Sometimes, we all want a break from our busy lives. Sitting on the couch, a bowl of popcorns, your comfy PJs, and a good movie, that’s all you need to relax. Back in the days, we had to rent DVDs to watch our favorite movies. Now, streaming applications have made watching movies a lot easier. Netflix used to be a rental service in the past. Ever since it changed into a streaming service, it has gained a massive audience worldwide. Cable TV providers are undergoing a massive transition as well. Providers like Spectrum have a huge library of movies to stream free of cost.
Nevertheless, it is easier to get confused when there are so many applications available. Therefore, we have created a list of the top 5 applications to watch movies on your smart devices or laptops.
In no particular order:
Founded in 1997, Netflix was an online movie rental company. The service offered DVDs to your doorsteps and offered recommendations on what movies to rent next. The streaming platform was introduced in 2007 that allowed its subscribers to watch movies and shows on their computers instead of renting the physical DVDs.
Since then, it has become a go-to source of entertainment for all age groups. The platform has hundreds of movies and TV shows to binge-watch with a minimal monthly fee. The movies belong to all genres including action, thriller, romance, comedy, and sci-fi. You can find two types of content – licensed and original. Netflix makes its movies and TV shows, and you can find all other movies and TV series as well. It has produced global hits like The Irishmen, which was nominated for the Oscars. Moreover, Roma won the award for the best foreign-language film in 2019.
Millions of users around the globe use the Netflix application.
Netflix has an interactive interface. It helps you pick the movies according to your liking. There are three different pricing plans. No matter what plan you choose, it lets you download the app and stream movies on as many devices as you like.
Amazon Prime Video
A strong collection of movies and an inexpensive monthly fee makes Amazon Prime Video a close competitor of Netflix. Prime Video has a huge library of movies and exclusive TV series like Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, Mr. Robot, and The Man in the High Castle. There are more than 18,000 movies in the library. You can get Prime Video as a standalone service. If you get Amazon Prime membership, Prime Video is included free of charge.
Other than that, original movie titles include Late Night, Manchester By the Sea, and The Big Shick. Prime Video does stand out in the kids’ collection. You can find all the popular kid’s content such as Spongebob Squarepants, Sesame Street, Kung Fu Panda, and Clifford the Big Red Dog.
Hulu is a perfect movie and TV streaming platform if you don’t mind a few ads. The Hulu app works on Android, iOS, Chromecast, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Amazon Fire TV. It is only available in the US. It has an extensive collection of movies that belong to all genres. Sometimes, it beats all the other platforms with releases such as Parasite that won the 2020 Best Picture award, and Portrait of a Lady on Fire. In addition to the movies, you get some critically acclaimed shows such as The Handmaid’s Tale, High Fidelity, and America with Sara Silverman. You can get the service at just $6.
Tubi is another great application for movies. It has a wide selection of films along with all the popular British series, anime, and Korean dramas. New content is added to its selection every Friday. You can also project your screen to a smart TV. Moreover, you can find all sorts of movies from MGM, Paramount, and Lionsgate studios. You can download it on your phone free of cost. Stream your favorite movie and pick it up from where you left off.
Crackle has been developed by Sony Pictures Television. It is a popular movie streaming platform. It has free movies in all genres including action, drama, thriller, and comedy. Just like Netflix and Amazon Prime, Crackle has a spotlight channel that recommends to you the best movies to watch according to your liking.
Just like all the other free platforms, there are ads. However, you can sign-up for the premium service. There are fewer ads, so you can get a better movie-watching experience.
Use these great applications to binge-watch your favorite movies with friends and family, and make the most out of your weekend!