Here are a couple services for people with a taste for something different. Most offer free trials of two weeks to 30 days.
If you like British TV fare such as the comedy “Jeeves and Wooster” (Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry) or the “Prime Suspect” (Helen Mirren) mystery series, you should definitely check out Acorn TV. The people who vote in Consumer Reports’ annual survey recently named it one of their favorite streaming sites.
For only $5 a month, Acorn TV is available on Roku, some Samsung smart TVs, and Apple TV boxes that run tvOS.
Mubi.com has morphed from an all-you-can-eat, independent-film version of Netflix to one of the best curated streaming sites for those who enjoy cult and classic films, too. Also priced at $5 a month, the site always has at least 30 titles to choose from. And every day Mubi’s film experts add a new one, viewable for 30 days before it gets replaced. Think Of Mice and Men, The Aviator, even a healthy smattering of foreign films like Amelie.
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