If you love anything about animals and you want to get entertained with all manner of animal shows, then Animal Planet is the most appropriate channel for you. It is an American satellite and basic cable television channel owned and operated by Discovery Communications. Up until 2008, the channel focused more on educational based shows, but now it features more reality programming with most of its shows. Animal Planet is available in the entire United States as well as in more than 70 other countries across the globe. It also has country specific versions in Taiwan, Japan, Canada, India and other countries.
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Streaming Options For Animal Planet
Just like with the other key television networks in the world, Animal Planet is also heavily present in the online space and there are a number of ways you could use to stream their programming online. It is important to point out that some of these methods are via third party websites and applications and may not always be safe for your online security as well as the safety of your devices. But that notwithstanding, the following are some of the options you have for streaming Animal Planet online:
1) Animal Planet on PlayStation Vue
Play Station Vue is the best place to stream Animal Planet if you wanted a quality streaming service. Play Station Vue is a product of Sony, and Animal Planet is one of the many channels being offered with the most basic packages. You will, however, need to subscribe for $29.99 to access the basic package.
2)Animal Planet on Hulu
Hulu has grown to be one of the most popular streaming services today and this is for very good reasons. It is one of the few services where you can enjoy Animal Planet content streaming on demand, thus giving you the flexibility to watch the shows at your convenience. Additionally, Hulu has a vast library of current and past Animal Planet shows as well as past TV Hits and Movies from other distributors. With Hulu, you will have access to content by major broadcasts networks such as FOX, NBC and ABC. It is also interesting to note that Hulu is available on a variety of platforms including smart devices, computers, and also streaming services such as Chromcast or Roku.
3) Buy and Watch Animal Planet Online
If you don’t want everything from Animal Planet and all you need are a few titles, then you have the option of buying the individual shows or seasons from services such as Vudu, iTunes and Amazon Instant Videos amongst others. Should you decide to use this route, it would be a good idea to use discounted season pass for more affordability. However, you need to be advised that this is an expensive route in the long run, with the only benefit being that you will have the ownership of the shows and you can watch them again and again and again.
4) Third party streaming options
There are quite a number of ways to access Animal Planet shows through third party websites and apps, but before you consider this option, don’t forget the obvious dangers of using such websites. They include: steamgaroo.com, animalplanetgo.com, stream2watch.cc, and ustream.tv amongst others.
Popular TV Shows on Animal Planet
The following are some of the popular shows on Animal Planet:
The Crocodile Hunter – This is a wildlife documentary series hosted by Steve and Terri Irwin and it is all about everything you will ever need to know about the huge reptiles.
River Monsters – River Monsters is an American and British wildlife documentary hosted by biologist and extreme angler Jeremy Wade. Jeremy trots the globe in search of the most dangerous fresh water killers and vicious predators in the rivers.
Wild Kingdom – It is also known as Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom and it is a show all about wildlife and nature.
Whale Wars – this is a show about the tussle between the Sea Shepherds and the Japanese whaling activities in the high seas. The Sea Shepherds thinks that what the Japanese are doing are illegal and will soon wipe out whale population from the seas, but the Japanese claim that they are doing so for research purposes.
The other popular shows on Animal Planet worth taking note of include Pit Bulls & Parolees, Finding BigFoot, My Cat from Hell, Dogs 101, Untamed and Uncut, Puppy Bowl and Gator Boys amongst others.
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