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What are the best classic TV shows apps?

Nothing beats the classics. Nothing will compare to the things that we have grown up with. Be it on food, celebrity, athletes, or TV shows - it's our human nature to commemorate and celebrate the old times. You know that warm and familiar feeling of reminiscing good (and even the bad!) times? That's what makes us human! One way to recollect is by browsing through that dusty photo album or rewatching old video recordings of your high school graduation or wedding day. And aside from these personal reasons, for sure, there are days when you miss those coming-of-age sitcoms and TV shows, too. We get it. Isn't that why you landed on this page? Maybe, you want to rewatch how Dorothy diss Rose and Blanche in the Golden Girls? Or maybe, you just discovered the 80s version of Friends? That's right, it's Cheers! Anyway, no matter what your reason is, streaming old TV shows is not easy peasy lemon squeezy. Sure, there are a ton of streaming websites lurking online. But, just how many of them offer the classics? To cater to that question, we curated this list of the best classic TV shows apps. Browse by release date, genre, or even country of origin - these apps offer a lot of convenient options for its users. Most of these classic TV apps are free to download but it may require you to purchase their service. Of course, if you want a hassle-free and legal way to stream TV shows, this would not be a problem. Think of it like opening a box full of old photo albums and hand-me-down toys. So, grab that pillow, sit comfortably, and enjoy!

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  1. 1Crackle

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    Sony Crackle is just one of the free classic TV apps that lets users watch old TV series and movies without having to subscribe. Aside from its '90s channels, it also has all-time classic shows.

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    2Hulu

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    When looking for the best app to watch old TV shows, you can also rely on Hulu. It offers thousands of TV series and movies in its streaming library for you to choose from.

  2. 3iTunes

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    iTunes is a classic TV shows app offering a large collection of classic movies and television shows. It also includes all 10 seasons of Friends which can be purchased per season.

  1. 4Pluto TV

    5

    Pluto TV is designed for streaming classic films and television shows for free. It also has over a hundred live TV channels. This app is available for both Android and iOS users.

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    5Netflix

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    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.

  3. 6Classix

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    Classix is designed for watching classic TV series and movies including drama, horror, and other genres. This classic TV app allows downloading of shows so users can watch them whenever and wherever they want.

  4. 7YouTube

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    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. 

  5. 8Vudu

    1

    Vudu is a video-on-demand streaming service available to both Android and iOS devices and Windows and Mac computers. It contains both the latest releases and timeless classics. It's only accessible from the US and signing up is free.

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    Anonymous
    May 16, 2019
    "Just by knowing that Sony owns Crackle it already gives it the credibility to be one of the apps to watch tv shows for free and LEGALLY. I found a list of the classic titles like FRIENDS and I was surprised to find out that they also offer original series by Crackle itself, pretty the same as the Netflix originals."
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    Crackle
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    Anonymous
    May 16, 2019
    "Well, nothing special about this app as it works just like a regular television except that you can watch them on your iphone or android phone. Interestingly, they have a Classic TV channel included in their package, where all the classic tv shows can be watched."
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    Pluto TV
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    Anonymous
    May 16, 2019
    "I binge watch How I Met Your Mother on Hulu and for me, that is a classic one. I know Hulu is not for everyone bcos not everyone is willing to spend for the monthly subscription but I am telling you it is worth the price. They also have classic movies in here."
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    Anonymous
    May 16, 2019
    "For me, Netflix is the best streaming service for classic tv shows like FRIENDS, Vampire Diaries, and many more. The ultra HD plan is good for 5 devices. And of course, this is a legal source so expect a fee but I encourage everyone to veer away from piracy."
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    Netflix
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    Anonymous
    October 23, 2018
    "Out of all the applications on this list, this has been the only one that has enticed me. Out of all, this is one of the newest and most unique because others have been there for a long time now. So I just wanna try a new app."
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    Classix
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    Anonymous
    October 23, 2018
    "iTunes have a lot of movies and shows on their roster. But I think they still lack some more shows. I was searching The Tom and Jerry Show (1975) but I could not find one. 😥"
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    Anonymous
    October 23, 2018
    "It's been ages since I last used YouTube! The last time I remember was it's still 2008, and 10 years after, they are now selling shows from my time. What a time to be alive!"
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    YouTube
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    Anonymous
    October 23, 2018
    "I like this website because I have the option to buy Star Trek in SD which is cheaper than HD. I got my Star Trek in from Vudu on my Android phone."
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This list is about What are the best classic TV shows apps
RankAnswersTypeVotesPrice
1CrackleStreaming Services 19 Free
2HuluStreaming Services 12 Paid
3iTunesStreaming Services 11 Paid
4Pluto TVApps 5 Free
5NetflixStreaming Services 4 Paid
6ClassixApps 3 Free
7YouTubeWebsites 3 Free
8VuduStreaming Services 1 Paid
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