5 Best Legal But Free Movie Streaming Websites
There are tons of streaming services available but most of them operate under the radar. These are the 5 best sites where to stream movies.
An independent company founded by Josh Felser, Dave Samuel, Mike Sitrin, and Aviv Eyal offered free streaming services back in 2004. Formerly known as Grouper, Sony Pictures took interest and purchased Grouper for USD 65 million and called it Crackle in May 2007. In 2019, Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment bought shares. Crackle streams original content for free, including movies and shows from its many content partners like Lions Gate Entertainment, StudioCanal, Walt Disney, The Weinstein Company / Dimension Films, Universal Studios, and Warner Bros. / New Line Cinema.
Popcornflix was created in July 2010 and was formally launched in March 2011. Owned by Screen Media Ventures, Popcornflix offers over-the-top service in the US and Canada and provides free streaming of films, webisodes, and film school originals. Viewers can watch Popcornflix content on platforms like Roku, Amazon Fire Stick, Xbox One, Apple gadgets, and Playstation 3.
Farhad Massoudi and Thomas Ahn Hicks founded Tubi in 2004 in San Francisco, California, USA. By June 2019, it has gained a strong following with 20 million plus monthly users. It is now available in the US, Canada, Mexico, Australia, India, and the UK. Tubi has over 15,000 titles coming from their content partners NBC Universal, MGM, Paramount, Lionsgate, Warner Bros., Studio 100, DHX Media, Bridgestone Multimedia, etc. In March 2020, Fox announced that it had acquired the company for USD 440 million.
YouTube offers free streaming of a wide variety of cartoons, TV shows / TV series, and films. TV networks and media corporations create their own channels then upload their programs and other content to the site for free. YouTube was founded by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim on February 14, 2005. It is available worldwide, save for China, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and a few more. It has launched YouTube Premium, where exclusive content is made available for a subscription fee.
CW Seed was previously under The CW’s main website, but later spinned off as a solo domain. CW Seed allows free streaming of CW TV shows – animation, game shows, comedies, etc. Viewers who are looking for classics or shows that are no longer on air will find it here. It also carries content from CBS and Warner Bros. CW Seed signed an agreement in January 2020 to stream 14 series from BBC Studios.