10 Free Movie Apps For Streaming Movies On Smartphones


Looking for free streaming apps to turn your mobile into the magic wand of movies? Technology indeed knows no bounds. Entertainment has hopped through several loops; from fixed television sets to computers and laptops and now, you can even be transported to the world of small and silver screen right from the 5-inch screens – your smartphones!

Big enterprises like Sony have introduced media or movie streaming apps featuring movies. Sony has also invested in crackle, a free movie website for all movie lovers. Whether you’re on the move or waiting for someone, or simply bored, these absolutely free movie apps are a great way to kill time or catch up on a movie you’ve been meaning to watch for really long.

So without further ado, let’s get to our list including best streaming apps to watch movies that are supported by both, Android and iOS devices.

12 Free Streaming Apps Absolutely Free For Any Android & iOS

1. Terrarium TV

Terrarium TV is one of the best free movie apps for Android device. Most of the content is available in HD (1080 p) quality out of which 40 movie titles are even available in 4k. To amplify user experience, makers of this app have even incorporated subtitles in various languages. You can select movies and TV shows to mark them as your favorite so that way you wouldn’t have to browse through the list on multiple occasions.

What’s more? Every time a new episode is added, you will be notified. Terrarium TV can also be accessed via Chromecast, Fire TV, Android TV, and Fire Stick. Here’s a little scoop – Terrarium TV plans to bring Anime onto its platform very soon, exciting isn’t it?

Download Terrarium | Android

2. Tubitv

Love Netflix? You must surely check out Tube Tv then. This app is like the Netflix of free movie apps! With a user-base of over a million, Tubitv flaunts a fairly extensive library of content that is ornamented with over 40,000 movies and TV shows. It may not hold much popularity yet, but it does have a commendable interface, design, and movie catalog for a free service.

You’ll find unique and canny categories/genres like Korean drama, stand-up comedy specials, not on Netflix, and highly rated on Rotten Tomatoes. Akin to other streaming giants, Tubitv also has features as a ‘watchlist’, ability to change video resolution, and subtitle support.

Download TubiTV | Android | iOS

3. Snagfilms

Not happy with the movie genres mentioned above? Well, Snagfilms has a lot more. Although the number of titles are significantly fewer compared to Tubitv, Snagfilms App does boast of a wide range of genres including African, Documentary, Award Winning, Bollywood, and other Foreign films. Furthermore, it even has sub-genres like Friendship, Road Trips, Wacky, Teenagers under Comedy for example.

The latter especially is quite useful as it eliminates the need to ramble through the library. A lot of the content in the app is available for viewing in either 720p or 1080p so you don’t have to be concerned about the video quality.

Download Snagfilms | Android | iOS

4. FreeHqFlix

One of the fastest growing free apps you can watch movies on. Free HQ flix is gaining the similar fame as Showbox did. The beauty of this app is that you can watch movies on Android, MAC and Windows PC. Not many apps come with support to the desktop.

The App can be downloaded from the official site of the app. Just download the app for the platform you want to enjoy the app on. As per our latest review, the app is working fine with a humungous collection of titles.

5. Showbox

Showbox seems to be everyone’s favorite, and for good reason. One of the popular movie app having the vast library of movies as well as TV series available for streaming in HD, all for free! It has one of the best interfaces for a free app. The content loads up pretty fast and we did not experience any lags whatsoever. One thing to remember is that this movie apk is not directly available on Google Play Store or App Store. It needs to be downloaded using a GUI tool.

You might still be unsuccessful in running them on iPhones and iPads so a great alternative for iOS devices would be MovieBox. However, if you own an Android device, Showbox is the only movie streaming app you’ll need.

6. Hotstar

Hotstar is one of the best free movie streaming apps to watch Hindi movies as well premium English content. Owned by Star India, Hotstar is supported across all platforms including iOS and Android. Thanks to its ownership, the app boasts of a lot of awesome content including movies, sports, and TV series belonging to big TV networks like Star and HBO. If you’re a Game of Thrones fan, you should definitely get this app to watch series online without any hassle.

Unfortunately, Hotstar is only available in the Indian sub-continent for now but you perhaps already know about ‘vpn’ services that enable you to change your location so you can access it from other parts of the world too.

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7. Popcornflix

Popcornflix may not be as well-established as Showbox yet, but it sure does look promising. Currently, their app has over 700 movie titles that owe allegiance to various genres like Horror, Comedy, Romance, and Action. Though this figure may seem minuscule compared to the other apps listed above, Popcornflix is gradually climbing up the ladder. The high point is that this app adds one new movie every day.

What’s more? Unlike most apps, Popcornflix has no hidden costs. You can browse through the content and filter them as per categories like genre, release year, etc.

Download Popcornflix | Android | iOS

8. Spuul

Not many people know the fact and often ignore the fact that there are many apps that have been targetted for Bollywood lovers. Spuul is one such movie streaming app that has a catalog full of Hindi & other regional movies.

Spuul was un-noticed until the mobile revolution took place. You can rent movies or even take them offline. The free category consists of many vintage movies that could be binge anytime.

Download Spuul | Android | iOS

9. Viu

When it comes to watching a movie on your smartphone, possibly Viu is a good option to try. The best feature of this app is it’s not just meant for latest releases but you can have access to any movie anytime you want.

Also, Viu gives you reward points for every movie you watch or download from the app. The main focus among all the stuff is on Korean series. Yes, user loves Viu for its Korean series.

Download Viu | Android | iOS

10. Viewster

I’d consider it an anime app than a fully fledged app content from various genres. Viewster is known for its rich collection of HD content. The best part is that you don’t even have to register in order to keep app going.

Simply download the app on your Android or iOS device and start watching HD anime or movie on this app. As per news, Viewster will be gradually adding more awesome content soon.

Download Viewster | Android | iOS

11. Mobdro App

Mobdro is among free streaming apps and it is definitely worth mentioning. Not only it’s a movie streaming app but also offers a news section, TV shows, anime, sports, music, and even a few cable TV channels. The app is supported on PC, Mac, iOS, and Android. However, not all the titles are available in HD so that may turn out to be a deal-breaker for many. Having said that, there are hardly any restrictions on content viewing since Mobdro isn’t owned by any major TV networks.

However, not all the titles are available in HD so that may turn out to be a deal-breaker for many. Having said that, there are hardly any restrictions on content viewing since Mobdro isn’t owned by any major TV networks.

12. Crackle

Established about a decade ago and owned by the entertainment biggie Sony, Crackle offers English movies, TV series, and some original web series. It is definitely one of the most credible and reliable free movie apps available out there due to its ownership. The best part about Crackle is that it works across many platforms and devices including iOS, Windows, and Android smartphones/tablets, Sony, Samsung, and LG smart TV sets, Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, and Amazon Fire TV, and gaming consoles such as Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, etc.

The video quality is excellent and the buffering speed is quite high. Unfortunately, Crackle has taken the ‘download’ feature off their platform so that’s no longer a possibility. What we like about the app is that you don’t really need to register to start enjoying the content.

Download Crackle | Android | iOS

13. Voot

Voot is not unfamiliar to Indian netizens. Like Hotstar, Voot is an OTT content streaming service where one can watch Movies, TV shows from popular Networks under the hood of Viacom Pvt Ltd. Voot app is perfect if Hindi Movies is your destination.

Apart from streaming movies on Voot app, access to top reality shows feels icing on the cake. You can download Voot for Android & iOS mobile.

Download Voot | Android | iOS

14. Yahoo View

Available on both, iOS and Android device, the Yahoo View app was launched in association with Hulu. Apart from movies, it also offers comedy shows, TV series, and also let you watch anime online. This is sort of like an alternative to Hulu’s free version which no longer exists.

If you use their website, you can easily watch full episodes of shows from several popular TV networks such as ABC, NBC, and FOX. However, users can only watch short clips from well-liked TV series and movies. Although the app is totally free to download, you should keep it as the last option.

Download Yahoo View | Android | iOS

15. Jio Cinema

Jio cinema is an initiative by Reliance to flourish the Video-on-demand service in India. With more than 1 Lac hours of content, one can watch movies, TV shows whenever & wherever one wants. The Jio movie app is absolutely free for all Jio users. You just need a Jio Sim or hotspot to watch any content.

Like hotstar, Jio comes with no other plan as the content is open to all the users in the network. If you are looking for a native app than Jio is an amazing app to try.

Download | Android | iOS

The Takeaway

Some of the best movie apps on our list offer all their content for free, some come with a paid plan, and most are legal. You need to choose one based on your location, viewing preferences, and device compatibility. Happy watching!