Streaming services—all legal—offer hundreds of TV shows and films.
Stream movies free from services that include Crackle, Kanopy, Pluto TV, Tubi TV, Vudu, and Xumo.
Pluto TV website looks a lot like a menu from a cable box, with 100’s of channels. Most of the channels feature video content curated from around the web, including online newscasts from CBSN, Cheddar, and NBC News, as well as comedy content from the likes of Mystery Science Theatre 3000.
Xumo is another free, ad-powered streaming video platform that offers live and on-demand content from more than 100 channels. Xumo’s focus is on premium branded channels, everything from The Onion and Funny or Die, to TMZ, GQ, and Vogue, to NBC News and Sports Illustrated.
Vudu has free content under the “Movies on Us” tab at the top of the home page. Free stuff includes some very popular older titles such as, recently, “Interstellar,” “Titanic,” and “True Grit.”
Tubi TV is an ad-supported service has more than 7,000 titles, including selections from the libraries of Lionsgate, MGM, and Paramount Pictures, as well as Starz Digital.
Crackle, Sony’s ad-supported streaming service, hosts a library of mainstream titles including older TV shows, popular older movies and a smaller collection of somewhat more recent movies, including “300” and “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.”
Hoopla & Kanopy are unlike the other streaming services in that you’ll need a membership at a participating library, university, or other learning institution. You are limited to a number of titles per month.