To a degree, each streaming site has its own personality. Netflix is the popular one, the one that everyone has and the one with the funds to build an all-encompassing library that has something everyone can enjoy. Hulu is the utilitarian one, serving the purpose of providing currently running TV shows within 24 hours of airing. Of course, their movie library is hilariously disjointed, offering some of the best movies ever made (Criterion Collection films), as well as the very worst movies you’ve ever heard of (everything else in their collection).
But if you’re a budding cineaste, looking to broaden your horizons, you can be forgiven for feeling like you have to fend for yourself. Hulu helps somewhat, but wouldn’t it be nice to have a streaming service curated by experts? One that helped you fill in the gaps of your film knowledge?
Stream the Best of World Cinema on Mubi
Mubi calls itself “a passport to the world of cinema”, which it inarguably is. Really, it’s more a movie-lovers paradise.
Run by a team of film experts and available all over the world, Mubi brings you a new movie to love every single day, at which point you’re given a month to watch it. The choices are always interesting and off-center, touching on cult classics, hidden indie gems, and forgotten oddities deserving of resurrection. Another major difference is that using Mubi’s Android and iOS mobile apps you can download Mubi movies on your device for a 7-day period for offline viewing.
For $4.99 a month, you can start download or stream movies like Andrew Bujalski’s delightfully deadpan Computer Chess, Gregg Araki’s Mysterious Skin (which is almost single-handedly responsible for Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s career as a serious actor), and Park Chan-Wook’s wild, immortal Oldboy. (These were available in Mid-Oct 2015 and are likely to vary signifigantly due to this 30 day release window.)
Not incentive enough? Maybe a tantalizing exclusive from a popular American autuer will do the trick…
Junun – The Latest Paul Thomas Anderson Movie
Any serious movie fan knows (and likely loves) the work of Paul Thomas Anderson: Boogie Nights, Punch-Drunk Love, There Will Be Blood, The Master…the man’s resume speaks for itself. And Anderson fans just as surely know about his frequent composing collaborator, Jonny Greenwood, more widely known for his day job in Radiohead.
Well, Greenwood went to India to collaborate on some music with Israeli composer Shye Ben Tzur and slew of talented Indian musicians, and Paul Thomas Anderson filmed the experience, cut the footage together, and emerged with a 54-minute documentary called Junun.
Want to see Junun? Well, of course you do, but it’s going to cost you one subscription to Mubi. That’s right: this must-see cinematic event is a Mubi exclusive, so get subscribing. Time’s a-wasting.
Stream Mubi With a FlashRouter
Normally we’d tell you to keep in contact with movie no matter where you go by using a VPN, but Mubi is available in a surprisingly huge number of countries (over 200 according to their site).
Their service is versatile enough to accommodate people traveling overseas with language-changing features. One this to note is that according to Mubi “every country has it’s own unique line-up as the rights to show even a single film are often divided by different distributors and territories, making it very difficult to show the same movies in every country at once. This in turn allows us to tailor each country’s selection for the local audience.”
This means that if you are traveling for an extended period of time and want to stay connected to your local flavor of Mubi, you would want to use a VPN. That also means that if you want to try Mubi’s selection of films outside your area to find a more unique or exotic film choice, then using a VPN to change your location would be ideal.
A VPN is also the best way to keep your online data safe from hackers and identity thieves. Some recommended VPNs for using Mubi include PureVPN with servers in 100+ countries for close to $4 per month, and ExpressVPN offering top speeds for VPN users around the world.
Best Routers for Streaming HD Movies on Mubi
That said, there are ways we can help you have the best possible Mubi streaming experience, and it all begins with our routers.
A FlashRouter is a surefire way to give a huge boost to your tired wireless network. We flash all of our devices with DD-WRT and Tomato to ensure that you get a router with speed, power, and functionality to burn. A FlashRouter offers advanced security features. A FlashRouter allows you to extend your wireless range. You can even prioritize how your bandwidth is allocated with the help of a FlashRouter – something particularly useful when you do a lot of streaming.
You can’t go wrong with a FlashRouter, but if you’d like to find out which device is particularly good for Mubi, here’s are the devices you need:
|Netgear R7800 DD-WRT||Asus RT-AC3200 Tomato||Linksys WRT1900ACv2 DD-WRT|
|1.7 Ghz Broadcom Processor, 4 Ports, 4 Ext Antennas||1 Ghz Broadcom Processor, 6 Ext Antennas||800 Mhz Broadcom, Wireless-AC, USB 3.0|
|Top Router Processor for Gaming & Streaming||Enhanced TomatoUSB VPN Splitter Firmware||Popular for High Speed in Smaller Homes|
If these don’t suit you, try taking a look at our recent best-sellers list to see what devices have been making our user’s networks run like a dream.