6 free streaming platforms for you as prices for other services rise


There are plenty of shows and movies exclusive to streaming services now, so don’t miss out on sticking exclusively to cable or satellite TV.

(WJBF) In 2022, people rely on streaming services to keep them entertained at home. Whether you casually watch Hulu on your cable or all you watch is streaming programming, chances are there’s some sort of streaming service in your life.

Over the years, some streaming services have seen their prices gradually increase. Netflix recently increased its standard plan from $13.99 to $15.49. With so many great platforms available these days, subscribing to all of them can end up eating up a big chunk of your bank account each month.

Not all streaming services require monthly fees. In fact, some don’t even require registration, although you may need to watch some ads.

We decided to put together a list of streaming platforms that you might want to check out, in case you want more content in your life but don’t want to pay more.


VUDU is an American digital video store and streaming platform that advertises having 8,000 movies and TV shows for free with ads. The platform also lets you buy and rent movies and can be used on multiple media devices. Registration is required, but no subscription is necessary.


Tubi is an ad-supported streaming service owned by Fox Corporation. It is available for free on Android, iOS, Roku and more. You can watch Tubi without signing up or logging into a Tubi account, but logging in allows you to save movies and shows to your queue.


Crackle is an ad-supported video streaming platform owned by Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment. Its library is a mix of original content and acquired programming. The service is free, but like other streaming platforms, it rewards you for opening an account.

peacock (Free Tier)

Peacock is a premium video streaming service operated by NBCUniversal. The channel has tiers that require you to pay a fee, but it has a basic version that has ads with no credit card required. The free version advertises having over 50 always-on channels along with plenty of hit TV shows, movies and more.

Pluto TV

Internet TV service Pluto TV is an ad-supported service that offers hundreds of channels of hit movies and TV shows. The service gives you that channel-surfing feel and doesn’t require a connection.


XUMO is a free ad-supported streaming app. The app also tries to give you that cable TV feel where you can surf the channels. No registration is required and it can be downloaded from most media platforms.

These are just some of the free streaming apps you can find here. Not sure if you’re ready to cut the cord? Here are some things to consider.


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