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Rad (formerly the Littlstar app) is a modern streaming service with NFTs, on-demand, live events, and TV featuring the biggest content creators and studios in the world; all powered by blockchain, XR, and other technology. The platform markets itself has having content “for the raver, gamer, sneaker-head, sports fan, and beyond.”

Users can discover music, movies, TV, comedy, sports, gaming, and more or on-demand, live, 180°, 360°, 3D content, as well as NFT collectibles. You can watch thousands of hours of content, while also have the opportunity to join watch parties, curate playlists to create your own TV channels, buy limited edition NFTs, get XR experiences, and collect crypto rewards.

The basic free subscription plan provides access to over 3,000 experiences from the world’s top brands.

The Premium plan costs $4.99 per month and offers content from Complex, Whistle, among others.

Other Premium features include Ara Rewards, Premium Live TV, Premium On-Demand, and Exclusive NFT Drops. Also, PlayStation4, PS5, and PSVR users get Sideloading, Custom RSS Feeds support (Videos & HCAP), Mobile Server Support, and UPnP Media Renderer/Casting. HCAP support is only available on iOS.

The Rad app on PlayStation offers an Offline Playback mode for Sideloaded videos on Premium and Licensed accounts.

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Review

We tested Rad and other subscription streaming services for more than 100 hours. Rad is compatible with Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Android TV, iPhone/iPad, Android Phone/Tablet, Mac, Windows, PlayStation, LG Smart TV, Samsung Smart TV, Sony Smart TV and VIZIO Smart TV.


Content

TV Shows

There are 50+ free channels and 200,000+ music videos to watch that span across genres like Gaming, Music, Culture, E-sports, Comedy, and more. Free channels include Venn, ConTV (Anime), Comedy Dynamics, World Poker Tour, Social Club (Cannabis), among others.

Premium on-demand content (with no ads) offers select partners such as Complex Magazine (Music, Street wear, Culture), Proximity (EDM, Music), Whistle (Trick shots, comedy, sports), Hollywire (Celebrity News), Revry (LGBTQ+), Law&Crime (News), and more.

Viewers can follow their favorite creators and get updates when they post new videos or new events are going live.

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Compatible Devices

Rad is compatible with these devices:

Rad is not compatible with Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Xbox or Nintendo devices.

  • Apple TV
  • Google Chromecast
  • Android TV
  • iPhone/iPad
  • Android Phone/Tablet
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • PlayStation
  • LG Smart TV
  • Samsung Smart TV
  • Sony Smart TV
  • VIZIO Smart TV

  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Roku
  • Xbox
  • Nintendo
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Tech Specs

4K
1080p
720p

720p HD
(Up to 4K UHD)

Most video streams are in 720p HD. Some video streams are available in 4K UHD.

Stereo Sound
Some Surround

Stereo/Surround Sound

Most content has stereo audio, with some content available in surround sound.

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DIRECTV STREAM Cash Back

Let us know your e-mail address to send your $50 Amazon Gift Card when you sign up for DIRECTV STREAM.

You will receive it ~2 weeks after you complete your first month of service.

Sling TV Cash Back

Let us know your e-mail address to send your $25 Uber Eats Gift Card when you sign up for Sling TV.

You will receive it ~2 weeks after you complete your first month of service.

Hulu Live TV Cash Back

Let us know your e-mail address to send your $35 Amazon Gift Card when you sign up for Hulu Live TV.

You will receive it ~2 weeks after you complete your first month of service.