The best free streaming platforms for TV and movies

A screengrab from one of the best free streaming platforms
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The best free streaming platforms are a great option if you're looking for how to stream TV and movies for free without entering recesses of the internet that are illegal and could threaten the health of your device. In 2023, there is no shortage of legitimate streaming services out there, but, understandably, most of them have a cost. And if you want Netflix, Disney+, Apple TV and more, it's going to start to get expensive.

But not to worry. If you find that free-to-air broadcast channels don't cater to your viewing needs but don't want to pay out for a subscription to a streaming service, there are some alternatives out there. Below we round up 10 options for how to stream TV for free or how to stream movies for free that are all safe and legal. 

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.