5 Streaming Networks for non cable content tv

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Sundance Now

Sundance TV’s streaming offshoot features the network’s best shows, plus foreign imports, original programming and dozens of carefully curated independent movies. Don’t miss: Andrew Garfield’s (above) performance as an ambitious cub reporter trailing a serial killer in Britain’s Red Riding Trilogy miniseries.
Where to Watch: On your computer, iPhone, iPad, Google Chromecast, Android phone and tablet, Apple TV or Roku. Amazon Fire TV owners with an Amazon Prime account can add it to their subscriptions for $7/month.
Cost: $7/month or $60/year.

 

BritBox

The United Kingdom’s two oldest networks, the BBC and ITV, run this Anglophile’s dream, which offers English soaps (think: EastEnders and Emmerdale), talk shows and news programs the day after they air abroad. Its assortment of recent Britcoms, crime dramas and costume series is updated regularly. It’s also the only way to stream classic Doctor Whoepisodes.
Where to Watch: On your computer, iPhone, iPad, Android phone and tablet, Apple TV or Roku. The ability to cast the site to your TV via Google Chromecast is on the horizon.
Cost: $7/month

 

Fullscreen

Contemporary docs fronted by hot young talents are the bedrock of Fullscreen. The network has full series of hip hits including Chappelle’s Show and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, as well as originals like Shay Mitchell: Chapters, in which Pretty Little Liars star Mitchell (above) gives audiences a look at the life of an actress after her show ends.
Where to Watch: On your computer, iPhone, iPad, Google Chromecast, Android phone and tablet or Apple TV. Amazon Fire TV owners with an Amazon Prime account can add it to their subscriptions for $6/month.
Cost: $6/month. Eligible AT&T customers get one year free.

 

Filmstruck

Movie aficionados are singing in the rain about Turner Classic Movies’ on-demand streaming service. Its library is as eclectic as it is massive, boasting Hollywood classics, new indies, art films, cult movies and foreign favorites (like Jacques Demy’s romantic musical The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, above). For an extra fee, you also get exclusive access to the famed Criterion Collection, with new titles added each month.
Where to Watch: On your computer, iPhone, iPad, Google Chromecast, Android phone and tablet, Amazon Fire TV or Apple TV. Roku, Xbox and PS4 apps are coming soon.
Cost: $7/month or $11/month with the Criterion Collection. Paying annually gets you both for $99.

‘Twin Peaks,’ ‘Billions’ and more are among the lineup!

Shudder

This horror network from AMC stays true to its name with a film library of chill-inducers that includes golden oldies (Night of the Living Dead) and modern releases (Let the Right One In). Its growing selection of Italian slashers, Asian horror flicks and grindhouse greats is unparalleled online. Been there, stabbed that? Check out Shudder’s many original series (most of them are imported from Europe), like the French psycho-thriller Beyond the Walls (above).
Where to Watch: On your computer, iPhone, iPad, Google Chromecast, Android phone and tablet, Apple TV, Roku, Xbox or PlayStation. Amazon Fire TV owners with an Amazon Prime account can add it to their subscriptions for $5/month.
Cost: $5/month or $48/year.