Is Tubi Right for You?

Tubi is a free, ad-supported streaming service with a library of over 20,000 movies and TV shows. With no credit card required, you instantly get access to content from studios like Paramount, Lionsgate, MGM, and more. On Tubi, you can watch titles such as: Zookeeper, Divergent, The House Bunny, Click, Dennis the Menace, Now You See Me, The Lost Boys, Little Nicky, Scary Movie 4, Date Movie, The Outsiders, The Butterfly Effect, and more.

Learn more about how to download the Tubi app to start streaming here.

What do you need to get Tubi?

Tubi is a free online streaming platform. For maximum enjoyment viewers will need a reliable internet connection.

As for devices and equipment, there are multiple ways to access Tubi on your television. One is the dedicated app on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, or Chromecast. Tubi is also available on PS4 and Xbox as well as through TiVo and Comcast. It will also work with Samsung and Sony Blu-ray players and on your web browser via

It’s also available on mobile platforms through the Apple and Google Play store so viewers can enjoy their streaming experience on an Android or iPhone device.

Keep in mind that the streaming resolution on Tubi is capped at 720p, so you don’t need the biggest, highest-resolution television to enjoy the streaming content. Tubi also doesn’t limit the number of concurrent streams available to a viewer, allowing them to watch on unlimited devices.

What do you get with Tubi?

Tubi's service offers over 20,000 older TV shows and movies for free from studios like Paramount, MGM, and Lionsgate. It also includes content from A&E, Lifetime, and Starz but it has yet to reach the mainstream status of other streaming entertainment providers.

The content ranges from reality shows like Hell’s Kitchen and Duck Dynasty to anime and classics. They have a most popular category that shows what’s trending, which at the time of this writing includes a mix of movies and TV shows including:

  • The Nanny
  • Queen of the Damned
  • Columbo
  • Paddington
  • Blow
  • Click
Tubi also has it’s own dedicated kids platform featuring plenty of age-appropriate content including animated series and fairytale movies. Some of the content that is currently on the platform includes:
  • The Flinstones
  • Free Willy
  • The Corpse Bride
  • Curly Sue
  • Lego Ninjago

Browsing through Tubi is familiar with categories like drama, comedy, and reality, but it also features collection including a weekly watch list and themed collections like “Hot Christmas,” “007: James Bond,” and “Black Cinema.”

More about Tubi

Tubi is one of many free streaming service providers in an expanding marketplace. New viewers may wonder if Tubi's free content is legal, and the answer to that is, yes.

Their business model runs on ads, so while the viewers pay nothing to watch the content, advertisers are paying for ad spots in the programming. Viewers can expect to see ads before, after, and during their programming, and for the ads to appear often at about 12 to 15 minute intervals.

There is no way to skip ads or to upgrade and watch ad-free.

Tubi's library is the product of partnerships of over 250 providers with a mix of content ranging from cooking shows to anime. One of their most interesting offerings is the “Not on Netflix” category that features movies that viewers won’t find on Netflix.

The platform does not include any live tv coverage or original programming and viewers are not able to download content to a device to watch on the go.

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Tubi TV Frequently Asked Questions
What is Tubi TV?
Tubi is a free, on demand streaming application that has more than 20,000 movies and television shows.
Is Tubi free?
Yes, Tubi is a free streaming app. The Tubi app does utilize ads.
How do I activate Tubi?
Tubi does not require a subscription to utilize the app. Users can register via their Facebook or Google accounts or via a valid email address.
Is Tubi safe?
Tubi is a free and legal streaming service.
How do I get rid of ads on Tubi?
Users cannot remove ads from Tubi, and there is not a subscription service to watch Tubi ad-free.
What movies are on Tubi?
Tubi offers movies from companies such as Fox Entertainment, MGM, Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros. Studios, Lionsgate, Magnolia Pictures, Skydance Media, Sony Pictures, Constantin Film, Oscilloscope Laboratories, ErosSTX, Epic Pictures, Nordisk Film, Nordisk Film, NBCUniversal, Viz Media, and The Walt Disney Company.
Can you download movies from Tubi?
You cannot download movies or television shows from Tubi to watch offline.