streaming service founded in 2020. It is owned by NBCUniversal and focused primarily on the US market, even though they recently announced an expansion to selected European counties.
Like Netflix, Peacock TV has a variety of TV shows and movies but also includes news and sports channels.
The Peacock TV affiliate program is hosted on Impact and has 30 days cookie duration.
The program pays a $12 commission per sale.
STARZ offers both cable TV and streaming options.
This Netflix affiliate program alternative can be found on CJ Affiliate.
The program has 30 days cookie duration and a $15 commission per sale.
Besides the USA, STARZ is also available in Canada and a few European countries, but you only get a commission for US sales.
ROKU is a streaming video player that turns any TV into a Smart TV.
Even though ROKU specializes in streaming devices, it also has its own streaming service called ROKU Channel.
ROKU affiliate program can be joined on CJ Affiliate.
The cookie duration is 30 days, and the affiliate commission is 5%.
Currently, ROKU does not pay for ROKU Channel sales but pays for the sales of their devices like ROKU Express, ROKU Ultra, and others.
17. Apple TV+
Apple TV+ is a subscription-based video streaming service launched by Apple in 2019.
Apple TV+ is an excellent Netflix affiliate program alternative if you want to be part of a streaming affiliate program that is not limited to just a few countries.
You can earn a commission for sales from over 100 countries.
The affiliate program is hosted on Partnerize and has 30 days cookie duration.
The affiliate commission is 7%.
What is the Best Netflix Affiliate Program Alternative?
The Netflix affiliate program has been terminated, but many other good streaming affiliate program alternatives exist.
Currently, the biggest streaming platform with an affiliate program is Amazon Prime Video which can be promoted through Amazon Associates.
Unfortunately, the Disney+ affiliate program is currently unavailable, and it is uncertain if it will return.
Other streaming services in this list might be less known but are still great alternatives to Netflix.
For example, you can earn $100 per sale with Dish Network or DIRECTV Stream.