Best free iphone apps for watching TV shows and movies

Your Android Smartphone can not only let you watch video clips and surf video-sharing sites like YouTube, but also stream TV shows and films when connected to a Wi-Fi or 3G network. Thanks to these apps from cable companies, TV networks, and online video providers like Hulu and Netflix – you can now watch your favorite shows and movies on the go. There are a number of iOS apps that allow users to watch full movies and TV shows. However, streaming video is a data-intensive task and without an unlimited data plan, watching TV over 3G could mean paying a huge bill. Here we will talk about some of the best free iphone apps for watching TV shows and movies:



Crackle is ranked as the number 1 entertainment app in iTunes App store and is available for download for free. There are no ‘Sign ups’ or a fee for watching your favorite movie or show. New movies and episodes are uploaded monthly and the genres include: action, comedy, crime, horror, thriller, sci-fi and anime. HQ video can be streamed via 3G, 4G or Wi-Fi. Though you may have to watch the occasional commercial but you can enjoy uncut full-length videos on this app. The app is currently available only in US, Canada, UK, Australia, Brazil and Latin America.

Download the app now from here.



The world’s leading subscription service is available in the form of a free app which can be download from iTunes store. If you already have a Netflix membership, you can instantly watch thousands of TV shows & movies on your phone. Or you can sign up for Netflix membership and enjoy a one month free trial. After the trial, user needs to pay a monthly fee for viewing the TV shows & movies. It is supported by iPhone 4 and later.

You can download the app from here.

Hulu Plus


Hulu is probably the number one site that comes to mind when you think about watching TV over the Internet. The main advantage of Hulu Plus is that it offers more episodes and full season of most of the popular shows like Modern Family, Lost, Family guy etc. Users can view the content using 3G/4G or Wi-Fi. The app Can be downloaded from iTunes store for free but viewing requires a monthly subscription. iPhone 3G and later generations support the app.

Download Hulu Plus from here. app for iphone provides clips and highlights of shows from CBS, The CW, Showtime, CNET TV etc. You can browse through the featured list or view by channel. iPhone 3 or later supports the app which is available on iTunes store for free download.

For downloading for click here.


hbo go

The streaming service from HBO provides HBO shows, movies, comedy specials, sports, documentaries and behind the scenes extras. You can also create a customized Watchlist to catch up on your favorite shows and movies at your convenience and also set a Series Pass to automatically send new episodes to your Watchlist. However, the app is accessible only in the US and requires a subscription through participating Cable Company.

Download HBO GO from here.

So which is your favorite app to watch TV shows and movies on your iPhone? Do let us know by leaving a comment below.

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