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




#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:!details/2016/crackle

Crackle is available on the Fire TV here:

Or on their website at:

#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:!details/41468/tubi-tv

Tubi TV is also available on the Fire TV here:

#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:!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:!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:

The Smithsonian Channel is available on the Roku here:!details/19217/smithsonian-channel

Do you have a suggestion for our list? Leave us a comment with a link so everyone can see it.

Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Disclaimer: To address the growing use of ad blockers we now use affiliate links to sites like, streaming services, and others. Affiliate links help sites like Cord Cutters News, stay open. Affiliate links cost you nothing but help me support my family. We do not allow paid reviews on this site. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

* indicates required

Please select all the ways you would like to hear from :

You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in the footer of our emails. For information about our privacy practices, please visit our website.

We use Mailchimp as our marketing platform. By clicking below to subscribe, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing. Learn more about Mailchimp’s privacy practices here.