Remember the heyday of movie and television streaming services? Less than six years ago, Hulu courted networks with the promise of a one-stop shop for scarfing down TV, Netflix tried to spin-off it's small streaming catalogue into the ill-fated "Qwikster" site, and Blockbuster sat on the sidelines praying both enterprises would implode. Now we're in the thick of it, powerhouses and budding upstarts competing for movie-lovers' attentions, each with their own exclusive offerings.
Which one's for you? With Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon dominating the conversation, here are 7 options that may not be on your radar.
While other movie studios align themselves with the major streaming service, Sony delivers its movies and TV on individual terms. Housing the company's blockbusters and television shows rotating through the 11 P.M. rerun slot, Sony's Crackle is a random smattering of recognizable titles barely categorized, but primed for discovery. Finding a specific film can be a chore, but with an app hardwired into most mobile devices, TVs, and gaming consoles, and minimal commercials, the free service is worth returning to when the moment calls for a dumb-as-bricks action movie or a 1992 episode of Jeopardy!.
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