What are the best apps to watch movies and TV wherever you want?

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    #1Netflix

    Netflix

    Netflix is a video-on-demand platform where you can watch movies and TV shows and start streaming from your Windows or Mac computer, smart devices such as smartphones and tablets as well as on your home gaming consoles.

    Streaming Services

    Varies by Plan

    Dennis Bradley
    Written on December 7, 2017
    "Netflix is one of the world's most popular online streaming services. Available on many devices, Netflix allows you to watch movies and TV shows at home or on the go. Its hugely popular shows and libraries have attracted many subscribers and keeps them coming back for more with new content added every month."
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    #2Vudu

    Vudu

    Vudu is an American company that offers video-on-demand services. It is available to both Android and iOS devices, along with Windows and Mac computers. It has a library that contains both the latest releases and timeless classics. It's only accessible from the US and signing up is free.

    Websites

    Pay-per-view

    Joy Huang
    Written on December 15, 2017
    "i'm always surprised when i find out one of these sites are legal - most aren't. requires you to enable flash which i would of done if they had anything in the free section that i wanted to see. one thing i won't be doing is paying 9.99 to watch a movie on-line."
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    #3Hulu

    Hulu

    Hulu is a video-on-demand service offering a huge catalog of exclusive programs, Hulu originals, and many more. It launched its live television streaming service in 2017, but currently, it is only available in the United States and Japan.

    Websites

    $5.99- Varies by plan

    Jacqueline Peterson
    Written on December 8, 2017
    "doesn't work with all devices. disappointed it didn't work on my new tablet. "
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    #4DISH Anywhere

    DISH Anywhere

    DISH Anywhere is a free app for handheld devices in which, if you are part of the DISH's community of subscribers, you will have all the TV channels in addition to a great catalogue of On Demand movies and series.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Christina Castro
    Written on December 15, 2017
    "I use this app all of the time because i travel alot. I don't have to just watch tv's shows that are already aired, i love the live tv option because i like to watch in real time."
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    #5Sony 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

    Rachel Burton
    Written on December 17, 2017
    "With the Crackle app I can watch all my favorite movies on the go. I always know that I can find the latest new movies without having to pay for a subscription fee."
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    #6Tubi 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

    David Hawkins
    Written on December 14, 2017
    "A good alternative for Netflix and Hulu is Tubi TV. You can watch movies and TV wherever you want, but there is just one catch. There are commercials you have to sit through, but that is the price for being a free app."
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    #7Popcornflix

    Popcornflix

    Launched in March 2011 by Screen Media Ventures, Popcornflix is an online streaming platform offering free, ad-supported videos. It lets its users watch a variety of shows across different genres such as drama, action, romance, etc.

    Websites

    Free

    Harold Alvarez
    Written on December 19, 2017
    "Movie app where you can watch free movies with ads. Hundreds available categorized by genre."
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    #8NBC

    NBC

    Saturday Night Live, Hannibal, The Office, and Friends are just some of the shows that NBC has brought to the users over many decades. Users can also watch these and other NBC shows through the app for Android and iOS devices.

    Websites

    Varies by plan

    Steven Berry
    Written on December 8, 2017
    "I prefer using the NBC phone app rather than catching a show when it's on TV. It's easier for me to watch my favorite shows when it's convenient for me and wherever I may be. It has a simple layout and is easy to navigate and lookup any shows that I want to watch. My only complaint is that it doesn't have the most recent episodes of shows so I have to wait until they make it available. "
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    #9JioCinema

    JioCinema

    JioCinema is an online video streaming platform for watching movies and tv shows in HQ. Users will get access to Hindi and English content. They can also download and watch offline the latest films, episodes and video clips.

    Websites

    Free

    Roy McDonald
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "I had pretty much exhausted the options I wanted to watch on my Netflix account so I decided to branch out to a different service. I tried Jio Cinema and was extremely disappointed. The selection of video is very sparse and it is confusing trying to find what I want to watch as well. The layout of the app is not user friendly and makes browsing their limited selection of D-grade movies and television even more frustrating. "

Summary

Best What are the best apps to watch movies and TV wherever you want
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1NetflixStreaming Services 14 Paid
2VuduWebsites 12 Paid
3HuluWebsites 9 Paid
4DISH AnywhereApps 8 Free
5Sony Crackle Websites 6 Free
6Tubi TVWebsites 3 Free
7PopcornflixWebsites 3 Free
8NBCWebsites 2 Free
9JioCinemaWebsites 2 Free
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