20 Streaming Services for Movies & TV Shows to Try for FREE!
1. Sling TV (No Credit Card)
For a limited time only, Sling TV is offering Free live channels like FX Movie, Nat Geo Wild, Hallmark shows and movies. No credit card required. The Free Trial periods have been changing. It was 14-days, and now it says 7-days. It may change again. Popular titles include FRIENDS, Keeping up with the Kardashians, Mission Impossible, Terminator Genisys, Good Morning America and more. If you wish to subscribe, plans start at $20 a month
- Click here to Sling TV
- Click “Get FREE TV Now” and follow the steps to create an account.
- Download Sling TV on Smart TVs, Roku, Amazon Fire, or Android devices, or watch from your browser here
2. Roku Channel (FREE. No Credit Card)
Roku Channel offers Free streaming of a large selection of TV Shows and Movies. Best part? They don’t require a Credit Card. You don’t even need to be signed in to watch (Just hit play from any web browser)! Titles like The Sopranos, Barry, The LEGO Movie 2, and tons more. They are also offering several LIVE TV channels for Free. Click here to browse all the shows, movies and live TV.
Additionally, Roku Channel offers Premium Subscriptions to paid premium channels such as HBO, Showtime, Epix, Lifetime Movie Club. Plus, Free trials are offered on each of these channels. Between 7-days to 30-days, depending on the channel. You can only view entertainment from your Premium Subscriptions on Roku devices, at TheRokuChannel.com, and on the Roku mobile app. Click here to see the whole list of trials.
3. HBO (Free Content During COVID-19)
During the Coronavirus lockdown months, HBO is offering some of their classic shows and movies for FREE without a Subscription for the month of April (possibly even extending beyond that)! Details on this offering here.
You can get a 7-day trial subscription to watch more current series and movies with HBO Now. Watch for free for 7 days, after that it is $14.99 a month. Includes titles like Games of Thrones, Fantastic Beats, Sex and the City, A Star is Born, Pokemon Detective Pikachu, and more.
- Click here to HBO Now and choose ‘Start Your Free Trial’
- Create an account and enter credit card information
- Alternative: Get 7 Days Free via Amazon
4. NBC Peacock (Free. Live 4/15)
NBC is launching their new streaming service called Peacock, where you can enjoy NBC hit shows completely Free. Popular NBC shows such as Saturday Night Live, Hollywood Medium, Million Dollar Listing, Law & Order, Parenthood, Will & Grace. Plus live sports coverage – including the Tokyo Olympics. Free content also includes big name classic movies such as Schindler’s List, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Lost in Translation. Kids content such as Shrek, How to Train Your Dragon, Curious George. The service is scheduled to launch on April 15th, 2020.
Since this article was created before April 15th, I’m sure that Peacock will be available on all the popular streaming platforms. Excited to check it out.
5. Prime Video (Free with Prime)
Try Amazon Prime free for 30 days and enjoy Free shipping on all orders as well as their Prime Video library. This library includes popular movies, TV shows, channels, and exclusive Amazon Originals. Amazon Prime is $12.99 a month or $119 a year.
6. XUMO TV (FREE. No Credit Card)
XUMO TV offers 160 Channels completely Free. The service is ad supported and doesn’t require a credit card. You can watch it right from your web browser and channel surf. You can learn more about XUMO here. Channels in many categories: news, entertainment, sports, music, kids, lifestyle (food & travel).
You can watch from any streaming device (and web): Smart TVs, iPhones, Roku, Android. The actual channels and lineups vary depending on where you are watching from. Worth checking out!
7. IMDb TV (FREE. No Credit Card)
IMDb TV is a Free Streaming Service to watch full-length Movies, TV Shows, and Exclusive Content. It doesn’t require a credit card or subscription. You can watch IMDb from any web browser at imdb.com, mobile app from your smart phone, smart TV or from any Fire TV devices. To learn more about IMDb TV, see their FAQ here.
- Click here to go to IMDb TV
- Click on “Sign In” to create a Free account
8. Free YouTube Movies
In addition to YouTube TV, you can find a selection of full-length movies on YouTube Movies for Free. These are legal movies on the YouTube Movies channel that is Free, supported with ads. You also have the option to rent or buy movies that aren’t free.
- Click here to browse a list of all Free Movies and Shows
- For a selection of all Movies available, including ones you can rent or buy, go here.
9. Tubi TV (FREE. No Credit Card)
Watch thousands of hit movies and TV series for free with Tubi TV, no credit cards required. Includes titles like Hell’s Kitchen, The Bachelor, TMNT, Failure to Launch, and more. Tubi is ad supported.
- Watch Tubi here or download it on Chrome cast, Roku, Amazon, PS 3 or 4, Xbox One, or Android devices
10. Crackle (FREE. No Credit Card)
Crackle is offering uncut and unedited movies for free from your favorite genres like action, sci-fi, crime, and comedy. TV shows include Hell’s Kitchen, Just Shoot Me, Roseanne and more.
11. Pluto TV (FREE. No Credit Card)
Pluto TV offers over 200+ free channels, including Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, ET live, news channels, Spanish channels and more.
- Watch it here or download Pluto TV on Chromecast, Roku, Amazon, or Android devices.
12. Popcornflix (Free. No Credit Card)
Popcornflix is a completely Free ad-supported service offering legal streaming of feature-length movies. No credit cards or signups needed! Browse around for a movie you want to watch and hit play! You can watch movies directly from a web browser or use any of the streaming platforms: Roku, Xbox, Mobile Devices (iOS and Android), Amazon Fire. You can watch Joaquin Phoenix’s I’m Still Here on Popcornflix. Sweet!
13. FilmRise (FREE. No Credit Card)
FilmRise is another Free streaming service that doesn’t require a credit card. They have a selection of classic Movies and hit TV Shows, spanning all genres, absolutely free with no subscriptions. Titles such as: Memento, Monster, Hell’s Kitchen, Roseanne, 3rd Rock from the Sun.
FilmRise content can be watched from Roku, Fire TV, Mobile phones (iPhone and Android), Xbox, YouTube and Facebook Watch. For more info on how to watch Filmrise, go here.
14. PBS (Free Shows. No Credit Card)
You can stream more than 4,000 PBS shows and documentaries on demand from PBS Video App for Free – no credit cards needed. Just straight up good content! Popular PBS shows like NOVA (science and engineering), Nature, Documentaries by Ken Burns, and Masterpiece. Browse all shows here.
You can set up PBS Video on all the popular streaming platforms: Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, iOS, Android and from any web browser.
15. HappyKids.tv (Free)
Got kids between the ages of 0 to 10? HappyKids.tv offers age appropriate entertainment and educational videos for kids: music, rhymes, stories, movies, shows of popular characters. All completely Free! Plus ad free on mobile app. Popular Characters such as Barbie, Garfield, Lego Ninjago, Shaun the Sheep, My Little Pony, Minions, Super Mario Brothers, Inspector Gadget, Care Bears and more. Content are sorted by the child’s age group. They also have a ton of Kids and Family Movies (Note to Self: Great idea for movie night).
You can access HappyKids.tv from any of the streaming platforms. Just install the app or add the channel on your streaming platform of choice: Roku, Apple TV, FireTV, iOS, Android and Smart TVs.
16. Vudu (FREE. No Credit Card)
Vudu offers thousands of titles for free plus some paid premium content. No Subscription required and no credit cards needed. You also have the option to rent or buy the latest movies and TV shows. Free titles include Magic Mike XXL, Eat Pray Love, Lethal Weapon and more.
- Click here to Vudu
- Click on Free from the menu at the top to browse all the Free Content
- Create a new account to start watching
17. Kanopy (FREE with Library Card)
Streaming movies with your public library card or university login at Kanopy. Enjoy popular movies, documentaries, foreign films and more.
- Go here, click ‘Get Started’ and enter your public library card number or student or professor login (available in participating libraries, colleges, and universities)
18. Hoopla (FREE with Library Card)
Similar to Kanopy, Hoopla allows you to watch movies and TV Shows from their Digital Library with a library card. Additionally, you can also “borrow” audiobooks and ebooks. You can enjoy these digital media content from your computer, tablet or phone – even on your smart TV. Available on all the streaming platforms.
- Go here to Hoopla
- Click on Get Started Today
19. SnagFilms (FREE. No Credit Card)
SnagFilm offers a library of 5,000 indie films and documentaries. It’s ad-supported and completely free.
- Go here to SnagFilms
- Browse around and play right in your browser. Or install their free app on your iPhone, iPad, Android, or Smart TV devices.
20. VidAngel is Free until April 30th
VidAngel is now free through April 30th and doesn’t require credit card. Just “agree to practice social distancing” and you can start streaming! VidAngel is a family-friendly streaming service that allows viewers to filter what they and their kids watch and skip unacceptable scenes. After your free trial, the service costs $9.99 a month.
- Click here to start your free trial
- Click ‘Got it’ and create an account
- Sign in and watch the latest shows and movies