7 Sites & Services For Free TV & Free Movie Streaming

7 Sites & Services For Free TV & Free Movie Streaming
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You can watch movies and television at home, on a plane, in line at the grocery store — virtually anywhere you like. But it will cost you.

Big-name video streaming services require monthly subscriptions. Luckily, they aren’t your only options. The following streaming services are free.

Of course, most of these services are free because they are supported by ads, meaning you can expect to see commercials. But with the federal government’s social-distancing guidance extended to April 30, many people have nothing but time on their hands these days.

Xumo

This free streaming service offers live and on-demand access to more than 180 TV channels. Visit Xumo’s “Available Channels by Device” page to see lists of available channels.

Vudu

Vudu is a pay-per-use streaming service owned by Walmart. Rentals typically cost between $3.99 and $5.99, but some movies and TV shows are free.

Sony Crackle

This free streaming service from Sony offers TV shows, movies and original content. You’ll even find TV series of yore — from “Bewitched” and “All in the Family” to “Who’s the Boss?” and “Roseanne.”

Tubi

This free streaming service boasts more than 20,000 movies and TV shows from more than 250 content partners, which include major Hollywood studios like Warner Bros., Paramount and Lionsgate.

Tubi reported seeing record growth in 2019, with 25 million monthly active users as of December.

Popcornflix

Popcornflix prides itself on functionality: “No movie is more than two clicks away,” its website explains.

The free service is owned by a motion picture distributor, Screen Media Ventures, and specializes in movies. As Popcornflix explains it:

“Popcornflix was created for people like us who want to watch ‘Great Movies. Free.’ Popcornflix has full-length movies that will make you laugh, make you cry, scare the heck out of you, or inspire you to hug the person you love. We have compelling documentaries, foreign films, unique original web series, and a place that showcases the brightest film makers of tomorrow.”

Kanopy

By partnering with public libraries and universities, Kanopy aims to provide thought-provoking entertainment like documentaries, foreign films, classic cinema, independent films and educational videos — without ads. That’s also why you need a library card to view Kanopy’s collection.

You can search for your local library or university on Kanopy’s site to find out if it partners with Kanopy.

Snagfilms

You can snag more than 2,000 movies, TV episodes, documentaries and original comedy shorts from Snagfilms, a sister company of the publication IndieWire.

All movies on SnagFilms also have been curated by its editorial staff. The company explains:

“Daily film selections are accompanied by sometimes sardonic, always enlightening blurbs by our editors. It’s easy to choose something to watch with our continually updated channels and themed editorial collections. You can also participate in the community by reviewing films on the site, suggesting films to your friends and creating your own film collections.”

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