You can now stream thousands of movies and TV shows for free on YouTube

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YouTube have added nearly 4,000 episodes of top TV shows, plus over 1,500 movies that can be streamed for free with ads across devices.

As the top ad-supported streaming platform, YouTube position themselves at the forefront of the consumer shift to connected TV (CTV) viewership. According to Nielsen, YouTube was seen on connected TVs by over 135 million people in the US in December 2021. Beyond the usual content and creators viewers love, US viewers will now find full seasons of classic TV favourites like Hell’s Kitchen, Andromeda, Heartland and more.

Hell's Kitchen shown on YouTube on a TV
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Movies come from top studios like Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution, Warner Bros., Paramount Pictures, Lionsgate, FilmRise, and more. Recent additions include Gone in Sixty Seconds, Runaway Bride and Legally Blonde, all available to stream now for free.

Alongside content, YouTube have launched brand new streamlined navigation and immersive banner art to help you easily find your favourite TV shows. Whether you rent, purchase of watch for free with ads, many of these titles are available in high definition 1080p with 5.1 surround sound audio on supported devices.

All films and TV shows are available across web browsers, mobile devices and most connected TVs via the YouTube on TV app. Click here to browse free-to-watch TV shows. Click here to browse free-to-watch movies. Be sure to check back regularly, as YouTube says to expect up to 100 new titles each weeks.


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