When it comes to online movie streaming platforms, Netflix and Amazon Prime Videos come to mind. However, both these platforms are paid and don’t offer a collection of free movies and TV shows. This doesn’t mean you are out of options. There are a lot of apps and sites/ websites that let you watch movies and TV shows for FREE in India. All for free and legally without visiting any shady website like torrent. What’s more, you can download these free movies and TV shows and watch them offline. So, without any further ado, here are the best free movie apps and sites in India:
Best apps and sites/websites to watch free movies in India
|YouTube||Free movies, web series, and TV show in variety of different languages; works across devices; offline download|
|MX Player||Free movies and web series in Hindi or dubbed in Hindi; works across devices|
|Disney Plus Hotstar||Free movies, TV shows, and web series available in Hindi or other regional languages; works across devices|
|Voot||Free Hindi, as well as regional, movies, TV shows, and web series; works across devices|
|SonyLIV||Free Hindi and other regional languages movies and TV shows; works across devices|
|JioCinema||Free movies and TV shows in Hindi, English, and regional languages; works across devices; offline download|
|Zee5||Free Hindi or Hindi dubbed movies and TV shows; works across devices|
|Vi Movies and TV||Free movies and TV shows in Hindi and English; works best on Android and iPhone; offline download|
|Crunchyroll||Free Anime shows and movies; works across devices|
|Samsung TV Plus||Watch Live and on-demand TV anywhere; Free movies and TV shows; exclusive to Samsung devices|
|Plex||Free movies and TV shows in English; works across devices|
|Aha||Free Telugu and Tamil-language web series and movies; works across devices|
The first and foremost app that comes on this list is, of course, YouTube. You might be surprised, but production studios themselves put many movies on YouTube so that you can watch them for free. Hits like KGF, Bhool Bhulaiya, and classics like Amar Prem are available to watch on the platform across different devices, be it your Android phone, iPhone, TV, Fire TV stick, or desktop. The small caveat is that you will have to bear with the ads that play during the premiere of the movie. The platform also allows you to download movies and TV shows for offline viewing.
2. MX Player
If you are an OG user of MX Player, you might remember that in its early days, MX Player was just an offline video player, which had some neat tricks up its sleeves such as subtitle customisation and whatnot. However, in 2019, MX Player was relaunched and quickly became a full-fledged OTT service alongside a video player on your smartphone. The platform boasts around 150,000 hours of content, available across 12 different languages. It also has its own series dubbed MX Originals and features shows such as Cheesecake, Queen, and Pandu. You can also watch hits like Wolf of the Wall Street, Knock Knock and 24 Hours to Live dubbed in Hindi absolutely free of cost (accompanied by ads of course) via MX Player.
3. Disney Plus Hotstar
Disney Plus Hotstar is one of the premier streaming apps available on a wide variety of devices, be it on your smartphone, TV, Fire TV Stick or Chromecast. Now, apart from subscription plans, you can actually watch movies and shows for free. Movies like Baaghi 3, Bang Bang, The Ice Man, as well as Quix shows can be watched for free. The free movies and TV shows on Disney Plus Hotstar are available in Hindi and other regional languages and across various genres such as food, comedy, reality, crime, drama, romance, action and more.
Voot is an OTT platform owned by Viacom18 so you can expect to see hit shows like Roadies, Big Boss, Shaktimaan, and classics like Fauji for free. The streaming platform is available on Android, iOS, KaiOS, as well as on desktop. Voot app is also available on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Apple TV and Android TV devices. The platform boasts about 40,000 hours of content and is available only in India, the US and the UK. Voot also has content that is available in multiple languages like Kannada, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Malayalam, Telugu and Tamil.
5. Sony LIV
SonyLIV also is a freemium service, with over 40,000 hours of content available across a wide variety of languages such as Kannada, English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Marathi, and Bengali. You can watch movies like Jersey, and classics like Golmaal, and Khatta Meetha without even signing in. After signing in, you can also watch hit TV shows such as Taarak Mehta ka Ooltah Chashmah, Good Night India, and Madam Sir absolutely free of cost. Do mind that there might be ads during the playback of these shows.
If you are a Jio user, then this is a must-have for you for free content. The app offers over 100,000 hours of movies, TV shows, originals, music videos and more. Apart from English, it offers content in several Indian languages, including Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, Marathi, Telugu, Bengali, Gujarati, Bhojpuri, Malayalam, and Punjabi. The app includes many different genres of movies, including drama, action, comedy, and romance. Some of the best-known movies on the platform include Mimi, Haathi Mere Saathi, Lukka Chhupi and shows like Chhote Sardarji.
Apart from this, Jio has also partnered with SunNXT, ErosNow, Voot, ALTBalaji, Shemaroo, Playflix, and E! for additional access to thousands of movies and TV Shows for free. What’s more, you can download these movies and TV shows for offline viewing.
Zee5 is another OTT platform with a massive catalogue of content. It includes movies and TV shows in 12 different languages, with up to 1,00,000 hours of content, including Zee original shows and music. Zee5 users can also access ALTBalaji’s content for free. Top movies, which are available for free on the OTT platform include A Flying Jatt, Ra One, and Wanted, along with TV shows such as Jodhaa Akbar, Bhabhiji Ghar par hai, and Pavitra Rishta.
8. Vi Movies and TV
This app is catered toward Vodafone Idea (VI) users. The Vi movies and TV app give access to hundreds of movies and TV shows for free. There are 3 content tiers Basic, Premium, and VIP. Most users are either upgraded to a VIP or a Premium plan with recharges above a certain price point. The telco has also partnered with services such as Lionsgate Play, Eros Now, Voot Select, SunNXT, Zee5, Hungama Play, Discovery, and Yupptv. So, if you are a VIP member, you will get access to all of these services in addition to Vi movies for free. The content is also available in 9 languages (English, Hindi, Tamil, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada). The app supports offline download.
10. Samsung TV Plus
As the name implies, this app is exclusive to Samsung devices, be it a smart TV, a phone, or a tablet. The Samsung TV Plus is a live TV service that lets you watch shows and movies for free. It includes movies like Masti and World War 2 documentaries. But, since it is a live TV service, you will have to set a reminder when you want to watch a particular show or movie. Apart from this, there are ads displayed when you are watching a particular movie too. If you are okay with these limitations, give the Samsung TV Plus a spin.
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Originally, Plex was an offline media server application, where users would stream their offline movies stored on their computer. However, times change, and apart from being your personal media server, now you can stream movies and shows for free. The selection of movies might not be as big as some of the other free services mentioned on this list, but the quality is excellent. Bollywood gems like Razia Sultan and Hollywood movies such as The Queen of Spades are available to stream on the platform. So, if your hunt for free movie streaming apps is still going on, don’t forget to try Plex.
The best online movies and TV shows streaming platform for Tamil and Telugu-speaking audience. Aha is home to some of the best South Indian movies and web series. The content is both free as well as paid. Aha’s catalogue of content is spread across segments, including crime, action, thriller, romantic, and more. The platform works across devices and has a kids segment that comes with an array of cartoons and TV shows.