All Warrior Network: Indie Entertainment Around Military Topics

    ”Emma Watson or Scarlett Johannson? Only thing is Emma is a fish from the waist down, and Scarlett is a sloth from the waist up…”. Or “Hey, why’s the bathroom smell like Jergens and shame?”. These are some of the many gems that can be found in the All Warrior Network, a veteran owned and operated streaming entertainment channel. My editor asked me to do a review on All Warrior Network, and I’m glad he did.

    About

    All Warrior Network has a ton of channels all with a varying amount of content. You should easily be able to find something that fits your mood. All Warrior Network is not ad based so you won’t have annoying ads pop up in the middle of the video (or at the start), and you don’t have blinking, flashing distractors all over the site (though the Weekly SITREP does plug supporters and AWN swag).

    The content is organized into a series of channels. Some content is a standalone piece and some are series based. The site is very clean, and the content streams with no problems (I was on both high-speed hard line, as well as tethered to a slower cell network).

    Accessing All Warrior Network

    It is no secret that I am firmly in Camp Apple, so learning that All Warrior Network has a dedicated AppleTV app was great. You can also access the content on any of your other favorite devices, iOS, Android, Roku, and, if you have not yet joined the technical revolution in media, via a browser.

    The Content

    There are a number of channels to choose from, from full movies to weekly news to pretty fun animations. Some of the content is definitely humorous and some can hit pretty close to home and be hard to watch.

    There were very few things that I found to be “meh”, but I tend to appreciate most things and have a pretty eclectic taste. My personal favorites were:

    • Weekly SITREP which is reminiscent of AFT (but without out the action figures)
    • Swiine, a series of funny shorts about the professional lives of a Marine Special Operations Command Sniper Team
    • All of the content in the “Modern Warfare” channel.
    • “The Ranger” was pretty rough to watch but good.

    You will find some of the videos in a few different categories, and much could be construed as Not Safe For Work (depending on where you work).

    My biggest disappointment was that there was not more comedy available (though the “Weekly SITREP” has some amazing gems), but I did find that a number of the content pieces that had “funnies” were not also categorized in comedy.

    Finis

    As I said before, I am glad I was given the opportunity to explore and consume from All Warrior Network. I had never heard of it prior to being assigned the review, and I can say that a majority of the content is pretty good. There is a decent amount of content to watch, in a number of different genres, and is a refreshing break from fanboy YouTube drivel.

    They offer a seven-day free trial. After that, the cost is $6.99 per month (and they, as of the time of this writing, offer a discount for paying for a full year). Understand that online media is a chicken/egg concept. Good content costs real money to produce, and there is a critical tipping point where you have enough supporters to be able to fund and sustain new content, which then brings new supporters, etc. All Warrior Network is not ad based (though they do have a swag shop) and they have a pretty decent amount of content—enough so that I didn’t run out of stuff to watch during the few months I’ve had access.

    Head on over to http://www.allwarriornetwork.com/ and check it out for yourself!

    Tom is a former Navy Corpsman that spent some time bumbling around the deserts of Iraq with a Marine Recon unit, kicking in tent flaps and harassing sheep. Prior to that he was a paramedic somewhere in DFW, also doing some Executive Protection work between shifts. Now that those exciting days are behind him, he teaches wilderness medicine and writes for a number of publications, including The Prepared, a site devoted to self-preparedness. He hopes that his posts will help you find solid gear that will survive whatever you can throw at it–he is known (in certain circles) for his curse…ahem, ability…to find the breaking point of anything.

    You can reach him at tom.r AT thefirearmblog.com


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