The 5 Best Free Movie Apps

If you are fond of watching any kind of movies, then you must be habitual of at least spending your weekends in front of your TVs or laptops. All of us know that in today’s busy schedule, it is very difficult for someone to take the time out for actually going to cinemas for movies rather most of us prefer staying at home in a comfortable environment and watch our favorite movies. Earlier, we used to have video cassette recorders (VCRs) and CD/DVD players with which all we have to do was to get the cassette or DVD of our favorite movie and we could conveniently enjoy it while sitting at home.

However, now the technology has changed completely. Now we no longer need to get the devices such as VCRs or DVD players for watching movies when everything is available out there online in the form of software and applications. But most of us think that such apps charge a handsome amount of money for their services. This is partially true because some movie apps do charge a heavy cost but that does not mean that you are no longer able to watch your favorite movies without any money. Yes, you heard it right because there are numerous such applications that are available absolutely for free with which you can take your movie watching experience to the next level.

Now, without any further exaggeration, we will head straight to the list of The Five Best Free Movie Apps and their important features so that you can immediately grab one of them and make this weekend all the more fun-filled and exciting.

1. YouTube

YouTube is the name that almost every Internet user is familiar with these days. It is a very popular video streaming application which has been in use since 2005. This application is also extensively used for watching movies and that too absolutely free of cost. It is available for multiple platforms including Windows, Android, and iOS. The content of this application is so vast that it even consists of videos and movies from the previous centuries. The best part about this application is that it even works on a pathetic Internet connection. Moreover, this application is absolutely Legal so you will not even have to worry about any bad consequences for watching movies on YouTube.


YouTube has various types of movies available from Hollywood to Lollywood. You can watch your movies in different Video Qualities. YouTube also allows you to enable Subtitles along with the audio dialogues. You can even Download your favorite movies with the help of the YouTube application. This application indeed has a very friendly user interface and because it came into being a long time ago, that is why we are so tuned to use this interface. In order to watch your favorite movie on YouTube, all you have to do is to type the name of that movie in the YouTube search bar from where you will be headed to the search results. If that movie exists in YouTube’s content, then you will immediately be able to watch it without going through any other lengthy steps.

2. SnagFilms

SnagFilms is a free movie app specially designed for people who are fond of watching older movies. This application has a portfolio of over 5000 movies from different genres such as action, comedy, romance, horror, etc. It also includes movies from various different languages such as Hindi, English, Spanish, French, etc. This application is supported by Ads which is a very common thing for any free movie application but the great thing about SnagFilms is that the Ads are not too much in number to put off the user. It has a very basic and simple interface and the movies on it are also available at a very good quality.


SnagFilms itself has organized its collection of movies into various Genres that enhance its ease of use to the fullest. It is available for all the common platforms including Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS. This application also allows you to Download your favorite movies for watching later on. Moreover, you can also set the Downloading Quality according to your own desire. You can even Share them on various social networking platforms. Last but not least, this application is available to be used world-wide so it does not matter in which region of the world you live, if you are an old movie lover, then you should immediately get this application.

3. Tubi TV

Tubi TV  is another free movie application designed for the Android and iOS platforms. This movie application also works all across the world except for the countries that fall under the European Union. This app works with around 200 different partners for streaming the best movies out there. It has various categories of movies available including comedy, action, romance, etc for all age groups. When you visit the home page of this application, it allows you to choose the Genre whose movie you want to search for. It is kind of a very basic filter that removes all the unnecessary content while focusing completely on your search. Moreover, the content of this application is also updated every week so you never really run into the problem of viewing outdated content.

Tubi TV

All the movies available on this application consist of Subtitles which makes the viewers feel all the more comfortable. The video quality of this application is also very high which is perfect for watching your favorite movies. Tubi TV even allows you to Add the Movies to your Queue and that queue is synchronized across all your devices for easier accessibility. The coolest feature of this application is that while watching your favorite movie, this app also enables you to do Screen Casting with the help of which you can easily record your movie to be watched later on when you do not even have an Internet connection.

4. Popcornflix

Popcornflix is a free movie streaming application that is owned by Screen Media Films. This app is designed for a number of different platforms including Android and iOS. This app provides the highest level of convenience to the users by working even without creating an account. All you have to do is to select a Genre, search for your favorite movie and simply start playing it. This app consists of around 2000 movies from different genres for people of all ages. Moreover, the content of this application is updated on a daily basis which means that this app will never disappoint you whenever you will wish to watch your favorite movies on it.


This app is very simple and easy to use while being completely Legal. It has got a separate Entertainment Section for Kids which implies that it can easily engage your kids whenever you are busy with something important and do not have the time for them. You can also make a Queue of all the movies that you want to watch next with the help of Popcornflix. Apart from all these amazing features, the video streaming speed and quality of the movies is also very high that offers you a very good user experience and forces you to come again and again to this movie application.

5. Viewster

Viewster is a free and small-sized application designed for the Android and iOS operating systems. Just like Popcornflix, this application also does not require any sign up so you can head straight to watching the movie that you want. It has a very friendly user interface. The History feature of this application keeps track of all the videos that you have watched in the past so that you can easily get back to them any time you want. As far as the security aspects of this application are concerned, then it also offers us Password Protection in order to secure our privacy. Moreover, the Parental Control feature is also there to restrict your children from accessing any such content that is not meant for them.


You can conveniently personalize your movie watching experience by setting the Quality in which you prefer to watch your movies. You can also enable the Subtitles as you watch your movies for having an even better experience. Viewster also has some touches of YouTube and Facebook in it. For example, it allows you to leave a Comment on any video that you watch and you can also add various Emoticons to your comments. Just like YouTube, it also lets you browse multiple Channels that you want to watch according to your taste. You can even add your movies to the Watch Later list if you wish to watch anything later on. Moreover, you can also Share your videos with others with the help of Viewster.

Ayesha Sajid
Ayesha is a software developer by profession and is currently working as a lead developer with Code5. Programming Skills:, C#, C/C++, Java, Golang, Android, UML, SQL and Html.