Topic is a streaming service from First Look Media that strives to offer varied, content-rich best TV and film from around the globe. From thought-provoking original shows and movies, to award-winning films, Topic’s selection is a curated collection of indie works, arthouse, period pieces, and more. Explore their wide array of dramas, comedies, documentaries, talk shows, and shorts.
An ambitious name in unique storytelling and independent journalism, Topic provides borderless, ad-free entertainment, introducing a whole new world of characters and stories. Their standard subscription is a low $5.99, but users can only have one profile per account, and there are no offline capabilities (though they are reportedly in the works).
The service is only available in the United States and Canada, and there is no section for kids’ content, nor are there any options for parental controls. Subscribe now and begin viewing on Apple TV, iOS, Roku, Android, fire TV, prime video, or on your favorite browser.
We tested Topic and other subscription streaming services for more than 100 hours. Topic is compatible with Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Roku, Android TV, iPhone/iPad, Android Phone/Tablet, Mac, Windows, LG Smart TV, Samsung Smart TV, Sony Smart TV, and VIZIO Smart TV.
Topic Originals are one of the main selling points for the service. Much of the content available on Topic cannot be found anywhere else, with examples including King Bibi (2018), Once Upon a Time in Venezuela (2020), and The Ascendants (2020). Topic offers originals in the format of films, shorts, and original series, so whatever length of time you’re looking for, Topic has entertainment that you won’t be able to view on any other service.
Topic has dozens of TV shows from a variety of genres, spanning comedy, drama, mystery, and more. Here you can catch up on BBC’s The Office (2001), Netflix’s Hotel Beau Sejour (2017), Lambs of God (2019), and many others.
Topic’s movie collection consists of thought-provoking indie creations, nuanced artistic films, and classic period pieces like Wuthering Heights (2011). Other movies include Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets (2020), Bernie (2012), Meek’s Cutoff (2010), and Nocturama (2016).
Single Profile Only
As of now, Topic does not support multiple profiles per account. They are planning to add this feature soon.
No Parental Controls
There are no parental controls for Topic.
Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV+, Disney+, Max, Hulu, Netflix, Paramount Plus, Peacock, SHOWTIME, and STARZ have parental control features.
Up to 2 Devices
Topic allows you to stream on up to 2 devices simultaneously.
No Offline Mode
Topic does not currently support the downloading of any of their content. They are planning to add this feature soon.
No International Access
The subscription service is only available in the United States and Canada.
Topic is compatible with these devices:
- Amazon Fire TV
- Apple TV
- Google Chromecast (Google Cast)
- Android TV (Google Cast)
- Android Phone/Tablet
- LG Smart TV (AirPlay)
- Samsung Smart TV (AirPlay)
- Sony Smart TV (AirPlay/Google Cast)
- VIZIO Smart TV (AirPlay/Google Cast)
Topic is not compatible with PlayStation, Xbox, or Nintendo devices.
Topic is not currently compatible with Android TV devices, but you could add it as a channel in Amazon Prime Video to access all the content.
(Up to 4K UHD)
Most video streams are in 720p HD. Some video streams are available in 4K UHD.