Five ways to stream movies and TV online for free

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At a time when paid entertainment streaming services are all the rage, finding free, legal ways to enjoy a movie or television show online can be a task. Unless you know where to go, of course.

Here are five ways to watch movies and TV shows online for free!

1. Vimeo
If you’re into indie art, this is your one-stop shop. After YouTube, Vimeo is next in line when it comes to size and popularity. It hosts thousands of independent filmmakers, who are looking for an audience with whom to share their award-winning filmic projects. And being mobile-friendly with an HD-capable upload service, you’ll have the flexibility to watch high quality video wherever you go.

Wondering where to start? Vimeo’s Staff Picks is full of gems that range from drama, documentary, sci-fi and more!

2. SBS on Demand
By now, this well-loved streaming service from SBS needs no introduction – but it certainly rates a mention for quality and quantity!

With free access to SBS’s programs, popular movies and live events, watching your favourite Hollywood movie (or discovering a new underground film or TV show) has never been easier. All you need is to set up an account and you’re off.

3. ABC iView
Missed the latest episode of your favourite ABC TV show? iView is the ABC’s free online media player, allowing you to stream TV shows directly to your computer – for free! You’ll be able to watch the more recent two or three episodes of currently-airing shows, as well as full seasons of many older shows in the archive.

4. Classic Cinema Online
Old Hollywood cinema buffs are going to drool over this one. As if the name doesn’t give it away immediately, Classic Cinema Online features films from the Golden Age of Hollywood, the era of black-and-white, and of artistically-painted movie posters. The deeper you dig, the more gold you’ll find: classics such as Gregory Peck’s Moby Dick and the original Lone Ranger.

5. Sony Crackle
There’s no shortage of entertainment here. Owned by Sony, Sony Crackle is a great free streaming service for those who don’t want to sign up for a paid one, such as Netflix or Stan. There are hundreds of high-quality movies and TV shows to choose from in the genres of comedy, drama, old horror and more. You’ll find everything, from classics like Gattaca and The Revenge of Frankenstein, to newer Hollywood flicks, like You Don’t Mess with the Zohan. There are also lots of TV shows, from Ripley’s Believe it or Not and The Jeffersons, to Days of our Lives.

Where’s your favourite place to watch free online movies and TV?

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    I occasionally use Kanopy to watch free movies. Not a large choice but they do change some of the movies monthly. Also, you will need to be a member of a library, this should be free too, as you use your library membership number to sign in.

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    Not a fan of streaming via computer. An option for people who do not have access to a computer is to be a member of the library and you can borrow free DVDS. Libraries have an array or you can request a DVD if they have it.

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      That is exactly what I do KB, I order them and even if they have not got them in yet you can put it on the purchase request list. I get to see all the movies that are released in cinemas for free, just have to be patient to wait for them.

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    I can watch all Australian channels shows & live stream anywhere in the world using my VPN. Also use my sons Netflix account to watch shows & movies so for me it’s also free.
    YouTube is also free to view with a lot of content including movies, Vloggs of places I want to travel etc.
    So many options all free

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    You can down movies for free using BitTorrent by obtaining torrent files from TPB or YTS. You end up with mp4 or mkv files you can watch over and over again from an external hard drive.

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    It is not free, you still have to pay for your data, I have limited data so cannot do streaming, and don’t have the time to watch anyway. I prefer a dvd borrowed from the library.


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