14 Best Free Movie and TV Streaming Services So You Can Stream More Money Into Your Bank Account
Want to watch free movies and TV? Here are the best streaming services to try.
The cost of streaming can really add up with all of the services available today, including Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, Disney+, Apple TV+, Peacock, HBO Max and Paramount Plus. If you’d like to avoid having your wallet be a casualty of the streaming wars, then keep reading to check out our roundup of some of the best free streaming services. That’s right! These movie and TV streaming services come at no cost.
Naturally, you get what you pay for, so don’t expect all of the original, exclusive content that a paid subscription would provide—and yes, you're probably going to have to forego the luxury of an ad-free viewing experience. But if you're looking to shave a few dollars off your streaming budget, here are 14 services you can try!
Best Free Streaming Services
1. Amazon Freevee
The ad-supported service offers no-cost TV shows and movies in addition to originals. It can be streamed for free through Fire TV, Prime Video, Apple TV, Echo Show, Google TV, and more. Current feature film titles include Red Sparrow, The Devil Wears Prada, The Lorax and more.
2. The Roku Channel
This service promises TV and moviegoers an “always-changing selection of free movies, shows, live news, kids’ TV and more.” Apart from free films, the Roku Channel offers live TV and originals like Meet Me In Paris, a reality rom-com movie from executive producers Reese Witherspoon and Zoë Saldaña.
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Tubi features thousands of hours of streaming video content from every major Hollywood studio. With no subscription fees and the ability to stream from over 29+ devices, you can watch Edward Scissorhands, A Walk to Remember, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, and other movies and television shows. Tubi is available to stream on Android, iOS, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Xfinity X1, Xbox, Samsung Smart TVs, Sony Smart TVs, PlayStation and online.
4. Pluto TV
The free streaming television service offers live and linear channels, in addition to movies and TV shows on demand. Featured shows include classic sitcoms like I Love Lucy and BBC Food.
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Crackle is an ad-supported video entertainment network that features full-length movies, TV shows and original programming. The service is available on several platforms, including connected TVs, mobile devices, set-top boxes, video game consoles and online. Get ready to stream The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Carol Burnett Show, That Girl and more.
While free, users will need a public library or university card to take advantage of Kanopy's catalog of ad-free movies, like Parasite and Moonlight, as well as documentaries, award-winning foreign films and series. To get started, just enter your library card information, or if you are a registered student or faculty member of a participating university, you can sign up with a valid university login.
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No subscription is required to stream movies and TV shows on Popcornflix. The site notes that the service is 100 percent "legal" and has "way fewer ads than regular television."
Like Kanopy, users of this digital media service will need a library card to "borrow" movies and TV shows to watch on their computer, tablet, phone or TV. With thousands of titles to choose from, including 13 Going on 30, Maid In Manhattan, and Sweet Home Alabama. Hoopla puts "your public library at your fingertips. Anytime. Everywhere!"
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The ad-supported streaming site provides free live and on-demand entertainment. Users can pick from over 290 different channels and are able to pause and rewind. XUMO channels and XUMO-powered applications are free and available on Amazon Fire devices, Android mobiles, Android TVs, Hisense, iOS, Roku, Xfinity X1 devices and more.
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The video-sharing platform isn't just for adorable animal clips and music videos. YouTube also has a limited section of free shows and movies with ads, including The Great Gatsby and Scream.
While Vudu, the official movie and TV store on Roku, offers thousands of movies and TV shows to rent or buy, there are programs and films that are free for viewing with ads.
Yidio, which is short for "Your Internet Video," is a platform that allows users to search shows and movies from different services like Netflix, Hulu, etc., but it also has a section for free films.
The free app acts as a TV Guide for streaming platforms. Reelgood pulls from various streaming giants like Netflix, Hulu, HBO, Disney+, Prime Video, plus free services so viewers can see what's available in one place.
No registration is required to enjoy DistroTV. The service, available online, as well as via Roku, FireTV, Android, iOS and other devices, offers free movies, TV shows and documentaries.
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