lesser known streaming services

At one point, we all looked to Netflix as a singular savior that could help us both break away from the high prices of cable TV packages as well as filling in the content gaps created by those channels. Today, we have the inverse problem where hundreds of different streaming channels cater to virtually every interest and passion. For guys like you and me, that also means that there are some pretty interesting niche options that sometimes get overlooked.

The reality today is that cable TV - and certainly strong reliable internet access is something that we all need. Those TV packages that we used to reject are now nearly the same price but offer more stability than similar streaming services like HULU or YouTube TV. Thankfully there is some competition though. This is the only way that we will be able to keep the price of services ranging from WOW TV to Cox to a reasonable level.

If you're looking for new online streaming services to watch movies and TV shows, plenty of lesser-known options can provide great entertainment. Let's take a look at some of these streaming services that guys will love!

Curiosity Stream

Curiosity Stream is a subscription-based streaming service that offers documentary films and series about science, technology, history, nature, and civilization. It features content from world-renowned experts such as Stephen Hawking, David Attenborough, and Michio Kaku.

Brown Sugar

Brown Sugar is an African American streaming service with classic black cinema from the 70s, 80s, 90s, and 2000s. It includes blaxploitation films like Super Fly and Foxy Brown and romantic comedies like Love Jones and How Stella Got Her Groove Back.


ScreamBox is a horror movie streaming service with over 500 titles ranging from classic slashers to modern indie horror films. It also offers exclusive original content such as short films and web series. While we also love Shudder, ScreamBox made the list since it focuses more on independent films and unique projects that you probably won't see anywhere else.


Crunchyroll is a streaming service dedicated to anime fans with over 900 titles available in its library. It also offers simulcasts of popular anime series as soon as they air in Japan.

Adult Time

Adult Time is an adult entertainment streaming platform featuring original series from top studios such as Vivid Entertainment, Wicked Pictures, Penthouse Studios, and more. It has thousands of hours of content for adults 18+. While there are plenty of "adult sites" out there, think of this one as a sort of "Adult Netflix" since content from across a variety of producers can be found here, including educational videos.

Tubi TV

Tubi TV is a free ad-supported streaming service with over 20,000 movies and TV shows available for viewing including cult classics like The Warriors and The Big Lebowski as well as recent releases like John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum.

These six lesser-known video streaming services offer something different than the mainstream options like Netflix or Hulu so it's worth checking them out if you're looking for something new to watch. Whether it's documentaries about science or horror movies or adult entertainment you're after, these services have got you covered!