If you have room in your budget and are looking to add another streaming service to your options, Warner Archive Instant has launched out of beta and is offering a two week free trial.
Warner Archive Instant is a much more specialized streaming service than the likes of Netflix or Amazon Prime – so much so that’s it’s hard to really call them competitors. Warner Archive Instant offers hundreds of classic and often rare films and TV shows from Warner Bros., MGM, RKO, New Line, Monogram, Allied Artists, Lorimar and more.
The content ranges from the 1920s to a few selections from the 90s. Everything has been upconverted, and you can stream many titles in 1080p HD via Roku.
Some of the most popular selections currently available on the service include classic films A Face in the Crowd and The Prince and the Showgirl, as well as TV shows like Adventures of Superman and 77 Sunset Strip.
They say that new selections will be regularly added to the catalog.
The price per month, once the free trial expires, is a competitive $9.99. As of right now, there are only two way to stream Warner Archive Instant – on your computer via Silverlight or on your Roku device. Warner Archive says that they are currently working on adding more devices.
Like I said before, I don’t really see this new service as a true competitor to wider-reaching streaming services – its content selection is simply too narrow as of right now. But for fans of this type of classic and rare content, it looks like it’s definitely worth a look.