ConTV Review: A Guide to the Niche Streaming Service

CONtv review

Are you a fan of Dungeons & Dragons? Do you have too many mounts to decide on using just one in World of Warcraft? Do you have a comic book collection that would make Stan Lee blush? When a terrible movie comes on, will you watch it for the laughs or switch the channel? Do you enjoy the cult classics in film? Basically, are you a geek?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, listen up. There’s a new streaming service designed with you in mind that you probably haven’t heard of yet. It’s called CONtv, and it’s “place to celebrate community, discover new movies and TV series, and revel in being a fan.” Whether you’re into horror, sci-fi, martial arts, or cult classics, CONtv has something you’ll love to watch.

Read on for our full CONtv review to see what this new streaming service is all about.

 

What is CONtv?

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CONtv is a new streaming service that aims to please the fanbase of ‘geeks’, or those that enjoy some good old fashioned B movies every now and again. As its name implies, the streaming service was created for fans of Comic Con.

Because they’re a geekdom culture haven, they focus their content selection based on pop-culture, science fiction, and anything geek. There’s thousands of hours of programming to enjoy, and they have one thing that no other streaming service offers — live panel access streaming from comic conventions the world over.

 

What Content Can You Watch on CONtv?

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Here’s where CONtv really shines for the geekdom fans, the content. Things like Puppet Master, Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe, and the original 21 Jump Street fill their content vault for all types of fans. Yes, they mean all types; there’s even an anime section with a fairly nice lineup of shows to watch, or rewatch at your disposal.

They’re also full of cult films and popular television series from when the many of us were kids, such as Sonic the Hedgehog, He-Man, Popeye, Voltron, and more. It’s like a treasure trove of nostalgia just waiting to be opened.

CONtv touches on just about every “geek” genre, including horror, sci-fi, anime, martial arts, gaming, fantasy, grindhouse…you name it, they’ve got it.

On top of the films and shows they provide, they also have access to live panels straight from the major comic conventions. If you’ve ever wanted to see the panels from your favorite artists, actors, and actresses, this is an invaluable option that you won’t find anywhere else.

 

Which Devices Can You Watch CONtv On?

With CONtv, you can enjoy great content just about anywhere you go. Straight from your computer and beyond, CONtv has supported apps for select iPhone and iPad devices, as well as Android devices and tablets – so you’ll always be able to take it wherever you want to go.

CONtv is also available on select Roku devices as well as Samsung smart TV’s. Are you a gamer? If you own an Xbox there’s even a supported app for that. Basically, regardless of how you want to watch, CONtv has got you covered, and if they don’t, they encourage you to email their user support about it!

 

How Much Does CONtv Cost?

There’s two options you can go with for CONtv — the free, ad-supported version, or the ad-free $4.99 monthly VIP Member subscription. As you can imagine, the biggest differences in the free version and the paid, are the ads and the content selection. Unfortunately, free members don’t have full access to their entire content library, and are forced to deal with ads regularly during their viewing.

With the VIP subscription, there are no advertisements and you get access to the full CONtv content library. For only $4.99 a month, it’s well worth the price.

 

CONtv Review: Final Thoughts

If you’re someone who is into “geek” culture, you’ll love CONtv. It’s a totally unique streaming service that offers a ton of content you won’t find elsewhere. Right now, CONtv is only available in the U.S., so if you live out of country, you can’t enjoy this great service just yet.

Thinking about trying CONtv? Click here to visit their website now.

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CONtv

CONtv
9.5

Overall Rating

10/10

    Pros

    • Niche content you won't find anywhere else
    • Exclusive Comic Con coverage
    • Thousands of hours of content to enjoy

    Cons

    • Could use more device support