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The Best Niche Video Streaming Services, Ranked 

Anna Lindwasser
Updated September 13, 2017 362 votes 75 voters 3.8k views 26 items

List Rules Vote up the best niche streaming services out there.

You're probably familiar with the concept of streaming movies online. You might even watch your favorite TV shows online. Netflix and Hulu can be great options for streaming on your phone or computer, but they don't necessarily carry all the shows and films that you desire. That's where niche streaming services come in. Fetauring free streaming sites and online streaming subscriptions, here are the best video streaming services that are not Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon.

Trying to watch One Piece or Fairy Tail online? Crunchyroll is one of the best anime streaming sites that offers hundreds of anime shows, Asian dramas, and foreign films. For Korean dramas and variety shows, Viki and Dramafever both offer free streaming online. Want to keep up with current TV, but can't afford cable? Sling TV allows users to select their favorite channels and can be streamed through smart TVs and apps. Other live streaming services for cord cutters include PlayStation Vue (DVR included) and Fubo TV (international sports). 

Check out these lesser known streaming services, and vote up the one that you'd be most likely to use. You might even find your new favorite way to watch media.

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Viki is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Niche Video Streaming Services, Ranked

A good source for Korean dramas and other Korean media.

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Crunchyroll is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Niche Video Streaming Services, Ranked

The go-to spot for all your anime streaming needs.

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Shudder is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Niche Video Streaming Services, Ranked

Horror aficionados can get their fix here. 

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Acorn TV is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Niche Video Streaming Services, Ranked

This service brings programming from the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand to Amerircan viewers.

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tubitv is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Niche Video Streaming Services, Ranked

A free alternative to Netflix that offers popular movies and TV shows.

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Le CiNéMa Club is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Niche Video Streaming Services, Ranked

A curated online cinema that presents one film per week.

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Crackle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Niche Video Streaming Services, Ranked

A place to watch Hollywood movies for free.

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Twitch is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Niche Video Streaming Services, Ranked

An interactive service for streaming video games.

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Shout! Factory is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Niche Video Streaming Services, Ranked

A unique collection of original shows and 

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Sling is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Niche Video Streaming Services, Ranked

A TV streaming service that allows you to pick and choose the channels you actually watch.

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Pantaya is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Niche Video Streaming Services, Ranked

A Spanish-language streaming service.

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DramaFever is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Niche Video Streaming Services, Ranked

A place to watch foreign dramas like K-Dramas and telenovelas.

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FilmStruck is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Niche Video Streaming Services, Ranked

A film streaming service from Turner Classic Movies that specializes in classic, indie, foreign, and arthouse movies.

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Spuul is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Niche Video Streaming Services, Ranked

A service that specializes in Bollywood and other Indian media.

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Sundance Now Doc Club is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Niche Video Streaming Services, Ranked
Sundance Now Doc Club

This streaming service offers access to documentaries, movies, and TV shows from the Sundance Film Festival.

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Fandor is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Niche Video Streaming Services, Ranked

A subscription service specializing in independent films, classics, silent films, foreign films, documentaries and shorts

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Seeso is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Niche Video Streaming Services, Ranked

A comedy streaming service which offers stand-up, original programming, and comedy classics. 

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MUBI is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Niche Video Streaming Services, Ranked

A curated collection of independent films and cult classics.

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FandangoNOW is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Niche Video Streaming Services, Ranked

Previously known as M-GO, this service offers up-to-date access to Network TV.

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Brown Sugar is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Niche Video Streaming Services, Ranked

Offers black films from the 1970's.

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Dekkoo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Niche Video Streaming Services, Ranked

A streaming service featuring TV and movies about gay men.

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Urban Movie Channel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Niche Video Streaming Services, Ranked

A service created by the founder Black Entertainment Television that showcases urban and African American movies and TV.

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Revry is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Niche Video Streaming Services, Ranked

A streaming service aimed at LGBTQ+ audiences. 

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Screambox is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Niche Video Streaming Services, Ranked

A service specializing in horror films and TV.

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PlayStation Vue (PS Vue)... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Niche Video Streaming Services, Ranked

A TV streaming service that includes on-demand video and cloud-based DVR