There are many reasons why streaming is one of the greatest gifts that the era of internet has bestowed upon us. First, it allows us to watch our favorite movies, shows and sporting events at a moment’s notice. Second, it doesn’t take any space on our HDD and, finally, it gives us the opportunity to stream live events. Now as far as the typical man’s knowledge of streaming services goes, there is Netflix, occasionally YouTube and… and that’s about it. Luckily, there is more (much more) to streaming than this. Here are some less known streaming services that a lot of people might find quite useful.
Japanese animated shows, popularly known as Anime, are becoming extremely popular in the western hemisphere. Adult language and themes full of blood, gore and extreme nudity are definitely not what you would call family-friendly content. Those interested in something like this would do well to turn to Animestreams.net for something both fun and fresh to watch. To make the platform even friendlier to western audiences, creators of Animestreams.net included both English Dub and English sub section for those who might want to hear the original sound in Japanese.
Sure, Netflix is great for those who are interested in watching huge blockbusters. On the other hand, those interested in watching something a bit more underground are probably going with Fandor. This amazing platform allows one to keep track of the stunning cinematographic achievements made by indie authors. Additionally, you are also offered a selection of best pieces of foreign filmmakers, as well as some cult classics. Unfortunately, Fandor doesn’t have a free version and is not ready to haggle either. One month costs $10, while you can get a year for $90.
Even though movies, TV shows and documentaries may be the most popular of all streaming content, they are far from being the only thing out there. Those who wish to stream theatre online and watch live performances, can do so over Cennarium. Of course, nothing beats watching this kind of manifestations live, but sometimes they will take place half the globe away. Seeing how the only two alternatives would be either to not attend or to spend a small fortune and take a few days leave from your business, Cennarium.com might not seem as such a bad idea after all.
Apart from art shows, some of the other things people want to watch on stream are various sporting manifestations. If what you want is to watch football, basketball or boxing matches online, then Sportstream.tv is the place you should go. Once you go to the home page, you will be presented with several categories so you can choose the sport you are interested in. From here on, all you need to do is scroll down until you find what you want to see. As easy as that.
Last, but not the least important. Electronic sports or e-sports are becoming more and more of a thing with each passing minute. Prize pools and audiences attending major tournaments in League of Legends and Dota 2 are not to be underestimated. Unfortunately, not everyone can be there in person. Luckily, people who stay at home can now follow these competitions as well. As of lately, these kinds of competitions are streamed on several different channels, each in a different language. Because of this, Twitch.tv is quickly becoming a genuine powerhouse in the streaming industry.
Streaming is truly an incredible feature and those complaining that there is something they can’t find are probably not looking at the right platform. For both mainstream and indie movies, you have more than several options and, if you want HD, you can always pay a bit more. However, if you are in for something else than silver or big screen content, there are platforms where you can find everything, from sports games to theatric performances. The world is your oyster!