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The Top 5 Best Free Movie Apps for Roku and Fire TV


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#1 Crackle

Crackle is owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc., allowing it to have access to a wide range of Sony movies and TV shows. NBCUniversal has a deal with Crackle to bring over 140 NBCUniversal movies to the service.

Crackle also produces original shows like “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.”

You can find Crackle on Roku here: https://www.roku.com/channels#!details/2016/crackle

Crackle is available on the Fire TV here: http://amzn.to/1SEXMAD

Or on their website at: http://www.crackle.com/

#2 Tubi TV

Tubi TV claims to have the largest free catalog of movies and TV shows available online legally. One of the main partners is Paramount Pictures, who licenses new movies every month to the service.

Here is an old review CCN did of Tubi TV:

You can find Tubi TV on the Roku here: https://www.roku.com/channels#!details/41468/tubi-tv

Tubi TV is also available on the Fire TV here: http://amzn.to/1SEXObr

#3 Popcornflix

Popcornflix was launched in March 2011 with a focus on independent movies and TV shows. They have also secured licensed deals to bring you a large collection of content.

You can find Popcornflix on Roku here: https://www.roku.com/channels#!details/6119/popcornflix

#4 Film Festival Favorites

Film Festival Favorites does something more channels should do. You can watch their content for free with ads or for just $3.99, the price of a single movie rental on most services, you get their entire movies ad free.

This is a great service full of hundreds of award-winning movies and documentaries from some of the biggest names in movies.

Here is an example of what you can find on Film Festival Favorites:

You can find Film Festival Favorites on the Roku here: https://www.roku.com/channels#!details/51107/film-festival-favorites

#5 Smithsonian Channel

If you love educational content, the Smithsonian Channel is a must-have. They include a long list of full-length episodes and documentaries on a wide range of topics.

Here is a quick sample of what you can find on the Smithsonian Channel:

You can find the Smithsonian Channel on the Fire TV here: http://amzn.to/1CpIshO

The Smithsonian Channel is available on the Roku here: https://www.roku.com/channels#!details/19217/smithsonian-channel

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  • Popcornflix is available on the Fire TV too. You only mentioned it for Roku.

  • Jason

    If I have Netflix and Hulu will I already have access to all of these movies?

  • Mary

    Film Festival Favorites is the worst channel I’ve ever tried – at least the free side of it was. With as many ads as there were in the first 10 minutes, I calculated the movie would take well over 2 hours to watch. Some ads played twice, sometimes after an ad it would say something about the movie starting after the next ad, which never played, or finally played about 5 minutes later. Just can’t watch a movie that way, not worth it.