Last updated: January 27, 2023
The era of streaming is upon us. In moving from cinema and cable TV to the internet, a handful of pay-per-view movie streaming apps, such as Netflix and Hulu, have become extremely popular.
However, there are many free movie apps that will allow you to watch and download movies. All for free and legally. So, without further ado, here are the best free movie streaming apps.
Popcornflix is a free movie app that offers a large collection of movies. The app presents you with a large catalog of free movies, sorted by categories.
Popcornflix also has exclusive content, called Popcornflix Originals. The movies are of good quality and the streaming works smoothly. Popcornflix will also let you stream TV shows for free.
Download: Popcornflix on Android | iOS | Xbox One | Amazon Kindle Fire
Plex is a free movie app that works on almost all multimedia devices.
In addition to offering free movies and TV shows, you can also stream web shows, news, and podcasts.
The only obvious downside to Plex is the mandatory account linking before you can start streaming. Plex has a very basic search engine, so you need to try out different titles to see what you like.
To help encourage exploration, this free movie app also remembers where you left off on multiple titles, so you can easily keep watching.
Download: Plex on Android | iOS | Roku | Amazon Kindle Fire | Xbox One
Yidio is a very handy source for finding movies. This free movie app comes with a twist: most of its free movies are not on the app itself. Yidio will show you many other free movie apps that you can use to watch movies online for free.
The catalog is huge, given that Yidio bundles content from many other free movie apps. The only problem is that there are a lot of paid movies and subscription movie apps listed. However, Yidio lets you manage movies very efficiently, which means that with a few tweaks, you can find thousands of free movies.
Download: Yidio on Android | iOS | Amazon Kindle Fire
Sony Pictures is a big name in the film industry and when it comes to watching free movies online, Sony Crackle lives up to its reputation. Sony Crackle has one of the best free movie collections out there, with a mix of old classics and new blockbuster movies.
The video player works smoothly and is easy to use. Free movies are ad-supported, so you have to watch a few ads. However, the ads are not overly intrusive and seem like a reasonable price to pay for the type of content that Sony Crackle provides. Crackle also lets you watch TV shows for free.
Download: Sony Crackle on Android | iOS | Xbox One | Windows | Amazon Kindle Fire
Pluto TV is one of the most feature-rich free movie apps on this list. It has a simple user interface despite having a lot of features. When you open the app, you're greeted by Pluto's free TV channels, with a dedicated tab for free movies and TV shows.
There are also live channels where you can watch free movies while playing them, as well as a range of other free TV channels with a variety of other content. The movie player is nice and clean, with subtitles fr available for most free movies. You can log in to customize Pluto TV according to your needs.
Download: Pluto TV on Android | iOS | Windows / Xbox One | Amazon Kindle Fire
Vudu has a large collection of ad-supported free movies. Its catalog is one of the richest and new films are added regularly. You can choose to watch free movies in your choice of preferred quality.
Vudu lets you browse its catalog immediately, but you have to log in to watch movies. Although Vudu focuses on their rentals, you can select the "Free" tab to view the collection of free movies.
Download: Seen on Android | iOS | Xbox One / Windows