What are the best apps for free TV?

asked by Freda Bradley
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    #1Sony Crackle

    Sony Crackle

    Sony Crackle is an over-the-top service of Sony Pictures Entertainment. It offers movies, TV series, and original content. It's available in 21 countries and accessible on devices like smartphones, smart TVs, computers, and gaming consoles.

    Websites

    Free

    Keith Jordan
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "Crackle is a nice app to search for new tv shows to watch. I use it to find some programming that I may find interesting and I would spend an afternoon or evening watching the show. Finding shows are easy to do and searching through different genres are also easy. The images are all big and easy to identify. "
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    #2Tubi TV

    Tubi TV

    Tubi TV is an entertainment web application that lets you watch popular movies and TV series. You can stream content in full HD and watch videos on your smart device. The service is free but it is ad-supported.

    Websites

    Free

    Bruce Douglas
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "As usual I was playing around with my smartphone looking for something to entertain me. I stumbled upon Tubi TV and it was a great find at the Google Play store. This app is a great resource to download HD movies and current TV shows from places like Hulu and Netflix. The movies are easy to watch in HD and stream without a problem. Two thumbs up! "
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    #3TVPlayer

    TVPlayer

    TVPlayer is an app that allows you to stream free content from more than 65 Live TV channels on your device. You can also access 29 premium channels with the paid version.

    Apps

    Web, iOS, Android

    Free- Varies by plan

    Rachel Keller
    Written on November 7, 2017
    "TVPlayer is merely okay. It is not reliable, at least not on the free version. When it does work, it is good and there is little to no buffering."
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    #4Kodi

    Kodi
    Kodi is a free and open-source media player that allows users to easily access digital media all through a user-friendly package. This is an open source and free-to-use player that is customizable and it runs on a wide variety of devices.
    Software

    Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, Linux

    Free

    Patrick Gray
    Written on June 1, 2018
    "I needed some software for my HTPC and Kodi fit the bill quite nicely. I haven't had any issues setting it up. I was able to customize it for my situation and can play hours of media content and organize everything in a way that suits my needs."
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    #5Pluto TV

    Pluto TV

    Pluto TV offers you more than 100 TV channels for free. There's no month quotes, contracts or fees. You can see movies, TV shows, events and more in your favorite electronic devices.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    Yolanda Escobar
    Written on June 8, 2018
    "Loving this app as it has dozens of movie, sports, and news channels, as well as some highly curated stream content It also has obtained movie and TV series from studios such as Paramount, Warner Bros., and more. What i dont like with it is that there is too much ads on it i literally have to watch a few minutes of ads every time i have to watch a show or movie. but all in all, this is good. "
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    Free Trial

    #6Viki

    Viki

    Viki is a streaming service that offers access to a full catalog of Korean, Chinese, Taiwanese and Japanese dramas and various TV shows. All the movies and shows come with subtitles in different languages depending on your preference.

    Websites

    $4.17- 1 month

    Angela Huang
    Written on June 8, 2018
    "I am a big fan of Asian series due to this app I am able to catch up on my favorite Asian TV series which also includes english subtitles, that are also available in other languages....  "
  4. 9

    #7PBS KIDS Video

    PBS KIDS Video

    In this app, kids will find videos of their favorite shows to watch them whenever they want! Parents will know what are their children's favorite shows by looking at the app's history, and thhe app will automatically update new videos every Friday.



    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

    Ann Watkins
    Written on June 8, 2018
    "Kids need to watch TV too from time to time. Thanks to PBS I was able to let my kids watch educational and enriching content. Not just that, it is also has a child-friendly interface that makes it easy for the kids to use it. My daughter always asks permission from me when she wants to watch from this app. "
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    #8SnagFilms

    SnagFilms

    SnagFilms is a website where users can watch and download various movies and television series online such as drama, animation, action, comedy, thriller, romance, war, mystery, crime, and so on.

    Websites

    Free

    Huang Wan
    Written on June 8, 2018
    "I can vouch for SnagFilms that this website is safe and legit to watch movies and TV shows for free. The downside though is its library is only composed of more than 2,000 content which comes from submitted films and documentaries, as well as old films. Well, nothing is wrong with that but what if I want to watch the latest ones eh. "
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    #9Flipps

    Flipps
    Flipps is a free app for Android and iOS devices where you can watch movies and YouTube videos, and it also keeps you informed of the latest breaking news. Tons of partnership content for live streaming and catalog on demand.  It requires a compatible television to play the media from your phone.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Juan Uribe
    Written on June 8, 2018
    "this is full on independent wrestling content but quite few on TV shows and movies but i am definitely liking the internet archive section."
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    #10YouTube

    YouTube

    YouTube is an online video sharing and streaming website that enables content creators to share their work across the platform's large user base and network. It's also available as an app for Android and iOS mobile devices. 

    Websites

    Free

    Marilyn Berry
    Written on June 8, 2018
    "Youtube provides a whole lot variety of contents from entertainment, news and music videos. "

Summary

Best What are the best apps for free TV
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Sony Crackle Websites 24 Free
2Tubi TVWebsites 19 Free
3TVPlayerApps 17 Free
4KodiSoftware 14 Free
5Pluto TVApps 12 Free
6VikiWebsites 9 Paid
7PBS KIDS VideoApps 9 Free
8SnagFilmsWebsites 6 Free
9FlippsApps 4 Free
10YouTubeWebsites 1 Free
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