Its all about the FREE TV apps.
As so many people decide to cut the cord with their cable subscription the reason to save the money keeps growing. Every time I look into whats new out there, I find another one or two free apps for TV.
Of course we all know about the paid ones. The subscriptions you pay for are just that. But you have choices as long as you have an internet connection.
Luckily, there are more options than ever for replacing your traditional cable setup. Many free streaming services have stepped up to offer access to content overlooked by subscription-based services.
Check out these free TV apps that will help you cut the cord but still let you enjoy your favorite TV shows.
Crackle is one of the best not just in free streaming but in streaming video in general. The free service has a variety of content, ranging from classics as well as the newer series. It also has hundreds of films from major studios.
Crackle’s library is pretty impressive. Crackle even has a handful of original series to its name. Best of all, Crackle works on nearly all mobile devices, streaming boxes, and smart TVs.
2. Tubi TV
Tubi TV features lots of foreign and independent productions. It also has deals with major studios like Paramount Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) and Lionsgate.
Their TV library is updated regularly, and the service adds new content every week. The Tubi TV app works on Android and iOS devices, Roku, Apple TV, Xbox, Samsung Smart TVs and Amazon Fire TV.
You can expect to watch a couple minutes of ads every ten minutes or so because the service is ad-supported. The experience is pretty similar to watching normal television.
3. Pluto TV
Pluto TV is a bit different, it offers channels much like a cable package. There are dozens of movie channels, sports channels and news.
Pluto TV is available on moset devices including iOS and Android devices, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Apple TVand Chromecast devices and Android TV.
Like Tubi TV, Pluto TV has advertisements.
Both live and on-demand news broadcasts can be streamed from over 275 local news affiliates in 160 markets. The broadcasts are available for up to 48 hours after they air.
Users can then select which news segments they want to watch from categories like sports, weather or entertainment. NewsON is compatible with iOS and Android phones and tablets, as well as Roku.
5. Funny Or Die
Funny or Die is the best streaming app for comedy programming. Founded in 2007 by comedy giants Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, it has since turned into a full on production house featuring original content from some of the biggest names in show business.
Content on the app must be streamed and cannot be downloaded.
6. PBS Kids
Kids need free streaming content, too. Luckily, PBS has a PBS Kids Video app that provides hundreds of hours of educational and enriching content just for the youngest members of any family. The app has a colorful, child-friendly interface, which makes it easy for kids to take control themselves.
Videos such as Sesame Street and Curious George are easy to find on this app.
Yes, YouTube. YouTube apps are compatible with just about every device out there that has a screen, and the service features videos to choose from on nearly any topic imaginable.
Most of those videos are not exactly premium content, but there are still plenty of full-length films, documentary series and curated channels that provide cost-free entertainment for the whole family.
With so many free streaming options out there, it’s easier than ever to cut the cord and save big. . Try them out and see which works best for you.
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