Top Free Internet TV Channels You Can Watch Online


Signing up for a cable connection on average in the US costs somewhere $107 a month, so it comes with no surprise that people do consider alternate options as well. There have been a number of researches where a few amazing and free yet legal streaming platforms were not only listed but also ranked in a best to worst order. It is recommended to download as much as you can from the TV or streaming device. This is how when you look for a certain show or movie, you will be able to check if it is available at a certain place before paying a rent for it. Although, there are great cable TV providers in the market, some stand out from the rest based on their performance and reliability. For instance, AT&T’s offers and Cox internet plans can be quite dependable in this regard.


Let’s be honest, the content you will get may not be of as much quality as you may find on a premium site or companies like Hulu or Netflix. Therefore, it is better to be ready to come across names that you are not very much familiar with. Having said that, we found it quite shocking seeing the incredible quality of these services – predominantly the ones that made it to the top. Also, if someone is looking for unsubscribing their paid cable or streaming services, some of the below mentioned options are actually worth replacing them.

Any streaming services having hundreds of shows and movies in its library would be considered the best free streaming service – that actually cut down or at least compete with the popular paid streaming services like Hulu and Netflix. So, here is the list:

1. Hoopla

Bringing Hoopla’s gigantic collection in its library full of TV shows and movies to the TV screens in a wonderful job done by the company. Hoopla is owned by a CDs, DVDs, and audiobooks distributor named Midwest Tape, which exclusively works with libraries in North America. Since libraries pay for these services, Hoopla’s directory is better than any paid or free service on the market including Hulu and Netflix – plus you get to watch ad-free movies and TV shows of your choice.

Available on: Fire TV, Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast.

2. Tubi TV

Tubi TV has an immense amount of movie and TV shows collection with an additional emphasis on chartbusters as compared to Hoopla’s critically acclaimed library of titles. Regardless of the fact that it has a great number of titles, it still manages to not be overwhelming when it comes to searching something through it. There are 54 categories which can be sorted like “Not on Netflix” and “Highly Rated on Rotten Tomatoes” to get straight to what you want without purposeless browsing.

Available on: Fire TV, Apple TV, Roku, Xbox One, Chromecast, PlayStation 4.

3. Kanopy


Similar to Hoopla, you would need to have a library card in order to access the content at Kanopy – it also comes with an extraordinary list of free movies in its collection. However, Kanopy is designed more on the lines of serious flare than chartbusters – more towards arthouse, historical movies, and international theatre. The content is so diverse that the range of genres vary from business, educational, communications, and global issues.

Available on: Fire TV, Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast.

4. Vudu


Most commonly known as a rental video service, Vudu comes with 250 TV shows, and 3000 plus movies which can be streamed free of cost without the interruption of ads. While majority of the free streaming sites increase their count by adding B grade movies to fill up the vacuum, Vudu’s free library will surprise you when you get to see a vast variety of popular choices in it.

Available on: Xbox One, Roku, Chromecast, Apple TV, PlayStation 4.

5. IMDb Freedive

Back in January 2019, Amazon introduced IMDb Freedive, which a free-of-cost TV streaming service and is designed to in addition to the Prime Video. Nevertheless, the quantity of titles is limited in its library – with around 200 movies where it is synced with IMDb’s platform. If you check IMDb to go through movies reviews, ratings and synopsis, you might see a distinct banner which states it is available on Freedive.

Available on: Roku, PlayStation 4, Apple TV, Fire TV, and Xbox One.

6. Popcornflix

Popcornflix streaming service claims to own the Oscar winner movies called “Monster”. This is the right place for anyone who wants to watch their most favorite actor’s unknown movies. A slightly weird service though when it comes to navigation through categories such as “old school cool” and “bro movies”. It also has a ton of family oriented movies, however, most of them appear to be of imitations of our darling Disney movies.

Available on: Apple TV, Roku, Fire TV, Xbox One.

7. YouTube Movies

The content on YouTube is relatively challenging to find, however, YouTube does possess above 100 movies for streaming legally and obviously without any cost. Moreover, it has a good number of documentaries for streaming free – more towards biographical films on celebrities like Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, and Kanye West.

Available on: Roku, Xbox One, Chromecast, Apple TV, PlayStation 4.