8 Free Apps for Watching Streaming Movies

Access Free Streaming Movies With These Apps

This list of free movie apps will put hundreds of free streaming movies at your fingertips. Install them onto your smartphone or tablet and you'll be ready to watch the free movie of your choice in only a few minutes time.

Not only do these free movie apps allow you to watch movies, but many also allow you to watch free streaming TV shows right from your phone or tablet. This is a great way to catch up on your favorite shows when you're on the go.

The free movies you can access from the free movie apps include comedy, action, horror, drama, documentary, family, and many other types of films. There really is something for everyone.

Note: Look at the bottom of each profile to see what devices are supported with these free movie apps.


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Crackle supports just about every device imaginable, including all popular mobile devices, most smart TVs, streaming players, and gaming consoles, in addition to a regular web browser.

I tested the iPhone version of the Crackle app and found the interface easy to work with and the videos nice and smooth. I didn’t have to log in to watch movies and TV shows, but the option is there if you need it.

You can learn more about Crackle on my profile of the service or see my experiences watching movies on it.

Crackle has free apps for: iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Android, BlackBerry, NOOK tablet, Kindle Fire tablet, Windows Phone, Sprint TV-enabled device, T-Mobile TV-enabled devices, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, PS Vista, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Sony/Samsung/LG/VIZIO/Toshiba TV, Sony/Samsung/LG/Toshiba Blu-ray players


Screenshot of Viewster's iPhone app
Viewster's iPhone App. © Viewster

The Viewster free movie app can be installed on a variety of devices, and more are currently in development.

I was able to use the Viewster app for iPhone without any issues at all. It’s easy to find movies and TV shows in any genre, you can filter the language of the films, and even sort the results like you can on the desktop website.

You can also use the Viewster app to browse through the biography pages of actors, watch movie trailers, and read celebrity news.

See my review of Viewster to see what I think about it, or read my profile of Viewster to learn more about the different types of films that are available, and how it compares to other free movie websites.

Viewster has free apps for: iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Android, Chromecast, Roku, LG tablets, Philips phone, LG/Loewe/Panasonic/Philips/Samsung/Sharp Blu-ray players, Boxee, HP Touchpad, Xbox 360, Arcelik/Grundig/LG/Loewe/Panasonic TV, Philips/Sharp/Technisat/Toshiba/Vestel TV


Screenshot of the Yidio app for iPhone
Yidio's iPhone App. © Yidio

Yidio's free movie app works on only a few devices, but it's actually a pretty handy app that shows you exactly where you need to go to find free movies.

You can filter the movies in numerous ways, such as by premiere date, MPAA rating, genre, source, and even hide the ones you've already seen.

Most of the movies on Yidio are not actually hosted on Yidio's website, which means you will be told to install other apps to watch the movies, such as the Crackle or Hulu app.

Read a profile of this service to learn more about Yidio's TV shows, movies, and their video quality. See my review of Yidio for my experience in these areas.

Yidio has free apps for: iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Android, Windows Phone, Amazon Kindle


Screenshot of the SnagFilms mobile app for iPhone
SnagFilms' iPhone App. © SnagFilms

The free movie app for SnagFilms is available on most major devices, is simple to use, and lets you share films over social media.

On the iPhone app, you're able to scroll through the genres in the Categories section and view popular, recently added, and other sections of movies on the main page.

Take a minute to learn more about what you can get with SnagFilms and see my review for my personal take on this service.

SnagFilms has free apps for: iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Android, BlackBerry, Roku, Boxee, Chromecast, Windows 8, Amazon Kindle, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Panasonic Blu-ray player


Screenshot of iPhone's Popcornflix app
Popcornflix's iPhone App. © Screen Media Venture

Popcornflix is another free movie app that lets you watch free movies away from your computer.

A few featured movies scroll across the main page, and you can browse through movies by genre. Once in a genre section, you can sort the films by most viewed or newly added.

You can also add movies to a queue to gather them in one place, even without logging into an account.

See Popcornflix's profile for more information on this service. I also have a review of Popcornflix where you can read what I think about its features and options.

Popcornflix has free apps for: iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Android, Amazon Kindle, BlackBerry, Roku, Xbox, Samsung TV

Note: There's also a Popcornflix Kids app for and users that's exactly the same as this app except it has films just for kids.


Screenshot of the Pluto TV iPhone app
Pluto TV iPhone App.

Pluto TV is a versatile service that has apps on a variety of smart TV and smartphones. You can use it to watch live TV and movies for free as well as stream on-demand movies.

Pluto TV's movies are available in a number of genres like drama, action, and horror. You can also view the most recently added movies and popular movies on Pluto TV.

Since Pluto TV has live movies too, you can start watching them on Channel 51 onward, though movies are also found in other channels too.

The Pluto TV mobile app lets you hide channels if you'd rather not watch movies from specific sources, as well as view the description of movies that are playing later but that aren't live right now.

Pluto TV has free apps for: Android, iPhone, iPad, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV, Chromecast, Sony TVs, Samsung TVs, Vizio TVs, Windows, and macOS


Screenshot of the Tubi TV iPhone app
Tubi TV's iPhone App.

The Tubi TV app looks almost identical to the desktop website, but it's optimized so well for mobile that it's super easy to use.

The very top of the app has the same featured films that scroll across the top of the website, with all sorts of different genres mixed in.

All the same genres, and the search tool, are available through the Tubi TV app as they are on the website, and every movie cover is large enough to see without having to tap on them.

Choosing a movie will take you to its description page where it shows the release date, duration, rating, and genre.

More information about this service can be seen in my profile of Tubi TV. I also have a review of Tubi TV that explains my likes and dislikes.

Tubi TV has free apps for: iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android, Roku, Chromecast, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Samsung TV, Samsung Blu-ray players.

Internet Archive

Screenshot of the Internet Archive iPhone app
Internet Archive's iPhone App. © Hunter L Brown

Internet Archive's app doesn't appear to be structured with streaming films as its main purpose, but it's still very possible to watch its movies from an iOS device.

I used the iPhone app, and found that Internet Archive's movies seemed to be a bit hidden in the menus. Though once found, you can find genres and even sort the movies by popularity, date added, or hand-picked films by Internet Archive.

You can download the Internet Archive free app on an (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch) or device.

Learn more about Internet Archive by reading my profile of the service. I also have a review you can check out.

Note: While these apps aren't the official ones released by Internet Archive (because they don't exist), they still use all the movies from the official Internet Archive website.