I know I’m repeating myself. Some of the places I’m mentioning are already on my streaming video services list. I have at least one good reason for repeating myself.
If you’re looking for obscure movies or TV series, or those that are too old to show up on the premium services, you may be able to find them on services with free movies and TV series. You could wait for them to appear on broadcast TV, but I wouldn’t hold my breath if I was you.
Free trials don’t count. These are the services I know about:
Some of them are only supported by advertisements and some have premium options. I’ll try to keep this list updated, adding any free services I find and removing any that become premium only.
I’m staying with my younger son, Jon, and his wife, Cathy, in Hawaii. We get zero broadcast stations at our location. The choices are cable TV or streaming services. Jon is subscribed to Netflix and Amazon Prime. He gets Disney+ free for a year as part of his Verizon cell phone subscription. Josie, my wife, and I get to watch all of them, but we would never pay for them if we couldn’t.
It’s rare, but there are some TV series that aren’t available on the premium services. From what I can tell, Freeform has several exclusive original series. Cathy watches at least two of them on her cell phone.
I once searched for the movie called “C.H.U.D.” so I could see if it was as bad I remembered it to be. I eventually found it on Tubi. And it was worse than I remembered it.