There are several specialist streaming services and channels now that cater to specific interests. While they don’t have the breadth and depth needed to serve as your main streaming service, they may be worth adding on top or as part of a package.
For Documentary Fans
Curiosity Stream offers thousands of high-quality documentary films and TV shows, many of them originals, for a very reasonable $3 a month or $20 a year. However, if you want 4K content, the price jumps to $10 a month or $70 a year.
For Animation Lovers
VRV might be the ultimate streaming service for anime and cartoon fans. It currently includes Crunchyroll, Cartoon Hangover, Mondo Media, Rooster Teeth, and VRV Select. The service costs $10 a month, but the channel lineup seems to change quite frequently.
For Reality TV Fans
Discovery+ is packed with familiar lifestyle shows, documentaries, and original reality TV shows, covering cooking, travel, home improvements, history, true crime, and more. The ad-supported tier is $5 a month, but you can pay $7 a month to go ad-free.
For Sports Fans
ESPN+ is a sports streaming service that shows some NHL and MLB games, college sports, and soccer, alongside commentary shows. It doesn’t have live NBA or NFL games, but sports are underrepresented in on-demand streaming, so fans might feel the $7 a month or $70 a year price is worth paying. ESPN+ is better value if taken as part of a bundle with Disney+ and Hulu for $14 a month.
For British TV Fans
Britbox claims to have more British boxsets than any other service. It has lots of old and new British TV shows and a few films produced by the UK’s public service broadcasters, including the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, and Channel 5. It costs $9 a month or $90 a year.
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