From Netflix to Amazon, there are so many ways to watch TV and movies online at the touch of a button. The problem is that many of these streaming services require subscriptions, and the cost can quickly add up.
We’ve put together a list of our favourite free streaming sites so you can cut out the subscriptions and just enjoy some great TV and movies.
YouTube is full of great content, including many TV shows and clips, and is particularly good for finding very old TV programmes. As well as all the cat videos, you can also rent movies, so you can watch the latest releases without having to pay a subscription.
Streaming BBC shows from iPlayer mostly qualifies as free, though you will need a TV license. If you have one, you’ll have access to lots of great content, including any movies that are shown on BBC channels. Most content is available for at least a week or more, so you can catch up on your favourite shows at your leisure.
Channel 4’s streaming service is great for TV box sets, with lots of great series available for watching whenever you want. There are recent shows as well as classic series, usually permanently available on the site, though the selection does change from time to time. All 4’s content does feature ad breaks during streaming though, which is what allows them to have their content available for longer.
This site, owned by Sony, streams lots of TV and films for free. There are many recent movie releases as well as a good variety of box sets, and it’s all available without subscription. Like All 4, this means you will have to put up with ad breaks interrupting your viewing.
If classic films and TV is your thing, you’ll find lots of free goodies on archive.org. This non-profit website has many old films to enjoy for free, as well as TV shows, animation, and documentaries.