Streaming video services are available but many of them cost money after their free trials are over. If you want to save some cash, but also watch some movies and TV beyond the antenna, you can. Tubi offers tons of free movies and TV episodes to stream right now. Some of the free shows you can watch may surprise you.
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You can watch Tubi right now on its web site at the link below.
What is Tubi?
Founded in 2014, the service streams 20,000 movies and TV shows free from a variety of platforms. It’s currently available in the United States, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, and Mexico. In early 2020, Fox Entertainment acquired the Tubi TV and movie service for $440 million. Currently, Fox says the service has 33 million active monthly users.
Does the service run commercials?
Yes. In order to support itself, Tubi TV shows and movies do run ads before and during their content. However, on average the amount of commercials is below that of broadcast and basic cable TV shows.
What platforms does Tubi support?
You can stream Tubi TV shows and movies from a variety of different platforms. You can download the Tubi apps for iOS and Android to watch its content on mobile devices. It’s also available on Roku streaming sticks, set-top boxes, and TVs that have the Roku OS installed and the same goes for Amazon Fire TV-based sticks, set-top boxes, and TVs. The service also is available on Android TV-based devices such as the Nvidia Shield set-top box.
Tubi supports casting to TVs via Google Chromecast and devices that have Chromecast built-in. It’s available on the Microsoft Xbox One and Sony Playstation 4 game consoles and for the Apple TV set-top boxes. You can stream the service on Samsung, Sony, and Vizio smart TVs. PC owners can use their web browser to surf over to the TubiTV.com site to sign up and watch content. Finally, Tubi is preloaded on TiVo set-box boxes, and on cable the Xfinity and Contour boxes from Comcast and Cox cable TV systems, respectively.
What other features does the service have?
If you register for free at the Tubi TV Activate web page, it offers users a few more features. They include creating a queue of upcoming videos to watch and recommended content to stream. The big feature for a Tubi TV Activate registration is the ability to keep watching a previously paused video where you left off, no matter the device.
What download speeds do I need to stream Tubi TV and movies?
You will need at least a 1Mbps download connection for streaming Tubi content. The service recommends at least a 4Mps connection for the best experience.
Does the service have 4K video content?
Not at this time. The TV shows and movies max out at HD resolution.
Tubi movie lineup
The selection of movies on Tubi tends to be very fluid, with lots of new films added each month, but also lots of other movies removed each month as well. Having said that, the service does have a solid selection of both recent and older films to choose from. There are also movies that, for the time being, are only being shown on Tubi for free.
Tubi TV show lineup
The selection of TV shows on Tubi is a bit more stable. You will find a lot of older TV dramas and series on the service, plus a few more recent shows. The service includes special collections of movies and shows under different categories, including Nostalgia TV, Cult Classics, and more.
The service also has a special Kids section that, when selected, only shows TV shows and movies that are PG rated and below.
Free Fox network content, including The Masked Singer
Since Tubi has now been acquired by Fox, the TV network has been adding a number of recent shows to the free streaming service. Most of them are in the reality/game show categories. Perhaps the most interesting thing is that Tubi offers free access to all four seasons of The Masked Singer show. The competition series, where celebrities that are hidden in elaborate costumes sing for a group of judges, is perhaps the biggest show on Fox at the moment.
In 2021, Tubi will start adding episodes of The Masked Singer’s spin-off series, The Masked Dancer. You can expect to see the episodes of the Masked Dancer on Tubi soon after they debut on the Fox Network.
That’s our look at the free Tubi TV and movie service. Looking for more free streaming content? Be sure to check out Crackle or even the free movie selection on YouTube. Another good option is Pluto TV, which offers tons of unique “channels” that are free to watch.