My first adventures in streaming video were with an Amazon Fire TV Stick which I truly loved, at the time. I had a fairly basic HD TV and I wanted to watch NetFlix. I didn't take full advantage of my Amazon Prime video privileges because I found that most of the videos I wanted to watch came only at an extra cost.
Then, something happened to the sensor on my TV that talked to the remote control and whoosh I was back in the dark ages of having to get out of my chair to do anything with the TV. Totally unacceptable.
For Christmas that year, I bought a new, still relatively inexpensive HD TV with NetFlix and a few other interfaces built in. Suddenly. my Amazon Fire TV Stick became redundant. I disposed of it (not in the trash!) and streamed happily along with NetFlix, VuDu (extra charges!), and Pandora (the free version with minimal advertising) for a while.
Then, dissatisfaction set in once again. I had seen advertising for video I wanted to see but could not easily access with my then current setup. My next purchase: a ROKU device, one of the cheaper ones.
Of course, I linked to NetFlix and Hulu (new to me). I discovered the free streaming channels available, the best of which, for me, are the ROKU channel, and Crackle by SONY.
Further browsing led me to British TV, which I have been in love with since the 1980s and the Brit SitComs on PBS. BritBox and AcornTV are both wonderful.
But, there are lesser known streaming channels and by far my two most favorite so far are....
Skeleton in Closet
410 Pounds of QuikRete
Desire and Love
Bird Feeder of Dreams
Tribal Bugs n Leaves
Curly & TheGreenPoodle
My Funny Life
The Ranch (NetFlix)
TV ... Upcycling
Lost In Space
The Toys that Made Us
The Spy Next Door
A Wrinkle in Time