Relax and put your feet up, we’re all geeks that love streaming content here. And this is why we’ve picked out the best streaming services for geeks.
From niche interests to dressing up at Comic-Con, this is a safe place where binging a weekend away is encouraged, not frowned upon.
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So let us put on our favorite capes and strike a thoughtful pose! What are the essential streaming services for heroes like us?
6. Pluto TV (Geek Rating 7/10)
Pluto TV feels old school, just with very specific niche channels. It’s a must-have service for streaming geeks like me. Out of all services used, Pluto TV is the one I’m streaming the most. There’s nothing quite like throwing on the IGN or CNET channels. It’s the perfect background noise, better than Friends reruns.
Unlike Disney Plus and Paramount Plus, Pluto TV isn’t reliant on big-budget movies and shows. It has new content daily across all of its channels. So, what you can expect today or in 2023 is more of the same. Pluto TV’s partners include indie movie makers The Asylum, Geek & Sundry, and the Nerdist. You can sign-up for free here.
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5. Peacock TV (Geek Rating 7.5/10)
This could easily be #3 on the list, and the only reason it isn’t is that Star Trek is on Paramount Plus!
From Harry Potter to Jurassic Park/World, from Halloween to Back to the Future, Peacock TV has some seriously big hitters in the world of Geeks. So much so, I’m rethinking its #4 spot with each word typed (however, a simple glance at Peacock’s original content stops those thoughts dead).
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The big hitter coming in 2023 is The Continental, a John Wick spin-off series that should be amazing. And John Woo is returning with a movie for Peacock, but outside of that – they have three LeBron James movies and we’re on the fence.
However, right now, even with 2023 and beyond a little mixed, the back catalog is awesome and well worth $4.99 with ads or $9.99 without ads.
4. Paramount Plus (Geek Rating 7.5/10)
Regardless of which side of the Star Trek–Star Wars fence you stand on, Paramount Plus has a lot for us geeks. This includes Mad Max, Stargate, Bill & Ted, and The Twilight Zone. At $14.99 per month, the back catalog and Star Trek content could take years for the average binger to clear.
Additionally, Star Trek: Picard Season 3 will hit the platform in 2023, and for any sci-fi who hasn’t been watching, it’s well worth the subscription alone. The series is set 20 years after Patrick Stewart last starred as Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: Nemesis. It continues from Nemesis and builds on the planet Romulus’ destruction, which was covered in the 2009 Star Trek J. J. Abrams movie (also on Paramount Plus).
3. HBO Max (Geek Rating 8/10)
(Surely, that is enough?)
For non-Batman fans, you have Games of Thrones, House of the Dragon, Fringe, Peacemaker, and so many more shows to geek out on. Best of all, 2023 and beyond looks to have some great shows, including The Last Of Us.
For $14.99 monthly, HBO Max easily rivals Disney Plus with big-name IPs. The only reason it doesn’t get a 9/10 is that the DC extended universe is in disarray and we don’t know what’s coming in 2023 and beyond for those characters.
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2. Disney Plus (Geek Rating 9/10)
For any geek, the A-list of IPs includes Marvel and Star Wars, and Disney Plus has both. So, if you are like us, and LOVE Marvel or Star Wars, then this streaming platform is a must-have.
If you don’t already have it, there’s so much back catalog to get through, along with fantastic originals like The Mandalorian, Loki, etc. And if your concern is what’s next for Disney Plus, well 2023 and onwards look sensational – including originals like Ahsoka and Secret Invasion.
Simply put, for the price of $8 monthly, you can not only geek out with many of your favorite characters – but you can binge on classics like The Simpsons, X-Files, etc. And the only reason Disney Plus doesn’t get 10/10 is that it doesn’t cover everyone’s favorites, for instance, it doesn’t have Star Trek, DC, gaming, etc.
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1. YouTube (Geek Rating 10/10)
If it wasn’t for YouTube, I would have no idea about Joe Rogan and Jordan Peterson, two people who I’ve now streamed for hundreds of hours. YouTube is the biggest streaming service in the world and the second-largest search engine behind Google. The fact it’s accessible anywhere on any device makes it the ultimate geek streaming service.
YouTube creators output so much content and some of it is absolutely amazing quality. Whether you want comic book news, superhero history, or fan-made movies, you can find it on YouTube. There is more content than someone can watch in one lifetime, and whatever your interest, there’s content for you. From conspiracy theories to technology breakdowns, it has it all.