When it comes to streaming, there’s no shortage of content that’s currently available at our fingertips — that includes long-running shows that are still on air and classic series’ that have long ended. But if all you’ve ever wanted was to spend a lazy weekend watching marathons of your favorite Saturday morning cartoons, then your streaming prayers have finally been answered: Boomerang’s streaming service has finally arrived. This means many of your favorite from your childhood are now available to stream.
Time Warner’s Turner and Warner Bros. announced in early March that they would be teaming up to create a cartoon-only video subscription service, but made clear that it wouldn’t replace Boomerang’s television channel. On Tuesday, the service officially launched with thousands of episodes of classic and current cartoons available to stream.
The service starts at just $4.99 a month but, like some other services, you can start off with 30-day free trial. If you’re looking to pay annually, there’s an upfront membership fee of $39.99.
Right now, Boomerang is only available in the U.S., and it’s accessible on the web and via iOS and Android devices, though it’s eventually set to expand to other platforms such as Roku, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire TV.
As noted by a release from Turner last month, this will be the first time that any of the 5,000 cartoons from Hanna-Barbera, MGM, and Looney Tunes have been offered on a streaming platform.
So what should you expect to see? For starters, all subscribers will have instant access to both brand new original series and classic cartoons like Scooby Doo, Tom & Jerry, The Jetsons, and The Flintstones among many others. Over 1,000 episodes are already available to stream, but new content will be added on a weekly basis.
I don't know about you, but I officially know what I'm doing this weekend.