The days of renting movies are long gone and that’s all thanks to the evolution of the internet and web streaming. Now, almost all movies, tv shows, documentaries are available for free to be watched online. And yes, it can be done legally without breaking the law.
A lot of attention is being paid to the new 271 streaming services that have been made available in the U.S and the problems that come with the subscription.
And with a lot of new faces of products and services like the HBO Max coming up this year, it is highly unlikely that there will be any change soon.
What interesting to note is that free TV streaming services have grown exponentially at the same rate paid one has risen in recent years.
Imagine you have got free access to unlimited movies-on-demand ready for streaming, however, if you can put up with 2-5 minutes or more of advertisements per hour then these are some ideal web streamings that cost no month.
Here are the best free streaming websites for movies, TV shows, and sport completely free of charge.
Top 10 Free web streaming sites
Hoopla is a platform that requires the use of a library card for an active participating library to be accessed and used.
Hoopla offers more than 9K titles in its library. What makes Hoopla the best of all is that the quality of its movies and shows are top-notch.
There are about 21 movies and 18 TV shows relayed on the site from IMDb’s top 250 lists. This is a lot, and believe me, it is more than that of Disney+,
CBS All Access and Starz. The site also offers more movies than Hulu, Prime Video and HBO Now. Hoopla has been seen to have been able to contend with the big names of the industry, even though it is a completely free service.
Tubi is nicknamed as ‘Largest Library’. It has the largest selection of movies and Tv shows in the community of free streaming TVs. It also has more movies and
TV shows selections than paid services like Hulu, Disney+, Netflix, and HBO Now. Tubi has a lot to offer to the market of movie streaming, and the most surprising thing is that is it a completely free service.
Tubi is way more above the likes of Hoopla and Kanopy. It is filled with amazingly entertaining distractions. It also has the best collection of anime movies and shows.
3. Pluto TV
This is a bit different from every other streaming service on this list. It is more of a TV channel’s services than it is for movies and shows. It is your perfect alternative if you do not have a cable, and you wish to surf channels.
There are over 100 channels available on Pluto Tv, 19 of which are devoted to news coverage, and 17 to sports.
One thing that is worth knowing is that Pluto does not have a decent on-demand selection.
this site also requires the use of a participating library card to be able to access its contents. It ranks amongst the best sites with the best collection of movies any streaming service can ever boast of, be it free or paid. The only service that has been seen to have a better collection of movies than Kanopy is Netflix.
Kanopy’s selection of newly released movies is astonishing, unlike Hoopla’s collection of old movies.
Kanopy is also your go-to service if you wish to be educated. Its terrific collection of an educative selection of different courses in topics like food, technology, hair and beauty, and teacher education management is simply out of this world. Kanopy is the best place to be, no matter what you want, be it entertainment or education.
Locast is a non-profit streaming service that acts as a TV antenna for the streaming folks. All you need to do is download the app, and immediately get access to dozens of live TV channels at no cost at all. Almost all the most-watched channels of 2019 are aired on these channels on Locast.
The only limitation of this wonderful streaming app is that it is only available in 17 U.S cities. Very soon, it is said that it will be made available to every city, but till then, these are the cities capable of using the service right now;
- Los Angeles
- New York
- Rapid City
- San Francisco
- Sioux City
- Sioux Falls
- Washington, D.C.
6. Roku channel:
This is meant exclusively for users of the Roku streaming device. It can be accessed on any web browser, but it is best experienced on the Roku streaming device. This service will easily pass as the least on the list. It offers a lot of old movies.
There are many old Hollywood movies on the Roku channel, from western
Primarily known as a rental service, Vudu has a fleet of almost 5K movies that you can stream on your device for free. This is the perfect place to turn to if you are looking for movies the whole family can watch.
Crackle has been around way back since 2007. Although it has been around for a while, its services are not exactly spectacular. Most of the movies of the services are probably too old to be enjoyed today.
YouTube currently offers about 300 movies to be streamed for free, and yes, legally too! It is the weakest amongst all the services in this list, but there are a few classics in its selection that are worth watching.
10. IMDb TV:
This one has a lot of movies that can be recognized by almost everybody. Just about 3% of IMDb Tv movies are among the IMDb top 250 list, this is bad but there is no other free streaming service that got above 1%.