‘Tis the season for getting a new streaming device. If you got yourself a new Roku this holiday season or have a feeling there’s one waiting for you under the tree, we’ve got you covered with a list of some of the best free apps for TV, movies, news, and more.
It’s no surprise that The Roku Channel is at the top of our list. The Roku Channel is your home for free TV. Watch an ever-changing selection of hit movies, TV shows, 24/7 live news, and popular kids’ show, all for free. Roku has been adding content to their free service all year, making this an app that every Roku user should check out.
While you’ll need to pay for a Peacock subscription to get
access to all of the content on the app, NBCUniversal’s streaming service
offers a free tier with hundreds of movies and TV series, along with a daily
dose of news, sports and pop culture.
Watch thousands of hit movies and TV series for free with
this Fox-owned free streaming service. Tubi has dozens of categories, including
a section specifically for content that’s not available on Netflix.
Stream movies, TV series, and original content with Crackle.
While no subscription is required to watch with Crackle, you can sign up for a
free account to see fewer ads and pick up where you left off.
Most free streaming services have a section of music
streaming channels, but if you want an app dedicated to music videos, Vevo has
what you’re looking for. There are up to 100 themed channels, from genres and
moods to essentials and the newest releases.
Haystack News offers hyper-relevant news, including both
local coverage to global current events. Get a variety of coverage from a
network of trusted news sources including BC News, CBSN, Newsy, AP, CNET,
Euronews, Cheddar, CBC, Bloomberg, and more.
Along with original content from creators, YouTube has a
collection of TV shows and movies that you can stream for free. Be sure to
check for the official YouTube channels of your favorite TV networks and movie
studios to check out their free content.
Watch 100+ channels and 1000s of movies for free on Pluto.
Since being acquired by ViacomCBS, Pluto has added loads of channels and
organized content into categories, making it easy to find content by navigating
to sections for Home + DIY, Classic TV, Sports, Gaming + Anime, and more.
In addition to a collection of digital movies to rent or buy,
Vudu offers thousands of movies for free with ads. Vudu is always rotating in
new titles, so be sure to check the app often. Start streaming with no subscription
Hoopla partners with public libraries to offer movies and TV
shows to stream for free with a library card. It’s like having your public
library at your fingertips and on your screen. Check your local library’s
website to see if they’re a Hoopla partner.
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