There was a time when the Apple TV lacked many of the most popular cord cutting apps. Not that long ago the Apple TV did not even have a live TV streaming service like Sling TV or PlayStation Vue. Over the last three years, Apple has quickly been adding new apps making the Apple TV a great service for cord cutters.
Now the Apple TV has so many apps it can be hard to find great cord cutting apps. Today, we are going to look at 100% free apps that are perfect for cord cutters.
(Note: These are in no particular order.)
#1 Pluto TV
Pluto TV has a massive catalog of movies and TV shows both live and on-demand. Pluto TV is now owned by Viacom, who recently added MTV, Comedy Central, Spike, and content from CNN to name a few.
You can add Pluto TV to your Apple TV HERE.
Tubi offers thousands of movies and TV shows from studios like Paramount, Lionsgate, and MGM.
You can add Tubi to your Apple TV HERE.
#3 CBS News
CBS News offers a 24/7 news feed from the CBS news team. You will also find 24/7 sports news from CBS Sports HQ, and 24/7 celebrity news from ETC all streaming for free in the CBS News app.
Not what you are looking for? We highly suggest you have some type of news app on your Apple TV for when there is major breaking news.
You can add CBS News to your Apple TV HERE.
You likely think of Vudu as a place to buy or rent movies and TV shows. Vudu also offers thousands of movies and TV shows for free with ads.
You can add Vudu to your Apple TV HERE.
#5 The CW
The CW is one of the most cord cutting friendly services available. With The CW app you can watch CW shows the next day for free with ads.
You can add The CW to your Apple TV HERE.
#6 Local News
It is likely that at least one if not more of your local TV stations offers a free app on the Apple TV. Often you can get a live feed of your local news plus on-demand news videos for free on your Apple TV.
Search Apple TV’s app store for your local TV station’s call letters to see if they have an app.
#7 Sony Crackle
Sony Crackle offers a huge catalog of movies and TV shows including original programming exclusive to Sony Crackle.
Popcornflix offers a huge catalog of movies and TV shows. Why add Popcornflix if you already have a similar app? Popcornflix offers movies and TV shows that you won’t find on other free apps.
You can add Popcornflix to your Apple TV HERE.
In the past Plex was best known for being a media center to play videos you already owned. Now Plex offers a huge collection of free videos including news.
You can add Plex to your Apple TV HERE.
#10 Amazon Prime Video
When you hear of Amazon Prime Video you likely think of buying movies or TV shows. Recently Amazon launched the IMDb Freedrive service that offers a ton of movies and TV shows 100% free with ads. Deep down in the menus, you can find these free ad-supported movies on the Amazon Prime Video app.
You can add the Amazon Prime Video app to your Apple TV HERE.
Do you have an app you want to add to this list? Leave us a comment and let us know what free apps you recommend.
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