It’s a new year and I have been hearing about many people evaluating their entertainment services and deciding which ones to keep and which ones will get the old heave-ho. I think silent movies deserve to be part of the conversation because, hey, that’s what we do here.
In the United States, the two most popular options for streaming niche films are FilmStruck and Fandor. I prefer Fandor because of its larger selection and fantastic browsing capabilities. (By the way, this post is not sponsored by anybody except the wonderful folks who back me on Patreon.)
There are many silent films available on YouTube and archive.org, of course, and many archives are also making their holdings available for anybody with an internet connection. What I’m interested in is the stuff you have to pay for. Is it worth it? Do you like it? Would you recommend it to others?
The poll will be open for one week.
Please feel free to chime in with more details in the comments! I am sure other readers will value some real world feedback. Also, readers from outside the United States, please be sure to share your local options. Finally, feel free to make some wishes and discuss what your ideal silent film streaming service would offer.
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