‘It’s the season to get a new streaming device. If you’ve got yourself a new Roku this holiday season or have a feeling someone is waiting for you under the tree, we’ve got you covered by a list of some of the best free apps for TV, movies, news and more more.
It is no surprise that the Roku Channel is at the top of our list. Roku Channel is your home for free TV. Watch an ever-changing selection of hit movies, TV shows, 24/7 live news and popular children’s shows, all for free. Roku has been adding content to their free service throughout the year, making this an app that every Roku user should check out.
While you will have to pay for a Peacock subscription to access all the content in the app, NBCUniversal’s streaming service offers a free level 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 shows for free with this Fox-owned free streaming service. Tubi has dozens of categories, including a section specific to content not available on Netflix.
Stream movies, TV shows and original content with Crackle. Although no subscription is required to watch with Crackle, you can sign up for a free account to see fewer ads and continue 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 channels with themes, from genres and moods to the essentials and the latest releases.
Haystack News offers hyper-relevant news, including both local coverage for global current events. Get a wide range 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 out the official YouTube channels of your favorite TV networks and movie studios to check out their free content.
Watch more than 100 channels and thousands of movies on Pluto. Since Pluto was acquired by ViacomCBS, it has added lots 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 that can be rented or purchased, Vudu offers thousands of movies for free with ads. Vudu always rotates in new titles, so be sure to check the app often. Start streaming without subscription required.
Hoopla collaborates 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 screen. Check your local library website to see if they are a Hoopla partner.