The best thing about Android devices is that you can take all your stuff almost everywhere. That means your entertainment too. But not everyone knows how to download TV shows and movies and that’s where streaming comes in. You can stream many TV shows and movies with an internet connection just like how you stream videos on YouTube. Apps like Netflix and HBO Now provide streaming on a subscription and apps like Popcorn Time provide free streaming and download for every TV show or movie available in its collection. Here are some of the apps which can help you in how to stream movies and TV shows for free on Android:
This is how to stream movies and TV shows for free on Android
Netflix is the world biggest subscription based movie and TV show app. With a low priced monthly based subscription, you can instantly watch everything Netflix has to offer. Till 2015, it was only available in the Americas, Europe and Australia but earlier this year it was made available worldwide. The best thing about Netflix is that they have TV shows and a few movies exclusive to their collection. Netflix updates its collection with new movies and TV shows regularly from both USA and Europe.
Netflix is available for free in the Google Play Store, for phones and tablets, and one-month free trial is provided for new subscribers. Monthly for Netflix subscription starts from $7.99 per month which is not bad if you can watch a lot of content from a big collection.
The greatest TV network HBO launched its app HBO Now which is similar to the Netflix app but it has a collection of HBO TV shows like Silicon Valley, True Detective and Game of Thrones etc. Just like Netflix, you can watch everything on HBO Now for a monthly based subscription model. Currently, it is only available in North America and Europe.
HBO Now is available for free in the Google Play Store, for phones and tablets, and a one-month free trial is provided for new subscribers. Monthly subscription for HBO Now starts from $7.99.
Crackle is a very popular free movies and TV shows streaming app for Android. Crackle provides free streaming with advertisements at regular intervals. The company was bought by Sony Entertainment so the app has a collection of mostly Sony Pictures movies and TV shows but also hosts original content. Currently it is only available in North America.
Crackle is available for free in the Google Play Store, for phones and tablets, and every movie and TV show on it runs advertisements at regular intervals and even with that it is still very popular.
FilmOn Free Live TV & RECORD
FilmOn is a free TV streaming app for Android which has a collection of TV channel and move channel streams from Europe and America. Many streams are free to watch but there are some which require subscription. FilmOn is a free service, which plays advertisements on the streams and is available worldwide.
FilmOn Free Live TV & RECORD is available for free in the Google Play Store.
Popcorn Time is a very popular app to watch and download free TV shows and movies. The app downloads videos and plays them on your Android device through torrents. This app was blocked since it offers pirated content but it came back and it is not available on the Google Play Store. In Popcorn Time, you can select which quality you want to watch and also an option to select subtitles and it can download that quality and subtitles for you. You can download and install Popcorn Time on Android by following these steps:
- Go to Settings > Security and make sure “Unknown Sources” option is turned on.
- Open the web browser on your Android device and go to http://popcorn-time.to/
- Download the Android APK file from this website.
- Open the “Downloads” app from the app drawer and select the Popcorn Time APK file after it has downloaded.
- Wait for the app to install.
- After it has installed, open the app and watch your desired movies or TV shows.
These were some of the apps which can help you stream movies and TV shows for free on Android. Most of the apps mentioned above are compatible with Google Chromecast so you stream them on your Chromecast connected TV.