Should you cancel the Netflix subscription? Well, YouTube users in the United States can now watch popular TV shows and movies for free.
Do you subscribe to Netflix? People have to subscribe to Netflix to get access to some of the popular TV shows and movies which are not available for free. And, the monthly Netflix subscription can cost your pocket dearly. But what if we tell you that you can now watch popular TV shows and movies on YouTube for free. Yes, YouTube. Excited? Shocked? US viewers will be able to watch full seasons of TV shows for free. However, YouTube will serve ads to viewers. Yes, you will be disturbed by advertisements while watching. Now on YouTube, you can stream nearly 4,000 episodes of your favorite TV shows, including Hell’s Kitchen, Andromeda, Heartland and more, YouTube revealed in a blog post.
The blog post further informed that YouTube users can even watch more than 1,500 movies from Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution, Warner Bros., Paramount Pictures, Lionsgate, FilmRise, etc. Now you won’t have to pay to watch movies like Gone in Sixty Seconds, Runaway Bride and Legally Blonde. All of these movies are now available for free on YouTube.
“To enhance the viewing experience, we’re unveiling all-new simplified navigation and immersive banners. The rich visuals and new menus will help you find your favorite TV shows more easily from the comfort of your couch, whether you choose to rent, buy, or watch for free with ads. Many of these titles are also now available in 1080p high definition with 5.1 surround sound on supported devices,” YouTube said.
However, YouTube users should note that this free streaming platform is currently only available in the United States.
Watching movies or TV shows without ads comes at a cost. This is one of the reasons why streaming services like Disney+ and Netflix charge a premium to use these platforms. However, if you’re ok with the ads, you can enjoy this week’s new YouTube content with more shows added every month.
“US users can access these movies and shows and up to 100 new titles each week on web browsers, mobile devices and most connected TVs through the YouTube on TV app,” YouTube said in the blog post.