We love free stuff, don’t we? However, most of the popular streaming apps require a subscription in order to access the content. Well, torrenting is an alternative – but we do not recommend it.

So, what do you do now? Fret not, there are plenty of apps that offer movies or TV series for free – without worrying about the legal trouble. In this article, we shall talk about the best apps to watch free movies online.

Note: You might need to utilize a VPN to access certain apps/services due to certain restrictions.

Top 8 Free Movie Apps to Watch Movies Online

1. Tubi TV

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Tubi TV is an impressive service that offers a lot of content (movies, and TV shows) for free. You do not need a credit card in order to make an account. It is completely free.

Unlike some other free services, it does include a unique catalog of content. You also get the option to enable subtitles while watching a free movie. You do not need to sign in – however, you get the ability to add the movies/shows in your queue if you are signed in.

It supports a number of platforms that include Android, iOS, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, Xbox One, and PS4 as well.

2. Popcornflix


Pocornflix is my personal favorite. When I didn’t opt for a Netflix subscription, Popcornflix was my most-used streaming app. Even though I haven’t had a chance to browse the entire catalog, a few favorite movie and TV shows make me want to recommend this to you as one of the best free movie apps.

However, Popcornflix isn’t available everywhere (you have to check). So, I had to utilize a VPN in order to access the content. The user experience is quite decent and it offers a bunch of classic hits along with a few recent hits as well.

Similar to Tubi TV, it supports a number of platforms like Android, iOS, Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, and Xbox.

3. Sony Crackle

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Sony Crackle is yet another popular free movie streaming app. It features a catalog of blockbuster movies (more from Sony Pictures). In addition to the classic content, it also includes a couple of Sony originals which will give you a unique content streaming experience for free.

The app does not offer a rich user experience, but it is quite good. Similar to popcornflix, it is not yet available in some countries like India. However, you can check if it is available for your country.

It is available for Android, iOS, Roku, Xbox, Windows, PS4, and Amazon Fire TV.

4. Yidio


Unlike others, Yidio is not a standalone streaming platform but just an aggregator which helps you connect multiple streaming networks (free/paid) and watch it all in a single app. You can connect Netflix, Hulu, HBO NOW, Sony Crackle, and a lot more services out there.

If you do not want to have multiple apps installed, you can utilize Yidio. In my opinion, it is one of the best ways to watch free movies online.

It is available for Android, iOS, and Amazon Fire TV.

5. Hotstar


Hotstar is a very popular streaming app in India. Now that Disney owns it and considering that it does offer some free content, you can give it a try as well. Of course, it does include a premium subscription (if you want to stream the latest TV shows and movies, like Chernobyl).

But, here, you can browse to single out the free movies and have a good time watching those. If you are looking for free Bollywood content, this is the best app to watch free movie online.

You can get it for your Android or iOS device. Alternatively, you can stream the content on your web browser without signing in.

6. Viki

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If you are into Korean drama, Viki seems to be an impressive movie streaming app for the cause. It offers a lot of popular Korean movies for free. You also have subtitles available while watching any Korean movie or TV show. I was quite happy with the user experience and video streaming quality. To sprinkle it with some fancy features, you can join in a live conversation while watching a movie and also write a review or rate it within the app.

However, you will encounter in-app advertisements. So, if you want to get rid of the ads, you will have to get the Viki Pass in order to support them.

It is available for Android, iOS, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire TV.

7. SnagFilms


SnagFilms offers a lot of documentaries. Although, you do get a nice catalog of classic award-winning movies. Even though it offers a lot of collections – not everyone would want the award-winning documentaries and classic movies. So, if you are looking for some modern action, thriller, comedy or horror – Tubi TV and Sony Crackle would be a better alternative to this.

The mobile app UI is quite basic but provides an excellent user experience.

It is available for multiple platforms that include Android, iOS, Roku, Xbox, Windows, PS4, and Amazon Fire TV.

8. Vudu

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Vudu is an interesting service to watch free movies online. It is a one-of-a-kind movie streaming app where you get to rent, purchase, or watch the movies for free. If you want to watch it for free – you will get a couple of short commercials. Of course, watching commercials isn’t the best experience – but it offers some of the latest movie titles. So, a couple of advertisements is not a big deal.

It is available for Android, iOS, Roku, Xbox, Windows, PS4, and PS3 as well.

Wrapping Up

We are well aware that this is the streaming era. However, not everyone is interested to pay a subscription fee to have a good time watching movies. So, these kinds of streaming apps help let you watch free movies online.

What are your thoughts on the best movies streaming apps available? Did we miss one of your favorites? Let us know in the comments down below.

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