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20 Best Movie Streaming Apps for Apple Devices (2022)

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There are thousands of movies made every year. Some are good, most are bad. But with so many films hitting theaters and being released on DVD/Blu-ray it’s difficult to figure out which ones should be seen and which ones…uh…should not be seen.

If you want to watch a movie but can’t afford the time or money to actually go to the theater there are alternatives. There are a ton of ways to keep up with movies and watch them on your phone, tablet, computer — virtually anywhere! The best part? You don’t have to pay a cent if you use one of these free movie streaming apps.

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21 Best Movie Streaming Apps for Apple Devices

1. Crackle

Crackle
Crackle

Crackle is an app owned and operated by Sony. It features dozens of movies and television shows and you can stream them for free. What makes this app even better is it works on most operating systems including Windows, Mac OS X, Android, iOS (including Apple TV), and many others.

2. Film Fresh

This app may not seem like much but the truth is that Film Fresh offers a ton of movie reviews from professional film critics as well as community reviews from regular people like you or me! The best part? All the information is available to read for free. If you’re wondering whether or not a movie is worth seeing this is definitely one way to find out!

3. Tubi.TV

Tubi TV
Tubi TV

Like Crackle you can watch movies and television shows on Tubi.TV for free. Unlike Crackle, however, there are no advertisements to sit through during your favorite films or TV episodes. Again, like the previous two entries, this app works with most operating systems including Windows (10), Mac OS X (10+) iOS (including Apple TV), and many others.

4. SnagFilms

Snagfilms
Snagfilms

This app isn’t going to offer you any free movies but what it does do is provide a daily video playlist that highlights some of the best new indies and older classics available for rent or purchase online. It’s only $4.99 a month and you can cancel your membership at any time without ever being charged!

5. Google Play Movies & TV

Google Play Movies & Tv
Google Play Movies & Tv

Like Tubi.TV, Google Play Movies & TV lets you watch movies and television shows — including brand new releases — for free. Unlike the other two entries, however, this app only works with Android devices. If you have an Android device or are willing to buy one, though, this is a great option!

6. Hotstar

Hotstar
Hotstar

Hotstar is an app (and website!) that lets you watch Indian television shows and movies. This includes the latest Bollywood releases, cricket matches, TV crime dramas…EVERYTHING! Best of all? Activities are streamed in HD quality.

7. iTunes

Itunes
Itunes

You can access iTunes directly from your computer or by downloading the official Apple TV app. Either way, you’re able to watch thousands of movie trailers and much more for free.

8. Netflix

Netflix
Netflix

Netflix is one of the biggest names in streaming movies, television shows, and documentaries via mail-order DVD rentals. The company made a name for itself with its original programming but it’s also known for its vast library of classic American movies. Netflix is free to download and use on virtually any device.

9. PopcornFlix

Popcornflix
Popcornflix

PopcornFlix is a movie streaming app with hundreds of popular new releases as well as older classics you might not have heard of before. Many of today’s biggest actors and actresses can be found on PopcornFlix as well.

10. Amazon Prime Video

Amazon Prime Video
Amazon Prime Video

Like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video has a huge library of television shows and movies. The best part? New episodes for some series — like The Grand Tour, Man in the High Castle, and Bosch — are available to watch on release day!

11. BSkyB

BSkyB is most commonly known as the British satellite TV company but it also happens to run a movie streaming service. Here you can watch movies and TV shows (including BBC and ITV titles) on multiple devices like smartphones, tablets, and PCs.

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12. Toonjet

Toonjet
Toonjet

Toonjet is a kid-friendly app that features cartoons from all eras including modern classics from recent years. New episodes of popular animated series are added every week which makes it a great resource for young movie fans.

13. Viewster

Viewster
Viewster

Viewster is another service that lets you watch movies and TV shows for free. And the best part? All available titles are updated on a daily basis so there’s something new to watch every time you use the app!

14. Fandor

Fandor focuses on independent films from all over the world. For example, you’ll find award-winners like The Messenger, Sidewalks of New York, and Best Intentions. As of the time of writing this article, there are over 5,000 titles available to stream on Fandor which is pretty impressive!

15. Flixanity

Flixanity
Flixanity

Flixanity is another popular app that lets you watch free movies and television shows without any advertisements or pop-ups. New titles are added each week and there’s a wide variety of genres to choose from including comedy, action, drama, and more!

16. Hoopla

Hoopla
Hoopla

Hoopla is an app that lets you borrow free ebooks, audiobooks, music, and movies. All you need is your library card. Once you download the app you can borrow up to three titles every month.

17. myPlex

Myplex
Myplex

Plex is basically a media center for all of your devices. This includes not only computers but also phones, tablets, and streaming boxes like Apple TV, Roku, and Chromecast. There are more than 50 different channels that you can add to your library including movies, tv shows, sports, and more.

18. Vimeo

Vimeo
Vimeo

Vimeo is a platform that focuses on hosting videos from the users themselves rather than big-name studios and production companies. You’ll find all different kinds of content including music videos, documentaries, scripted series, and more.

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19. TVCatchup

Tvcatchup
Tvcatchup

TVCatchup lets you watch free live television from channels in your area – no cable required! You can watch your favorite shows on-demand as well. This is a great way to catch up on old episodes especially if you don’t have cable.

20. DigiFlip

DigiFlip lets you stream free movies and TV shows for free, complete with subtitles! All you need to do is register for an account.

Final Thought

There are plenty of great free movie apps out there. Some of these services might not have as large of a library as Netflix does but they certainly do the trick if you’re looking for something free to watch on your mobile device or tablet. Let us know in the comments section below which apps interest you the most!