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Night Flight Plus Review 2023: Cost, Plans, and More

We've tested the Night Flight Plus streaming service for a year. The app has issues, but we love the massive library, nostalgia fix, and low, low price.

Affordable nostalgia

Night Flight Plus

Price: $5.99/mo. or $49.99/yr.
Library: 900+ titles
Free trial: 7 days

Data as of post date.

Is Night Flight Plus good?

The Night Flight Plus streaming service rules, especially if you’re old enough to recall staying up late in the 1980s to watch Night Flight, the USA Network’s three-hour block of cartoons, cult movies, music videos, artist interviews, and other cool, strange media. Night Flight Plus has all of that content and more, and you can watch it whenever you want for under $6 a month. The nostalgia is delicious—and this deal’s a steal.

Our only complaints about Night Flight Plus are its basic, user-unfriendly app. While it doesn’t ruin the overall experience, it can make using Night Flight Plus annoying. Read on for more details.

Night Flight Plus pros and cons

  • Affordable price
  • Many, many Night Flight episodes
  • Hundreds of horror movies
  • Sloppy, inconsistent app
  • No syncing of favorites lists
  • No “Continue Watching” menu

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Night Flight Plus deals and promotions

There are no active Night Flight Plus deals or promotions—but you can save around 30% with the service’s annual subscription option. Night Flight Plus also offers a free 7-day trial.

Night Flight plans and pricing

Plan Price Streams Resolution (up to) Details
Night Flight Plus (monthly) $5.99/mo. Unlimited 1080p View plan
Best value
Night Flight Plus (annual)
$49.99/yr. ($4.17/mo.) Unlimited 1080p View plan

Data as of post date.

Night Flight Plus is one of the most affordable on-demand streaming TV services, whether or not you go with a monthly or annual subscription.

Pro tip: If you can’t afford a Night Flight Plus subscription right now, you’ll find a lot of the same titles on the free, ad-supported streaming service Tubi.

Night Flight Plus vs. the competition

Service Monthly price Library size Streams Resolution (up to) Details
Affordable nostaglia
Night Flight Plus
$5.99/mo. or $49.99/yr. 900+ Unlimited 1080p View Plan
Best overall for horror
$6.99/mo. or $71.88/yr. 625+ 1 720p View Plan
Best for schlock
Full Moon Features
$6.99/mo. or $59.99/yr. 440+ 3 1080p View Plan
Best for cult
Arrow Player
$6.99/mo. or $69.99/yr 600+ 3 4K View Plan
Best for lower budgets
$6.99/mo. or $59.99/yr. 410+ 3 1080p View Plan

Data as of post date.

The Night Flight Plus annual subscription isn’t just affordable, it’s also a tremendous value. Compared to similar streaming TV services, Night Flight Plus has a vast and varied catalog plus something we’ve never seen before—unlimited simultaneous streams—for the lowest price.

But all of the competing services listed above have solid value and affordable pricing. If you want pure horror with classic and new titles, Shudder is the best horror streaming service. If you need cheaper horror thrills, Screambox has 35% fewer titles but costs only $4.25–$6.99 monthly.

For the cream of the cult movie crop, with more stylistic variety (but abundant horror films), we recommend the Arrow Player. If cheesy schlock horror and late-night comedies are two of your favorite film flavors, try Full Moon Features.

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Night Flight Plus movies, shows, and live channels

The Night Flight Plus library is deep and diverse. The service doesn’t advertise its library size, and it’s difficult to count because Night Flight Plus treats every clip, cartoon, episode, film, and music video as an individual title. But says that Night Flight Plus has 912 movies and shows.1 That’s more than Shudder and Arrow Player, the next two largest niche streaming services in the above table.

Movies on Night Flight Plus

The original Night Flight series included full-length cult movies spanning various genres: action, comedy, crime, horror, sci-fi, westerns, and more. These films saturate the Night Flight Plus library, which has content hubs from top genre studios and boutique Blu-ray labels:

  • Arrow Video: 17 titles
  • Blue Underground: 34 titles
  • Church of the Subgenius: 6 titles
  • Cult Epics: 13 titles
  • Factory 25: 18 titles
  • Full Moon Features: 12 titles
  • Grindhouse Releasing: 12 titles
  • Oscilloscope Laboratories: 15 titles
  • Rifftrax: 20 titles
  • Severin Films: 76 titles
  • Something Weird: 28 titles
  • Troma: 28 titles
  • Vinegar Syndrome: 15 titles

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A woman's tries on a shiny demonic mask.

Rosemary (Geretta Giancarlo) tries on a sketchy mask in Lamberto Bava’s 1985 film Demons(Video screenshot from

Movies on Night Flight Plus (partial list)

  • 42nd Street Memories
  • a/k/a Tommy Chong
  • A Town Called Hell
  • Abar: The First Black Superman
  • Acción Mutante
  • The Acid Eaters
  • Aliens, Clowns, & Geeks
  • American Hardcore
  • Andy Warhol’s Bad
  • Anthropophagous
  • Arise! The Church of the Subgenius Movie
  • The Baby
  • Bad Girls
  • Bat Woman
  • The Beyond
  • Blackenstein
  • Blood Beat
  • Blood Harvest
  • Blood Into Wine
  • Bloodthirsty Butchers
  • Bloody Muscle Bodybuilder in Hell
  • The Boy in the Plastic Bubble
  • The Boys Next Door
  • Bummer!
  • The Burning Moon
  • Can She Bake a Cherry Pie?
  • Cannibal Ferox
  • Cannibal Holocaust
  • Cat in the Brain
  • Catnip: Egress to Oblivion
  • Class of Nuke ‘Em High (1–3)
  • Compañeros
  • Cops vs. Thugs
  • Dance Goddess
  • Dance Me Outside
  • Day of Anger
  • Death Rides a Horse
  • Death Warmed Up
  • Demons
  • Desperate Teenage Love Dolls
  • Django Kill . . . If You Live, Shoot!
  • Dolemite
  • Dumbass from Dundas
  • Eaten Alive!
  • The Erotic Adventures of Zorro
  • Evil Dead Trap
  • Forbidden Zone: The Director’s Cut
  • Funeral Parade of Roses
  • G-Men from Hell
  • Giuseppe Makes a Movie
  • Gone With the Pope
  • Gorgo
  • Hellbent
  • Hobgoblins
  • Hollywood Vice Squad
  • The Human Tornado
  • I Am Secretly An Important Man
  • I Drink Your Blood
  • I Was a Zombie for the FBI
  • I’m Not Fascinating
  • J-Men Forever!
  • Jac Mac & Rad Boy, Go!
  • Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter
  • Killing Birds (Zombie 5)
  • The Legend of the Stardust Brothers
  • Lepterica
  • The Love With
  • Massacre in Dinosaur Valley
  • Mr. Gloom*
  • Mugsy’s Girls (a.k.a. Delta Pi)
  • Mutant Wars
  • The New Barbarians
  • Night Train to Terror
  • Night Killer
  • Nosferatu in Venice
  • The Oregonian
  • Petey Wheatstraw
  • Phenomena
  • Pieces
  • Private Property
  • Psycho Ape
  • Putney Swope
  • The Rats Are Coming! The Werewolves are Here!
  • Robowar
  • Rockers
  • Run Man Run
  • Santa Sangre
  • Savage Dawn
  • The Search for Weng Weng
  • Seoul Station
  • Shortbus
  • Skatewitches
  • Skinned Deep
  • Society
  • Stagefright
  • Star Time
  • Starlight
  • Street Trash
  • Style Wars
  • Suburbia
  • Surf Nazis Must Die
  • The Toxic Avenger (1–3)
  • Twilight People
  • Unmade Beds
  • Until the Light Takes Us
  • The Velocipastor
  • Vice Academy
  • Viy
  • Wall Writers
  • We Are Little Zombies
  • What Were They Thinking?
  • Xtro 3

Data as of post date.

Bundle and save

If you reallyreallyreally love weird movies, check out the Mondo Bundle, one of several themed streaming TV service bundles we created in 9 Streaming Bundles to Replace Cable.

Horror fans might wanna try combining annual subscriptions to Night Flight Plus and Screambox. You’d have 1,300+ movies and shows for $109.98 a year (that’s $9.16 monthly).

Shows on Night Flight Plus

Don’t expect the usual TV series from Night Flight Plus—just enjoy the strange variety. Among the 18 non-Night Flight shows on the service, you’ll find anime, classic TV, conspiracy theories, heavy metal, and horror hosts. Night Flight Plus also has sex advice and workout videos from a half-decade ago for the boomers.

Shows on Night Flight Plus (complete list)

  • AD Police Files
  • Bubblegum Crisis
  • Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future
  • DisinfoCon
  • Disinformation TV
  • Double Dragon: The Animated Series
  • The Dr. Ruth Show
  • Dynaman
  • Future Quest
  • Gumby—Everybody’s Favorite Clayboy
  • The Hilarious House of Frightenstein
  • Jane Fonda’s Workout Tapes
  • Metalhead Video Magazine
  • Night Flight (8 original as-aired episodes)*
  • Night Flight Audio Interviews*
  • Night Flight IFC Series*
  • Night Flight Slumber Party*
  • Other Side with Zabrecky
  • Robocop: The Complete Series
  • Tailspin Tommy In The Great Air Mystery
  • The Vanishing Shadow
  • The Veil: The Complete Series

Data as of post date.
* Night Flight Plus exclusive/original.

Night Flight Plus original shows

The Night Flight IFC Series menu as viewed on via the Chrome browser (Windows 10).

The best shows on Night Flight Plus are, wait for it, the original Night Flight episodes.

For an authentic ’80s nostalgia trip, Night Flight Plus has eight “as aired” Night Flight episodes with the original commercials. You’ll also find tons of Night Flight clips, interviews, and 10–50 minute episodes from the show’s early-’90s second life and its 2018 incarnation on IFC.

Original shows on Night Flight Plus

  • Night Flight (8 original as-aired episodes)
  • Night Flight IFC Series
  • Night Flight Slumber Party
  • Night Flight Audio Interviews

Night Flight Plus live channels

Night Flight Plus has two 24/7 live channels—Night Flight TV and Night Flight TVi: Independent Music Video Channel—playing ad-free content from the service’s library.

These channels lack an onscreen program guide, playback controls (so no pausing, rewinding, or fast-forwarding), and (on the Android version) on-screen identification of what’s playing. has 24 hours of programming info, we don’t love going outside of the app to get this information.

We still adore ad-free live channels (only Night Flight Plus and Shudder have ’em) for recreating the late-night Night Flight binge-watch sessions of our youth. (For maximum nostalgia, you can even call your favorite sleepover buddy from back then.*)

* If you haven’t seen this person in a while, maybe do a background check first.

The Night Flight Plus program guide on

Concert films and music docs on Night Flight Plus

Music was always integral to Night Flight, and it remains so today with tons of concert films, documentaries, and music videos.

Many of these titles are incredible—but watch out for the service’s many unauthorized music docs (look for “Under the Influence,” “Under Review,” or “Unauthorized” in the titles). These films lack the artist’s participation and music, which can be disappointing and weird in some cases. These are only for the artists’ super-fans.

Occasionally, though, one of these fans-only documentaries will surprise you. Check out Color Me Obsessed: A Film About The Replacements and the companion piece Replacements – Color Me Obsessed, The Falling Down Drunk Edition. Even if you’re not a fan of the legendary Minneapolis punk band, the fan stories and tributes in these films might make you one—without hearing a note of their music.

Two men, one white and one black, touch foreheads.

Outsider musician Wesley Willis (right) lovingly head-butts a fan in Wesley Willis: The Daddy of Rock ‘N’ Roll. (Video screenshot from via the Chrome browser.)

Concert films and music documentaries on Night Flight Plus (partial list)

  • American Hardcore
  • The Best of Flipside Video
  • Betty Davis: They Say I’m Different
  • Gil Scott-Heron: Black Wax
  • Blank Generation
  • The Color of Noise
  • Color Me Obsessed: A Film About The Replacements
  • The Colossus of Destiny: A Melvins Tale
  • The Damned: Don’t You Wish That We Were Dead
  • Dead Kennedys: The Early Years Live
  • The Decline of Western Civilization trilogy
  • Flipside Vol. 1: Bad Religion, Circle Jerks, Dickies, Weirdos
  • From the Back of the Room
  • Guided by Voices—The Electrifying Conclusion
  • Hawaiian Rainbow
  • The Howlin’ Wolf Story
  • Iggy & the Stooges: Live in Detroit
  • L7: Pretend We’re Dead
  • Last of the Mississippi Jukes
  • Lovedolls Superstar
  • Mayor of the Sunset Strip
  • Night Flight: Indie Label Profiles*
  • Night Flight TVi: Independent Music Video Channel
  • Out of Time: The Material Issue Story
  • Pride and Joy: The Story of Alligator Records
  • Prince: Sign O’ the Times
  • The Queers Are Here
  • The Return of Rubén Blades
  • Return of the Living Dead Boys
  • The Replacements—Color Me Obsessed: The Falling Down Drunk Edition
  • The Reverend: Minister of Music
  • Salad Days: A Decade of Punk in Washington, DC (1980–90)
  • Sonny Rollins: Saxophone Colossus
  • The Specials: 30th Anniversary Tour
  • Take Off to Indie Labels
  • US Festival 1983: Days 1–3
  • Way USA
  • The Weird World of Blowfly
  • Wendy O. Williams & the Plasmatics: 10 Years of Revolutionary Rock & Roll
  • Wesley Willis: The Daddy of Rock ‘N’ Roll
  • Who is Harry Nilsson (And Why is Everybody Talkin’ About Him?)
  • Who Killed Nancy?
  • X: The Unheard Music
  • Metalhead Video Magazine

Data as of post date.

Night Flight Plus also has content hubs for contemporary indie labels like Sub Pop, Mexican Summer, Drag City, Sacred Bones, RVNG Intl., Dais, and Dark Entries. These contain video profiles for the label’s artists, including music videos. (Incidentally, these vids comprise the majority of content on Night Flight TVi.)

Night Flight Plus specs and features

We already know that Night Flight Plus has unlimited simultaneous streams, which is outstanding. But let’s see what Night Flight Plus offers regarding simultaneous streams and offline viewing.

Night Flight Plus simultaneous streams

Service Streams
Night Flight Plus Unlimited
Shudder 1
Full Moon Features 3
Arrow Player 3
Screambox 3

Data as of post date.

As we’ve said, Night Flight Plus is the only streaming TV service we know that has unlimited simultaneous streams. That’s pretty generous, since the industry standard is three streams.

Night Flight Plus offline viewing

Night Flight Plus does not allow downloads for offline viewing—probably due to music-licensing red tape.

Night Flight Plus app

The Night Flight Plus app has a frustrating, inconsistent user experience on virtually every device we used to test it.

The Night Flight Plus “Favorites” page as viewed on a Samsung QN90A smart TV via the Roku Ultra.

The Night Flight Plus “Favorites” screen as viewed on a Samsung QN90A smart TV via the Roku Ultra.

The Night Flight Plus “Favorites” page as viewed on a laptop in the Google Chrome browser.

The Night Flight Plus “Favorites” screen as viewed on a Windows 10 laptop via the Google Chrome browser.

On a Windows 10 PC via the Google Chrome browser, the same menus appear under “Browse,” but they’re on the left-hand side of the screen. To the right of this menu, you can browse every single title, with 87 hyperlinked pages (20 titles per page) that you can sort by name, date added, popularity, and rating.

The Night Flight Plus home screen

The Night Flight Plus home screen as viewed on a Samsung QN90A smart TV via the Roku Ultra.

The Night Flight Plus home screen as viewed on a Windows 10 laptop via the Google Chrome browser

The Night Flight Plus home screen as viewed on a Windows 10 laptop via the Google Chrome browser.

We encountered these technical issues and other shortcomings while testing Night Flight Plus:

  • Missing or non-working subtitles (Roku Ultra, Apple TV 4K, Google Chrome)
  • System crashes (Roku, Apple TV 4K)
  • Long load times (Roku, Apple TV 4K)
  • Favorites menu is one long carousel menu with no titles or program info (Roku, Chrome, Apple TV 4K)
  • Favorites don’t sync across devices (Roku Ultra, Apple TV 4K, Google Chrome)

Night Flight Plus supported devices

Device Night Flight Plus
Amazon Fire Cube, Stick, TV
Android phones, tablets
Android TV
Apple TV (4th gen.)
Apple TV 4K
Chromecast, Chromebook
Echo Show
iPhone, iPad
LG smart TVs (select models)
Nintendo Switch
NVIDIA Shield Pro TV
PC, Mac web browsers
PlayStation 3, 4, 5
Roku devices
Samsung smart TVs (select models)
TiVo Stream
VIZIO smart TVs (select models)
Xbox One
Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S

Data as of post date.

The Night Flight Plus app supports enough devices that you probably won’t need to buy a new one to use the service. Unfortunately, there’s no Night Flight Plus app for iOs, gaming consoles, or the NVIDIA SHIELD TV Pro. Smart TV users might be able to use the service via the TV’s internet browser, but this didn’t work on our Samsung QN90A smart TV.

Night Flight Plus video and audio quality

Night Flight Plus doesn’t list its streaming resolution. Based on our testing, the app appears to adjust quality depending on your internet speed.

We tested the Night Flight Plus app in six different configurations of screens, streaming devices, and internet connections.

A long-haired man in a muscle shirt punches an armed robber in a convenience store.

Tony Washington (Jon-Mikl Thor) punches a punk in Zombie Nightmare. (Video screenshot from via the Chrome browser.)

Night Flight Plus testing details at a glance

Test Screen (TV, phone, laptop) Streaming device/app platfrom Internet connection Results
Test #1 Samsung QN90A smart TV (2021 model) Roku Ultra Google Fiber 1 Gbps (A) Consistent 720p SD–1080p HD*
Test #2 Samsung UN50 (2012) Roku Ultra Google Fiber 1 Gbps (B) Consistent 720p SD–1080p HD*
Test #3 Hisense 65K560DW (2012) Apple TV 4K Xfinity 300 Mbps Consistent 720p SD–1080p HD*
Test #4 Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 smartphone Firefox browser Google Fiber 1 Gbps (A) Consistent 720p SD–1080p HD*
Test #5 Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 smartphone Firefox browser T-Mobile 5G mobile data Consistent 720p SD–1080p HD*
Test #6 Lenovo ThinkBook laptop (2021 model) Google Chrome browser (Windows 10 Pro) Google Fiber 1 Gbps (A) Consistent 720p SD–1080p HD*

Data effective as of post date.
* Depends on source material
† Depends on source material and location

In five out of six tests, our picture quality dipped below 1080p HD only when using our mobile data connection on the Samsung smartphone. That’s normal when you’re away from home.

The only other time we experienced a resolution dip was on older movies and shows that stream at their original resolution (720p or lower), which is also typical.

Is Night Flight Plus worth it?

Night Flight Plus is a pop-culture aficionado’s dream, a feast of cult films, music videos, cartoons, public access shows, and other strangeness for only $4.17–$5.99 a month. It’s such a great deal that you’ll forgive the app issues.

Night Flight Plus FAQ

Is Night Flight Plus any good?

At $4.17–$5.99 monthly, Night Flight Plus is an incredible value with 900+ titles, including as-aired Night Flight episodes, short films, feature-length cult movies, concert films, and music documentaries. It’s a fantastic deal, but you’ll probably find the app frustrating.

How much does Night Flight Plus cost?

Night Flight Plus costs $5.99/mo. or $49.99/yr.. The annual Night Flight Plus subscription gives you around a 30% discount, with the cost coming out to $4.17 per month.

Are there any good movies on Night Flight Plus?

Night Flight Plus has tons of good movies—depending on your definition of “good.” If you’re a fan of cult action, comedy, horror, and sci-fi films, you’ll be quite happy with Night Flight Plus. And if you like music, Night Flight Plus has many concert films and documentaries.

To see a partial—but extensive—list of titles, jump back to the Movies on Night Flight Plus section of this article.

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Our TV experts have spent hundreds of hours testing Night Flight Plus and other streaming services. For this article, we tested Night Flight Plus on three smart TVs, two streaming devices, one smartphone, one laptop, and four internet connections.

Also, we compared Night Flight Plus to competing services based on pricing, features, libraries, and more to deliver accurate, helpful recommendations to our readers. Check out the “How We Rank” page to learn more about our process.

Endnotes, “All Movies and Shows on Night Flight Plus.” Accessed August 17, 2023.

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