I am going to share the top 5 free video streaming services to watch favorite movies and tv shows online. We’re entering a world of lots and lots of new streaming competitors Apple TV Plus, Disney Plus, HBO Macs and even NBC’s peacock.
What if you just want to watch stuff for free!
5. IMDB TV
Formerly known as IMDB Freedive, this service is powered by Amazon since it owns IMDB. And yes IMDB TV has ads. You can watch content on the IMDB site or the Amazon Prime app on set-top boxes, you have to keep scrolling down until you find it. Though a lot of these sites have some of the same content.
By the way, finding exclusives is not that simple. In my search, IMDB TV was the only free streaming service to offer all five seasons of Fringe, the full run of Heroes, and three seasons Gilligan’s Island. You can also find la-la-land there for free and start watching.
Note: IMDb TV is only available to customers in the U.S. this time.
Number Four is Kanopy, this is the only service on the list that shows its content without ads. So what’s the catch? You have to sign in with your public library card or university information. What’s great about their service is that your favorite movies and tv shows, big tiered titles like Lady Bird, Hereditary, Moonlight, Eighth Grade and Memento are available for free streaming.
Since Kanopy is affiliated with libraries and universities the titles looking at are a little higher brow, canopy says everyone from film scholars to casual viewers will discover remarkable and enriching films on Kanopy.
3. SONY CRACKLE
Number three is Sony Crackle. It’s been around for a while and is ad supported. This service has lots of big titles in general. Here’s a list of stuff find for free on Sony crackle and nowhere else.
- Air Force one
- 28 weeks later
- I know what you did last summer
- I still know what you did last summer
- I’ll always know what you did last summer
On the TV front it has the full run of the amazingly underrated animated sitcom “The Critic“. Sony crackle also has three seasons of news radio. Also a selection of Marvel anime, like Iron Man, Wolverine, and XMAN. Sony crackle has a really strong lineup.
Note: Currently, Sony Crackle is available in the US and Australia for free.
2. TUBI TV
Number two is TUBI TV although number two and three could flip-flop on a different day.
It also got some nice collections. So you dont have to go hunting through tons and tons of content checking. It gives you movies like the A-Team, Alf and Xena, by the way you can find the A-Team and Alf on IMDB TV as well. It gives option to see whats online for free only on its site. The selection shows you both movies and TV shows, are they great? well they are free.
1. VUDU TV
And number one is Vudu you get over 5000 free movies to stream with an excellent selection, Unbreakable, A Nightmare on Elm Street and Grand Torino are on the list. I’m a big fan of all three. Scrolling through the selection shows a lot of quality. You can watch “the master of disguise” starring Dana Carvey it has a 1 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Think about that, do you want to pay for that? you dont have to. There is also Son of the Mask it is 6 times better than “Master of disguise” again if it’s free, maybe watch the horribleness.
There is also an option to filter just fresh only movies, all the junk goes by the wayside. Also a TV section with over 500 titles I think when it comes to quality Vudu is hard to beat especially when they are asking you for $0 like.
Like I said there are a number of titles you can find on multiple platforms like Third Rock from the Sun, is on to TubiTV, Vudu and Sony crackle. The catalogs also change from time to time like most streaming services.
Since all of these are free try them all out. If you want to find whats streaming where, check out justwatch.com it’s one of my favorite search tools. We did this post to tell you about the top 5 Free Movie Streaming websites, try them out if you want to control your home theater, if got ideas for top 5s let us know, write a comment below.