How we view TV episodes and movies have been changed by subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) services. Nowadays, viewers have the option to subscribe to streaming services that give them on-demand access to a huge library of content. SVOD services have developed into a crucial resource for Black audiences who want to watch TV episodes, motion pictures, and documentaries with Black actors, writers, and directors.
We’ve compiled the top 10 SVOD services for Black audiences along with examples of the content that is accessible on each platform.
With more than 200 million customers across more than 190 countries, Netflix is the most popular SVOD service on earth. The streaming service offers a large selection of TV episodes and films, many of which are well-known works starring Black actors and actresses. The Regency-era drama series “Bridgerton,” which has a diverse cast and has been hailed for its inclusive narrative, is one example of the entertainment that is available on Netflix.
2. Amazon Prime Video
A rising number of TV episodes and films on Amazon Prime Video feature Black actors and actresses. “Sylvie’s Love,” a romantic drama movie about a young Black lady chasing her ambitions of a career in television while falling in love with a saxophone, is an example of the type of material you may get on Amazon Prime Video.
3. HBO Max
With a wide cast, HBO Max offers a selection of TV episodes and films, including well-known programs like “Insecure” and “Lovecraft County.” “Between the World and Me,” a stirring documentary that examines the Black experience in America and is based on Ta-Nehisi Coates’ best-selling book, is one example of the material accessible on HBO Max.
Disney+ includes a variety of vintage and modern films and TV shows with Black actors and actresses. These include movies like “Black Panther” and Wakanda “Forever.” “The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder,” a new animated series that chronicles the exploits of a Black family and their friends, is one example of the entertainment accessible on Disney+.
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BET+ is a Black entertainment-focused streaming service in the US. It has a large collection of TV episodes, films, and original content. “Tyler Perry’s Sistas,” a comedy-drama series that follows a group of unmarried Black women as they negotiate the ups and downs of dating and relationships, is one example of the content accessible on BET+.
A streaming service called ALLBLK (formerly known as UMC) offers a selection of TV series, movies, and documentaries with a focus on Black culture and entertainment. “A House Divided,” a drama series that follows the affluent Sanders family as they deal with scandal, betrayal, and family secrets, is one example of the content accessible on ALLBLK.
7. Black Cinema+
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A large selection of films and TV episodes with Black actors and creators are available on Black Cinema+, a streaming service. Some of the content you can find on Black Cinema+ are “Dirty Money”, “Split Second” and Thorns and Roses.
Mansa is a newbie in the world of SVOD for Black viewers. It is a streaming platform that provides a selection of TV series, motion pictures, and documentaries with Black actors, writers, and creators. Some of the popular movies and shows on Mansa are “Second Coming”, starring Idris Elba, and “You Laugh But It’s True,” by Trevor Noah.
KweliTV is a streaming platform with a focus on content from the African diaspora. It offers a selection of TV episodes, motion pictures, and documentaries with various casts. The Black Press: Soldiers Without Swords, Victorious, among others, are some of the content you can find on KweliTV.
10. Brown Sugar
Brown Sugar specializes in historic Black films and TV episodes. One example of the material on Brown Sugar is “Act Your Age.” Subscribers can access Brown Sugar through their web browser, mobile device, or streaming media player.
The top 10 SVOD services for Black viewers are listed above, with each providing a special collection of TV episodes, films, and documentaries with Black actors, writers, and directors. These platforms offer easy on-demand access to various materials, whether you’re seeking modern TV shows, old movies, or original content.
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