In today’s times, most of the content is watched on the screens of your TVs, Laptops, or mobile phones at home. OTT streaming of content is on the rise in India, even more since the Covid19 pandemic broke out. While there are apps like Disney+Hotstar, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and more that provide content on a paid basis, sometimes one wants to watch a movie that is not available on either of these apps or one might want an app that is free as well as legal to watch new movies or tv shows.
This is when the following applications will come in handy. These apps provide 1000s of movies and TV shows for free. Install them on your device and watch what you like in good quality for free.
The titles you can access from these apps include comedy, action, horror, drama, documentaries, and family films. So dive in and see what these free and legal apps offer-
Popcornflix is a free movie app that lets you watch free movies away from your computer/laptop. It has a clear distinction between TV Series and movies. Once in the movie section, you can choose a genre and narrow down your search until you find your pick. There are genres like crime, sports, action, drama, thriller, and more.
There is a Not seen Filter that appears after a while of using the app. This will help you refine movies that you have already watched from those you are yet to watch.
- Ads are short.
- Includes popular movies.
- The TV Shows category is totally separated from the Movies category.
- Subtitle and language change options are available.
- Supported on iPhone, iPad, Android, Roku, Apple TV, and more devices.
- It has original content as well called Popcornflix originals.
This is an app by Sony Pictures and it lives up to its reputation. It has one of the best collections of free movies with a mix of old classics and new hit movies. It also lets you watch TV Shows for free online. You don’t have to log in to watch movies and TV shows but there is an option if you need it. Crackle allows you to filter by genre and sort by title and date that the movies were added to the app.
- All movies come with captions.
- One doesn’t have to log in.
- There are lots of movies.
- Supported on iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone, and Apple TV devices.
- The movie player works smoothly and is easy to use.
3. Tubi TV
Tubi TV has a free catalog of over 35,000 movies and shows neatly sorted into categories by genres like horror, romance, and comedy. One can browse through features and popular movies. Logging in will give you the option to add movies to your queue which is accessible across devices and even on the web version of Tubi TV. You also get to screencast.
- Movies are available in high quality.
- The movie player works smoothly.
- All movies have subtitles available
- It is Supported on Android, Roku, ios, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Xbox, Playstation, and other smart TV devices.
- Includes a kids category.
- Movies are separated from TV shows.
4. Pluto TV
Pluto TV is an app that comes with a large number of features to stream content. It has a simple user interface that shows Pluto TV’s free channels when you open the app. There is a dedicated tab for free movies and TV shows. The movie player is nice and clean and you can sign in to customize Pluto TV to your needs.
- Subtitles are available for most movies.
- There are several channels solely dedicated to movies.
- Allows you to hide channels if you’d rather not watch movies from some sources.
- It is supported on Android and iOS.
- Let’s one watch movies while they are playing live on TV.
- Has On-demand movies that you can watch over and over.
It is another staple app for movie lovers. The app specializes in Japanese anime movies and TV series. It has a mix of classic shows and new releases, along with a library of widely acclaimed original content. Some shows available on the app are Dr. Stone, Fire Force, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, and more.
- The app is available for free but there is a subscription available for 8 dollars a month.
- Those who have subscriptions can get access to new shows just one hour after they air in Japan, ad-free viewing, support for 6 simultaneous screens, and an option to download movies for offline viewing.
- Supported on devices like Android, ios, Xbox, Playstation, Wii, Chromecast, Apple TV, Roku, and Amazon Fire TV.
Kanopy’s free movies are available if one has a library card at a supported library. After logging in, one can stream tens of thousands of free movies directly from one’s device. Movies can be browsed by genre and every film has a rating, a full synopsis, and cast details. There are related videos as well below every movie to help you find other films you might like. It has a Kids special area that you can access from the menu.
- AD-free app.
- Includes a section of just kids’ movies.
- Can turn on captions and parental controls.
- Supported on iPhone, iPad, Android, Amazon Fire tablets, and other devices.
YouTube is the most commonly used app all around the world to watch any kind of video. It has movies for buying and renting along with many movies that are available for free. These free movies can be streamed with ads. Many channels are dedicated to free movies like Timeless Classic Movies and Maverick Movies.
- YouTube provided a list of free movies.
- Lets you get alerts when new movies are added.
- Supported on Android, ios, Apple TV, Chromecast, and Roku devices.
Roku is one of the leading streaming device manufacturers and it has its own app with free movies. You don’t need a Roku device to use its app. It has some of the most popular movies on the platform like Batman, Fight Club, Halloween, and more. In 2021, it announced expanding itself to include TV channels like CBC News, IGN, Real Madrid, etc.
- Isolates free movies from ones that need payment.
- Recommends similar movies you might like.
- Has Live TV channels and on-demand shows.
- It is supported on Android, ios, streaming boxes and smart TV devices.
Plex is a free movie app that works on almost any device. It offers free movies, TV, web shows, news, and podcasts. It has a basic search engine and the app remembers where you left on multiple titles, so you can continue watching.
- It is supported on Android, ios and almost all other devices.
- Requires mandatory account linking before you can start streaming.
- You have to try different titles to see what you like.
FilmRise offers you a free movie and TV app that lets you jump in right away without ad interruption. You can scroll through a category-heavy home screen at launch. There is a browse button as well to allow you to filter between movies, TV, and recently added titles directly. The only problem is that its catalog is filled with older movies, with the occasional newer title thrown into the mix.
- The search feature allows in-built trending list to know what others are watching,
- You can add any title to watchlist for later.
- No need to sign up.
- Simple, clean app design.
- Supported on Android, ios, Roku, Samsung TV Plus, Amazon IMDb TV, and Vizio devices.
Vudu has a great collection of ad-supported free movies. It has one of the biggest catalogs for any free movie apps and new movies are added regularly. You have to sign in to watch movies and click on the Free tab to see the collection of free movies. The free movies are displayed with Free with Ads label on them.
- You can watch movies in your preferred choice of quality.
- It is supported on all devices.
- There are sections like All-Time Favorite Movies, Most Watched Movies, Hidden Gems and more.
- Finding movies among others is really easy.
- Lots of high-quality movies available for free.
You can watch free on-demand movies from Redbox through their mobile app. Click on Watch Free from the menu to find all the ad-supported movies you can stream online. It shows which movies will be leaving the free section soon and which ones have been added recently.
- High-quality movies.
- Helpful organization.
- No need to sign in.
- Relatively few genres to choose from.
- Supported on Android, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Roku and Chromecast devices.
Disney+ was launched in late 2019 and it has been a success since then. It is currently available in most of North and South America, most of Europe and parts of Asia and Africa. It costs 8 dollars per month or 80 dollars per year and the price is decent considering the amount of diverse content it has.
- Contains over 7000 TV episodes and 500 films in its library.
- Includes most of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Disney, Star Wars, and other popular content.
- Supported on all smart TV and Mobile platforms.
Yidio’s free app works on limited devices but is a handy app that shows you exactly where you need to go to find free movies. It will mostly take you to Crackle or Vudu.
- Helps find free movies all across the web.
- Lots of filtering options to find your next favorite movie or TV show.
- Supported on ios, Android, and Amazon Kindle devices.
Apps might be Region Specific
In terms of movies, copyright is a big issue. It means that it is not necessary that all the apps listed here will work in all regions. Some apps are available in a limited number of countries. However, if one of these apps is not available in your region, you can use a trusted VPN and run the app. Try not to sideload apps from unreliable sources as it is a punishable offense and can harm your device, or breach your private data.