9 Free Live Streaming Video Services to Watch Movies and Series
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 available. Either because it is in the public domain or the author has assigned his rights.
The platforms sometimes 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 is a free live streaming service provider with 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 is 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 with 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 of 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).
On Vimeo, you can see many high-quality shorts and feature films. They are primarily independent productions, although some more commercial titles can also be 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.
4. IMDb TV
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, computer, or Amazon Fire TV device.
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 various movies and TV shows (Tubi Capture).
Tubi has a wide variety of movies and TV series. Like many other platforms, the service is financed with advertising, whereby commercials are 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. It allows you to see national content from different parts of the world from your mobile or computer: 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 worldwide in the United States and universities. Verifying if the library is associated with this service by entering the website is necessary for free access to the function.
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 audio. It is very similar to the service offered by the Internet Archive.
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