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47.37%
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What free ad supported streaming services/channels do you use?

Old 02-20-22, 03:05 AM
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What free ad supported streaming services/channels do you use?

What ad supported channels and streaming services do you all use or semi-use?

I know a lot of you hate ads, but free is free and a lot of these ad supported services are getting some decent new free content like IMDB TV got the new season of Leverage last year and the Bosch spinoff is coming this year.

So what say you? Do you only use your paid ad free services or do you actually have time to use some of the free ones?

I know there's only so many hours in the day and only so much time to stream and watch TV and most of you probably don't have enough time to use most of these or any of these aside from the ones you already pay for.

As for me, I like IMDB TV and I've started using Tubi. CW I use occasionally and I also have used The Roku channel as they have been getting a lot of quality new and catalog content.

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Roku Channel for me, maybe once every few months.
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I use Pluto TV every so often.
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I love Alex Rider on IMDB
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Re: What free ad supported streaming services/channels do you use?

Pluto TV, Tubi, Crackle, Roku Channel
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Re: What free ad supported streaming services/channels do you use?

I've used Pluto and Crackle, but Tubi is my go-to for ad-supported movies/TV shows. They seem to carry an awful lot of imports and documentaries that my wife in particular is interested in, and TokuSHOUTsu series (Kamen Rider, Super Sentai, etc.) being carried there is a big hook for me.
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Tubi often. Great selection of oddities, and otherwise hard-to-find stuff, old TV, etc.
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The only one I used on the list was Peacock and I only used it for one weekend.

I used it when some SF Giants games were aired exclusively on that streaming service for a 3-game series in 2021. Normally, the majority of the games are aired on Comcast Bay Area.

I expect more of these types of exclusive airings in the future.
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Re: What free ad supported streaming services/channels do you use?

I've used a few of these services when I've looked for a particular film and found it available on one. Otherwise, I focus what little streaming I do on the paid services, figuring it best to get my money's worth.
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I've watched maybe a dozen free movies on Vudu over the years. But I have so many paid services, and a huge personal library. I never feel the need to use ad-supported services. If I don't have a particular title, I'll either buy it for my collection, or I'll just watch something else.
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Re: What free ad supported streaming services/channels do you use?

Nothing consistently. Occasionally free VUDU or Tubi, but it has to be something I really want to watch because the commercials can be obtrusive. I get Peacock for free (Xfinity), but I pay the extra $5 a month to get no commercials. I'm sure I'll watch Bosch Legacy on IMDB though.
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I use PlutoTV a lot. That SlowTV channel (train ride) can be relaxing.
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Re: What free ad supported streaming services/channels do you use?

Occasionally Vudu, Crackle, Pluto, or CW. Not so much that I hate ads, but that I usually am looking to watch something specific and if it's not on a streaming service, I'll either buy it or skip it.
I did watch Black Christmas (original) free with ads on Vudu a little while back.
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Pluto for the Asylum channel and occasional Baywatch.
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We picked up a Roku this fall and really like it. We find ourselves using PlutoTV a lot, plus Filmrise on occasion. Lots more to explore. We have SamsungTV Plus downstairs but prefer the similar but better Pluto.
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Re: What free ad supported streaming services/channels do you use?

Vudu now and then when a title strikes me. I have too many ad-free options to put up with ads when I’m just looking for something to watch.
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Re: What free ad supported streaming services/channels do you use?

Mostly peruse Pluto TV and Roku for ad supported apps. Crackle for the cheesy/low budget originals.

However, Tubi constantly blows them away with their selection, functionality and minimally evasive ads. Hands down the best one out there, bar none.
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Re: What free ad supported streaming services/channels do you use?

None. It's mainly due to them not having much I'm interested in, not so much the ads. Although I will watch the new Bosch on IMDBtv.

I pay for my streaming services other than Hulu, which is my brother's. but it has ads. My Peacock sub has ads since I mainly only use it for WWE so the 4.99 with ads is fine for now.

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