There are different options to access audiovisual content at a free live streaming service provider. Some platforms have advertising to finance this free option for the user. There are also cases where the material does not have copyright made available. Either because it is in the public domain or the author has assigned his rights.
In some cases, the platforms have material that can be accessed only from some countries. It should remember that one way to access content that is limited to certain regions is to install a VPN service.
1. Internet Archive
It has public domain content (Internet Archive capture).
Internet Archive free live streaming service provider that has over 3 million videos. It has movies, series, and content, in general, that is in the public domain. As the name implies, it is a large digital file. In addition to audiovisual content, it has millions of books and thousands of software programs. It is a truly digital library to consult and explore with time and without cost.
Within YouTube, there are public domain movies and also a subscription service to access paid content (YouTube Capture).
Within the site, you can search for movies that go into the public domain, as it called when the copyright expires. You can search for this content by typing in the YouTube search engine “public domain movies.” You can also go directly to specialized channels that have this type of material, as with The Paramount Vault.
In the case of public domain movies, any YouTube user can upload such content to their channel as long as they comply with the community guidelines. And indeed the copyright on such a film has expired.
The platform also has a paid version called YouTube Movies or YouTube Movies, where you can buy or rent full movies. On the other hand, YouTube Premium members have access to YouTube Originals (which offers series and films), as part of their paid membership.
There are a variety of documentaries and movies (Vimeo capture).
In Vimeo, you can see a large number of high-quality shorts and feature films. They are mostly independent productions, although some more commercial titles can also found. It also has an on-demand section that allows access, paying a sum of money, to a greater variety of movies and TV movies.
The service has trailers and some content to watch in streaming (IMDb capture)
It is a free streaming service available exclusively in the United States. To view the content offer, connect to the IMDb site using a laptop or computer or using Amazon Fire TV devices.
5. Roku Channel
The platform allows access to movie titles, series, and programs through its channel and others, such as Sony Crackle or Popcornflix. To access, without cost, you have to create an account on the portal, and you do not need to have a Roku stick device. In the case of Argentina, the service is available for channels such as Qubit TV and Acorn TV, among others.
It has a wide variety of movies and TV shows (Tubi Capture).
Tubi has a wide variety of movies and TV series. The service, like many other platforms, is financed with advertising, whereby commercials broadcast during the videos.
The site allows you to watch Argentine movies at no cost (Captura de Cine.Ar).
It is an Argentine video on demand platform of INCAA and ARSAT, which allows you to see, from different parts of the world from your mobile or computer, national content: series, movies, shorts, and documentaries at no cost.
A digital library with movies and documentaries (Kanopy)
Kanopy is a digital library service available to several libraries in the United States and universities around the world. For free access to function, it is necessary to verify if the library is associated with this service, entering the website.
9. Open Culture
It offers access to more than a thousand films where Hitchcock or Stanley Kubrick cinema classics stand out, among others. Also, it has digital books and audios. It is very similar to the service offered by the Internet Archive.