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Snip’s Guide to Niche Streaming Services


August 27, 2020

You may have heard of Netflix and Hulu, but these services provide something extra, and specific.

Blog Snip’s Guide to Niche Streaming Services

You’ve probably heard (or read) that if you cut the cord you will end up having to sign up for multiple subscriptions to get all the content you want. This is fake news; for most people one live TV streaming service will give you all the content you’re used to for about half the price of cable TV. This being said there are some pretty cool niche streaming services that give you content you never had access to with cable tv. 


Philo is a “skinny” live TV streaming service. PhiloTV offers 58 channels with unlimited recording for $20/mo. Philo may work for you as your main live TV streaming service if you only want entertainment and lifestyle channels. Philo gives you access to channels like Animal Planet, BET, Comedy Central, and Lifetime. If you use Philo as your main live TV streaming service you may need an HD antenna because it doesn’t offer locals. Check out PhiloTV here.

Acorn TV and BritBox

Acorn TV is a streaming service that offers content from the UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia and Spain for $5.99/mo. BritBox is a similar streaming service with a lot of the same content for $6.99/mo. The main difference between the two is that AcornTV has more original programming and BritBox offers more new shows thanks to support from the BBC and ITV. 

The Criterion Channel

The Criterion Channel is a collection of classic and foreign films from The Criterion Collection available online or through their app. The subscription is $10.99/mo and gives you access to over 1,000 rotating classic movies and foreign films. The Criterion Channel is perfect for major film buffs and cinephiles. Check out the service and sign up here.

DC Universe

The DC Universe streaming service offers one place to access all of DC Universes movies, shows, and comics for $7.99/mo or $74.99/yr. The service also offers community boards for users to connect with one another about everything DC. You will want to consider the DC Universe service if you want access to any of their upcoming or existing shows and movies. Check it out and sign up for a free trial here.


ESPN+ is a streaming service offered by Walt Disney for $4.99/mo that includes sports channels and broadcasts outside of the ones you get with a live TV streaming service (such as ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Classic). ESPN+ gives subscribers access to live sports such as MLB, MLS, FA Cup, EFL, and NHL. ESPN+ also gives subscribers access to original programming and the ability to add packages like MLB.TV or NHL.TV. In addition, ESPN+ is the only streaming service with the rights to offer PPV UFC fights. Check out ESPN+ and sign up for a free trial here


Disney+ is currently not available and is scheduled to launch on November 12, 2019. Disney+ is a highly anticipated streaming service and will reportedly cost subscribers $6.99/mo or $69.99/yr. The service will give users access to all of Disney’s classic and current movies and TV as well as future exclusive programming. It has also been reported that Disney+ will be available as an add-on to your Hulu account and that subscribers may be able to bundle Disney+, ESPN+, and Hulu for a discounted rate. 

If you have questions about cutting the cord contact your buildings Snip rep or sign up online today at www.snipinternet.com