8 Completely Free Streaming Apps to Download Today
Streaming services are a great way to watch TV shows, movies and listen to music. They are super convenient because most streaming apps can be accessed on your computer, smart phone, tablet or smart TV, but after a while, all of the streaming subscriptions can add up. Never fear though…there are some great streaming apps and websites that are completely free. Give your wallet a break and take advantage of some of our favorite free streaming apps that you can start using today!
TV, Movies and Video
TV Network Websites and Apps
ABC, NBC, Fox, CBS, The CW, Food Network, History Channel, HGTV and other networks will allow you to stream full-length TV episodes for free on their app or website without using a TV provider log-in! Although the availability of free content varies depending on the network, you can catch up on recent episodes (or sometimes entire seasons!) of most current TV shows for free using their websites or apps.
BONUS: If you have a cable or satellite TV provider log-in, you can access even more content, as well as stream live TV on some networks.
When it comes to free streaming apps, most people may not think of YouTube, but there is a virtually unlimited amount of content on YouTube and it’s all free! No matter your interest or age, you are bound to find something that interests you. A lot of YouTube channels even have full-length shows with the production value of anything you would see on television. You can download the YouTube app on any device or watch online.
Crackle is a free streaming service for TV and movies that. Although Crackle does not have an extensive selection, they do have some popular TV shows & movies and are always adding new content. Crackle can be streamed on your computer on your phone, iPad and most smart TVs or streaming devices, using their app.
You can rent or buy TV shows and movies to stream on Vudu; however, they also offer free movies and TV shows to stream. This service also updates their library often, so there is always something new to watch! You can download the Vudu app on most devices.
BONUS: Amazon Prime Video
Although this is technically not a completely free option, many people do not know that there is a plethora of free streaming content that is included with their Amazon Prime membership. Amazon has original content, such as Jack Ryan and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, as well as other popular TV shows and movies. These can be streamed on any device using the Prime Video app or on Amazon.com.
Music and Radio Stations
Spotify is one of the largest music streaming services around and although Spotify has a fairly affordable premium plan, some people do not know they have a free option! With the addition of ads, you can listen to any artist, album or playlist, create your own playlists and discover new music for free.
Create personalized stations based on your favorite genre, artist or song with Pandora. You can stream every station for free and rate the music you hear. Over time, Pandora will learn more about what music you enjoy, so they will tailor your stations to your musical tastes.
Live stream your favorite radio stations for free, including local stations such as KMJ, Y101, The Wolf and national radio shows such as Elvis Duran, American Top 40 with Ryan Seacrest and The Bobby Bones Show! You can also create your own artist or genre stations for free music streaming.
Podcasts are free audio content that can be listened to on a computer or mobile device. Within the past few years, podcasts have risen in popularity, so there are podcasts on virtually any topic you can imagine. If you have an Apple device, you can listen using the native podcast app or if you have an Android or other device, there are apps such as Overcast or Stitcher that allow you to listen to podcasts.
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