Curating the Best Indie Shows and Films Available Online
As an avid cord cutter, I’m always on the lookout for interesting and new streaming services. Netflix is great, don’t get me wrong, but there’s so much more out there that it’s impossible to sit just idly by and NOT discover new amazing content. One service that caught my eye not too long ago was Stream Now TV, and today we’re going to take a look at it.
What sets Stream Now TV apart from other streaming services is where it gets its content from. Instead of trying to snag the latest and greatest, like Breaking Bad for example, they specialize in independently produced movies and television shows.
So if you’re a huge fan of the indie scene, Stream Now TV is going to be right up your ally.
Stream Now TV Content Curation
Even more interesting is how Stream Now TV gets the independent content. Aside from the natural channels a streaming service would go through, Stream Now TV also allows independent filmmakers to submit their movies and shows for consideration. There’s a $20 submission fee, but the reward far outweigh that price.
I love this for two reasons: One, it makes it easier for consumers to get unique and original content that doesn’t go through a corporate filter. Two, and most importantly, it finally gives aspiring writers, filmmakers, and actors the advantages of the digital revolution. Lowering that barrier is one of the easiest ways to chip away at the hegemony of the cable companies.
What Stream Now TV has to Offer
As far as content goes, it is nowhere near as big as the mainstream services. We’re talking 50 titles, give or take a few. Though that is not a lot right now, new content is constantly being added, and in the coming months Stream Now TV plans on premiering countless new titles.
The content selection is pretty evenly divided, enough so that everyone can find something to watch. The genres currently available are Comedy, Drama, Action, Thriller, Unscripted, and Kids & Family.
Update 03.01.16 – Streaming Service Stream Now PRO Inks Content Partnerships With Gravitas & Others For LaunchComing this month, standalone streaming service Stream Now TV will launch its PRO version. This launch has been elevated by a content deal with and several filmmakers and Gravitas Ventures .
How much does Stream Now TV cost?
For starters check out the Free Version. If you like what you see then there is of course a premium version. The good news however is that a premium subscription is very in expensive, costing only $2 per month. That’s it. For that $2 a month you get ad-free content and exclusive titles. Click here for their free trial
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*** Note: I am not receiving any financial kick back via this promotion. Simply an offer the folks at Stream Now TV wanted to extend to our readers. Enjoy.
Stream Now TV Device Support
As far as device support goes, you have three options: your computer (of course), a Roku device, or an iOS app. There’s no Android support, Amazon Fire support, or any other kind of third party app support (yet), but that is coming soon. This is a little disappointing, but not a kiss of death; and as I mentioned this is just temporary.
If you have a laptop, you can always hook it up to your television with an HDMI cord or use Chromecast; though I have not tested it with Chromecast yet, so I’d love to hear some reports from you guys if you’ve tried it.
Another Tool for your Cord Cutting Toolbox
Stream Now TV is by no means an all inclusive cable TV alternative, but it does have its strengths, and does merit at least a solid consideration from cord cutters.
Lets Review: #1 – it’s free or almost free (depending on which route you go). #2 – it’s full of fresh content that you won’t be able to find anywhere else. #3 – and finally, it’s easily accessible.
While I’m not on the verge of canceling my Netflix subscription any time soon, you can bet that some of my cable-less binging time will now be dedicated to Stream Now TV; and if you love original content, at a price that you can afford, you’ll want to consider it too.