6 Streaming Platforms You Might Not Have Heard about

Cable TV is no longer as ubiquitous as it once was in the United States. Consumer-friendly streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, and Amazon Prime Video allow users to watch programs at their convenience as opposed to at scheduled times — and at less cost than most cable packages. According to eMarketer, the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the cord-cutting shift in the US. More than 6 million households canceled their cable packages in 2020, bringing the total number to 31.2 million. eMarketer anticipates that by 2024 one-third of all US households will exclusively use streaming platforms.

Cord-cutting isn’t only becoming more attractive for economic reasons. Recently launched platforms like Paramount+ and Peacock have complemented the wide range of films and TV series offered by Netflix and others. Also, there are several lesser-known streaming services that offer free-to-view programs or cater to individuals with particular tastes. Keep reading to find out about some you may not know about.

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STARZ

Other original series on STARZ include Hightown, American Gods, and Vida. It also has streaming rights to classic series such as The Bernie Mac Show, The Jeffersons, Knight Rider, and Good Times. It doesn’t have as strong of a movie database as other platforms, but it still features some recent high-profile releases, including Zombieland: Double Tap and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. STARZ costs $8.99 per month.

Shudder

Shudder also produces original content. One of its films, Tigers Are Not Afraid, was named the best horror film of 2019 by Thrillist. The service costs $5.99 per month or $56.99 for a one-year subscription. Interested users can also try out a seven-day free trial.

Warner Archive

Tubi TV

Hoopla

MHz Choice

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