TubiTV is an alternative streaming service I’ve been using lately, which also happens to be free, making it easily accessible to most of us. However, there are ads since it is a free service, and as far as I could tell there is no option available to subscribe for ad-free streaming. You’ll have to deal with ads once every several minutes, but the solid streaming quality and content selection make up for it. You’ll also have to create an account or link your Facebook account to use TubiTV, then you can binge out all you want. It’s supported on iOS devices, Apple TV, Android, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and Samsung Smart TVs. Xbox 360 and Xbox One are supported as well, but only in the United States.
One of the first things I noticed about Tubitv was that they offered an awesome selection of movies. In my opinion, services like Netflix and Hulu are mainly used to binge out on TV shows. That’s definitely not a bad thing, but sometimes I’m just in the mood for a sweet movie. It’s nice to watch a movie every now and then and not get hopelessly addicted to the latest show trending among your friends. The selection is pretty awesome as well. They have movies from every genre. They even have a Not-on-Netflix category, which contains Gladiator (a favorite of mine), Paranormal Activity, Teen Wolf, and Wayne’s World 2. Good diversity and a couple of classics. They have plenty of more modern titles such as Man on a Ledge, Brothers, and True Grit.
TubiTV also has an awesome selection of TV shows to binge on as well, so don’t count them out in that department. Their show collection is a bit more on the obscure side, as there were a lot of titles I hadn’t heard of, but there were also a couple of familiar shows. If you remember Flavor of Love, you can relive that mess, which I found pretty funny, if not a bit ridiculous. Wilfred is also a good one to check out for the laughs. Their selection of anime surprised, and will probably keep me using this service for a while. They have Naruto, Bleach, Cowboy Bebop, and Deathnote, all of which had me sold off the bat. They even have Dante’s Inferno, which was almost as good as the game. Overall, I was pretty impressed with TubiTV. I’ll definitely be using them for a while, at least for as long as it takes me to binge out on their anime.
– Taylor Evans