The streaming services available to consumers is growing rapidly with new ones being launched regularly. The variety of streaming services offer consumers niche content that years prior could only be obtain through a cable package.
As a result of the lack of fanfare that is associated with the launch of some of these streaming services, consumers are often unaware of their existence. Here is a list of the best streaming services no one is talking about.
5. Acorn TV
Price: $4.99 per month or $49.99 per year
Acorn TV is made for those who love their shows with a British accent included. This streaming service offers content from other English speaking regions; such as, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Australia. With close to half a million subscribers the service has drawn subscribers in with wide-ranging and original content. Original content that includes Partners in Crime, Agatha Raisin, and Emmy-nominated Curtain: Poirot’s Last Case.
Price: Premium Membership $6.95 per month or Premium+ Membership $11.95 per month
Crunchyroll is the premier streaming service for anime. Now with over 25,000 episodes, the service is not short on anime content. Anything from popular anime shows like, Naruto, to more obscure shows, like Gintama, can all be found on this service. While you can stream a limited amount of the content available on Crunchyroll for free the best features are available on its premium packages. With a premium subscription, subscribers are able to get perks that include access to new show episodes as soon as 1 hour after it is broadcasted in Japan and No Ads.
3. CBS All Access
Price: $5.99 per month (with ads) or $9.99 per month (ad-free)
CBS, the mass media corporation, has taken its content to its very own streaming service. The CBS streaming service offers past and current episodes of CBS programming as well as live-streaming content. In terms of new episodes of CBS shows, it is usually available the day after being aired.
Price: $5 per month or $40 per year
Boomerang, the digital TV channel that offers nostalgic cartoons from decades past like Tom and Jerry, Scooby-Doo, and Looney Tunes, is now a streaming service. The newest streaming service on this list was recently launched by parent company Time-Warner. The service is now available on IOS and Android with already stated plans to expand the service to other popular platforms including Amazon, Roku, and Apple TV.
Price: FilmStruck Plan $6.99 per month or FilmStruck+ plan $10.99 per month
Filmstruck is a movie lover’s dream with hundreds of critically acclaimed films. Each film available on this service was hand-picked and curated by film lovers and cinematic experts. The FilmStruck library of films is updated each week to always give subscribers new content. FilmStruck offers two different packages for subscribers. The FilmStruck plan includes all of the movies on Filmstruck available to stream anytime or FilmStruck+ plan which includes all Filmstruck content as well as content from the Criterion Channel.
FandangoNOW is the best option for consumers who do not want to deal with subscribing to a variety of streaming services to get the content they want. Constructed on a pay-per-view structure viewers only pay for the content they want to watch. Yes, they are similar options already available on services like iTunes and Google Play but what sets FandingoNOW apart is the vast amount of content available on the service now with over 50,000 movies and TV shows.