Streaming is the most affordable alternative to cable TV, hence why cord-cutters are so quick to make the switch. However, the most widely used applications, like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime, are still paid subscriptions. For the budget-conscious, having to pay multiple monthly subscriptions isn’t as feasible. Luckily, there are plenty of streaming applications compatible with Windows devices, like Azulle’s Byte4 Home Entertainment mini PC, that allow users to binge on oldies, newbies, and even exclusive media content for free.
Tubi is an app that allows you to watch movies and TV shows with no subscription fee or sign-up required. They have the most extensive content library with over 50,000 titles to choose from, categorized by popularity, genre, collection, and network. Upon selecting a category, you’ll see many well-known titles like the Liam Neeson classic, Taken, and tv shows like Hell’s Kitchen, Fear Factor, and more. Like cable TV, users can watch live news content, from local, national, global, business, sports, or entertainment-related news channels.
Peacock is an app owned by NBCUniversal that allows you to watch over 40,000 hours of content for free. Unlike Tubi and other drop-in streaming services, Peacock requires users to sign into their app with every use, but the content is worth it! With their free version, you get access to hit movies and TV shows such as The Office and Top Chef. They also feature a section for trending titles so you can stay in the loop with other Peacock users. One thing you’ll love about Peacock TV is that they add new titles to their library every month, so there’s always something new to watch when your streaming craving kicks in!
Pluto TV has a feel similar to cable television, with over 250+ channels of TV and movie shows to choose from. The great thing about this app is that you can drop in and stream content without ever signing up for the service. Each channel features titles related to either a theme, genre, or show. Aside from their channels, they offer On-Demand movies and TV series. If you get tired of rummaging through traditional genres and want to step out of the box, then you’ll love the selections on Pluto TV’s Game Play, Grande-ish, Comfort Movies, 90s Throwback, which is a few of the creative categories Pluto TV offers.