8 Free Streaming Services to Watch in 2022
With so many new streaming services popping up, it may feel like you need to dish out hundreds of dollars every month to watch all your favorite shows and movies. Never fear though…there are some great streaming services that are completely free. Give your wallet a break and take advantage of some of our favorite free streaming services that you can start using today!
When it comes to free streaming services, you can’t beat Peacock. Peacock is the flagship streaming service for all NBC and Universal Pictures content. Although they have several paid tiers, you can gain access to a lot of their content for free, including all your favorite NBC shows, such as Parks and Recreation, Below Deck, Friday Night Lights, 30 Rock and more! They have a vast collection of over 40,000 hours of movies and TV shows, as well as 50+ Peacock-exclusive live channels 24/7.
With Pluto, you can watch 250 live channels spanning a variety of genres, including movies, news, sports, daytime TV, home food and more! Owned by Paramount, Pluto draws a lot of its content from BET, TV Land, MTV and VH1, including shows like Jersey Shore. Although a lot of the on-demand content is older, they still offer a very robust selection with over 100,000 hours of TV shows and movies.
If you have a Roku device, the Roku Channel is a must-download. They have a licensing deal with several major production studios, so you can except to see a lot of titles that you recognize. In 2021, they acquired the entire content library from the short-lived streaming service Quibi (now rebranded as Roku Originals). Like Pluto TV, they also have an extensive selection of live TV channels for a variety of interests. Find the Roku Channel on any Roku device or on the Roku mobile app.
Owned by Fox, Tubi has over 250 content partners, including A&E, Paramount, NBCUniversal, Walt Disney, Sony and more! For a free streaming service, their library of on-demand content is quite impressive. They also have an ever-expanding selection of original programming, mostly focused on horror and thriller films and documentaries.
Formerly known as IMBd TV, Freevee is available via the Amazon Prime Video app or any Amazon Fire device. If you don’t have an Amazon Prime subscription, don’t worry! Freevee is completely free to enjoy without Amazon Prime. Although it has a robust library, the selection is mostly limited to older TV shows, such as Friday Night Lights, Mad Men, Lost and I Dream of Jeannie. Its movie library does include some licensed titles from Universal Pictures and a growing library of original content.
Although Crackle does not have an extensive selection, they do have some popular TV shows & movies and are always adding new content. They have a licensing partnership with several major content providers, including A&E, Hallmark, Disney, Warner Bros. and Sony Pictures. Crackle can be streamed on your computer on your phone, iPad and most smart TVs or streaming devices, using their app.
Sling TV is a cable-replacement streaming service with several paid subscription options, however they now offer Sling TV Free! All you need to do is sign up and download the app on your smart TV or Android device and start watching. Through Sling TV Free, you can stream certain live TV channels and a large library on-demand TV and movies.
Although YouTube does offer the ability to rent or buy movies, most people don’t know about their free movies! They offer several hundred movies to stream for free every month. Their content is constantly changing, so there’s always something new.
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