FULL LIST OF EDITORIAL PICKS:BEST CREDIT CARDS FOR STREAMING SERVICES
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Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express
Our pick for: Highest rewards rate
If your household spends a lot on groceries, gas, transit and streaming services, the Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express is for you. The rewards it pays in those categories — particularly at U.S. supermarkets and on select streaming services — are among the richest of any card. There's a nice welcome offer for new cardholders and an introductory 0% APR period, too. The generous benefits come at a cost, though: Unlike most cash-back cards, this one charges an annual fee. Read our review.
Which streaming services earn bonus rewards with the Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express?
The Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express earns 6% cash back on select U.S. streaming subscriptions. Terms apply. Only those services that are specifically identified on the issuer's website are eligible for the 6% cash back. Click below for the full list, as of October 2022.
Streaming services for the Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express
Amazon Music Unlimited
DirecTV Stream (formerly known as AT&T TV or AT&T TV NOW)
HBO (standalone streaming subscription only, formerly known as HBONow)
NBA League Pass
SiriusXM Streaming and Satellite
YouTube Music Premium
More information available at American Express.
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U.S. Bank Cash+® Visa Signature® Card
Our pick for: Customizable 5% cash back
If you don't mind putting some work into your rewards, check out the U.S. Bank Cash+® Visa Signature® Card. It might be the most customizable cash back card available. You pick which categories earn the most cash back — you get two 5% categories and a 2% category — and you can change those options every quarter. There's a good bonus offer for new cardholders, too. Read our review.
Which streaming services earn bonus rewards with the U.S. Bank Cash+® Visa Signature® Card?
The U.S. Bank Cash+® Visa Signature® Card offers "TV, internet and streaming services" among its 5% cash back categories. Whether a service actually earns 5% depends on the category code assigned to the merchant by Visa. The issuer doesn't offer a comprehensive list of eligible services but does provide examples. It notes: "While the list can be a helpful guide, U.S. Bank does not control how individual merchants or purchases are categorized." Click below for the examples as of October 2022.
Streaming services for the U.S. Bank Cash+® Visa Signature® Card
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Citi Custom Cash® Card
Our pick for: Automatic 5% cash back
The Citi Custom Cash® Card offers a lot of value for a $0 annual fee: 5% back automatically in your eligible top spending category on up to $500 spent per billing cycle (1% back on other spending). The list of eligible 5% categories is varied and includes biggies like restaurants, grocery stores and more. And unlike with its competitors, there's no activation schedule or bonus calendar to keep track of. Read our review.
Which streaming services earn bonus rewards with the Citi Custom Cash® Card?
The Citi Custom Cash® Card earns 5% cash back in the eligible category where you spend the most money each billing cycle (on up to $500 in spending). Those categories include streaming subscriptions. The issuer provides a list of services that qualify for the 5% cash back. Click below for the list as of October 2022.
Streaming services for the Citi Custom Cash® Card
Amazon Prime Video
NBA League Pass
YouTube Red (Note: This service is now referred to as YouTube Premium.)
More information available at Citi.
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Capital One SavorOne Cash Rewards Credit Card
Our pick for: Broad rewards on entertainment
Love the night life but dead-set against paying an annual fee? Consider the Capital One SavorOne Cash Rewards Credit Card. It pays a lower cash-back rate on dining and entertainment than the regularSavor card, but the rewards are nevertheless quite good. The sign-up bonus is smaller than on the annual-fee version, too, but it's still solid. Read our review.
Which streaming services earn bonus rewards with the Capital One SavorOne Cash Rewards Credit Card?
Capital One says simply that "streaming purchases made from eligible music and video streaming services" will qualify for the 3% cash back on streaming with the Capital One SavorOne Cash Rewards Credit Card. The issuer identifies only Netflix, Hulu and Disney+ as examples of eligible services. However, it notes that "some services" are excluded, including Amazon Prime Video, AT&T TV (now known as DirecTV Stream), Verizon FIOS On Demand, audiobook subscription services and fitness programming.
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Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card
Our pick for: Travel rewards
For a reasonable annual fee, the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card earns bonus rewards (up to 5X) on travel, dining, select streaming services, and select online grocery purchases.Points are worth 25% more when you redeem them for travel booked through Chase, or you can transfer them to about a dozen airline and hotel partners. The sign-up bonus is stellar, too. Read our review.
Which streaming services earn bonus rewards with the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card?
The Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card earns 3 points per dollar on select streaming services that "specialize in delivering music and video content over the internet." Only those services that are specifically identified on the issuer's website are eligible for the 3X rewards. Click below for the full list, as of October 2022.
Streaming services for the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card
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Wells Fargo Active Cash® Card
Our pick for: Simplicity
Among flat-rate cash-back cards, you'll be hard-pressed to beat the Wells Fargo Active Cash® Card. It earns an unlimited 2% back on all purchases, which is excellent. But in addition, the card offers a rich sign-up bonus and a generous 0% intro APR on both purchases and balance transfers. That's an impressive, hard-to-find combination of features on a card with a $0 annual fee.Read our review.
Which streaming services earn bonus rewards with the Wells Fargo Active Cash® Card?
The Wells Fargo Active Cash® Card earns the same rewards rate — 2% cash back — on every purchase, regardless of category. That means you don't have to fret over whether this or that streaming service qualifies for the top rate. You can switch services without having to switch payment methods. It also means you can use the card for everything else and enjoy a solid rewards rate.
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The Platinum Card® from American Express
Our pick for: Luxury travel perks
The Platinum Card® from American Express comes with a hefty annual fee, but travelers who like to go in style (and aren't afraid to pay for comfort) can more than get their money's worth. Enjoy extensive airport lounge access, hundreds of dollars a year in travel and shopping credits, hotel benefits and more. That's not even getting into the high rewards rate on eligible travel purchases and the rich welcome offer for new cardholders. Read our review.
Which streaming services earn bonus rewards with the The Platinum Card® from American Express?
The Platinum Card® from American Express offers up to $20 a month in statement credits for digital entertainment. Terms apply; only services that are specifically identified by the issuer are eligible for those credits. Click below for the full list as of October 2022.
Streaming services for The Platinum Card® from American Express
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Our pick for: Amazon Prime Video fans
If you drop a lot of money at Amazon and/or Whole Foods Market, this is the card for you, with 5% back on such purchases, plus bonus rewards at restaurants and gas stations, plus local transit and commuting (including rideshare). There's no annual fee, but you have to be a Prime member, and that does have a fee. Read our review.
Which streaming services earn bonus rewards with the Prime Visa?
The Prime Visa doesn’t specifically reward you for streaming services — but Amazon Prime video and music streaming services are automatically included with your Prime membership, which you can pay for with this card. You’ll earn that same rich 5% back on digital downloads and on almost any purchase you make on Amazon.com.
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PayPal Cashback Mastercard®
Our pick for: Paypal users
Earn unlimited 3% cash back on purchases made with the card through PayPal and unlimited 2% cash back on all other purchases. You'll need a PayPal account, but if you're the sort of person this card appeals to, you probably already have one. Read our review.
Which streaming services earn bonus rewards with the PayPal Cashback Mastercard®?
Any merchant that lets you pay through Paypal will earn 3% cash back with the PayPal Cashback Mastercard®. So if you're already paying for your streaming subscriptions via Paypal, you can incorporate this card pretty seamlessly — and get great cash back rewards for it.
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Last updated on August 23, 2023
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