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Innovative streaming services are partnering with libraries & schools to offer movies for free. Here are the best services on offer.

Try these free streaming services and watch the hottest 2020 movies

The pandemic subjected many to despair & devastation but cautionary quarantining also made many of us out-of-our-minds bored. Leaving us grasping for more & more content, the abundance of new streaming services –  like Disney +, Apple TV +, and HBO Max – are absolutely no help in this regard. Deciding where & what to watch are near impossible but most importantly – choosing which of these countless streaming subscriptions are worth our hard-earned money is the hardest to figure out.

In the meantime, free streaming services are available to quench our thirst for entertainment. Some of these underdog streaming platforms offer a wide selection of movies & TV shows for the low price of nothing (free!). 

Nowadays, some innovative streaming services are partnering with libraries & schools to offer movies for free of cost. Lately, there’s been an effort to make the free content ad-free as well, a perk highly appreciated! 

Find your perfect fit from the list of free streaming services below:

Peacock

A product of NBC, Peacock offers an ever-changing selection of blockbuster movies. The basic version of the streaming service is free to anyone. Many of the NBC produced content can be found on Peacock like episodes of 30 Rock, SNL, The Rockford Files, and the Law & Order franchise.

Peacock originals and some big titles are unavailable in the free tier. But some binge-worthy movies available for free are Matt Damon’s Bourne Trilogy and The Dark Knight

Primetime TV viewers can opt for Peacock to find a similar experience to the streaming service Hulu in regards to complimentary titles and Peacock additionally includes many cable TV broadcasting shows to enjoy. 

Kanopy

Kanopy is a movie-centered streaming platform offering a large library of films from numerous genres – indie to world cinema to American classics. Top indie picks are Moonlight, Eighth Grade, Girlhood, Lady Bird, Timbuktu, and The Disaster Artist. Some classic movies include Solaris, The Italian Job, and His Girl Friday. Kanopy also includes a kids’ section to keep the little ones entertained. 

Kanopy can be accessed with a library card or university credentials since the streaming service is partnered with educational institutions. Using your affiliation with a neighboring library or university, you can create a Kanopy account easily. As soon as the account is created, you can start watching your favorite movies for zero dollars. 

Vudu

Even Walmart, one of the largest retail corporations in the United States, wanted its shot at the streaming game. Vudu, owned by Walmart, is a streaming platform that is basically a digital version of former video rental shops. So along with paid movie rentals, Vudu also offers quite a few movies for free to stream online. 

The Prestige, Thelma & Louise, Buried, and The Insider are some of the movies available on Vudu for free. However, Vudu includes ads for its free streaming service. 

To access Vudu, you can sign up on its website or use your Walmart account to register. The full selection of movies is available under the “free” tab.

Tubi

Tubi is an action fan’s wet dream. The streaming service is the place to go for action blockbusters like The Terminator, Top Five, and Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill. Content brought together from Hollywood bigshots like Paramount Pictures, MGM, Lionsgate, Warner Bros., and Universal Pictures, Tubi has it all. 

Tubi has an app and a browser version to stream movies on multiple devices like Xbox, tablets, smart TVs, and laptops. If you’re like us and need ads in between movies for quick snack & bathroom breaks, then Tubi is the streaming service for you.

IMDb TV

The go-to Internet Movie Database hasn’t backed down from joining the streaming scene either. But, of course, IMDb’s new service is not as surprising as some of the others on this list have been (we’re looking at you Vudu.) 

IMDb TV offers ad-supported streaming of evergreen movies like Eat Pray Love, Spotlight, Donnie Darko, and Memento while simultaneously working on releasing some of its own originals. 

On creating an IMDb TV account via the sign up on IMDb.com or using your Amazon credentials, binge-worthy TV shows like Schitt’s Creek, White Collar, and Desperate Housewives are available at your fingertips. 

What are you looking forward to watching on these free streaming services? Let us know in the comments!

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