Net Video Links Hosts - Portals - Web sites for browsing and watching Internet video

Use portals for multi-purpose, multi-channel, multi-producer online video content; these sites serve a variety of purposes and host content aggregated from a wide variety of sources; have their own interfaces or guides to their content, but see the Search or Topics section for different ways to discover this content from multiple portals; see also the Mix section for sites that mash together hosted and unhosted content
  • Major: View a large amount of video from a wide variety of production organizations with much free content; bring together diverse content in one interface; premium plan may be available--see premium section; see also search, user, channels , topics
    • Hulu: multi-channel video host; provides movies,TV shows, clips, and Web-produced video from a variety of providers; free access to a wide range of content; subscription service called Hulu Plus allows access to more TV shows and movies
    • You Tube: video host with wide-ranging content; provides video of a wide range of content, producer, and length, including user-supplied content; owned by Google; free access to much content; Movies section shows pay-per-view movies and free movies; site includes channels from diverse partners (e.g., C-SPAN, The White House); user-supplied content
    • Google Video: multi-site video search and hosting; pre-dating Google's acquisition of You Tube in 2006, Google hosted many videos; this site now serves as a search engine and host to those videos as well as videos from YouTube as well as many other video hosts
    • Yahoo View: episodes of popular shows; from networks such as ABC, NBC and Fox
    • Snag Films: independent film; carefully-selected "art house" style films
    • Crackle: TV shows and movies; full-length, free, and on-demand viewing of movies and TV shows; genres include action, sci-fi, horror, crime, and comedy
    • Like Television: classic TV and movies, cartoons, and classic commercials
    • Internet Archive: Moving Image Archive; a library of free movies, films, and videos; thousands of digital movies; classic full-length films, daily alternative news broadcasts, cartoons, concerts, and more; part of the Internet Archive, an Internet library offering permanent access for researchers, historians, scholars, people with disabilities, and the general public to historical collections that exist in digital form; subsections include animation, arts, community video, computers, ephemeral films, news, public affairs, Prelinger Archives, spirituality, sports, television, video games, and vlogs
    • Popcornflix: movies and documentaries; from Screen Media Ventures, LLC, one of the leading motion picture distributors of theatrical, home video, digital and television both in the U.S. and internationally; over 1500 movies
    • FilmRise: film and tv; over 5,000 film and television titles in a wide range of genres, from classic television, festival award indies, children’s programming, documentaries, special interest and award-winning foreign language releases.
  • User: View a variety of user-supplied content; these sites are either primarily focused on or offer a significant amount of user-supplied content
    • You Tube: much user-supplied content; provides video of a wide range of content, producer, and length, including user-supplied content; owned by Google; free access to much content
    • Vimeo: supports video sharing
    • blip.tv: shows original Web series
    • openfilm: independent film and video sharing; support to find financing for film; Openfilm Advisory Board
  • Premium: Pay by subscription or pay-per-view plans to view movies and TV; these hosts present a variety of content accessible by people paying for a subscription plan or pay-per-view session; in some cases these premium plans are add-ons to free offerings on the site; in other cases, the sites are entirely based on paying to view; see the Search section for ways to quickly browse for content on these sites and compare prices
      Online Premium Services

      Sign up for Amazon Prime:
      • Unlimited instant streaming movies and TV Shows
      • Free two-day shipping on items
      • No minimum order size
      • A Kindle book to borrow each month

    • Amazon Prime: subscription plan for streaming movies and TV shows
    • Amazon Instant: pay-per-view streaming movies or TV shows
    • CinemaNow: rentals on demand
    • CuriosityStream: on demand; science, technology, civilization and the human spirit
    • Hulu Plus: premium service of video host; provides movies,TV shows, clips, and Web-produced video from a variety of providers; free access to a wide range of content; subscription service called Hulu Plus allows access to more TV shows and movies
    • iTunes: multimedia store of Apple
    • HBO Now: streaming access to HBO; includes original programming and to movies that are offered on the traditional HBO channels
    • Love Film: streaming in the United Kingdom and Germany, Sweden, Norway, and Denmark
    • MUBI: presents subscription-based access to cinema; offers art-house style films; some free content
    • Netflix: subscription-based streaming media service; access to a range of movies,TV shows, and Web-produced content; the interface is designed poorly for navigating and choosing content; for a somewhat competent way to navigate this, see instantwatcher.com search site for Netflix content
    • Vessel:
    • vudu: pay-per-view streaming media
    • WB Instant: subscription-based streaming media service; shows archives of Warner Brothers archives including tv and film, including Warner Bros., MGM, RKO, New Line, Monogram, Allied Artists, Lorimar and more
    • YouTube Movies: Pay-per-view movies available; some free movies
    • YouTube Red: Pay for ad-free videos, saving offline, and background play on YouTube
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