Change the Channel: The 9 Best Alternatives to YouTube
Crackle is owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment, and is perfect for users looking to be entertained by television shows, movies, and original programs. Think of it as an online television channel, except unlike Netflix, this site is free to use and earns its money through advertising. Users can watch original content like Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee; watch some television series of the past like All in the Family, Mad About You, and News Radio; and has older movies to choose from like Night of the Living Dead, Rudy, and Animal House.
Still, it’s important to note that content creators cannot upload videos onto Crackle (womp, womp).
— Sony Crackle (@SonyCrackle) August 6, 2018
With a 90 second cap on its video content, Metacafe is certainly more of a community-based substitute to YouTube, than on-going video streaming. The site attracts about 40 million unique viewers, which isn’t too shabby; however, this is still scarce when compared to YouTube’s viewership.
It’s #tacotuesday and @BrandinLaShea is in the kitchen cooking up her favorite street tacos with special guest @chanelwestcoast. Watch the full #potpie episode here – https://t.co/vGI1Du0OMi pic.twitter.com/4NPPjqEIyr
— Metacafe (@Metacafe) June 12, 2018
6. The Internet Archive
The name might sound a bit drab; however, the truth is this site is aligned with the WayBack Machine and stores a significant amount of content during a time where viewers and uploaders were far and few between. This means that The Internet Archive has a decent amount of content that other platforms may not have, and its library is quite comparable to YouTube’s.
Users are privy to a vast variety of TV series, movies, and documentaries, and can even upload their own content to the site. Only con? You may not find newer content on the site when compared to its competitors.
Let’s Build a Great Digital Library Together…Starting with a Wishlist:https://t.co/nVtsfHCcjA
We are working toward digitizing 4 million more books, and now you can see our wish list of the stuff we want most. pic.twitter.com/iptdkfVHBi
— Internet Archive (@internetarchive) March 14, 2018