Binge-watch Your Favorite Movies
Watching movies is a great pastime lots of people love doing. That’s pretty much why cinemas are still in business to this day. But when cinemas aren’t an option (because you can’t or don’t want to go), just enjoy movies from the comfort of your home. You can even watch movies from your phone now—and for free! Here are some free streaming apps you can try on your Android phone.
Owned by Fox Corporation, Tubi serves you a wide array of movies and TV shows for free. The app doesn’t require you to log in, enter your credit card info, or pay for the monthly subscription. Instead, Tubi puts ads within its in-app content for the viewers to watch. It won’t be a major issue since the ads are still relatively fewer than what you see on regular TV.
Feel free to explore more than 35,000 high-quality movies and shows from Tubi’s collection. The contents include various genres like comedy, drama, classics, horror, and many more. You can like and dislike content to get better recommendations from the app’s algorithm. Download this one-stop-streaming service app on your Android phone, tablet, or smart TV. It’s legal and free!
Watch high-quality, on-demand movies and TV shows without registering for free on Redbox. Just hover over the ‘watch free’ section on the menu to find the available ad-supported contents for you to watch. Redbox organizes its collection neatly by genre and popularity. So, you can easily see which ones are recently added and which other ones are soon to be unavailable for free.
Like some other streaming platforms, Redbox also gives its users the option to subscribe. It’s going to give you some more freedom to choose the content of your liking. Yet, using the free service isn’t too bad either since the ads are still relatively tolerable. Although the contents they host are said to be dated and rather unexciting, you can still give Redbox a chance and try it out yourself.
Pluto TV works the same way as the other free streaming platforms. It’s one of the most popular options to enjoy hundreds of TV channels, along with thousands of movies and shows. An interesting feature of Pluto TV is its curated movie channels. It’s pretty useful when you don’t know what to watch; just go through the genre-based channels, pick one, sit, and watch.
This ad-supported app is owned by the mass media giant ViacomCBS, which has numerous channels and production houses under its wings. This is enriching Pluto TV with huge variants of content. It also partnered with 170 other content providers and successfully attracted 40 million monthly active users worldwide. Pluto TV is supported in many countries and accessible through devices like phones, smart TVs, and consoles.
This app is released by Sony, so expect to see an extensive collection of Sony movies for you to enjoy. Crackle also partnered with several other production houses to offer a richer library of films in the app. It’s easy to navigate the app with its friendly interface, making the streaming experience smooth and pleasant.
Crackle allows you to watch its movies and shows without signing up. But if you do, you will be able to switch devices and pick up where you left off before. You will also get fewer ads. However, you might not be able to sort content by popularity, but it loads them quickly and has captions for every content. Try Sony’s Crackle on the device of your choice.
Navigating through an abundant collection of movies and shows is a breeze thanks to Vudu’s clean interface. The contents are available for rent, but if you choose to watch only the free ones, you surely can. Simply go to the free section and pick a movie to watch, or you can browse the app and check whether a movie has the ‘free with ads’ label. Vudu has many high-quality movies and regularly updates its library.
To enjoy Vudu’s service, you need to create an account first. It’s still free, though, so there’s nothing to worry about. However, Vudu is currently still geo-restricted and can only be used in the US. If you’re outside the US territory, go ahead and download VPN to your phone so you can access the app.
If you enjoy consuming anime regularly, don’t miss this one out. Crunchyroll is a streaming service app that primarily focuses on providing Japanese animation content. It has an extensive library of anime for the users to watch and a wide collection of manga that you can read on the app. You can even find a few Asian dramas and old Nickelodeon shows here.
While Crunchyroll offers subscription plans, you can still enjoy the app and much of its content for free. Paying subscribers are just more privileged to watch new and ongoing anime shows right when they’re released, ad-free. Free users can watch the shows one week after they aired. Don’t worry if you don’t speak Japanese, as Crunchyroll has subtitles in all their shows.
Momix is an app that lets you stream various movies and TV shows from different platforms for free. You can enjoy premium content without subscribing. In addition, the app allows you to download movies so you can watch them offline. Not only for watching movies, but Momix also has several other features for you to read the news, play games, and watch sports games.
The app is fast and has a neat interface, allowing users to browse through its unlimited content library easily, and it’s free from annoying ads! However, Momix can face problems on some networks, so you might need a VPN to access it. Another thing to remember is that Momix is not available on the Play Store; it’s only accessible if you manually download the apk file from Google. This might increase the chance of malware, so proceed with your considerations.
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