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The 2017 Ultimate Guide to Free Movies & TV Shows (Updated October 2017)

Want to watch a ton of great movies and TV shows but don’t want to pay? We got you covered with a great list of ways you can watch movies and TV shows 100% free!

This is a list of the best 100% free services and the best services with a free trial. Hopefully it helps you find something new to enjoy.

Here are the top 10 free ad-supported ways to watch movies and TV shows:

Tubi TVRoku Fire TVApple TVAndroid TV

CrackleRoku Fire TVApple TVAndroid TV

Pluto TVRoku Fire TVApple TVAndroid TV

PBS KidsRoku Fire TV – Android TV

PBSRoku Fire TVApple TVAndroid TV

The CWRoku Fire TV – Apple TV – Android TV

The Roku Channel – Roku

VuduRoku Android TV

TwitterFire TVApple TVAndroid TV

SciFi StationRoku

PopcornFlixRoku – Fire TV

Your Local Library:

Services like hoopla digital teams up with local libraries to offer free streaming for members of more than 1,600 public library systems across North America. Public libraries are a great resource for cord cutters—not only for free DVD rentals but now also for streaming.

Want some more FREE movies and TV shows? Many services offer a free trial. These free trials can range from 5 to 30 days and allow you to binge. My suggestion is to sign up for one at a time and give them a try. You never know, you may find a free new service.

Sling TV: 7 days (Live TV)

PlayStation Vue: 5 days (Live TV)

Fubo TV: 7 days (Live TV)

Netflix: 30 days (Movies and TV shows)

Hulu: 30 days (Movies and TV shows)

Amazon Prime Video: 30 days (Movies and TV shows)

CuriosityStream: 7 days (Documentaries & Educational)

PureFlix: 30 days (Family-friendly Movies & TV shows)

Sundance Now: 7 days (Independent movies)

Shudder: 7 days (Horror movies)

HBO NOW: 30 days (Movies & TV shows)

Showtime Anytime: 30 day (Movies & TV shows)

DIRECTV NOW: 7 days (Live TV)

One More Option

If you have Amazon Prime, make sure to check out Amazon Channels. As a Prime Member, they have a ton of great additional services you can add. They all offer free trials from 7 to 30 days in length and even include big names such as HBO, Showtime, and Dove Family Films.

Have a free service you want to add? Post it in the comments but please remember only legal services. Promoting piracy will get your comment removed and may result in the loss of commenting rights.

How to know if it is piracy? If it sounds too good to be true…

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3 Responses to The 2017 Ultimate Guide to Free Movies & TV Shows (Updated October 2017)

  1. Malignar October 28, 2017 at 8:52 am #

    Tubi has a pretty impressive library of movies for free. Definitely worth the add on my Roku.

  2. TV Barrington October 28, 2017 at 9:45 am #

    Using the CW as one example, a lot of network and cable channels should stop trying to figure out ways to charge to view their present and past TV content. Many of these network and cable channels should strongly consider offering free viewership. Not only could it help drum new fans of existing shows, but present a library of their past shows and series (cancelled or ended). As an advantage for being able to watch for free and catch up on any shows that I may have missed, I would be fine with limited commercials

  3. Craig W October 28, 2017 at 10:17 am #

    I’ve been hooked on the Roku Channel lately. No commercials at the start of a movie gives it the feel of a pay service plus the limited commercial breaks are not too long. Try it you’ll like it.