It was much easier in the good old days of television where people would pay for cable that would let consumers watch whatever they wanted on their favourite channels. Then online streaming was available- with Netflix getting the upper hand as they held licenses to a ton of shows and movies from different production companies making it easier for us to stream whatever show or movie we wanted anytime anywhere.
Then other streaming services rose to the occasion seeing how profitable the business is and media companies wanting in and locking in their content.
The latest TV show to bid bye to Netflix was Friends as it moved to WarnerMedia’s HBO Max. The Office will leave next year as it heads back to Comcast’s Peacock. The West Wing is heading to HBO Max too. Other smaller titles will also leave over the next few years. Seinfield will be available on Netflix. Other alternatives include The Ranch, Grace and Frankie, Friends from College, Wet Hot American Summer and Parks & Recreation.
Well, All the Streams is our best hope of streaming shows on one site and for free. The site aggregates all the streaming services from Hulu, Disney+, Amazon Prime, HBO, Showtime and Netflix. The catch is the site chooses what you should watch so its a game of Russian roulette when you click on the website. This is a good thing especially those who can’t decide on what to watch.
All the Streams is made by MSCHF(totally digging this name btw, just like MSFTS -Jaden Smith’s recording company) According to BuzzFeed, MSCHF does a lot of internet culture related stuff.
How it works
The guys at MSCHF can take requests through a text line. They aren’t technically pirating as the company is paying for the subscriptions to each streaming service.
Speaking to BuzzFeed, Gabe Whaley, the founder of MSCHF said that if they get takedown notice from any of these companies, they will comply.
When I opened the site, I started streaming The Witcher but you can find shows like Game of Thrones, the Office or Keeping Up With The Kardashians. It is very popular with almost over 210, 000 people live on the platform.
The site’s interface features a minimized CRT screen with speakers at the sides and an old-fashioned frequency dial to change streaming platforms to bring that same feeling of turning on the TV to watch whatever is playing at that moment.
There are toggles for you to switch so you choose which site to stream from. Noice.
The downside is the episodes start midway which may be hard to catch up with if you’re watching a new show but would work well for shows you’ve previously watched.
One more thing, episodes are occasionally interrupted with silly 90s-esque commercials where a man with a Jamaican accent hypes up viewers that you’re watching All The Streams.
The site is hosted in Micronesia.