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Free Video Streaming Services That You'll Want to Get Now

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Many baby boomers are watching their news and entertainment via streaming video services. It's a fantastic way to go.

  • Watch wherever you are
  • Watch whenever you want
  • Follow your favorite news channels
  • Catch up on the news when it's convenient
  • Amazing variety of content
  • Easy to use
  • Works on many devices
  • Saves money

8 Free Video Streaming Services

Here's a list of eight free video streaming services. Use one or as many as you like. Put together a mix that gives you the variety you want. If you're like most boomers, you prefer to stream content on your television and computer. All these digital video services let you do that.

Crackle

Grab some popcorn and start watching your favorite Hollywood movies and premium TV shows here. At Crackle, they're all free. Search by title or use the filters to browse alphabetically or by genre. You don't need a subscription but get even more out of it by registering for a personal account.

Specific features and benefits for registered users:

  • See fewer ads.
  • Save a 'Watch Later' list.
  • Pick up where you left off on any device.
  • Use settings for Parental Control and Captions.

The Crackle app uses Nielsen's proprietary measurement software for market research. Go to nielsen.com/digitalprivacy to learn more.

Go to the website and select 'Activate a Device' to start using Crackle.

Fawesome.tv

You don't need a subscription or registration to start enjoying thousands of movies and TV shows at Fawesome. It's always free to use this streaming service. Watch videos on lifestyle, travel, food, health, comedy, science fiction, and much more.

Specific features and benefits:

  • A curated collection of Arthouse and Independent World Cinema
  • Personal watchlist
  • Suggested content
  • Close-captioned content
  • Advanced search options

Download the app to your device, plan for a fun movie night, and start watching on Fawesome.

Hoopla

Public libraries supply free access to Hoopla, a digital media service for borrowing movies, TV shows, and more. You'll find everything from blockbusters to niche content.

Specific features and benefits:

  • Check out movies and shows 24/7 with no late fees.
  • Stream OR download your content to watch offline.
  • Synchronize your content across a wide range of devices.

Get your library card and start using Hoopla. Watch whenever you want on your browser or with the app on streaming and mobile devices.

Kanopy

If you're a patron of a Kanopy partner library, start streaming thousands of titles free. Content is being added all the time to this vast collection.

Specific features and benefits:

  • Enjoy films with no commercials.
  • Save videos to your watchlist.
  • Easily find titles, filmmakers, cast, and more.

Sign up with your library card and start watching "thoughtful entertainment." Get it on your browser or with the app on streaming and mobile devices.

Pluto TV

It costs zero dollars to use PlutoTV. Watch movies, full TV episodes, documentaries, and television channels on-demand here.

Specific features and benefits:

  • Many options for people who love news and sports
  • No need to worry about passwords here

Get the app for your mobile or streaming device. Watch on your browser too.

TubiTV

Have fun watching thousands of hit movies and TV series at TubiTV. No credit cards or subscription needed. TubiTV features award-winning movies, British series, comedy, drama, classics, niche favorites, and more.

Explore this vast library by browsing special categories like:

  • Not On Netflix
  • Nostalgia TV
  • Highly Rated On Rotten Tomatoes
  • Only Free On Tubi
  • A Veterans Journey
  • Award Winners & Nominees
  • Cult Classics
  • Docuseries
  • Foreign Language Films
  • Holiday Movies
  • Home & Garden
  • Indie Films
  • Westerns
  • Sports Movies & Shows
  • Music & Concerts

Specific features and benefits:

  • Fewer commercials than regular TV.
  • Create and manage your video queue.
  • Pick up watching where you left off.
  • Watch in HD on any device.
  • View the collection of newly added videos each week.
  • Synchronize your account between many online devices, including Apple TV, Roku, Xbox, and Amazon.

To start watching, stream from the website or cast to your television.

XUMO

No fees are allowed here. Stay informed and entertained at XUMO. With so many live and on-demand shows, you'll enjoy the variety. Keep up to date with a wide choice of news channels.

Specific features and benefits:

  • Live events
  • Breaking news
  • Viral videos
  • Full TV series
  • Cartoons for your grandchildren
  • Stand-up comedy
  • A variety of sports shows
  • Newly launched movie channels

Use XUMO on a wide range of smart TVs, your browser, or on mobile, set-top, or streaming devices.

YuyuTV

This streaming service is a sub-division of Digital Media Rights (DMR), a global distributor of feature films, television programs, and documentaries. YuyuTV displays a diverse collection of international and indie content from Netflix, Hulu, and others. 

Specific features and benefits:

  • Movies and TV Series.
  • Hit reality shows
  • Indie movies
  • Thought-provoking documentaries
  • With a paid subscription, all content is available without ads.

Yuyu is available on iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Smart TVs, and more.