You'll soon be able to stream The Flintstones, Looney Tunes, and more for $5/month with Boomerang

You'll soon be able to stream The Flintstones, Looney Tunes, and more for $5/month with Boomerang
At this day in 2017, video streaming services are a dime a dozen. You've got Netflix and Hulu for all of your favorite movies and TV shows, HBO Now to catch up on 
Westworld, PlayStation Vue when you want to watch live television, and countless others. You might have thought that there couldn't possibly be room for yet another competitor to enter the market, but you'd be wrong.

Boomerang, the Time Warner channel that shows classic cartoons on cable, satellite, and Internet TV, announced today that it is launching a streaming service by the same name. Just like the television channel that already exists, Boomerang will allow you to watch Looney Tunes and programming from Hanna-Barbera – the company famous for kicking out shows like The Jetsons, Tom & Jerry, Scooby-Doo, The Flintstones, and many more. Time Warner says that it'll have over 5,000 titles to choose from at launch, and in addition to the classics, Boomerang will also allow you to watch new episodes of certain shows (Looney Tunes, Scooby-Doo, Tom & Jerry) and reboots such as Wacky Races – an updated version of the original cartoon that first started airing in 1968.


The current launch date for Boomerang is slated for some point this spring, and it'll run you $5/month. Boomerang will be available right away through web browsers and on Android and iOS, and later on it will be expanded to Roku, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire TV/TV Stick. 

Boomerang is definitely more of a niche offering as opposed to something along the lines of Hulu or Netflix, but Time Warner will still need to do a good deal of marketing if it wants to convince people to spend $5 each month on yet another streaming service – especially when the regular Boomerang TV channel can already be accessed through traditional television providers.

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9 Comments

1. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I wants Fred Flintstone and Friends I miss the laugh-olympics, Capt caveman and more.

2. SleeperOne

Posts: 370; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

Back when cartoons were actually timeless, and nobody had to pander to a niche audience that doesn't really watch TV.

5. liberalsnowflake

Posts: 273; Member since: Feb 24, 2017

You mean back then cartoons were humorous and had to worry less about triggering some snowflakes

3. Dallaslegend81

Posts: 11; Member since: Mar 03, 2017

$5 to relive my childhood is nothing. I miss the days of the Flintstones, the Jetsons, captain caveman, & Tom & Jerry. Hopefully they'll have he-man and others like it.

6. RajRicardo

Posts: 503; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

Add Swat Kats, Captain Planet :D

4. liberalsnowflake

Posts: 273; Member since: Feb 24, 2017

Flintstones and jetsons used to be my favourite cartoon shows

7. palmguy

Posts: 987; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

The Herculoids! Space Ghost! Thundarr the Barbarian! Plastic Man! Ohhh the good old days. :-D:-D:-D:-D

8. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3168; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

In one of the EXTREMELY rare instances where Windows Mobile has had a leg up on Android and iOS, I've been enjoying Looney Tunes for years now and it was a one-time $4.99 purchase. Nothing beats Bugs, Wile E. Coyote and Foghorn. My daughter is an adult now and she laughs as much as my wife and I do watching these classics.

9. Sidewinder

Posts: 515; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

I remember the time when I used to set the alarm for 5.00 pm on a Saturday morning just to wake up early and watch Jetsons and Flintstones followed by Dexter's laboratory, Johnny bravo, courage the cowardly dog, scoobydoo and many many more.. Wish my son could grow up seeing those same cartoons that made my childhood awesome.

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