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9 Best Free Streaming Services

Give yourself a (price) break and check out these totally free streaming services today.

Subscription fatigue is going around this season, and we have the cure: nine of the best totally free streaming services. With the tens of thousands of hours of content available below, you could spend the entire summer in the air-conditioned bliss of home without spending a dime (minus A/C and internet costs). Start streaming for zero, zilch, and nada today.

Free and cheap streaming

Interested in other free and cheap streaming TV services? Read more about the services in this list, plus a couple more, in our Best Free and Cheap Streaming Services guide.

Paramount-owned Pluto TV features hundreds of looping channels loaded with TV shows and movies from MTV, SHOWTIME®, Comedy Central, Animal Planet, AMC, Investigation Discovery, and many others, all free (with ads, of course).

2. Tubi

Tubi (owned by FOX) features some live channels and looping content, but it’s really all about on-demand entertainment—over 50,000 hours of it. Tubi’s towering movie selection features titles from Paramount, Lionsgate, MGM, and 20th Century Fox.

3. Xumo

Xfinity’s Xumo is a free, ad-supported service that features nearly 200 looping channels of content, an on-demand library of TV shows and movies, and a smattering of live news and sports. Channels include NBC News, Funny or Die, TMZ, Billboard, and FOX Sports.

Live TV streaming service Sling TV’s offshoot Sling Free is similar to Pluto TV and Xumo, with ad-supported looping channels and an on-demand library of movies and TV shows (check out the perpetual Bob Ross Channel). Also, Sling Free requires no signup or login.

The Roku Channel isn’t just for Roku users; it can be accessed through Android and iOS devices, Amazon Fire TV devices, Samsung TVs, and web browsers. The service features over 150 channels of looping content, an on-demand section, and dozens of original series.

6. Crackle

Longtime on-demand streaming service Crackle, co-owned by Sony, features over 800 movies and TV shows, a decent mix of older blockbusters, cult flicks, and originals like StartUp, The Oath, and Rob Riggle’s Ski Master Academy.

7. The CW

The CW isn’t available on all cable, satellite, or live TV streaming services—but its shows are free to anyone. The CW app and website serve up current network series, like In the Dark and Superman & Lois, 24 hours or less after broadcast.

8. Freevee

Amazon Prime Video’s Freevee is a free service with thousands of TV episodes and movies, including releases you’ve actually heard of (like Deadpool and Dolittle). The ad-supported Freevee (formerly IMDb TV) also produces original series, like the new Bosch: Legacy spinoff.

9. Plex

Featuring thousands of movies and live TV loops of content, Plex also collects web series, podcasts, and music. The channels and content hubs are similar to those of Pluto TV and Xumo, but the on-demand movies section is an impressively eclectic blend of hits, classics, and obscurities.

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