It is very common that people rely on their phones to get entertained. It can be scrolling through social media and watching random kitten videos on YouTube. Having entertaining content on your phone can be prettily consuming, as those platforms won’t let us offline for an hour.
YouTube, for instance, is well-known for making its users end up in the YouTube rabbit hole. If you are an avid viewer, you must have heard this phrase – “It’s 3 AM right now, and I have work tomorrow, but here I am watching a screaming cockatoo from 6 years ago, and I don’t even have one!”.
Yes, I am one of those viewers.
However, YouTube can be boring and too strict for not-so-harmless content sometimes. It lets most viewers upset, almost. For example, due to its serious policy, YouTube censored some words in Cardi B’s WAP ft. Megan Thee Stallion. I know it’s too vulgar and may be offensive, but hey, where’s the fun on it?
So, here are five video sites like YouTube that won’t let you down:
If you are into movies or TV shows, Veoh is one of your best bets. This YouTube alternative is the home for moviegoers. There are tons of old movies you can stream here that range from action to romance to science fiction.
Not only for movies, but Veoh also has other features, including video, music, and channel sections. Each of them can be subcategorized into several parts like anime, tech gaming, etc. for video and hip-hop/rap, alternatives, classical, etc. for music.
Therefore, Veoh is apt for anyone looking for daily entertainment as it covers a lot of things on the website. There are also five other languages besides English, like Japanese, German, Mexican, Italian, and Spanish.
Moreover, you can add friends and create a group of friends on the Veoh website. This way, you can share your interest within your inclusive groups.
Dailymotion is like the second YouTube but with less strict policy. Due to its nature, you can find videos that are not on YouTube, like old movies. Or that Cardi B’s WAP in the explicit version- aye.
Unlike YouTube, Dailymotion has a different look. It simply appears with its new black and white layout that gives off a news website look. This transformation also changes the video orders on the homepage.
You can find videos that are categorized into news, sports, entertainment, and music. The featured section will show you the videos of the day from its category. So, if you’re looking for fast information, Dailymotion has the videos set for you.
First of all, you are still relevant for using TikTok -really, no judgment here. TikTok has the most monthly active users, just behind YouTube. So, these users won’t be all of those random dancing teenagers on this planet.
You can find almost everything here from dance challenges, recipes, tips and tricks, and many more. With TikTok short format videos, you can jump from one to another in one minute.
Unlike YouTube, you can join in on some challenges and get famous the next day as TikTok will deliver your videos to millions of users in a short time.
4. The Internet Archive
The internet archive video section allows you to enjoy thousands of videos on its database. There are a bunch of movies and documentaries in over 15 languages. These movies, however, can be as old as 1874 and new as in 2020. Thus, it’s no wonder why it is called the internet archive.
There are many genres and subgenres of the uploaded movies on this website. Some of them include Sci-Fi, Horror, Noir, Comedy, etc. You definitely won’t run out of movies from this web database.
Also, instead of just watching your all-time favorite movies, you can contribute to the internet archive by uploading content here or donating a few bucks. You can find other features such as the archive projects that include building a library and volunteering as developers.
Starting off as an online platform that shares funny content, 9GAG has evolved into a big social media website. If you are active on other social media platforms, you must have known this site particularly well.
9GAG doesn’t only share a humorous meme but also a bunch of quirky videos for your happiness source. 9GAG has categorized each meme into a long list section that includes Among Us, Coronavirus, Fortnite, Kpop, and many more.
So, if you’re looking for a short and quick meme source, just visit the 9GAG page and select whatever meme you want to share with your friends or colleagues.
If you are bored with YouTube subscribers pros, these five video sites like YouTube are worth a try. You will find videos exclusively that cannot ever be found on YouTube. So, go try them right now!
Andre Oentoro is the founder of Breadnbeyond, an award-winning explainer video company. He helps businesses increase conversion rates, close more sales, and get positive ROI from explainer videos (in that order).