Most people would agree that even with all the advances in industry and medical science, the greatest leap forward in the 21st century is one in the sphere of entertainment. The embodiment of this advancement can be most clearly seen through its posterchild Netflix. However, claiming that Netflix (however great) has it all is simply absurd and sometimes. For those of you that have more niche specific needs, you will have to go for an alternative. Here are seven alternatives to Netflix, which based on your needs may turn out to be quite useful.
Sure, when we talk about movies some would claim that Netflix is your number one choice. Still, what is it that makes it number one? Well, it is true that here you can easily reach the most popular installments of the most popular franchises, but popularity isn’t everything. This is why Fandor, only goes for the handpicked pieces of cinematography and presents them to their users according to their quality.
Now it is true that different tastes and attitudes towards cinematography can sway a person one way or another when it comes to Netflix, but not everyone wants something to watch movies on. For those interested in theatrical performances and similar cultural event, the safest bet would be to go with Cennarium. Of course, nothing can substitute personal attendance, but Cennarium is most definitely the next best thing.
Gaming industry is quickly becoming a thing and with it, the notion of esports as well. What this means is that future generations are more eager to watch CS: GO, Dota 2 or LoL championship than a Super Bowl. If you count yourself amongst esports enthusiast, you can follow your favorite players and teams via Twitch.TV. Additionally, if you are any good in one of these games yourself you can even make some money by streaming. Only sky’s the limit.
If what you have in mind is something to keep your kids happy and occupied, you simply cannot go wrong with Toon Goggles. Not only does this incredible platform offer you a series of fun games and cartoons but also a lot of interesting animations. This of course doesn’t mean that you should allow your kids to watch Toon Goggles 24/7, but that you can always turn to this platform as a last resort.
Seeing as we already spoke about animation, not everything animated is for kids and this is something that manga and anime admirers can closely relate to. Unfortunately, the choice of anime series on Netflix is not that impressive, which is why a lot of admirers of the genre decide to turn to platforms like Crunchyroll. This program does have a free version, but this makes you deal with several restrictions. Most importantly, it isn’t available across all devices. For this reason, it would be best if you were to upgrade your version to a premium one and solve this issue once and for all.
Vevo is a music-oriented Google-owned platform that has made a name for itself in the last few years. By far best two features of Vevo are that they support Web, iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Windows 8, Chromecast support as well as AirPlay/Apple TV support. Additionally, Vevo is completely free seeing how it is ad supported. The greatest drawback of Vevo is that it is supported in only 14 countries (so far).
Finally, there are those who just dislike Netflix for no apparent reason. Now, what they need is something that fulfills two major requirements. The first one is that it offers everything Netflix has to offer and the second one is that it isn’t Netflix. Luckily, there is such a platform and it is called PopcornFlix. Here, you can access content quite similar to that which Netflix offers, only this time completely free of charge.
As you can see, when it comes to niche specific alternatives to Netflix, your options are quite numerous and it all depends on what you need. Sure, for movies and TV shows Netflix is probably second to none, but as you could see for yourself, even this depends on what you are interested in. If what you aim is to see some old classics, indie movies, anime, concerts, gameplay streams or kids’ entertainment programs, you will have to turn elsewhere. Here, we hope our list will be at least of some assistance. Godspeed!