Did you know that the average streaming-video subscriber pays for three different services? While there are several benefits to cutting the cord with costly cable providers and making the switch to streaming video on demand, today many users are subscribing to multiple streaming services and their subscription fees are adding up.
If your subscription services and fees are getting out of hand, not to worry! There are a number of free, ad-supported streaming services available to choose from.
Check out our list of the top 10 free streaming services:
A popular video-sharing website with more than a billion active users, YouTube is home to original content from around the world. The site also hosts nearly 100 free movies of varying genres, as well as a number of free television show episodes.
Created by Roku, The Roku Channel is a free, ad-supported offering, with no subscriptions, fees or logins. It features hundreds of movies and TV shows, available on demand, along with live 24/7 news.
A subsidiary of Sony Pictures Entertainment, Sony Crackle is a website that allows users to stream 100% free movies and TV shows, from any device. Crackle hosts around 150 full-length movies and 75 different TV series.
VUDU Movies On Us is a free movie collection that provides users with thousands of films to choose from, with limited commercials. Premium titles and the latest releases are also available to buy and rent through VUDU.
With content from over 200 partners and studios like Paramount, Lionsgate and MGM, Tubi TV enables users to stream thousands of hours of movies and TV shows, free of charge, on any device.
Pluto TV is a live TV streaming service that offers access to thousands of free movies and TV shows. The service is unique in that it streams content from both well-known channels like Bloomberg and CNBC, and less familiar channels, whose primary audiences are on the web.
With more than 150 different channels to choose from, Xumo is a free, on-demand, video streaming platform that offers access to a variety of programming, including sports, music, news and comedy.
PopcornFlix provides full-length movies, trailers, clips and TV series – all for free! The app hosts over 700 full-length films, of different genres, with new content added daily. It is a subsidiary of Screen Media Ventures, LLC, the largest independent distributor of motion pictures to the worldwide television market.
Classic Cinema is a free online movies database where users can watch 100’s of classic, full-length films from the 1920’s through 1980’s. Categories range from romance to westerns to action, and even old cinema shorts and news reels.
SnagFilms is home to more than 2,000 free movies, TV show episodes, documentaries and exclusive original comedy shorts. With SnagFilms, viewers can stream video content through nearly any device, including mobile phone, tablet, desktop or Smart TV.
Free ad-supported streaming services to the rescue!
While there’s an abundance of paid streaming platforms to choose from nowadays, there are also a number of sites that allow users to watch movies and TV shows completely free of charge. These sites are home to a wide variety of content, from documentaries to full-length feature films, to classic cinema favorites and original television series. The next time you’re searching for a new flick, be sure to keep our list in mind instead of adding on to your subscription fees.