YouTube now offers hundreds of free movies and TV shows. Here’s what you need to know.
The American video-sharing company said in a Wednesday blog post that it is expanding its library of free content.
“More and more people are choosing to experience YouTube on the big screen with their friends and family,” the company wrote on its blog.
“And now, for the first time, American viewers will be able to watch full seasons of TV shows on YouTube for free with ads,” they added.
YouTube’s move is likely an attempt to compete with streaming giants like Netflix, which revealed earlier this year that it was removing hundreds of new original content.
Currently, there are 360 movies and 100 shows available to stream for free with ads on YouTube, according to Tech Radar.
Blockbuster films from Lionsgate, Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros can be found on the list.
Some popular titles include Legally Blond, Runaway Bride and Gone in Sixty Seconds.
If you like series, hit shows like Hell’s Kitchen, Scream Queens, Heartland and Unsolved Mysteries are also available to stream.
YouTube noted in its press release that last year the platform “reached more than 135 million people on connected TVs in the United States.”
This number is a strong indication that YouTube’s free content will be well received by the community at large, according to TechRadar.
How to access the library
YouTube users can access free content on any device, including iPads, smart TVs and smartphones.
First you need to go to the drop-down menu on the left side of the YouTube homepage.
Next, scroll down to “Subscriptions” and tap on “Movies & Shows.”
Once there, click on the “Free to watch” section, and the full library should then appear.
If users want an ad-free experience, the option to rent or buy their favorite titles will still be available.
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