* Boomerang is new subscription streaming service for cartoons
* Stream classic cartoons and current series
* Available on the web, iOS and Android, with plans to expand to Amazon, Roku, Chromecast and Apple TV
With nostalgia making a big comeback, there’s no better time to re-live your childhood days than now. Enter “Boomerang,” the new streaming service developed just for cartoons.
Launched as a new partnership between Time Warner’s Turner and Warner Bros., the subscription-based service will offer unlimited streaming of your favorite shows from the past, along with current animated series. For $5 a month, re-watch classics like “Scooby Doo,” “Tom & Jerry,” “Bugs Bunny,” “The Jetsons,” “The Flintstones” and others.
According the company, there are 1,000 episodes currently available for streaming with more content being added weekly. The shows will come from Warner Bros. and Hanna-Barbera’s extensive catalog, which includes the Looney Tunes series and the MGM animation library of over 5,000 titles.
While Boomerang is betting on cartoons to attract its customers, existing streaming services like Netflix, Amazon and Hulu already offer a host of animated series and kid-friendly programming. And there are channels like the Cartoon Network on conventional cable. Boomerang hopes to compete by offering hard-to-find classics, and will eventually unveil its own original programming too.
Pricing is offered through a $4.99 per month option, or a discounted rate of $39.99 per year. This brings the price down to just over $3 per month.
Boomerang is currently available in the U.S. on the web, iOS and Android at launch, with plans to expand to Amazon, Roku, Chromecast, and Apple TV in the future.