Are you a couch potato and love to watch lots of movies and TV shows all day long? If yes, then you should know that there are many websites that allow you to access lots of movies and TV shows. So, you do not need to stick to your television for getting your daily dose of entertainment. Now through the online services, you can watch your favorite TV shows and movies on any of your internet enabled devices like PC, laptop, tablet, iPad or even on your smartphone. Most of the websites charge for this service, however many of them are absolutely free of cost. To help you, sorted list of some websites is given here. On these sites, you can watch anything from documentaries to classic TV shows to your favorite movies. Just check them out.
Hulu is an online service that offers ad-supported on-demand streaming videos of movies, TV shows, webisodes, clips and trailers. It also offers behind-the-scenes footage from ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, Nickelodeon and many other studios and networks. The ad-supported subscription service of the company has been named as Hulu Plus. Over 350 content companies are associated with Hulu to provide the selection of finest programming to the viewers. It also provides web syndication services for some websites including Facebook, MySpace, Yahoo!, MSN, Comcast’s xfinityTV and AOL. Currently this website offers videos only to the users in Japan and US and its abroad territories. The videos are provided in Flash Video format. These include many shows and movies that are available in 288p, 360p, 480p and in some cases 720p HD as well.
To get your desired content on Hulu, users can search by name or actor or search specific channels. Users can also choose whether they want to watch full episodes or just clips. You can subscribe to any episodes or clips of any show by clicking on the ‘subscribe’ button on the main page of the show. All movies are organized in the ‘movies’ section, which is found on the top navigation tab or just move to Hulu.com/movies. Hulu provides movies from all genres. In order to get a big picture of what they have to offer you in the way of movies, head directly to the Browse Movies page and search for your desired movies via filters like alphabets, genre, sub-genre, decade, rating, display, family-friendly, with captions or by keyword.
IMDb or Internet Movie Database is one of the biggest movie databases on the internet. This database includes information related to films, TV shows, actors, production crew workers, video games and fictional characters. The site features top movies along with news, reviews, trailers, show times and DVD reviews of the movies. Celebrity profiles can also be viewed here. IMDb was initiated on October 17, 1990. Amazon.com acquired it in the year 1998. Over 100 million new users join IMDb every month.
Users may go through many movie options on the home page. Just enter a keyword like the name of movie, TV show or celebrity in the search box to browse videos related to them. Users can also browse through the categories like Movies, TV, News, Trailers, Community, Apps and IMDbPro. Each of these categories has a drop-down menu that makes your search more detailed. You can also get advanced search tips from the drop down list of ‘All’ in the search option. The Index for usually executed search is given at the bottom of the page. So, you just have to scroll down to the end of the home page.
Babelgum is a site that offers free, high quality and independently made videos, films and music. The site has lots of independently made videos. However, this site requires the user to download the free Babelgum player. This video player enables the user to watch videos at the website. Users can search for the desired videos by entering a keyword in the search box. The search option has many categories like film, music, comedy, animation and metropolis. At Babelgum, users can rate, share and comment on videos. This site is a helpful source for those films, artists and musicians that deserve to be recognized but are not much fortunate to get the fame they deserve.
4. Google Videos
Google Videos is a video search engine, which is a part of Google Inc. It enables the users to view multimedia content from other video search sites. You can search your desired video, by entering a keyword or a phrase. You can view all the Google videos within your browser. Just click on the title of the video or click on the video image to view the video. Once you get a page of search results, Google Video provides some more options at the left of the page so that you can refine your search. You can filter your search by time, duration, source and quality of the videos. If you are looking for full-length videos, then change the duration of videos to longer than 20 minutes.
Metacafe is the first video site to offer best short duration videos of Movies, TV shows, Video Games, Music and Sports. Earlier this site used to be similar to other video websites like Dailymotion or YouTube. It is one of the top three video sites in the US with 12 million monthly viewers from US and around 40 million viewers across the world. This site delivers the most exclusive, original, curated and finest video content than any other video sites on the internet. As mentioned earlier, this site offers short clips of videos like movie premieres and TV show recaps instead of full movies or episodes. To search for a video, users just need to enter a keyword or even go through the different sections like movies, music, games, most popular and more. The ‘more’ section includes 15 sub-sections.
Dailymotion has been rated as the second largest video site across the world after YouTube. It is a French video-sharing site where people can view, share and upload videos. Every month, Dailymotion is visited by more than 110 million unique visitors. 1.8 billion videos on the site have been viewed worldwide. The best content from users, independent content creators and premium partners can be viewed here. The site aims to offer the best possible entertainment experience for viewers and the best marketing chances for advertisers. It has 34 localized versions. Users can upload videos from their webcam or from a mobile. You can search for videos through the search box or browse through various categories. All the videos have picture previews. Dailymotion has strict guidelines that prohibit pornographic, copywrited, racist and violent videos that offend human dignity and are converse to decency.
7. Public Domain Torrents
Public Domain Torrents offers around 1000 free, full-length movies including an extensive collection of classic movies and B movies. These movies are absolutely free and legal to download. These are the movies that have fallen out of copyright and are in the public domain now. There are many methods to download a movie. The movies are offered in torrent form, making them easy for a faster download. On the right-hand side of the homepage, movies have been categoriesed in many sections from Action/Adventure to Westerns. Each movie has been annotated with a series of screencaps, background information, and a short summary so that the users may understand what they are downloading, before the download.