The internet has given us access to more content than we could ever have imagined just a few years ago. On YouTube alone, more than 500 hours of video are added to its servers every minute, making it impossible to watch all of the content it stores.
This would mean it would take you more than 82 years to watch everything YouTube users upload every single day.
It’s not just YouTube either. According to The Times, there are 32,600 hours of films and TV shows on Netflix, enough for you to watch non-stop for four years.
With so much content available, it can be hard to know where to start. Of course, there are the most popular streaming platforms which offer a broad range of content that is designed to appeal to as many as possible.
If you’re looking for something a little more specialized, then there are many niche streaming services that may be of interest to you. Here are some of the best.
If you love shows like Doctor Who and Downton Abbey, then BritBox is the streaming service for you. Formed as part of a joint venture between Britain’s public broadcaster, the BBC, and leading commercial TV company, ITV, BritBox contains 3,000 different titles to choose from.
It includes classic British sitcoms like Only Fools and Horses, Fawlty Towers and Mrs. Brown’s Boys. You’ll also find many quintessentially British dramas like Pride & Prejudice, A Touch of Frost, and Silent Witness.
PokerStars TV brings you regular content from the world of poker, including coverage of live events and online tournaments, as well as full-length TV shows, interviews with top players and classic clips.
Content is available on-demand through its mobile apps, its website and YouTube. This combination means that its content can be watched on almost any device.
If you love theater but don’t have many opportunities to visit in person to watch a show, then BroadwayHD is the niche streaming service for you. For $8.99 per month, you can watch the latest and greatest broadway shows, free from ads, whenever you like.
BroadwayHD is available on almost any device, including iOS devices, AppleTV, Android, Amazon Fire, Roku and through its desktop website.
From Broadway Classics to Shakespeare, there’s a huge variety of shows to choose from. And if you ever get a little tired of musicals and theater shows, there’s a selection of Broadway related documentaries to help you learn more about what goes on behind the scenes.
New customers can even take advantage of a 7-day free trial to see if they like the content.
If you love being terrified by what you watch on screen, then Shudder is the perfect streaming service for you.
Owned by AMC Networks, Shudder offers an extensive library of exclusive horror films and thrillers. If you’ve used Netflix before, then the Shudder interface should be easy to pick up.
You’ll find plenty of great horror movies, including The Hallow, The Hills Have Eyes and Black Rock. There’s even original content produced for the platform, making it a great option for finding new favorites as well as classic horror movies.
Korean content has become very popular of late, thanks to the spread of K-pop around the world. If you’ve fallen in love with Korean culture, then On Demand Korea is a great place to find TV shows and movies.
You can even use it to help you improve your Korean language skills, with both English and Korean subtitles available for all videos.
It’s not just TV and movies either. You’ll find music, news, and other great content available on the platform.
Eros is one of the leading producers of Indian content. It’s Eros Now streaming service has an extensive library of Bollywood films and Indian TV shows.
It’s available in 12 different languages, including several local tongues, Russian, and Polish. This broad accessibility and strong library of content have helped Eros Now build up 20 million subscribers.
These are just some of the niche streaming services available online today. There is something for almost everyone, no matter what your taste.