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Top 20 Free Streaming TV Apps to Watch Movies & TV Shows

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With a huge variety of movie and TV streaming apps available out there, it is quite difficult to make a smart choice. You need to consider so many variables. Some apps are not compatible with some of the devices. The quality of streaming is also mainly dependent on your internet speed connection.


Here are top 20 best movie and TV streaming apps.

1. Netflix

Topping the list is Netflix. It is, undoubtedly, one of the premium subscription services helping you to stream your favourite TV episodes and movies on your smartphone (both android and iPhone). In order to enjoy Netflix original series such as Arrested Development, House of Cards, and Orange is the New Black, you need to sign up for a Netflix membership.

You get to browse through your favourite TV shows as well such as Dexter, New Girl, Weeds, and Mad Men. You also get to choose from different movie categories such as Comedy, Horror, Drama, Romance, and Action & Adventure.

2. Viggle

The best thing about this app is that you get to earn rewards while you watch your favourite movie or a TV show. So, the time you spend watching TV programs and movies on your smartphone will not be considered as wasting time, in fact earning time. All you need is to check your TV programs with Viggle and you get an opportunity to earn reward points on some of the leading brands. Viggle, automatically, identifies the TV shows you are frequently watching and will offer the reward points.

3. SeriesGuide Show Manager

Using this app, you can track the episodes of all your favourite TV shows. With the help of this app, you also get to check the updates of the TV shows you love and the next due to air on the channels. The upcoming episodes along with its name, number, and time is also displayed by the app.

4. IMDB Movies & TV


This particular app needs no introduction and without a doubt one of the popular apps as well. IMDB (internet movie database) is known to have the world’s largest TV and movie titles along with your favourite celebrity content. When you have installed this app on your smartphone, you can easily watch movie trailers, access to the detailed information on the latest & old movie stories, actors, actresses, and directors. Using this app, you can easily read reviews of the movies and TV shows.

5. Crackle

This app allows you to watch your favourite movies and TV shows absolutely free anywhere and anytime on your smartphone (iPhone and Android). Unlike other apps, there is no need to sign up for watching uncut movies and full TV series shows. So, go ahead and recharge yourself with your favourite action, comedy, and drama entertainment.

6. Hulu

Hulu is one of the best apps to watch both movies and TV shows. You get to watch TV shows, current episodes, and full seasons of all the popular series on demand. All you need is to download this app on your smartphone to enjoy the best of kid shows, movies, family films, cartoon shows, etc. You get to watch the latest episodes of some of the popular TV shows – PowerPuff Girls, Nashville Bones, and Empire.

7. Showbox

Showbox is one of the popular apps for streaming TV shows and movies on your smartphone for free. With the help of this app, you get to watch the latest movies in varied formats. Moreover, this app also facilitates you to download latest movies on your smartphone.

8. Popcorn Time


Being a popular app, you can download and watch your favourite movies and TV shows in Xbox, personal computer, and smartphones. You get to enjoy your favourite movies in HD quality, therefore enhancing your movie watching experience without paying anything. You don’t need to sign-up and there is no subscription involved. All you need is to download the app and you can watch your favourite TV shows and movies while enjoying the comfort of your home.

9. Tubi TV

Downloading Tubi TV will empower you to watch your favourite television shows and latest movies while you are on the go, most importantly in HD quality. Yes, you will come across commercials, but fewer than the cable. New movies and TV shows are added every week, so there is no dearth of entertainment on the go. Whether your favourite genre is action, drama, horror, or romance, Tubi TV has it all. So, what are you waiting for, grab your popcorn and make the most of your weekend?

10. Viewester

With Viewster, now you can watch your favourite TV shows, movies, and Anime directly on your smartphone. With a wide selection of animated shows, sci-fi movies, geek documentaries, and gaming series, this app is a must-have. It comes with a long list of features, some of the main ones are – HD Anime, no sign-up required, add series and videos to watch later, newsfeed style homepage, and personalise your newsfeed.

11. Google Play TV and Movies

When it comes to TV and movie streaming, it is not easy to overlook the main resource that everyone has access to – Google Play Store. You can even rent or buy both TV shows and movies through Google Play Store, you can also play them using Google Play TV and Movies app.

12. Rewinder


Rewinder is a great app that has a vast collection of public domain content. This app is known to have the largest library of free movies such as The Man Who Knew Too Much, The 39 Steps, and various others. In addition to a vast movie collection, there are various short documentaries from 1940’s and ‘50s and the latest ones as well. No other app has managed to pack in the type of collection Rewinder offers, so go on download today.

13. SnagFilms

With SnagFilms, you get to stream a huge collection of more than 5,000 movies, TV shows, and documentaries. You can make a choice from adventure films to humorous movies and critically acclaimed documentaries. You get to enjoy the best of TV shows and movies on your tablet, smartphone, and Android TV. Enjoy watching full-episode and full season TV shows, so whether you love cartoons, comedy shows, animated series, with SnagFilms has it all.

14. PlayView

Once you have downloaded PlayView on your smartphone, you get to enjoy movies and TV shows both English and Spanish languages. You can also choose the quality of the streaming, organising stream by popularity and genre. PlayView app also facilitates streaming to your TV through Chromecast as well as relaying your streams to other DLNA devices.

15. Terrarium TV

Enjoy watching, streaming, and downloading TV shows and movies with a simple click or tap. You will find almost any TV show or movie and you don’t have to pay for that. You can download them on your smartphone or you have the provision of watching them online as well. Two main highlights of this app are that it has the best picture quality and it is user-friendly.

16. Cinema Box

If you want to enjoy a great collection of HD movies and TV shows, cartoons, anime series, latest music videos on your smartphone, then you need to download Cinema Box on your smartphone. The catch here is that you don’t need to make any payment and there is also no subscription involved, absolutely free. You can download this app on both Android or iOS. The app is user-friendly and it gets updated with fresh content regularly.

17. MegaBox HD


Don’t go by the look of the app as it is not a good looking app but when it comes to functioning, it easily gives competition to even the strongest contender on this list. This app lets you stream HD movies and TV shows on your smartphone. The app is easy to navigate and browsing is also hassle-free. You can enjoy your favourite TV programs and movies in qualities between 360p to 1080p. With its ChromeCast integration, you can also watch your favourite media on the big screen as well.

18. Yidio

If you are looking to enjoy the best TV shows and latest movies on your smartphone, then make sure you have downloaded Yidio on your smartphone. Yidio has a huge database of over a million programs from numerous video streaming providers. It is known to offer clean and intuitive user interface. The home screen offers the trending &latest shows with separate tabs for movies and TV programs.

19. Viki

If you want to be entertained with an extensive variety of movies and TV shows from Thailand, China, Taiwan, Korea, and Japan, all you need to download Viki. The best part is that all your favourite media is translated into over 100 different languages. This app successfully breaks the barrier between the great entertainment and its fans, no matter where they are.

20. Flipps TV

If you are looking for that one app that will let you watch the latest news, movies, TV shows, video clips then there is no better option than Flipps TV. You get to choose from more than 100 specially created channels in categories such as Sports, Entertainment, News, Music, Lifestyle, and Movies.The best thing about this app is that it turns your phone into a remote, so you get to make adjustments in the volume and control playback using touchscreen gestures.

Author: Sophia Jones

Sophia is a writer by profession. She has a knack for coming up with novel ideas. She currently writes for Fixithere. She contributes ideas for latest technology and many more. She has also worked for scores of magazines, writing exciting content on various topics.

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