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Netflix is great but at times, they don't have the movies we like to watch. Even the movies that are listed on Netflix today may be gone soon due to their licensing agreements.

The purpose of these free alternatives is not to save money on subscription fees but to find movies that are not listed on Netflix. The best thing about these free alternatives is, they have a good collection and some movies not available on Netflix. Highly sustainable business models, will give Netflix a run for their money and eat their lunch. Completely legal, partnered with Xfinity, listed on Google movie searches alongside Netflix, Hulu, etc. on the sidebar. Great execution so far.

Ads? Even Netflix is playing ads these days. Just watch them on desktop Chrome with uBlock Origin or Adblock for Chrome extensions - all ads are suppressed! With iOS 15 and Safari extensions, it may be possible to suppress ads on mobile devices too.

 

Tubi TV

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Tubi TV is ad-supported playing a total of about 2-3 minutes of ads in a 2-hour movie. You can find some movies that are not there on Netflix. A whole bunch of martial arts movies, too.

Website - https://tubitv.com
iPhone app - https://apps.apple.com/us/app/tubi-watch-movies-tv-shows/id886445756
iPad app - https://apps.apple.com/us/app/tubi-movies-live-tv/id886445756?platform=ipad
Android app - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tubitv

 

Peacock TV

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Peacock TV, by far, has some of the best collection in high quality next to Netflix!

NOTE: If you have Xfinity, Cox or Spectrum, you get Peacock Premium (worth $4.99 per month) for FREE ! Simply authenticate and authorize Peacock under your Account Profile through any of the above services.

For Xfinity, you can stream on their free Flex box, browser or the app. However, I found watching Peacock with uBlock Origin extension on Chrome desktop suppresses all ads and makes it ad-free! The browser version works only on the desktop/laptop but not on tablets/phones which means we need to use the PeacockTV app on mobile devices and it shows ads. Flex box prolly serves ads too.

Peacock TV has plans starting at Free - no credit card required.
Watch 40,000+ hours of hit movies, TV shows and 50+ always-on channels for free!
More content and ad-free for a small fee.

You can find the MONK Series here - 8 Seasons (was there on Netflix before but not anymore.

Peacock: Stream TV and Movies Online, Watch Live News and Sports

https://www.peacocktv.com

Watch TV shows and movies online with Peacock. Stream iconic shows and movies, exclusive Peacock Originals, live news and sports and more.

 

Pluto TV

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Pluto TV has Live TV (scheduled timeline - cannot be paused) and On-Demand content. You don't even need to register with an email address and you don't have to input any credit card information. Just fire up Pluto's website or the app, and you can start watching shows and movies immediately.

Website - https://pluto.tv
On-Demand: https://pluto.tv/en/on-demand
iOS app - https://apps.apple.com/us/app/pluto-tv-live-tv-and-movies/id751712884
iPad app - https://apps.apple.com/us/app/pluto-tv-watch-stream-live/id751712884?platform=ipad
Android app - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=tv.pluto.android

 

Plex TV

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Plex TV is a movie website that’s actually free. Watch any time, no subscription required. Choose from over 50,000 free on-demand titles plus over 250 channels of instant Live TV. Stream the good stuff from your favorite devices including Apple, Android, Smart TVs, and more. Enjoy access to more content from more countries worldwide than any other service. With over 250 channels of Live TV available 24/7, your inner couch potato will rejoice. With the free app you can add, access and share all the entertainment that matters to you, on almost any device—including your own personal media collection. Guess that makes us the hardest working app in show business.

Website - https://www.plex.tv/
iOS app - https://apps.apple.com/us/app/plex-watch-live-tv-and-movies/id383457673
iPad app - https://apps.apple.com/us/app/plex-watch-live-tv-and-movies/id383457673?platform=ipad
Android app - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.plexapp.android

 

Crackle TV

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Crackle TV is a completely free streaming service owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment Company. The service features movies, TV and original programming that rotate on a monthly basis. While there are ads, it's hard to complain about the price tag of $0. Watch Hollywood TV and Movies for free-uncut and unedited.

Website - https://www.crackle.com
iOS app - https://apps.apple.com/us/app/crackle-movies-tv/id377951542?platform=iphone
iPad app - https://apps.apple.com/us/app/crackle-movies-tv/id377951542?platform=ipad
Android app - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gotv.crackle.handset

 

IMDb

IMDb

IMDb Launches Free Ad-Supported Streaming Service

Like it or not, the world has yet another new streaming service available for movie and TV lovers to enjoy. IMDb has officially launched a new ad-supported streaming video service titled IMDb Freedive which is, as of today, available for anyone with an Amazon Fire TV device or a computer with an internet connection.

See complete article at - https://www.imdb.com/news/ni62336591/

https://movieweb.com/imdb-streaming-service-free-movies/

IMDb Free Movies - https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/storefront/?contentType=subscription&contentId=freewithads

 


 

Other alternatives

YouTube movies - https://www.google.com/search?q=youtube+movies+free

Vudu - only select content I think - https://www.vudu.com/content/movies/uxpage/View-All-Free-Movies-TV/206

Xumo - https://play.xumo.com/free-movies

DarkmatterTV - Horrorhttps://www.darkmattertv.com/?

Filmrise - https://filmrise.com

Fawesome.TV - only site in this list that doesn’t have the ‘s’ so not secure - http://fawesome.tv/

Kortv - free Korean TV - https://www.kortv.com/

Jungo TV or Jungo+ - https://www.jungotv.com/

Classix has free content, and you can unlock the whole thing for a one-off payment of less than a fiver.

Also, in the UK the main catch-up services (BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All 4, My 5, STV Player) have loads of free content (including movies), with ads in the case of the commercial channels.

Afroland TV - Free African Movies & TV - https://www.afrolandtv.com/

Europe - https://mubi.com

Criterion - https://www.criterionchannel.com/

Actvid - https://www.actvid.com

SBS on-demand - https://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand

Archive - https://archive.org/details/movies


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Fixed some broken links and added "Free Movies/Streaming from IMDb"

 

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