Subscription video on demand (SVOD) services like Netflix may have kicked off the cord cutting revolution, but they aren't your only options in the modern cord cutting world. There are also ad-supported video on demand services like Tubi TV: services that let you stream Hollywood movies and episodes of popular TV shows for free, no subscription or fees required.

So what is Tubi TV, and how does it differ from competitors like Sony Crackle and PopcornFlix? In our complete guide to Tubi TV, we'll lay out everything you need to know about the popular free service and how to use it to watch movies free online.

What shows and movies are on Tubi TV?

Tubi TV has a huge library of TV shows and movies. In fact, even back when Tubi TV first appeared in 2014, it debuted with more videos in its library than more established competitors like Crackle (now called Sony Crackle) offered at the time.

However, Tubi TV's library is not built from exclusive streaming deals like the libraries at SVOD services like Netflix. Instead, you should expect some overlap between Tubi TV's catalog and the ones at services like Sony Crackle and PopcornFlix – and, actually, quite a bit of overlap between Tub TV's catalog and the ones at SVOD giants Amazon and Hulu! (The AVOD options will put ads in your streams, but it's still pretty interesting to see so much overlap between libraries available through free services and libraries that you have to pay for.)

Generally speaking, Tubi TV is more about depth than about premium content. You won't find a ton of recent releases or massive blockbusters, but you'll find a whole lot of decent flicks from years gone by. Here are a few of Tubi TV's highlights:

Movies

  • Into the Wild
  • Legally Blonde
  • The Terminator
  • 28 Days Later
  • Zodiac

TV shows

  • The Addams Family
  • Dead Like Me
  • Duck Dynasty
  • Hell's Kitchen
  • 3rd Rock from the Sun

What devices can I use to watch Tubi TV?

Tubi TV isn't just about letting you watch movies for free – it's about letting you watch movies for free on all sorts of different devices. You can watch Tubi TV on your TV screen using a smart TV or a streaming box or stick, or you can take Tubi TV with you by using one of its mobile apps.

Here's the complete list of streaming-capable devices that you can use to watch Tubi TV.

Streaming platforms and devices

  • Apple TV
  • Chromecast
  • Fire TV
  • Roku

Video game consoles

  • PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4
  • Xbox One

Mobile devices

  • Android
  • iOS

Other

  • In-browser app (Mac, Windows, and more)
  • Select Samsung and Sony smart TVs
  • TiVo

It's not a perfect list – Android TV is missing, among other platforms – but it's a pretty impressive set of options for a free service!

How much does Tubi TV cost?

There are a lot of good things about Tubi TV, but there's no doubt that the main reason for the service's appeal is its price. It doesn't get better than this, folks: Tubi TV is completely free.

Watch free movies and TV shows online with Tubi TV
Like other AVOD services, Tubi TV is free

Needless to say, that puts Tubi TV's “price” exactly in line with its AVOD competitors' fees. All ad-supported video on demand (AVOD) services are free: Tubi TV, Sony Crackle, and PopcornFlix are all options for cost-cutting cord cutters. You can decide which one to use based on their libraries (see our What TV shows and movies are on Tubi TV? section above), or you can simply use all of them: since AVOD services are free, they are frequently used to supplement SVOD services (and each other) rather than replace them.

Tubi TV's catalog is not generally going to give you a different way to watch movies that are Netflix or HBO. But it can be an option for watching movies that are on Hulu and Amazon Prime Video, and it is frequently an alternative to renting or buying a movie on a marketplace like Amazon, FandangoNow, or Vudu. Compared to paying six bucks or so to rent a movie, watching it free with ads can be very cost-effective indeed.

You can watch Tubi TV for free and/or create a Tubi TV account here (you don't need a Tubi TV account to stream Tubi TV for free, and the account itself is also free).

Deals on Tubi TV

Here at Cordcutting.com, we're always trying to find ways to save you money. Check out our home page, social media pages, and other brand and product pages for the latest ways to save on streaming service subscriptions, streaming devices, and more. But we're afraid we can't find you a way to save any more on Tubi TV than you will be default: this service is free!

Getting a Tubi TV free trial

Hey, how many times do we have to say it? Tubi TV is free! There's no such thing as a Tubi TV free trial, because a regular Tubi TV subscription is already free. Sign up for and/or use Tubi TV here.

Tubi TV contracts

There's no commitment with Tubi TV, of course, because there are no subscription fees at all. However, you can make an account with Tubi TV if you so desire. There's no money involved, but Tubi TV will give you a few perks in exchange for “signing up” in this way.

For instance, signing into a Tubi TV account will let you access a watchlist and pick up a movie or TV show wherever you left off, even if you were previously watching on another device.

A Tubi TV account will also give you access to customized streaming recommendations. Tubi TV uses machine learning to generate these based on your previous choices.

To create your own Tubi TV account, just click here.

How to cancel Tubi TV

Since Tubi TV is free, there's no reason to cancel payments. But what if you have a (free) Tubi TV account and simply want to delete that account?

Well, if you want to, you can! Here's how to delete your Tubi TV account. First, sign in on Tubi TV's website. Then click on your name in the top-right corner of your screen. Navigate to Account Settings > Delete My Account and click on Delete My Account. Tubi TV will ask you why you're leaving and then ask you for your password. Enter your password to finish the process and delete your Tubi TV account.

Of course, there's not much reason to delete a Tubi TV account. It's free, and you'll just lose your watchlist and recommendations. If you don't want Tubi TV to associate what you're watching with your account, you could always just sign out of your account and use Tubi TV without logging back in – Tubi TV lets users stream without having or using accounts.

All about Tubi TV

Did you get all of that? We covered a lot of stuff about Tubi TV in a relatively short time just now. But you can take your time and learn more about Tubi TV, of course: we cover the service all the time here at Cordcutting.com. You'll find more information linked to from this page, and you can always search for “Tubi TV” in our search bar or check out our homepage and social media pages for posts about Tubi TV, free streaming, streaming in general, and so much more.