Nothing on Netflix? Five streaming service alternatives
Screambox is a streaming service which shows almost every horror film you could wish for. It’s only currently available in the USA, for $3.99 a month, but the company has the UK in its sights, with an end of year launch on the horizon.
A dedicated Disney streaming service gives families instant access to hundreds of films, songs and books for a monthly fee of £9.99. While this is one of the pricier streaming subscriptions around, Disney lovers can access almost the entire catalogue – minus things such as the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Star Wars – for much less than a monthly subscription to television providers such as Sky or Virgin.
Love all things theatre but can’t get to see the big shows? Broadway now has its own streaming service. Founded by Broadway producers Stewart F Lane and Bonnie Comley, BroadwayHD is capturing and then transporting the magic of performance from the stage to your screen. The package comes in at £9.99 per month, but a slightly discounted one-off payment for an annual subscription is on offer.
MUBI is for the discerning cinephile – the streaming service offers “cult, classic, independent, and award-winning movies,” which means you won’t be seeing White Chicks in its catalogue anytime soon.
Each month, subscribers can access a carefully selected list of 30 films before they disappear from availability. The occasional mainstream film makes its way onto MUBI, but only if it meets MUBI’s standards. The service is great value – it costs £4.99 a month and £39.99 for the 12 month plan.
Bollywood has its own streaming service in the form of Spuul. The ad-supported service, which provides Indian content across the globe. gives subscribers unlimited access to its free catalogue on any supported device, and this can even be synced offline. (Adverts, however, will still be visible.)
The Premium offering unlocks additional content from the premium library, while the additional special catalogue can be accessed by paying per-title, which you have 72 hours to watch once you’ve paid.