Free video streaming services are now giving paid subscriptions like Netflix and Hulu some competition. The new services that are coming up are based on a completely different model than Netflix, Hulu or Amazon. These services do not rely on subscriptions for their profitability. Their claim to fame is the fact that they are free and are supported by ads instead of paid memberships. A popular streaming service is Tubi TV which has a massive library.
Tubi TV is a free and legal, ad supported television as well as movie platform. The video app can be used on connected TV devices, the mobile as well as the web. It was launched in April 2014 by Adrise. At the time, the company aimed at increasing exposure for their content providers through Tubi TV. It boasts of the largest library of free movies and TV on the web.
It has a standard interface where you can scroll to go through the rows of movies and shows which are categorized by topics and genres. Some popular categories are “Not on Netflix" and “Highly Rated on Rotten Tomatoes". The fact that it understands that its users will be running Tubi TV as a secondary option to Netflix, they have ingeniously embraced the fact instead of shying away from it.
You will find it easy to use on all the different platforms it supports and you will also be able to pick up from where you left on a device. Although it does not allows you to do the same when you switch devices.
When it launched in 2014, Tubi TV had over 20,000 TV shows and movies. It was the largest library of free content available online for the users. A year later, Adrise announced a licensing agreement with Paramount Pictures. The agreement gave Tubi TV the rights to 50 movies per month on the app. Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) and Lions Gate Entertainment are also content providers for Tubi TV. With partnerships with such big names, it was able to grow its library to over 40,000 movies and TV shows. Tubi TV brings new content for the users every week now. According to Tubi TV, it has seven times more free content when compared to any other connected TV app.
You may find the content to be lacking when you compare it with paid services like Netflix and Hulu, but for a free app, it is one of the best.
The streaming quality is admirable on all the different platforms that it supports. You will not have to wait as the videos buffer or load. The picture quality is not always high definition but you will not find it to be of poor quality either. The service does not crash unexpectedly on you either.
Your network will play an important role and if you are using Wi-Fi, you should ensure proper connectivity so that the streaming is smooth.
Tubi TV supports a lot of platforms. It offers versions for iOS, Android, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, Samsung and both the Xbox models. All of this is in addition to its web app. It works well on all the platforms. Its integration with Roku TV makes the experience even better for Roku TV users.
Tubi TV runs on an ad-based model. It is completely free for users. You pay in the form of ads which cannot be skipped. The ads run in about 10 minutes and will interrupt your viewing. Because of the frequency of ads, you may get the feeling that you are watching movie on a television network.
With a huge library and free service, Tubi TV is slowly climbing up to popularity. You may find the content to be limited if you compare it with paid services. The clever categories and its perfect integration with Roku make it a great alternative for users who do not like to pay for watching movies and TV shows.
The streaming quality is good and you will have no difficulties with the user interface. While you may not want to give up your paid subscription for Tubi TV, if you can stick through the ads, you should try Tubi TV at least once.