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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Cryptic TV

Every few weeks, I head to the Channel Store to see what new stations Roku has to proffer and I'm usually rewarded with one or two gems and a handful of recycled public domain deposits. Just a week or so back, I stumbled across Cryptic TV and fell in love.

There are actually two streaming horror channels now but Cryptic TV is the better of the two for a few reasons. Firstly, it has better content. Secondly, it actually plays through continuously; the other horror channel hangs between selections, sometimes even after refreshing the channel. Lastly, Cryptic TV actually looks and feels like a real TV station - not to imply that Roku/streaming media stations are in any way less than actual broadcast channels, but it is not merely another on-demand collection of titles. You can tune in to Cryptic TV and enjoy hours of horror-themed broadcasting on a recognizable and easy to follow, hourly schedule.

Unlike many Roku stations, Cryptic TV is also available for live-streaming online, so even if you don't have a streaming setbox, you can enjoy it on any number of devices.

Also interesting is their collection of classic commercials which often play during breaks. I assume these are in place of paying advertisers yet to come but they are great fun to watch.

© C Harris Lynn, 2013

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