In this month of social isolation, your TV is going to get a workout. (By most accounts, it already has.) Have you gotten sick of seeing that Netflix or Hulu home screen? Time to broaden your horizons. Here are five innovative, entertaining apps and streaming services designed to let you binge-watch more creatively.


Just because you’re doing social distancing doesn’t mean you’re confined to the couch. If that’s the case, take the opportunity to free yourself from the invisible chains of your Wi-Fi. Grab the tablet, get outside and watch TV under the stars with the help of VideoDuke, one of the fastest and most intuitive video downloaders out there. You can easily save content in multiple formats off sites like YouTube, Dailymotion, and Vimeo — even complete playlists, all with a single click. Get a lifetime license now for $9.99, down $5 from the previous sale price.


Want to turn your quarantine into an educational moment? Get a subscription to this streaming service, founded by one of the leading minds behind the Discovery Channel. It’s got over 2,000 documentary series and films on nearly every subject from the mysteries of space to the secrets of the ocean. You’ll get unlimited streaming on a range of devices and content from documentary legends like David Attenborough. A two-year subscription to CuriousityStream is now 25 percent off at just $29.99.


You may not be able to belly up to the bar just yet, but how about a virtual tour of some of the world’s hottest lounges, bars, and party spots — with tasty cocktail recipes to boot? That’s DrinkTV, a channel devoted to the liquid life. And with plenty of original series like Zane Lamprey’s Four Sheets and Decanted, it never has to be last call. Get your two-year subscription now for $19 – more than 65 percent off the original price.

Relax My Dog Video Streaming

Now that you’re home all the time, you might be noticing how often your dog stresses out. Maybe it’s cars passing by or your new routine or that cat just outside the patio door. Whatever it is, now he or she is passing that stress onto you. Defuse that doggy tension with your best friend’s very own streaming channel, full of videos designed to help dogs beat their anxiety. Right now, you can get a full two years of the service for more than 50 percent off at $39.99.

Airy YouTube Video & MP3 Downloader for Mac

Here’s another video downloadder that’s great for backup or road trips. It can feed seamlessly from YouTube, downloading several videos at once in different formats, with resolutions up to 8K. Subtitles and other extras will make the transfer intact, and you can even take the sound and save it as an MP3. Get a Family Pack License to Airy for $14.99, down more than 60 percent from the retail price.

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