Change the Channel: The 9 Best Alternatives to YouTube

4. Crackle

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).

5. Metacafe

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.

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.

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