Did you know that you don’t have to pay anything to watch free movies on your Apple TV? You can also watch free TV shows on your device, as well as tons of videos that are streamed online via all sort of services like YouTube.
In this article, I will share with you a complete guide on how to watch free movies on Apple TV, as well as watch free TV shows legally.
This will prove that you don’t really have to spend even more money on entertainments as there are hundreds of hours (if not more) of free movies and TV shows available for your Apple TV.
You will rarely – if ever – get the chance to play the latest blockbusters on your Apple TV for free and the same goes for recent TV shows. But there are many older movies and series available and they’re absolutely amazing. Better than nothing, for sure! And as the years pass by, even more will be available!
So now that you know that you indeed can watch free movies on your Apple TV, let’s move to the most important part: how to do it!
Basically, in order to get access to the free content, you will need to install the proper apps that give you such content. There is a lot of them available on the App Store, but only several offer high quality content and won’t bombard you with ads or requests for paying for premium features. We selected the best of them and we’re sharing these with you below.
Best apps for free movies on Apple TV
It’s all just a matter of installing the recommended application and you’re ready to choose the next free movie or TV series to watch on your Apple TV!
If you love watching science fiction movies and series, then Comet TV is the perfect choice for you. Although it doesn’t have an on demand feature and works like a regular TV station, it has a schedule that it follows and a lot of great movies and TV series offered for free.
A really great place to start your adventure and watch free sci fi (but not only) content!
All Classic Movies
Don’t act too surprised when I tell you that this app gives you the opportunity to watch for free… well… classic movies! There are some really good picks there, perfect for those who want to check out some classics for free.
From Charlie Chaplin goodies to cult movies like Trip to the Moon, Night of the Living Dead, The Stranger and so on, this app has them all. Bonus: there are even classic cartoons you can watch for free and even though the library is relatively limited, you still have tons of hours of high quality content available!
Viki: Asian TV Dramas & Movies
Despite its name, this app is neither a Siri wannabe, nor an app filled with romantic comedies, even though the latter would be interesting to have.
Instead, Viki focuses on movies and TV shows from Korea, China, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand – and many prove to be really interesting to watch. There are even US-made goodies there and you have subtitles for all content.
You can really find some hidden gems, as well as very popular series and movies coming from Asia. You can pay for a better experience – but the app is also available for free.
Everybody has heard of Youtube, but few people know that they can watch movies for free here, as well as TV shows… and the app definitely works on Apple TVs.
Since YouTube itself was not specifically made for streaming movies and TV series, it will take you a bit of searching around until you find what you’re looking for – but in the end, it’s all worth it as long as it’s free, right?
Even better, if you create a Google account dedicated to your Apple TV YouTube app, you will soon start getting recommendations of full free movies in order to find the next thing easier…
So start searching for things like “full movie” “free full movie” and take it from there to the next level!
This app delivers very high quality content for free. You’re getting top independent movies and documentaries mostly, but their offering is amazing and there are some real gems that you can watch here.
There is a library of over 5,000 movies, documentaries and TV shows that you can choose from and most of them are really high quality. It’s easy to navigate the app and get recommendations… all you can wish for from a free app!
Even more, this app has categories for movies suitable for kids (or just family-friendly titles), as well as a solid offering of foreign language movies and content, including Bollywood movies, Asian dramas and much, much more. A really solid app that can keep you busy… forever!
Tubi TV offers some great, recent content. They are partners of Paramount, Lionsgate and MGM – to name some of the most important studios they work with and they have really good movies, both older and more recent.
Stuff like Gladiator, Paranormal Activity, 50/50 and much more can be watched here. They also have a nice collection of Anime and British TV shows for the fans, as well as a category titled “Not on Netflix” to keep your viewing habits as varied as possible.
The only downside here is that you’re getting a lot of ads inside the content… but otherwise you don’t have to pay anything to watch some great movies and series. And the number of ads is still way under what regular television is offering… and in this case you get to choose what to watch!
Very similar to Tubi TV, Crackle offers a large selection of both older and very recent, high quality flicks and TV series, which are also ad supported.
The app is released by Sony Pictures Television, so expect to see some really amazing content here.
In their case, most of the content is available for a shorter period of time before being replaced by something else, but you will always find something great to watch. Definitely check them out! The variety and quality of content is something to write home about!
These are our recommended sources for streaming movies and TV shows on your Apple TV for free and legal. Just browse through them and you will be surprised to see that there are a ton of high quality movies and series that you don’t have to pay anything for.
Because, yes, you can Apple TV & chill for free too!
Also get free access to Apple TV+ (Kind of)
Apart from the tons of content that you can get for free using the apps recommended above, you can also get access to Apple’s own streaming service – the Apple TV+ – for free.
There is a catch, of course: you need to purchase a new Apple product first. But if you get a new iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Apple TV or Mac, you will automatically be eligible to receive 12 month of Apple TV+ for free. This is a great deal.
Make sure to visit Apple’s official website to find out more about this offer and all the eligibility terms.